Saturday, August 16, 2014

AUGUST 16, 1958 – THE DAY THE MUSIC WAS BORN




Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop.

MADONNA

38 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles. The Beatles, with 34, rank second. Madonna’s first top 10 was 1984’s “Borderline,” which started a streak of 17 consecutive top 10s through 1989’s “Cherish” (No. 2). Her most recent top 10 was 2012’s No. 10-peaking “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

Seven Hot 100 No. 1s in the ’80s, tying her with Whitney Houston for most among women during the decade. Madonna’s total haul of No. 1 Hot 100 hits is 12, placing her fifth for the most leaders all-time. (The Supremes also boast 12 toppers). Only the Beatles (with 20), Mariah Carey (18) and Michael Jackson and Rihanna (13) have earned more No. 1s.

Coincidentally, Madonna claimed her fourth No. 1, “Papa Don’t Preach,” on this date in 1986, her 28th birthday. (Aug. 16 also doubles as the launch date of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in 2003, a list that Madonna has led seven times).

43 No. 1s on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Essentially, if Madonna releases a single and it charts on Dance Club Songs, it’s a safe bet to assume it’ll go to No. 1. Madonna is clearly the Queen of the Club. Rihanna ranks second with 22 toppers, followed by Beyonce (21).

20 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, the most such sets among all artists dating to her first week in the top tier (Oct. 6, 1984) with her self-titled debut. Of those efforts, eight reached No. 1, including MDNA in 2012. In that nearly 30-year span, the Kidz Bop Kids franchise places second with 19 top 10s, followed by George Strait (18) and Carey (17).

Meanwhile, Madonna’s influence is reaching the latest generation of divas. “She is strength, she is freedom, she is wisdom beyond anybody’s comprehension,” Ariana Grande beams of her top idol in the cover story of the new Billboard Magazine. When suggested that the two should record together, “Oh my God, my heart would stop,” she gasps.

Extract from Billboard

HAPPY 56TH BIRTHDAY TO :The Original Material Girl, QUEEN OF POP, the one & only…MADONNA!!!




What can one say about this is iconic woman who not only changed the world through her music and fashion but who also wasn’t afraid to be different, to be unique and think outside the box, to compete with boys and break the walls of gender roles. And her no-holds-barred example broadened the palette of what artists — especially female artists — could attempt. Liberate yourself, the rest will follow; and when she sings of sex, it was as in not a way of making her a possession for man, but she sang of sex as making her stronger and bolder.

From the mid 1980’s through today Madonna’s influences on the world, fashion, and most importantly the art of pop culture/music will always and forevermore stay current.

Madonna is: original, controversial, bold, raunchy, fashion icon, humanitarian, and let us not forget The Most Influential Female Recording Artist of All Time…and without a doubt is and forever will be the QUEEN OF POP!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All 16 of the Icons Name-Dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” Are Now Gone




By Miriam Krule
An odd bit of trivia about the passing of Lauren Bacall on Tuesday: As Marci Robin pointed out on Twitter, all 16 of the 20th-century stars immortalized in Madonna's “Vogue” are now dead. The famous black-and-white music video, directed by David Fincher, is an homage to the golden age of Hollywood.

The song came out in March of 1990; Greta Garbo died just a month later. (James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and others had already gone, of course.) Bacall, 24 years on, was the final one.


Greta Garbo (April 15, 1990)

Marilyn Monroe (Aug. 5, 1962)

Marlene Dietrich (May 6, 1992)

Joe DiMaggio (March 8, 1999)

Marlon Brando (July 1, 2004)

James Dean (Sept. 30, 1955)
Grace Kelly (Sept. 14, 1982)

Jean Harlow (June 7, 1937)

Gene Kelly (Feb. 2, 1996)

Fred Astaire (June 2, 1987)

Ginger Rogers (April 25, 1995)

Rita Hayworth (May 14, 1987)

Lauren Bacall (Aug. 12, 2014)

Katharine Hepburn (June 29, 2003)

Lana Turner (June 29, 1995)

Bette Davis (Oct. 6, 1989)​

The song was a tribute, of course, to a certain kind of old-fashioned glamour. With Bacall gone, that flame has just about burned out.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Madonna Rare Beautiful Versace Promo Photo.




Perfection on every level! When Versace Mattered!

