"Brooklyn Nights" is an unreleased song by Lady Gaga. It was considered to be released on her fourth studio album, ARTPOP (2013). She revealed the song title on September 20, 2013 via Twitter, but the song did not make the final track list. The song was competing with "Mary Jane Holland" for track number twelve on ARTPOP. "Mary Jane Holland" won because Gaga "wanted to spend more time" working on "Brooklyn Nights". During a Twitter Q&A on October 13, Gaga confirmed that the song would be available instead through the ARTPOP application. However, plans for the app were shelved and the song remained unreleased.
The song was possibly written about Lüc Carl due to the lyrics "Off of seven years / Of our bad luck dating". The two dated on and off from 2004/5 until 2011.
When she was in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 18, 2010 during The Monster Ball Tour, Gaga talked about having written a new song and referenced it as "Charlotte Nights". Before she played "Yoü and I". At the show, she said "I did write another song today while I was here in North Carolina," which she called "An impressive and interesting place" because of an "adult shop" she visited where "the pornography was staggering... Congratulations on your tripple-X stores!" She later said she got really inspired to write a "hit song". It is unknown if "Charlotte Nights" is indeed "Brooklyn Nights" as there is no reference to "adult shop" in the lyrics.
Though never receiving an official release, the song was temporarily made available for download on iTunes, as well as streaming on Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Spotify on April 15, 2018. The track was taken down 3 days later as it was an illegally licensed post credited under the copyright name, '℗ 2018 Stefani Germanota (sic)'. The song managed to reach the Top 40 on the US iTunes Pop Songs.
Gaga sang an acapella of the song at the artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball in Melbourne on August 24, 2014, following a fan mentionning the song. Prior to the tour, the full song was planned to be performed at the artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball and a backdrop directed by Ruth Hogben was made. Some of the visuals for the song were later used for the tour program and the 2015 official calendar.
|Writers||Lady Gaga, DJ White Shadow, Nick Monson and Dino Zisis.|
|Producers||DJ White Shadow and Lady Gaga|
|Co-producers||Nick Monson and Dino Zisis|
|Recording||Dave Russell and Bill Malina |
at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA
|Assistant recording||Benjamin Rice|
|Additional recording||Dustin Capalong|
|Additional programming||Rick Pearl|
|Mixing||Tony Maserati at Mirrorball Sudios, North Hollywood, CA|
|Mixing engineer||Jon Castelli|
|Assistant mixer||James Krausse|
|Additional mixer||Dino Zisis at Record Pant, Hollywood, CA|
|Additional mixing assistant||Benjamin Rice and Ghazi Hourani|
|Mastering||Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA|
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- ASCAP Work ID: 886386439