Be honest, days after seeing “A star is born”, which song do you still sing humming the most? Is Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s direct iconic duet “Shallow”? Is it Gaga’s power bale “Always Remember Us In This Way”? Or is it “Why did you do that?” Who has the now famous line, “Why did you get around me with a ass like that?”
In the movie, Ally (Gaga) performs “Why did you do it?” On “Saturday Night Live”, which means the character’s transformation into a true pop star, much to the sad man Jackson Maine (Cooper). Many fans were wondering if the captivating song was meant to be good, bad or maybe so bad it was good.
This week, two authors behind the song have finished the debate once and for all.
“I would never intentionally put myself down to write a bad song, even if I guess I’ve done some things without trying it turned out that way,” said the writer and nine times Oscar nominated Diane Warren The New York Times in an interview published Friday. “This was a fun song and I love funny pop songs. Not everything has to be serious all the time.”
Warren had actually made ready on Twitter earlier this month that it was not meant that the song was bad, even though she did not develop at that time. 1
Paul Blair, who helped write and produce “Why did you do that?” (Like other songs on the soundtrack) made similar comments to The Washington Post this week. He said the song was definitely not meant to be bad, but it simply meant that it sounds “more exciting and usual” to show Allys career path.
Both Blair and Warren felt viewers should not necessarily agree with Jackson Maine thoughts about song. Warren told the times that she was happy to see a moment in the movie when Ally stood up for herself after Maine mocked her pop trip.
“It does not have to be what [Maine] thinks music should be – music can be anything,” says Warren. “It can be a serious song, it may be a pop song, it might be a song about an ass.”