The best of Madonna

I am a rock girl. But Madonna’s pop music is my weakness and always has been.

Now, you are probably thinking: “but her music sucks, it’s just boring easy-listening pop”. And I must say: not so. When you think of Madonna you probably are thinking of “Like a virgin”, “Material Girl”, “Vogue”, and “Hung up”. None of these songs are among my favorites though. The kind of Madonna music I like is the kind of music that was never released as singles, and so most people are not aware of it.

Here’s my top 10:

10. Gone
9. Fighting Spirit (unreleased)
8. Sky Fits Heaven
7. Mother and Father (ignore the actual video, acoustic version equally good)
6. Future Lovers / I Feel Love (Live version only)
5. How High
4. Lament
3. Paradise Not for Me
2. You Thrill Me (original, unreleased version of “Erotica”)
1. To Have and Not to Hold

All but one of these songs (“Lament” is older) are from the “third era” of Madonna, her electronic era (I musically categorize Madonna’s career in 3 major eras: the pop ’80-’89 era, the ’90-’97 weird sex shit era, and the electronic/disco of ’98-today). Interestingly, no song from her brand new album “Hard Candy” (review) makes my top 10.


mikesum32 wrote on October 28th, 2008 at 8:50 PM PST:

I’m fond of “I’ll Remember” and “The Power Of Good-Bye”

Wombat66 wrote on October 29th, 2008 at 1:06 PM PST:

Anybody that likes this ‘electronic’ era of Madonna (especially Ray of Light) should definitely check out William Orbit. Strange Cargo III and Hinterland are good starting points.

… Ray of Light was pretty much a William Orbit album with Madonna singing.

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Eugenia wrote on October 29th, 2008 at 1:09 PM PST:

I listened to Orbit’s work before Madonna hired him. 😉

Jim wrote on October 29th, 2008 at 2:27 PM PST:

Give us notice if you shut down your blog, that way we can archive so much good information on it.
Thanks for everything so far, you have many fans

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Eugenia wrote on October 29th, 2008 at 6:00 PM PST:

The blog will remain live for a while exactly because it has some tutorials that people need, it’s just that I might not blog any more.

ArthurTR wrote on October 31st, 2008 at 10:25 AM PST:

You dont need to justify your liking great music. ( and I listened to every one. ). Its all very, very good. I like a lot of her pop stuff too, but I never listened to any of the albums that these songs are from. Thanks for introducing me to this music.

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