For all the [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] and [artist id="4370"]Cher[/artist] fans out there who fainted at the news that two of pop music’s biggest stars have teamed up on a soon-to-be released record, your wait is almost over!
Cher herself confirmed via Twitter back in August that we would hear “The Greatest Thing” sometime in September, and because the month is quickly coming to an end, we should only have a few more days to wait to hear the highly anticipated track.
To hold you over until the release, MTV News recently caught up with RedOne, the producer mastermind behind the soon-to-be hit, to find out how the song came to be and why everyone will love it.
“[Gaga and I] recorded the song a few years ago, and we were always in the studio enjoying that song. It’s weird we never did anything with it,” he said. “So I remember my management and Cher’s management were trying to get us together, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’d love to meet Cher, just to meet her!’ And so I met her, I played her some songs, and I played her ‘The Greatest Thing,’ and she loved it. She said, ‘This is my song,’ I said, ‘Yes, it’s your song.’ ”
RedOne said he let Gaga know via text message, and she was ecstatic. Then, about a month later, Red received a text from Gaga that inspired an epic pairing.
“I cut the vocals with Cher first, and I was in Madrid and got a text from Gaga saying, ‘I’m thinking about jumping on the song in the remix,’ ” he recalled. “I was like, ‘No, you should jump on the original! Make it a duet.’ She said, ‘Oh yes, OK, absolutely,’ and then I spoke to Cher, and it became a party.
“Everybody loved it,” he added. “Gaga on it, Cher, two big icons, [they are] part of music history. So it happened. I’m very happy to be a part of this.”
Of course, RedOne wouldn’t reveal when we’ll hear the track, only that it’s coming soon.
What are you expecting from a Gaga/Cher duet? Let us know in the comments below!