Lady Gaga visited The Howard Stern Show this morning and gave what could easily be the most rousing performance of her career. Granted, Gaga’s given thousands of performances that we’ve missed, but were any of them as powerful as this rendition of “Edge of Glory”? With just a piano and a mic, Gaga belted out the song she told Stern was “about knowing in your heart you may never reach that glorious moment until you die, so live life on the edge, halfway between heaven and hell, and let’s all dance in the middle in purgatory.”
Afterward, Stern—who’s been skeptical of Gaga in the past—was simply stunned. “I’m in love with you,” he said. “I want to marry you.” Also, she did this at 8 in the morning. Please, listen.