Ellie Goulding Says It's "Mad" Her Single 'Burn' Is Beating Lady Gaga's 'Applause'

16 August 2013, 10:30

The 'Lights' singer recalls beating the US star to the top spot in an album chart battle three years.

Ellie Goulding says it's "mad" that her single 'Burn' is ahead of Lady gaga's new song 'Applause' in the charts, and recalls beating the US star with her album 'Lights' back in 2010.

The 'Anything Could Happen' singer is currently number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40, and is still ahead of 'Applause' on the iTunes Chart, admitting it's been a "good fight" for number one this week.

"It feels quite funny because I remember there was a similar thing when 'Lights', my album, was up against Gaga's and it somehow got to No.1 above her album, so it feels like that again," Ellie revealed to The Metro this week. "It's her big comeback single and she hasn't released anything in a while.

"Hopefully mine will stay at the top," she continued. 'It's put up a really good fight. It's mad.

"I don't put myself on a high a level as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga,' Ellie added. "I've still got a long way to go.

"I've toured with Katy and I met Lady Gaga when I won at the Brit Awards but they've both been an inspiration to me."

Check out a picture of Lady Gaga promoting her album out in Los Angeles this week below:

Lady Gaga returned with 'Applause', the lead single from her new album 'ARTPOP', earlier this week after pushing the release forward due to online leaks.

Ellie Goulding is now preparing for the release of her repackaged album 'Halcyon Days' next week on 26th August.