Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Where Did You Go, Madge?

It used to be that I would buy the new Madonna album the week it came out. I have all of her albums (except for compilations), even the recent one with the awful James Bond song. But her new album hasn't even hit the radar screen. I don't know what it's called and I'm not planning on getting it. I'm sure most of you outgrew Lady Madge in the 90s, or even the 80s, or perhaps never liked her. But she was huge for me. I finally got to see her at Madison Square Garden in 2003 on her Reinvention Tour and what a thrill it was (floor seats and champagne!!!). It was the most awesome show I'd ever seen in my life. (That is, until I saw Prince the following month, but I'll save him for another day.)

Despite her recent subpar albums, I was reminded of how great she was when I heard "Everybody" on the radio the other day. So here are my top 10 Madonna songs. It's hard to do a Top 10 for her, but here it is, just for kicks. These all happen to be pre-Immaculate Collection.

10. Like a Prayer
9. Dear Jessie
8. Dress You Up
7. Burning Up
6. Like a Virgin
5. La Isla Bonita
4. Causing a Commotion
3. Borderline
2. Everybody
1. Holiday

4 comments:

cshinpark@hotmail.com said...

I'm just welling up with nostalgia here. Can I add "Get into the Groove" & "Crazy For You"...I know-I know, "Vogue" came later but still very good. And, yes, yes---"Holiday" is hands down ABSOLUTELY #1. I'll admit though that post mid/late-90's, I've been far less interested in her "ways" but still hold a special place for her.

OMG (ahhhhHHHHH, screams of joy-excitement!!), PRINCE...

Octopus Grigori said...

I think that "What It Feels Like For A Girl" song should be on there. And what about "Cherish"?

chanchow said...

There are so many good Madge songs that I think I will need to do a Top 11-20 songlist. Crazy for You was originally #10, but I bumped it on a whim for Like a Prayer. I never liked Cherish...

hh said...

camille paglia recently wrote an intersting article on her and her latest album on salon.com...