The song has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and sold 7.3 million paid digital downloads in the United States as of April 2016, according to Nielsen Sound Scan.In Canada, the song debuted at number forty-one on the Canadian Hot 100.
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.
Gaga attends a wild party where every man and woman tries their luck on a strip poker game.
"Poker Face" is a synth-pop song in the key of G minor, following in the footsteps of her previous single "Just Dance", but with a darker musical tone.
The main idea behind the song is bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock and roll boyfriends.
The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in twenty countries including the United States, 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.
Upon release, "Poker Face" received critical acclaim.
Priya Elan from The Times, in a review for The Fame, said that "Poker Face" was one of the finest moments of the album with its "love-as-card-game cheek".
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.