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Great article! Except Borderline hit the top 10 first and then Lucky Star followed, not the other way around.
Friday, 11 January 2013 at 12:47 AM
Indeed! Very interesting!
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Saturday, 05 January 2013 at 08:22 PM
Great article! Maybe it's due to my slightly younger age (sorry!) but I feel Madonna truly 'arrived' as an Artist when she released 'True Blue: LP 86'- this album is Timeless, Madonna's voice had a better range (ie a deeper register), & her first Physical Reinvention. Madonna's first album certainly holds up much better over time than her 2nd LP 'Like A Virgin: 84'(Nile Rodger's conceded this sentiment in 98). Her debut album 'works' because of its cohesion of ideas & a simpler 'no frills' sound. The remastered version of 'Madonna: LP' from 2001 is AMAZING & the bonus remix of 'Burning Up' is a real treat. Her debut LP broke all the conventional rules- the earlier singles didn't do that well on the charts BUT with each new single release they performed better & better on the charts & became hits, and eventually the album became such a hit that her 2nd completed album's release was delayed! For me Madonna was the 80's, her music & image was everywhere- even 'academics' would analyse the meanings in her music videos, & each video would become an 'Event'.
Saturday, 05 January 2013 at 06:13 PM
Very nice article. I agree that PHYSICAL ATTRACTION is a very overlooked track. I have been disappointed that Madonna has not used this song on any of her recent tours...it would be incredible if she did on her next tour. I would also love her to play DEAR JESSIE, KEEP IT TOGETHER, UP DOWN SUITE, DRESS YOU UP....one can always hope. Peace
Saturday, 05 January 2013 at 06:01 AM
Makes me want to be 12 years old again and have it all to come... Like A Virgin, True Blue, Like A Prayer... Madonna changed the way i listened to music. She is a true icon.
Saturday, 05 January 2013 at 12:09 AM
WOW!!! Great article. Her first album is 30 years old. That is so scary. When I first heard Holiday, I had no idea who it was but I loved it. MADONNA is so underrated and brilliant. I know LIKE A VIRGIN put her in the pop stratosphere but MADONNA is much better. My only complaint about the article is that it's too short!!!
Friday, 04 January 2013 at 10:44 PM
Wow, this takes me back! I used to have those pics on my bedroom wall!
Friday, 04 January 2013 at 10:21 AM
Wow, love this! Thanks for posting!
Friday, 04 January 2013 at 12:30 AM
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