"Alejandro" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the third single from her third extended play (EP) and second major release, The Fame Monster (2009). Co-written and produced by RedOne and inspired by her "Fear of Sex Monster", the lyrics portray Gaga bidding farewell to her lovers. Musically, it is composed as a mid-tempo synthpop song with an uplifting melody. Contemporary critics predominantly gave positive reviews for it and noted its heavy influence from pop groups like ABBA, Ace of Base and Madonna. The song charted in the United Kingdom and Hungary due to digital sales following the album's release. Upon release, "Alejandro" charted again in the United Kingdom as well as in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States while topping the Finnish, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, and Romanian charts. "Alejandro" became Gaga's seventh successive single to reach the top-ten of the US Billboard Hot 100.