It's a song about intimacy disguised as a song about betrayal, and it showed that Madonna could rebound from the bad press of the Erotica era without reverting to playing it safe. Certainly the most innocent-sounding song to nonetheless earn inclusion on Tipper Gore and the PMRC's infamous "Filthy Fifteen" list of the current pop songs they found to be most objectionable, "Dress You Up" arguably borders on adult content with its repeated "all over your body" exhortations but stays PG at worst with its generally over-caffeinated exuberance.
With a knockout chorus, infectious synth line and some exceptionally placed " Owww " backing vocals, the fact that "Dress You Up" was only the fourth-best single to be pulled from Like a Virgin suggested what a force to be reckoned with Madonna would remain for the rest of the millennium. Who else besides Madonna has the power to transform a scathing diss targeted for an ex-lover into one of the best and most empowering dance hits of the '00s?
The lyrics again concerned intimacy, but this time they were a plea to her partner to open up, with the chorus no longer content with all the secrets her baby was keeping. It one-upped the Bedtime Stories lead single in most areas, including on the Hot -- where "Secret" peaked at No. No song better married the experimental impulses of American Life with her more accessible pop sensibilities like this topsy-turvy electro-romp, which simultaneously romanticized dreams of Tinseltown stardom while also calling out their emptiness.
Of course a song about the phoniness of the entertainment industry would soundtrack her infamous stunt at the '03 VMAs. As Madonna slips from lovestruck coo to sultry contralto, producer Nile Rodgers peppers in sprightly guitar and wry giggles from the star herself.
The lyrics to this True Blue Hot topper, of course, started a firestorm for the lightning-rod pop star when it came out inwith critics unfairly accusing her of glamorizing teen pregnancy and typically anti-Madonna conservatives praising what they saw as the song's pro-life message.
But the real melodrama was in the music, with dramatic, staccato strings accompanying a driving dance beat that perfectly matched the urgency of the song's pleading message. Despite its most famous quote being about crying, you wouldn't necessarily think of baseball dramedy and all-time what's-on-TBS-today classic A League of Their Own as a tearjerker -- until you remember "This Used to Be My Playground.
A half-decade before "Blurred Lines," The Neptunes granted Madonna a very similar bass-and-cowbell shuffle for her finest Hard Candy single. The song stiffed on the charts at the time, peaking at No. I lived so selfishly. An icy declaration via alter ego Dita Parlo that it was time to kick open the doors on kinks and own them without shame made plenty of prudes bristle in But years of dirrty followers have proven that not only was Madonna fingering a chord that was already deep within our collective unconscious, but few can do it better than M when it comes to Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix) - Various - 21st Century Disco 2003 (CD) raw without pandering or risking exploitation.
One of Madonna's biggest early hits -- and the one most despised by the singer herself. Madonna has worn plenty of hats in her career, and for the Music era she literally decided to grab her best Stetson and become a full-blown cowgirl. But for Madonna, it landed her yet another top five Hot hit. The devastating truth at the core of "Live to Tell" is never revealed, but also "never far behind," the knowledge leaving Madonna both empowered and paralyzed. But as captivating as the lyrics are, the song's most affecting moment is its pre-bridge dissolve, where only the dramatic waves of synth remain, a moment of seeming crisis or revelation before a fragile Madonna gently reintroduces herself to the melody: "If I ran away I'd never have the strength to go very far.
This irresistible dance hit is a nightclub nursery rhyme, taking the children's poem "Star Light, Star Bright" and flipping it into a sexy Studio 54 come-on about heavenly bodies. Madonna is credited as the sole songwriter on the track, so she gets full credit for taking advantage of the rote simplicity of a nursery rhyme and turning Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix) - Various - 21st Century Disco 2003 (CD) into a radio-ready earworm, with a music video that created the first of many iconic looks for the burgeoning superstar.
Madonna's career has been too mutli-faceted to reduce to a simple two-word message, but "Express Yourself" would probably be a pretty good start: From her "Material Girl" days to her Rebel Heart era, self-expression, and the need to identify what you want and then go out and get it, has always been paramount.
Speaking of that clip, when you're grabbing "Express Yourself" for party playlists, make sure you pass over the overcooked Like a Prayer version for the much tighter video edit, found on the Celebration compilation. Makes the people!
Come together…. In reality, the dirtiest part of the song is the drum loop, a smoked-out, bass-bombed James Brown-via-Public Enemy shuffle that suggests all kind of nocturnal activities -- expanded upon only lightly by Madonna's lyrics taken from a poem by former Prince protege Ingrid Chavezwhose calls for emotional intimacy are more provocative than any carnal fantasy described.
But just because it's not explicitly NC doesn't mean the song's eroticism isn't still palpable and formidable -- few moments in pop history are as sexually charged as the chorus, where everything drops out but Madonna " Wanting.
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Archived from the original PDF on 23 March Labels: Status Quo updated This is the Shangri-Las debut album, originally released in on the Red Bird label. It had never been released on CD until recently. There are a number of album tracks featured here which had never been released on CD previously, despite the many official compilations released up until this point.
Fully remastered, it now contains 7 bonus tracks:. This is the second Shangri-Las album, originally released in on the Red Bird label. This is the third and final Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix) - Various - 21st Century Disco 2003 (CD) album, a compilation originally released in on the Mercury label. It has never been released on CD.
This is my own compilation using all the original mono mixes from the highest quality digital sources of the 12 track album. The label's first release was "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups, which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Hota feat matched later that year by the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack".
Eleven of the first 30 singles released by Red Bird reached the Top Forty. All tracks are tagged correctly and in the correct running order of this compilation I have made. I actually own the original 7" single which I bought at Penny Lane in at a special price of only 35p! I always remember the owner who I knew well getting upset with me and saying "You shouldn't be.
Thing is I haven't played it in over 40 years, and always assumed the album version was the same recording. I have to agree with him, that the re-recorded 7" single version is far superior to the album version upon hearing it again for the first time in 41 years.
The single version of the 'Echo Beach' follow up single. This re-recording is much better than the hum drum album version, and has never been released on CD. Nanci Griffiths R. Labels: Nanci Griffith R. Nina Simone. Labels: Nina Simone. Wednesday, 11 August Bernadette Peters. Alexisonfire have issued some new re-presses of their catalog on vinyl.
Tom DeLonge talked with Guitar. Lifeforms is another textural expedition that opens clear water between itself and the idea of DeLonge as a three-chord thrasher. If you Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix) - Various - 21st Century Disco 2003 (CD) read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week.
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