Quicksand

Album: Circus (European iTunes version) (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by a New York songwriter named Stefani Germanotta. Sounds familiar? Stefani Germanotta is of course the real name of a certain Lady Gaga. Before she found fame and fortune as an internationally famous recording star, Germanotta was hired by Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter to pen songs for Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and the Pussycat Dolls. This song was a bonus track on the European iTunes version of Spears' Circus album (except for in the UK and France). The LP was released at the time when Gaga's debut single "Just Dance" was climbing the charts.
  • Germanotta wrote another song, "Telephone," for Circus, which never made it onto the final track listing. Asked in an interview with Howard Stern if she was peeved that "Telephone" was rejected by Spears, Gaga said, "Hell no! Frickin' Britney Spears sang my record! I was doing back flips and ordering drinks!"
    Gaga later successfully recorded "Telephone," for her own Fame Monster album.

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