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Various Artists - A Star Is Born Soundtrack (2018) Published: October 5/18 Released: October 5/18 albumSoundtrack34 Tracks • 70 Minutes
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94%
    SELECTED LINE: A number of potential breakout original music elements, with vocals recorded live during filming, should steer this Warner Bros. October release to strong returns, along with the curiosity of Gaga's extensive fan base to see the pop superstar stretching her acting limbs. -Hollywood Reporter
    A Star Is Born is the soundtrack album to the 2018 musical film of the same name, performed by its stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, released on October 5, 2018, by Interscope ... More
    Preview
    1. Intro0:20Cast
    2. Black Eyes3:03Bradley Cooper
    3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Dialogue)0:42Cast
    4. Fabulous French (Dialogue)0:19Cast
    5. La Vie en Rose2:59Lady Gaga
    6. I'll Wait for You (Dialogue)0:19Cast
    7. Maybe It's Time2:39Bradley Cooper
    8. Parking Lot (Dialogue)0:31Cast
    9. Out of Time2:52Bradley Cooper
    10. Alibi3:03Bradley Cooper
    11. Trust Me (Dialogue)0:32Cast
    12. Shallow3:35Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    13. First Stop, Arizona (Dialogue)0:10Cast
    14. Music to My Eyes3:19Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    15. Diggin' My Grave3:57Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    16. I Love You (Dialogue)0:19Cast
    17. Always Remember Us This Way3:30Lady Gaga
    18. Unbelievable (Dialogue)0:28Cast
    19. How Do You Hear It? (Dialogue)0:14Cast
    20. Look What I Found2:55Lady Gaga
    21. Memphis (Dialogue)0:24Cast
    22. Heal Me3:16Lady Gaga
    23. I Don't Know What Love Is2:57Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    24. Vows (Dialogue)0:17Cast
    25. Is That Alright?3:11Lady Gaga
    26. SNL (Dialogue)0:13Cast
    27. Why Did You Do That?3:04Lady Gaga
    28. Hair Body Face3:22Lady Gaga
    29. Scene 98 (Dialogue)0:35Cast
    30. Before I Cry4:18Lady Gaga
    31. Too Far Gone1:26Bradley Cooper
    32. Twelve Notes (Dialogue)1:03Cast
    33. I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)4:41Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    34. I'll Never Love Again (Extended Version)5:28Lady Gaga
This Compilation ℗ 2018 Interscope Records
Critic Reviews (125)

We'll be hearing these instant classic songs for the rest of our days.

4 months ago

ELLE Magazine (US) ELLE Magazine (US)

The songs performed by both stars are not just essential but sensational.

8 months ago

Mercury News Mercury News

Despite all the hype and chart peaks, the music in the 2018 version of A Star Is Born is nothing new or interesting: typical blues, Americana rock to cheesy soulless pop ballads.

8 months ago

Bangkok Post Bangkok Post

My goodness, the soundtrack is something special especially within the context of the film.

8 months ago

IOL News IOL News

An astounding original soundtrack.

8 months ago


The soundtrack is wonderful and they’re almost definitely looking at a nomination for best song come awards season, though there are a couple from which to choose.

8 months ago

Digital Journal Digital Journal

Shallow, [is] co-written like all the numbers in a sparkling soundtrack by Gaga and Cooper, and a dead cert for the Oscar.

8 months ago

Evening Standard Evening Standard

Elliott’s line delivery is so beautifully rugged, so perfectly earnest, that the film saw fit to include it as a track on its soaring, 34-song soundtrack.

8 months ago

Quartz Quartz

The songs, written by Gaga, Cooper, Jason Aldean, Lukas Nelson and Mark Ronson, land beautifully on first hearing, and the soundtrack should hit big.

8 months ago


A sensational soundtrack featuring two of the year’s breakout performances.

8 months ago

Business Journals Business Journals

The music is indescribably horrible; anyone who knows anything about real music—or cares—is advised to return immediately to the lush soundtrack of the Judy Garland version and listen to historic vocal on “The Man That Got Away.” Then you get the true understanding of how an unknown can become a star through sheer supersonic talent.

8 months ago

OBSERVER OBSERVER

There are many memorable songs, but "Shallow" and "I'll Never Love Again" are particularly powerful and emotional.

8 months ago

Common Sense Media Common Sense Media

A killer soundtrack featuring some incredible new songs.

8 months ago

screenit screenit

Look What I Found recalls Elton during his ’70s soul period, Heal Me is moody synth-pop (co-written with Julia Michaels) and I Don’t Know What Love Is a country tinged piano power ballad designed to be the big Bodyguard moment.

