This Bradley Cooper Moment Made Lady Gaga Go ‘Oh My Goodness’

The remake of A Star Is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga had a major impact on audiences. In addition, one moment from the film made Gaga go “Oh, my goodness.” Here’s a look at Gaga’s favorite moment from A Star Is Born — and the musicians that helped Cooper make it happen.

Bradley Cooper and  Lady Gaga on the red carpet
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga | Michael Tran/FilmMagic

1 way Lady Gaga thought Bradley Cooper is better than many famous musicians

A Star Is Born features songs of various genres, from dance-pop to folk-rock. However, one song introduced the movie to many people: “Maybe It’s Time.” This is because “Maybe It’s Time” is the song used in the opening moments of the movie’s trailer. The song didn’t just introduce A Star Is Born to audiences — it had a major impact on Gaga.

’”ll never forget the first time I heard [Cooper] sing Jason Isbell’s song, “Maybe It’s Time,” Gaga revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ The soul behind it. He told the story. There are so many famous musicians in the world that when they sing, I don’t know what they’re trying to tell me. He has the ability to do that. I think my favorite part is that within the first 15 seconds into the film, I’m like, this is a musician.”

A trailer for A Star Is Born

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The people Bradley Cooper drew from to create Jackson Maine’s voice

In the same interview, Cooper discussed what he did to make his voice sound different while playing the character of Jackson Maine. “I knew I wanted to lower my speaking voice an octave,” he revealed. “So I hired [dialect coach] Tim Monich early on — I mean, like, a year before we shot the movie. He moved to L.A. and we worked five days a week, four hours a day on exercises and lowering my voice. It was brutal, and it took months and months and months.”

Cooper said he drew inspiration from the voice of Sam Elliot’s brother, Bobby. Cooper found Elliot’s voice interesting because it combines elements of both a Texan accent and a Californian accent. He also drew inspiration from musicians like Tom Waits and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to play Jackson. In addition, Cooper didn’t want Jackson to sound like a singer who exclusively performed country music. 

“Maybe It’s Time”

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How the world reacted to ‘Maybe It’s Time’

Clearly, Cooper’s performance of “Maybe It’s Time” had a major impact on Gaga. It had a bit of an impact on the public as well. The track reached No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a minor hit at best. It wasn’t as popular as “Shallow,” another ballad from A Star Is Born. “Maybe It’s Time” and “Shallow” are Cooper’s only songs to reach the Billboard Hot 100 so far. “Shallow” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. However, it’s not the song that soundtracks Gaga’s favorite moment in the film.