1.First of all, she started 2015 with a BANG and said "YES" to Taylor Kinney on Valentine's Day...
2....and all of us were like, "Damn girl, check out that rock!"
3.When she showed up to the Grammys looking like a sleek, sexy, silver mermaid goddess...
4....then SLAYED her Grammys performance with her Cheek to Cheek partner in crime Tony Bennett...
5....and then took home the award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, because Gaga doesn't leave awards shows empty-handed like the rest of your faves.
6.When she had the balls to wear red dishwasher gloves to the fricking ACADEMY AWARDS red carpet, and still looked phresh 2 death.
7.And then naturally, they became a meme. Because when you're Lady Gaga, you don't wear gloves to keep your hands warm. You wear gloves to make the freaking NEWS.
8.When she stepped on the Academy Awards stage in this divine outfit, and our breath was collectively taken away because really, we were not worthy.
9.The Oscars Sound of Music tribute performance. I would try to describe how iqoniq it was, but there aren't words in the English language to do it justice.
10.But let's just say Julie Andrews was all of us following the performance.
11.Oh, and her after party outfit was 🔥 too. Give. Us. That. Look. Mother. Monster.
12.When she posed with two adoring fans at the Met Gala, because she's nice like that.
13.And also posed with this British fan, because Gaga really just is the best!
14.When designer Tom Ford made the wise decision to skip a runway show, and go for a Lady Gaga music video to show off his collection instead.
15.When motherfucking CHER called her. You know you've had an amazing year when Cher is in your contacts.
16.When she showed up to the Emmys looking like a goddamn Hollywood icon because DUH, she's also a TV star now.
17.Actually, basically every fashion moment she had this year proved Gaga was killing it...
18....because 2015 was the year Mother Monster treated red carpets and sidewalks like her personal runway...
19....while still maintaining her MONSTER sense of quirky couture.
20.When Billboardannounced Gaga was its Woman of the Year even though she didn't release a damn album in 2015. Taylor Swift didn't win. Neither did Adele. IT WAS ALL GAGA EVERYTHING!!!
21.When she covered John Lennon's "Imagine" at the Euro Games opening ceremony, and oh my gosh, I'm not crying, you're crying!!!
22.When she announced she'd be starring in the next installment of American Horror Story and we lost our collective shit.
23.And then proceeded to steal the entire...
25....show, even with just the look of an eye.
26.When she released the haunting, poignant "Til It Happens to You."
27.When she got raw and real talking about why just a few short years ago she wanted to quit music, while speaking at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
28.When she participated in the Polar Plunge in Chicago, diving into ice-cold waters (in full hair and makeup, naturally) because CHARITY...
29....and also rubbed it in our faces that this fine piece of man candy is who she gets to go home to every day.
30.When she casually had a dinner party with Barbra Streisand and acted like it was NBD, because in Lady Gaga's world, having a dinner party with Babs really is NBD.
31.When she covered Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" at his Grammys tribute and did the Chairman of the Board proud.
32.Finally, every time she teased her upcoming album #LG5, like when she Instagrammed this pic of her and RedOne (the mastermind producer behind some of her biggest hits) cooking up what is sure to be the illest tracks of 2016.