70% 9 months ago

Herald Sun Herald Sun

Cooper's vocals are strong, particularly on Shallow, the showstopping pinnacle that ignites the film's trailer. But he can't keep up as Gaga runs away with that tune, nor can he keep pace as she eventually steals the entire soundtrack.

80% 9 months ago

nzherald nzherald

These songs are good enough to stand alone but will no doubt work best in context of the film.

70% 10 months ago

Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph

The lasting gift of a great musical is watching the soundtrack grow a life of its own outside of it; it won’t be long before these songs dominate the kinds of bar karaoke nights where Jackson met Ally in the first place.

10 months ago

Vulture Vulture

At its peaks, the album delivers on the promise of its star-wattage with some of the most affecting and emotionally overwhelming pop songs of the year.

74% 10 months ago


The lyricism might be strangely literal and the compositions may tact towards the middle of the road, but the ungodly powerful vocal performances of Lady Gaga and the rootsy charm of Bradley Cooper prove impossible to deny.

75% 10 months ago

411MANIA 411MANIA

The robust soundtrack will let fans repeatedly relive this iteration of the iconic tale of lovers on opposite career trajectories.

80% 10 months ago

knoxnews knoxnews

It’s an album of peaks and troughs, of wide-open emotionality and thudding calculation. It’s both a souvenir of the movie — with a lot of dialogue snippets — and a pop statement on its own. And it’s the latest episode in the story arc of Lady Gaga, the self-invention of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

10 months ago

The New York Times The New York Times (TOP)

A Star is Born is one of the best Hollywood soundtracks of recent years. Far from being Oscar bait, these are songs that could feasibly shine on their own – and ones that feel entirely believable. Along with Best Actor gongs for Gaga and Cooper, a musical gong might just be in order too…

80% 10 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

The music is good, but it's part of an entire package that deserves to be taken as a whole. So, go see A Star Is Born this weekend, then listen to the soundtrack to feel it again whenever you want.

10 months ago

Esquire Esquire

In A Star Is Born, these songs work wonders. On the A Star Is Born soundtrack, they’re good, not great.

10 months ago

Stereogum Stereogum

A very peculiar album ... As a souvenir of a powerful, funny, romantic and tragic movie melodrama, there is every chance that A Star Is Born will dominate charts around the world.

60% 10 months ago

The Telegraph (UK) The Telegraph (UK) (TOP)

Its most powerful moments are among the best of Gaga’s career.

80% 10 months ago


These songs feel like they’ve been in the songbooks of Elton John or Adele for years, and they enable A Star Is Born to succeed in that task of making us believe in these megastars.

80% 10 months ago


A five-star marvel ... From bluesy rock to country to bubble gum pop, the 19 original songs are varied and addictive. We knew Lady Gaga was capable of great things, but Cooper’s musicality is a wonder.

100% 10 months ago

The Associated Press The Associated Press (TOP)

A Star Is Born is a perfectly acceptable harvesting of previously tilled territory, one that highlights Bradley Cooper’s impressive dramatic range and Lady Gaga's dynamic vocals without bringing anything particularly exciting or memorable to the table, save one pop song that will undoubtedly go down as a "banger" that "slaps.

10 months ago

Free Beacon Free Beacon

The music . . . wow, the music! The song Shallow, performed by Cooper and Gaga, is the This Is Me for the wine-o-clock generation — a wonderful piece of pop that’ll be a staple of every singing show/karaoke for years to come. Get in on it before it drives you mad.

10 months ago


This soundtrack will be a sought-after one.

10 months ago

Quad-City Times Quad-City Times

It’s one of the many details of this production that add intimacy and validity to the story, which has now been told four times.

10 months ago

We Got This Covered We Got This Covered

The songs by Cooper, Gaga, Mark Ronson (who wrote “Uptown Funk"), Dave Cobb, Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson and DJ White Shadow (Gaga's “Born This Way") are solid.

10 months ago

AARP AARP

A perfectly acceptable drama with some great songs and performances but little more.

10 months ago

Bullz-Eye.com Bullz-Eye.com

Songs that pulsate with emotional intensity.

10 months ago

Toronto Sun Toronto Sun

While it is a well-known story of doomed love, the best part of the movie is the music. The songs are terrific and the concert scenes alone are worth the price of admission.

10 months ago

The Tolucan Times The Tolucan Times

The music here is quite good, too.

