Lady Gaga’s iconic hit “Poker Face” has reached a major milestone: its music video reached one billion views on YouTube.
The now-classic Lady Gaga hit came out in 2008, and marked the second single off her debut album The Fame. It followed the release of “Just Dance,” Gaga’s very first single that catapulted the one-of-a-kind artist to stardom. At the time, Gaga made history with the popularity of “Poker Face,” becoming the fourth female artist in the past two decades to make her debut with two back-to-back No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She also became the first artist with two singles to sell for over $7 million in downloads.
At Jeffrey Sanker’s 20th Annual White Party in 2009, Gaga told the crowd during a performance that the song is about being with a male partner while fantasizing about being with a woman. She also told Rolling Stone that the line “bluffin’ with my muffin” was taken from a song she never released, called “Blueberry Kisses.”
The video for the song featured some of Gaga’s most iconic looks, including the futuristic-looking electric blue latex catsuit and the crystal glasses that also appear on the album artwork for The Fame. The video was filmed in a home in Malibu, with most scenes shot by the mansion’s pool. The opulent house is a star itself, having appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies over the decades, including Veronica Mars, Sense8, Terminator 2, and CSI Miami.
A lot has changed since the world was introduced to “Poker Face.” Gaga has released five studio albums, with 2020’s Chromatica being her latest. She also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Shallow” from A Star Is Born in 2019 and received a nomination for Best Actress for the film as well.