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Hitmixes

Hitmixes
Lady Gaga - Hitmixes EP.png
EP by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2009
GenreDance-pop
Length30:23
Label
Producer
Lady Gaga chronology
The Cherrytree Sessions
(2009)
Hitmixes
(2009)
The Fame Monster
(2009)

Hitmixes is the second extended play (EP) by American singer Lady Gaga, released on August 25, 2009. Featuring remixes of songs from Gaga's debut album, The Fame (2008), the album was only released in Canada, by Universal Music Canada. Hitmixes features mixes from various musicians, including RedOne and Space Cowboy, who previously worked with Gaga. The EP hosts 1980s-influenced and house remixes. Hitmixes received positive reviews from the Calgary Herald and Blare Magazine, and peaked at number eight on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Background and composition

Lady Gaga released her debut album, The Fame, on August 19, 2008;[1] It spawned five singles: "Just Dance", "Poker Face", "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi". "Eh, Eh" was not released in North America, and was not remixed for Hitmixes. The other four singles all reached the top three of the Canadian Hot 100.[2] The album's title track, "The Fame", was also remixed and included on the EP. Gaga's main producer, RedOne, produced a remix of "Just Dance" for the record; other producers were Robots to Mars, Chew Fu, Space Cowboy, Moto Blanco and Guéna LG. Hitmixes was released as a compact disc on August 25, 2009 in Canada only by Universal Music Canada.[3][4] Moto Blanco's "Paparazzi" remix and the Glam as You remix of "The Fame" have 1980s influences, while the "LoveGame" Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix and Space Cowboy's mix of "Poker Face" feature house styles, including incorporation of trance music and synthesizers.[5]Rock singer Marilyn Manson and rapper Kardinal Offishall contribute additional vocals to the EP as featured artists.[6]

Critical reception

Due to its Canada-only release, Hitmixes did not receive many professional reviews. The Calgary Herald stated that several tracks were "artfully and decadently remixed".[7] Dan Rankin of Blare Magazine gave the EP three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that the mixes showed "varying degrees of success". Rankin especially praised Kardinal Offishall's vocals on the RedOne remix of "Just Dance" and singled it and the "LoveGame" Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix as the best tracks on the album.[5]Hitmixes debuted and peaked on the Canadian Albums Chart at number eight, on the issue dated September 12, 2009.[8][9] The next week it fell to number sixteen, and spent its third and final week on the chart at number twenty-two.[10]

Track listing

Hitmixes[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Remixer(s)Length
1."LoveGame (Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix)" (featuring Marilyn Manson)Lady Gaga, RedOneChew Fu5:20
2."Poker Face (Space Cowboy Remix)"Lady Gaga, RedOneSpace Cowboy4:53
3."Just Dance (RedOne Remix)" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)Lady Gaga, RedOne, Aliaune ThiamRedOne4:18
4."Paparazzi (Moto Blanco Edit)"Lady Gaga, Rob FusariMoto Blanco4:06
5."The Fame (Glam as You Remix)"Lady Gaga, Martin KierszenbaumGuéna LG3:57
6."Just Dance (Robots to Mars Remix)"Lady Gaga, RedOne, ThiamRobots to Mars4:37
7."LoveGame (Robots to Mars Remix)"Lady Gaga, RedOneRobots to Mars3:12
Total length:30:23

Personnel

Credits for Hitmixes adapted from AllMusic.[11]

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 8

References

  1. ^ "Fame: Lady Gaga". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Lady Gaga Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Giveaway". Times-Colonist. Postmedia Network. August 27, 2009. p. C3. Lady Gaga's new release, Hitmixes, is only available in Canada, and includes Just Dance, Poker Face, LoveGame, and Paparazzi
  4. ^ "Hitmixes: Lady Gaga". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ a b Rankin, Dan (August 24, 2009). "Album Reviews - 24/8/09". Blare Magazine. Archived from the original on June 12, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Hitmixes (CD liner). Lady Gaga. Canada: Universal Music. 2009.
  7. ^ "Disc Picks; Rounding Up Some Recent Releases". Calgary Herald. Postmedia Network. August 25, 2009. p. E2.
  8. ^ Williams, John (October 4, 2009). "DJ spins onto charts". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Lady Gaga Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "Canadian Albums". Billboard. September 26, 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Hit Mixes - Lady Gaga > Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011.

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