10 months ago

Mark Reviews Movies Mark Reviews Movies

The songs tend toward the generic, which means they should garner a few Oscar nominations.

10 months ago

Seattle Weekly Seattle Weekly

The sound is likewise the product of careful attention and committed interest. Cooper’s team made use of a cutting-edge technique known as impulse response that made it possible to replicate the sound of big stadium music with astonishing accuracy. The music was recorded live — very uncommon for movies of this kind — and the result, difficult to pull off, feels incredibly true to life.

10 months ago


The original songs here aren’t all that impressive, and, at least in IMAX format, come across deafeningly loud.

10 months ago

OneGuysOpinion OneGuysOpinion

There’s no question that the music entertains — and nobody can seize the spotlight like Gaga.

10 months ago


[Lady Gaga's] vocals are the best they’ve ever sounded in the film’s songs, which will be released as a soundtrack and rank as one of her best albums to date.

10 months ago

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (TOP)

The songs, most of which Gaga or Cooper co-wrote, fit the rawer, confessional style of the pop icon’s most recent album, Joanne. These tunes might not endure like “The Man That Got Away,” or Streisand’s “Evergreen,” but they sound like songs written from Ally’s soul, which is the point.

10 months ago

Metro Weekly Metro Weekly

A movie that will doubly cash in on its soundtrack.

10 months ago


It’s the love story that has to be believable, and it is — I cried, remember? — plus the songs are terrific.

10 months ago

The Spectator The Spectator

The songs themselves are surprisingly good (it’s bound to win the best song Oscar, if nothing else).

10 months ago

Metro Newspaper UK Metro Newspaper UK

All the songs make sense narratively and on their own, so they hold together well and would amount to a first-rate soundtrack, if it weren't for those meddling dialogue tracks, which wind up sapping any kind of momentum for the album.

80% 10 months ago

AllMusic AllMusic

The soundtrack's exciting Oscar-winning and charts-topping forecasts aside, the songs seem like the culmination of a journey for Gaga, who spent the past several years attempting to change the public's perception of her as an artist, seemingly trading the mass popularity of her earlier dance-pop days for a more diverse and emotionally honest body of work.

10 months ago


The songs Cooper and Gaga wrote in tandem with other musicians, including Mark Ronson, Jason Isbell and Lukas Nelson 
(Willie’s talented son), give a real-deal urgency to this tragic love story. [”Shallow” is] easily the best movie song in years.

10 months ago


Bottomline: the music stands up, movie or no movie. They are timeless, emotional, gritty and earnest.

10 months ago


You will go gaga over Gaga’s performance. When she is on screen — and especially when singing — she grabs your spirit.

10 months ago

ReelBob ReelBob

The songs are not just lovely; each of them is meaningful in revealing character and helps to tell the story. The two most recent “Star is Born” movies had their songs nominated for Oscars. One was a winner; the other should have been. This follows in that tradition and I hereby predict that “Shallow” will win this year’s Best Song and that Lady Gaga will be nominated as well.

10 months ago

Movie Mom Movie Mom

A Star Is Born’s melodies are effective; as mentioned, “Shallow” and “I’ll Never Love Again” are the names you will see crop up time and time again, and I’ll put my money on both earning Oscar nominations next year – the trophy is probably already engraved with the former’s title, even at this early stage.

10 months ago

Film Inquiry Film Inquiry

The music mixes standards with new songs, some written by Mr. Cooper, Lukas Nelson and Lady Gaga, whose supple, often electric singing can, at full throttle, express intensities of feeling far better than the dialogue.

10 months ago

The New York Times The New York Times (TOP)

The songs — by a combination of Cooper, Gaga, and a small army of songwriters including DJ White Shadow, Mark Ronson, and Jason Isbell — are uniformly forgettable.

10 months ago

East Bay Express East Bay Express

The songs themselves are the highlight, and if the movie doesn’t hook you in its presentation, the songs will.

10 months ago

Culturess Culturess

You won't find any enduring classics like "Evergreen", but each song hits the emotional notes required to keep you satisfied.

10 months ago

PopMatters PopMatters

Not only is it going to sweep the awards season, it’s going to make an impact on both music and movies in a way its predecessors never did.

10 months ago

Pioneer Press Pioneer Press

Cooper and Gaga make beautiful music together (literally — they performed all songs live) and they virtually glow whenever they share the screen.

10 months ago

Newsday Newsday

the music in A Star Is Born, contributed by an impressive collection of producers and songwriters, is generally very good, and nimble — it crosses genre boundaries as Ally makes the transition from countryish singer to pop star. For the movie to work, the music has to be believable as a commercially viable entity, and for the most part it does.

