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“Poker Face” is an electropop song by American pop singer-songwriter Lady Gaga from her debut album, The Fame. Produced by RedOne, it was released as the album’s second single in late 2008 for some markets and in early 2009 for the rest of the world. The song is an uptempo dance song following in the footsteps of her previous single “Just Dance” but has a darker musical tone. The main idea behind the song is bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock ‘n’ roll boyfriends. Lyrically “Poker Face” is about sex and gambling.

“Poker Face” has been well-received by the critics most of whom have praised the robotic hook and the chorus. The song has attained worldwide success, topping the charts in more than seventeen countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many European countries. “Poker Face” is also the most downloaded song in the British chart history. The accompanying music video for the song portrays Gaga singing it in various costumes and playing in a mansion.

Gaga performed the song for the eighth season of American Idol and her first headlining Fame Ball Tour. The live performances included an electronic version performed as the last song of the tour, and an acoustic version she played on the piano.

“Poker Face” was written by Red One and Gaga, while the music has been produced by RedOne. Gaga stated in an interview that “Poker Face” was written by her as a pop song and was a tribute to her rock ‘n’ roll boyfriends. She also stated that the main idea behind the song was sex and gambling.

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