Bill Lamb of said, "'Poker Face' works well on pop radio, but with slight mixing alterations it would be equally at home in a dark, sweaty, late night party atmosphere.She has refreshed the pop world in the US and UK at one of the slowest times of the year.On the chart dated December 13, 2008, "Poker Face" ascended to the number one spot and then spent nine non-consecutive weeks at the top.As of January 2017, it has sold 1.18 million copies and has been streamed 8.27 million times according to the Official Charts Company, receiving a double platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It begins with Gaga emerging from the pool wearing a mirror masquerade mask and a black sleeveless latex bodysuit with a jagged shoulder pad, with two Great Danes beside her.During her Fame Ball Tour performance at Palm Springs, California, on April 11, 2009, Gaga explained to the crowd the true meaning behind the term "Poker Face" used in the song.
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The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in 20 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many European countries.
"Poker Face" is the best-selling single of 2009 worldwide, with over 9.5 million in sales that year.
"Poker Face" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008).
It was released on September 26, 2008 as the album's second single.
The song has also reached the peak in a number of European countries including Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. She throws the mask aside and the song begins with a facial shot of Gaga singing it.