10 months ago

Philly.com Philly.com

Songs clearly written to spinoff onto a life of their own.

10 months ago

The Movie Minute The Movie Minute

One thing's for sure, though. Shallow, her duet with Cooper, will be her next hit single.

10 months ago

The New Paper The New Paper

Regardless of how the movie does at the box office, there’s little doubt the soundtrack will sell.

10 months ago


The acting, the singing, and the characters are all things we've seen before, but they're done very well. The actors are well cast, the songs memorable, the melodrama high.

10 months ago

Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh City Paper

Both Cooper and Gaga skilfully deliver songs from power rock to weepy ballads.

10 months ago

Shadows on the Wall Shadows on the Wall

It’s the hinge on which the entirety of Cooper’s remake swings. This soundtrack is going to be a massive hit, in an era where film soundtracks don’t tend to break out the way they once did.

10 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

The actors' support for each other translates on screen as real communion and their musical performances together are the film's highlight. Original music includes the couple's theme, 'Shallow' (Lady Gaga with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt) and Jackson's 'Maybe It’s Time' (Jason Isbell), both serious awards contenders.

10 months ago

Reeling Reviews Reeling Reviews

The songs—almost all of them written originally for the film, and some by Gaga herself—become passionate, purposeful swaths of the story.

10 months ago

Parade Magazine Parade Magazine

Amazing music performed and in part written by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. These are the types of songs that give you goose bumps and take your breath away.

10 months ago

Quelle Movies Quelle Movies

[The] soundtrack has a couple of themes that remain with the viewer after the show.

10 months ago

OtrosCines.com OtrosCines.com

A performance by Lady Gaga that actually is as good as you have been hearing.

10 months ago

efilmcritic efilmcritic

The music of A Star Is Born needed to be meaningful, memorable, and hit-worthy, and it goes above and beyond in every regard.

10 months ago


They range from soothing barstool ballads to clubby pop tunes, but are united by their genuine feel. They don’t sound like movie music.

10 months ago


The songs, almost all of them original, are mostly good, some written by Cooper and others, some by Gaga and others, and some in collaboration with each other.

10 months ago

San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle

You cannot help but love their music ... I will be buying the soundtrack the moment it goes on sale this Friday.

10 months ago

flickfilosopher flickfilosopher

Soundtrack nerds will love all of it. Gaga and Cooper collaborated with others on the outstanding original numbers, including the down-and-dirty jam “Black Eyes” and weepy ballad “I’ll Never Love Again.”

10 months ago


The soundtrack for A Star Is Born is fantastic. Every musical number moves the film forward with sonic gusto ... The soundtrack might surpass the film's success.

10 months ago

movieweb movieweb

What would a movie about music and musicians be without great music? Standing in as some of the film’s biggest characters are the wonderful songs written by Cooper, Gaga, and Lukas Nelson that throw in a brilliant mix of the sounds inspired by Neil Young, The Who, Pete Townshend, Waylon Jennings, and The Strokes.

10 months ago

Reel Reviews Reel Reviews

The soundtrack is phenomenal. In particular, I’ll Never Love Again will be as popular as I Will Always Love You, (your ears have been warned!)

10 months ago

brwc brwc

The musical concert numbers alone would make the film worth seeing in a theater for the enhanced audio.

10 months ago

Screen Rant Screen Rant

The music is catchy – expect more than the one Oscar nomination here.

10 months ago

THN THN

Download the soundtrack, just don’t expect too much from the movie.

10 months ago

Movie Nation Movie Nation

While the soundtrack is easy on the ears, there’s really nothing on first hearing to match Judy Garland’s uber-torchy The Man That Got Away or Barbra Streisand’s MOR classic Evergreen.

10 months ago

Radio Times Radio Times

And there’s the singular beauty of Lady Gaga’s vocal power, lifting “A Star Is Born” off the ground with fiery, full-body performances that capture the essence of the material and also permits the production to reach its full sonic potential.

10 months ago

Blu-ray.com Blu-ray.com

This is going to be the big soundtrack of the fall, and I expect multiple Oscar nominations of the Original Song category.

10 months ago

Splice Today Splice Today

It features wonderful acting and superb musical sequences, with a soundtrack that will sell like hotcakes.

10 months ago


It’s well acted, well directed, has a number of solidly catchy songs and a narrative as old as Hollywood (though the film is strangely dismissive of pop music).

