Are the rules of sexual attraction akin to the rules of poker? Lady Gaga asserts “Poker Face” is about bisexuality. She described poker face as the expression she pulls when she’s having sex with a man, but wishes she was having sex with a woman.
“Poker Face” reigns as one of the best-selling singles of all time, with over 14 million copies sold. When it comes to sales in the United States, according to Billboard, as of February 10th, 2019, the song has sold a total of 7.5 million copies. The song climbed to #1 in 20 countries, racking up over 7 million downloads to make it Gaga’s best selling digital single. The track won Gaga her first Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Grammy Awards, while it was also nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
The Genius song page for “Poker Face” started trending in 2021 because of a viral TikTok video where a fan reacts to the lyrics of the post-chorus, realizing that Gaga’s singing “f-f-fuck her face”. This revelation in the TikTok community has led to people googling the lyrics to check if it’s true.
The song also went viral in 2020 because of the “poker face challenge” on TikTok.