August 29, 2011 by Scott Finley
8 ) AMAs 2009 - Bad Romance / Speechless
In late 2009, Lady Gaga released ‘Bad Romance,’ the song that catapulted her career far past those of her peers, into the realm of superstardom. Suddenly she was pop royalty.
Gaga performed both ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Speechless’ several times on television during this time period, often together, but this particular performance had an absolutely magical quality to it. Those exoskeletons! Those crazy eyes! The flaming piano!
In a year’s time, Gaga had reached the top of the industry, and this performance stands as a perfect example of why and how she managed to become such an icon in such a short period of time.