10 months ago

InSession Film InSession Film

Songs sung by Cooper and Gaga, written by Lukas Nelson (who coached Cooper on how to become a believable rock star) amongst others, will assuredly sell a gajillion soundtracks (mine’s on pre-order). They pack an emotional wallop and rock the senses even further.

10 months ago

Fresh Fiction Fresh Fiction

The soundtrack is great, especially the country-rock performances, and this is when the film hits its stride, and perfectly showcases how talented not only Cooper but especially Gaga can be when the commericial pop is stripped down for actual instrumentation, such as when she decides to perform on piano and Cooper assits on a beautifully strummed acoustic guitar.

10 months ago

World of Reel World of Reel

Without question, much of the appeal from yet another remake of A Star is Born (although director and co-writer Bradley Cooper has stated that the movie was conceptualized as its own intellectual property) comes from worldwide singer and songwriter sensation Lady Gaga applying her heavenly voice to a different craft, one that also demands her to act and present herself as a regular everyday woman that is musically gifted.

10 months ago

Flickering Myth Flickering Myth

“Shallow,” which Ally is meant to have written, is almost certainly a shoo-in for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars.

10 months ago


The impact here rests on Cooper's filmmaking brio (a star is definitely born in terms of his directing career), the sizzle in the chemistry between Cooper and co-star Lady Gaga, and a soundtrack of emotional, heart-tugging new songs.

10 months ago

The List The List

Each song is incredible with lyrics that inspire. I feel so incredibly sorry for any other artist that has to go up against A Star is Born for Best Original Song this Award Season. I don’t know which song will be nominated, but Warner Brothers can take their pick as every single one is incredible.

10 months ago

We Live Entertainment We Live Entertainment

The songs Ally sings are superb and make for the film’s most touching and cinematic moments.

10 months ago

The Ringer The Ringer

I know Lady Gaga has done some acting before, but here her performance is superhuman. A normal person has access to all the range of emotion that a face specifically, and a body more generally, can conjure. But she has the additional superpower of delivering an emotional wallop through music.

10 months ago

Film Threat Film Threat

(The last song has great moments, but Gaga’s upper range is iffy. She’s not really a soprano.) The songs are otherwise beautifully sung, and maybe because Lady Gaga knows the process of recording so intimately, the small details in the studio feel right.

10 months ago

Vulture Vulture

A Star Is Born is a refreshing take of this classic showbiz rise and fall tale, with updated character work, fantastic performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for days.

10 months ago


This effort is the third remake of the original film from 1937 and pairs charming songwriting with powerhouse performances.

10 months ago

The Skinny The Skinny

The music is good, it is an engrossing—if known—story, and Cooper and Gaga have fantastic chemistry.

10 months ago

Elaine L. Elaine L.

The absolute wail that comes from Gaga's throat during the song "Shallow," the first time Jack and Ally perform together onstage. It's such a transcendent moment that I swelled up before realizing I was about to cry, and started crying before I really figured out why.

10 months ago


With explosive songs and an engaging romance at the center of a crowd drawing drama, A Star is Born doesn’t necessarily give new legs to an old story, but it makes up for any redundancies with its soulful intent and committed performances.

10 months ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

The music, much of it co-composed by Gaga, is perfectly in keeping with both contemporary pop and the kind of grizzled Americana Cooper’s character would be celebrated for.

10 months ago

Dork Shelf Dork Shelf

The songs, written by Gaga, Cooper, Lukas Nelson, Jason Aldean and Mark Ronson, are all terrific and will make a helluva soundtrack album, and Lady Gaga’s performances are electrifying.

10 months ago

Film Journal Film Journal

Featuring original songs penned by Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas, this is one film that sings from the heart.

10 months ago


The soundtrack will lodge itself in your brain for days (I still can’t stop singing “Shallow”).

10 months ago

ScreenCrush ScreenCrush

With a couple of exceptions, all the songs are original (and sure to win that particular Oscar) and are as much a part of the narrative as the script. Surprisingly, they’re all pretty good too and that soundtrack is guaranteed to do The Greatest Showman levels of sales.

10 months ago

pajiba pajiba

The fourth version of this venerable tale, Cooper’s film is actually quite similar to the mega-hit seventies one with Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand, with it taking place in the music biz and sporting a soundtrack that should be a massive seller.

10 months ago

JoBlo.com JoBlo.com

The film is anchored by its heart-baring music—Cooper wisely allows Gaga to sing complete songs more than once, while also holding his own as a singer himself.

