Artist: Lady Gaga
Album: Born This Way (2011) - Track 14 , Born This Way (Special Edition) (2011) - Track 16
"The Edge of Glory" is a song by American recording artist and songwriter Lady Gaga taken as the third official single from her second studio album Born This Way. Written by Gaga, Fernando Garibay and DJ White Shadow, and produced by Gaga and Garibay, "The Edge of Glory" was released digitally on May 9, 2011 and officially impacts US mainstream radio on May 17, 2011 as the first of two promotional singles before the album's release. Following the success of the song in digital outlets worldwide, it was announced that it would be given a full release.
The song contains several qualities similar to that of electro rock and, in particular, synthpop musical works. The solo was performed by saxophonist Clarence Clemons, a prominent member of The E Street Band. Inspiration for the song came from the death of Gaga's grandfather, who passed away in late 2010. The song is notably upbeat and anthemic in contrast to the darker nature associated with many songs in Born This Way, as it features a number of influences from contemporary pop and jazz music of the 1980s and 1990s.
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