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She has some 24ct classics in her catalogue, make no mistake
...a comedy video.
Into the Groove
Worst: American Life
as well as the aforementioned Like A Prayer and Into the Grove. Tt's really hard to pick a favourite.
or Into The Groove.
is a favourite of mine that probs wouldn't get a mention.
Would've expected Express Yourself to have popped up early, too.
Cherish is up there.
Can't decide. Even less obvious stuff like La Isla Bonita or Dear Jessie that are never gonna be top top picks are properly tight tracks.
I also love
Justify My Love
Like A Prayer
Deeper & Deeper
"When Madonna came out with Vogue you knew it was over. She'd taken a very specific transgendered, Latino and African American phenomenon and totally erased that context with lyrics about how it makes no difference if you're black or white, boy or a girl. Madonna was making tons of money while the queen who actually taught her how to vouge was sitting at a table in front of the grove. So if anyone requested Vogue or any other Madonna track i'd just say:
'No, this is a Madonna free zone. As long as i'm DJing people will not be allowed to vogue to the decontextualized, reified, corporatized, liberalized, neutralized, a-sexual, regendered as pop reflection of this dances reality'"
But yeah Madonna's got some alright songs.
by a country mile
Favourite, however, would be True Blue. Fucking love that song and I don't care who knows it.
You know, 'Lucky Star', 'Borderline' - but once she got into her 'Papa Don't Preach' phase, I don't know, I tuned out. "
Live To Tell.
And latterly, Don't Tell Me was a cracking tune.
Partly due to how great it sounds on The Avalanches' album.
Like a Prayer
I was beginning to think no one else recognised its brilliance.
I also have a soft spot for both Sorry and Die Another Day.
It achieves something quite rare in my opinion: it's entertaining but also meaningful, mainstream but also personal and the same time. If you just listen to it quickly you might dismiss it as just a camp dance-pop tune. If you pay more attention to the lyrics and know a bit about Madonna's family history, you will understand that it actually explains a lot about her (the loss of her mother who was all about 'being yourself' and how Madonna put her on a pedestal after she died, the strict male model from her father, the idea of letting go of your problems on the dancefloor..) Even the fact that it's camp I think is intentional: she's said that the first time that she felt people accepted her the way she is was when she was taken to a gay club. It's her 'safe place'.
Also, 'Secret' is a TUNE.
Dress You Up
Live to tell
Justify My Love
My girlfriend says; Like a virgin... and then launches in to 20 minute monologue in which she recalls all the outfits from all the videos :/
Dear Jessie. The lyrics are a bit sugary but musically it's pretty out there. Also, reminds me of getting off with one of the fittest birds at my school back in the day *holds up hand awaiting high five from someone*
my first kiss happened an hour or so after hearing Vogue go to Number 1 on the radio, Summer 1990.
madonna. bringing kissy folk together since the 80s!
Die Another Day, Music and 4 Minutes are all pretty ace. The Immaculate Collection is just incredible, so few pop artists come close to touching her legacy.
is an absolute classic. Confessions... is one of the best 'comeback' albums of the last 10 years. properly fantastic.
say that Die Another Day is good. This is worrying.
The whole Erotica album is hugely underrated.
*obligatory Trail of Dead post*
It's a cliché but 'Papa Don't Preach' is stunning.
Her most remarkable stuff still has to be on 'Ray Of Light'. Most people of course point out the title track, 'Frozen' and 'The Power of Goodbye' but I have always haunted by tracks like 'Skin' and 'Nothing Really Matters'.