10 months ago


The film always returns to its beautiful melody, and it’s one you’ll be humming long after the credits roll.

10 months ago

Collider Collider

Along with Gaga and Elliott's top-notch work, the original songs are fantastic, and the editing flawlessly delivered the fast-moving lifestyle the two main characters live.

10 months ago

Business Insider Business Insider (TOP)

In the songs, and in the backstage mini-dramas, Gaga dines out on every opportunity this project affords her. She goes for it, without exhausting us, and that full-throttle attack is what will likely make Cooper’s directorial debut a popular success.

10 months ago

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune (TOP)

Insisting that she and Cooper sing every song live on set, the powerhouse pop star belts out a whole album's worth of new material. On new songs like 'Shallow' and 'Look What I Found', Gaga has evolved the piano/guitar driven sound of Joanne even further, displaying an artistic maturity far beyond her thirty-two years.

10 months ago

Digital Spy Digital Spy

Gaga and Lukas Nelson have composed a sampling of songs that exist comfortably in the environment of the movie, but could also (and likely will) stand on their own. Cooper has a pleasant twang when he sings, projecting a melancholy, afternoon-y vibe that brings to mind Crazy Heart. (Which Jeff Bridges won an Oscar for. Hm.) Gaga does a fun rendition of “La Vie en Rose” at a gay bar, a nod to this movie’s already legion gay fans (most of whom haven’t even seen it yet).

10 months ago

VANITY FAIR VANITY FAIR

Gaga breathes her warm alto vocals through Ally’s character, cradling us in our seats and blocking out any distraction as we watch the doomed love affair.

10 months ago

Black Girl Nerds Black Girl Nerds

Sometimes the songs are a bit too on the nose, like a Saturday Night Live number where she sings “this is not like me” but in a musical drama, songs often exist as the subtext of what’s happening so it’s not too much of a crime.

10 months ago

AwardsWatch AwardsWatch

Most of the tracks in it are co-written by Gaga, and her final ballad is sure to get the best original song nomination at the Oscars that it is so obviously aiming for.

10 months ago

BBC Culture BBC Culture

The original soundtrack (much of which was written by Gaga and performed live at various arenas and festivals, including Coachella and Glastonbury) contains some catchy tunes but no cast-iron earworms.

10 months ago

Little White Lies Little White Lies

This “A Star is Born” is less about her ambition, his hubris and the general Price of Fame than it is the gently heartsore story of a loving relationship destroyed by alcoholism, set to a killer soundtrack.

10 months ago

The Playlist The Playlist

A vibrant soundtrack and compelling performances all around. Best Original Song Oscar nods are in the bag.

10 months ago


The original songs (most of which Gaga and Cooper share full or partial credit for) are memorably, sturdily melodic.

10 months ago

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (TOP)

The musical numbers take immediately catchy songs and present them in an electrifying way.

10 months ago

TheWrap TheWrap

With the exception of a (deliberately) tacky pop track, whose lyrics grapple with the age-old question “Why you gotta come around me with an ass like that?”, there isn’t a lull in the set list.

10 months ago

The Telegraph (UK) The Telegraph (UK) (TOP)

Enthusiastic performances apart, the songs themselves – written by Cooper and Gaga with various collaborators - are unmemorably generic. Ally’s MOR balladeering is offset by Jack’s meat-and-potatoes repertoire, performed by Cooper with Neil Young’s backing band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real - a style of music that’s likely to be anathema to Gaga fans.

10 months ago

Screen International Screen International

Believe the pre-premiere hype: Lady Gaga is nothing short of extraordinary. Packed with several original songs Gaga and Cooper composed with a handful of hit makers (including country legend Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas) and recorded live during filming, A Star is Born showcases oodles of Gaga’s preternatural musical talent.

10 months ago

The Film Stage The Film Stage

A number of potential breakout original music elements, with vocals recorded live during filming, should steer this Warner Bros. October release to strong returns, along with the curiosity of Gaga's extensive fan base to see the pop superstar stretching her acting limbs.

10 months ago

Hollywood Reporter Hollywood Reporter
User Reviews (5)

garrettchace11 months ago
GAGA Gaga coming to save the world this October with her heavenly voice 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Zzjjll10111 months ago
Excited Can this already be out ❤️

ElijahRBen11 months ago
AMAZING This is a work of ART

Andrewilson2411 months ago
love. Can not wait to hear this instant classic, love gaga and bradley

vlasii11 months ago
amazing love gaga love bradley your favs can wish !
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