Alejandro is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the third and final single from her third extended play (EP), and second major release The Fame Monster (2009). Co-written and produced by RedOne, it is composed as a mid-tempo Europop song with an uplifting melody, where Gaga sings about bidding farewell to her lovers. It was inspired by Gaga's "Fear of Sex Monster". Critics noted it to be heavily influenced by pop groups like ABBA and Ace of Base, and predominantly gave positive reviews for it.