Monday, August 4, 2014

10 recent Madonna songs that prove she hasn’t lost it




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Madonna’s love of Instagram has allowed us to see her in many new ways - proud mother of four, hoovering expert, #unapologeticbitch – but perhaps the best thing about the Queen of Pop’s discovery of her iPhone camera is the amount of information she’s been firing off about her upcoming album. We’ve seen studio snaps, lyric sheets and snippets of both a gospel choir and an orchestra in full swing… something pretty exciting is happening. Which is a relief. Because, for many fans, Madonna has never needed a fantastic album more than she needs one now.

The last time she received near-universal acclaim was in 2005, when the Confessions On a Dance Floor album mixed huge hooks, some sharp lyrics and Stuart Price’s vibrant, club-ready production to create a modern pop classic. Since then, though, Madonna’s musical offerings have been less flawless. The urban rhythms of 2008′s Hard Candy and technicolor pop of 2012′s MDNA each received a cooler response, and in between came the somewhat slapdash greatest hits compilation Celebration. Some have even gone as far as to say that the Queen of Pop has ‘lost it’.

This is, of course, total bullshit. Though her albums have taken an overall dip in quality since Confessions (and there’s frankly no excuse whatsoever for Revolver), when Madonna gets it right, there’s no-one better. Here are ten brilliant tracks she’s recorded since 2005 which prove that Madonna still very much ‘has it’.

1. Give It 2 Me

Give It 2 Me, the second single from Hard Candy, showcases the very best of Madonna’s work with Pharrell Williams. That’s right: Madonna collaborated with Pharrell before every Tom, Dick and Paloma Faith was queueing round the block for their slice of the Happy hitmaker. What’s more, Give It 2 Me has all of Blurred Lines‘ hypnotic rhythms, without any of the creepy lyrics or Robin Thicke’s gurning face – what’s not to love?



2. Devil Wouldn’t Recognise You

Don’t let the faux-lullaby intro fool you, this slow-burning midtempo track is a much darker offering than much of Madge’s recent output. Co-produced by Justin Timberlake, Devil Wouldn’t Recognise You finds Madonna confronting a silver-tongued lover who’s talked himself right into a corner. Some of the best lyrics she’s written in years.



3. She’s Not Me

Written towards the end of her marriage to Guy Ritchie, the ’80s groove of She’s Not Me sees Madonna warning her lover that no other woman is ever going to beat her. The best thing about this six-minute epic isn’t the Queen Of Pop’s cocksure attitude, but the astonishing breakdown halfway through, which seems to reveal an underlying panic in Madonna’s supposed confidence. As she repeats “she’s not me” again and again, it becomes difficult to tell whether she’s trying to scorn him, or convince herself.



4. Candy Shop

Yes, this is the one where Madonna keeps growling “My sugar is raw, sticky and sweet” (nearly 20 times, in fact). Take a moment, shake it out, and get over it. Because look past Madonna’s toffee-coated unmentionables and you’ll find slick R&B beats with a prowling bassline and hooks all over the show. Candy Shop may be sticky and sweet, but that’s largely down to the fact that it’s a total jam.



5. Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)

While the version on the Celebration compilation sounds a little dated, the video remix of Celebration is nothing short of a revelation. Relentless, pounding production breathes new life into the track – and the highlight is undoubtedly when it all falls away before the chorus for a euphoric build-up that simply demands you get you arms in the air. Listen in the office at your own peril.



6. I’m Addicted

This is the jewel in MDNA‘s crown. Evoking the quirky beats of early Daft Punk,I’m Addicted plays out like aural Jenga: the slippery electronic production slowly stacking up layers and layers of musical tension until the whole song wobbles and collapses into an uncontainable megarave. The Number One hit that got away.



7. Love Spent

People often moan that Madonna’s lyrics aren’t “personal” enough anymore – a criticism Love Spent takes one unimpressed look at before proceeding to shut it the fuck down. Pointing the finger of blame at Guy Ritchie for the breakdown of their marriage, Madonna flips between acidic barbs (“Guess if I was your treasury, you’d have found the time to treasure me”) and wishing she could take the place of the money he apparently loved so much. That the song bears echoes of Hung Up is just the cherry on an extremely bittersweet cake.



8. Some Girls

It opens with a rave horn. Does anything else need to be said? Well, maybe only that’s one of Madonna’s snarkiest ever songs, as she lines up female archetypes before knocking them down over thick electronics and muddy beats. “Some girls are not like me” – truer words were never spoken. A basic bitch takedown anthem.



9. Turn Up the Radio

Taken out of context, the chorus could sound plodding and uninspired, but when pieced together as part of this cleverly-constructed track, Turn Up the Radio is irresistible. It’s a sweet and oddly poignant escapist fantasy: when life is shitty, everything will be fine if we can just turn up the radio. Which, thankfully, is something Madonna has never had trouble making us do.



10. Gang Bang

Thunderous, ridiculous and brilliant. And co-written by Mika! Only Madonna.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MADONNA AND MILEY CYRUS COLLABORATING?

Madonna revealed parts of the lyrics of REBEL HEART on her Instagram. The curious thing, is that the Queen of Pop tagged Miley Cyrus and MoZella on her post.



Following Madonna’s post, Miley Cyrus responded with a picture in which she wears a Madonna tee. Naked.



MoZella co-wrote Miley Cyrus’s hit WRECKING BALL and has been confirmed (officially) as a collaborator on Madonna’s new album.

Could these three talented women be collaborating on the song REBEL HEART? I wouldn’t be surprised.

Friday, July 25, 2014

ELLY JACKSON ABOUT MADONNA : SHE’S AN ARTIST


Elly Jackson has gushed that Madonna made sexuality artistic, but she thinks many pop stars now get naked for the attention and not the art.



The queen of pop changed the way sexuality was viewed when she released her coffee table book Sex in 1992, which featured provocative and graphic images.
She also revolutionised stage costumes when she debuted her Jean Paul Gaultier cone corset during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour. Unfortunately The La Roux singer thinks Madonna’s original message has been lost amongst today’s pop stars.

“She made it artistic and she knew exactly what she was doing,” Elly explained to British newspaper Metro. “Now I feel it’s often just an excuse to get attention.
“I’m sure if I stripped naked and released a video, a million people would watch it as well – purely to go, what the HELL, La Roux’s naked? Not because they thought it was hot, just because it was shocking. It’s a cheap way to get mention, and it’s too easy.”

Elly is known for her edgy androgynous style, and her short quiffed hair style has influenced many of her fans to copy it.

While the 26-year-old has nothing against music stars shedding their cloths while performing, she does wish it wasn’t done in front of their young fans.

“Female pop stars can do whatever they want – I’m not telling them to go inside and put their clothes on. It’s about saying that if women do want to take their clothes off, can we just not aim it at seven-year-olds? That’s my only point,” she sighed.

Source : BelfastTelegraph

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MADONNA IS #1 IN THE “TOP 10 ARTISTS WHO HAS HELPED THE LGBT MOVEMENT”




In the 1980s, many people were using the AIDS epidemic as an excuse to perpetuate homophobia. Madonna was one of the first mainstream figures who spoke out in defense of the gay community at this time. She got involved in the fight against AIDS, encouraging research and the practice of safe sex. She brought vogueing—a style of dance started in New York’s gay club scene—to the mainstream and featured footage from a gay pride parade in her tour documentary, “Truth or Dare.” She also featured gay, lesbian, and bisexual affection in “Truth or Dare,” the “Justify My Love” video and her “Sex” book. This was still in the early 1990s, before it was a trendy thing for female pop stars to do. More recently, Madonna has spoken out against bullying, anti-gay laws in Malawi and Russia, and the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy.


The full top 10 artists is:

Madonna
Janet Jackson
Macklemore & Lewis
Demi Lovato
Melissa Etheridge
Christina Aguilera
Pansy Division
Mika
Kurt Cobain
Johnny Dangerous

Source : Lgbteen

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DITA VON TEESE : NO ONE IN POP MUSIC CAN COMPETE WITH MADONNA




After being asked which pop stars she feels have incorporated elements of Burlesque successfully into their performances, Dita Von Teese says…

“Madonna is one of the only popstars ever in history… if you watch her career, she’s smart, she knows her research. Every persona she has taken on she’s translated to the very heights of where it could go. I don’t see anybody in modern pop music that can really do that. When I look at Madonna, I see that she gets every detail correct, and she has a good team too, but it takes someone’s leading at the top to really arrive to that.

That’s why when I see pop shows I’m like ‘oh wow this isn’t very interesting’, you know, Madonna was wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture on stage in the 90s.”



When asked if she listens to the radio, she quickly replies…

“I don’t listen to anything on the radio. I don’t think there’s any good music being played on the radio. There’s such an industry now and so policitcal of what gets played..
I don’t hear anything [on the radio today] that’s relative to Prince, David Bowie, and Madonna. Stuff that really stands the test of time. I don’t…”

Source : atrl.net