Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Madonna Covered....

 X Factor USA (Divas Week)

Arin Ray - Crazy For You

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Madonna Covered....

X-Factor AU

The Collective - Like a Prayer

On the Cover of a Magazine - 1985

BOP Magazine

This is such a cool spread on Madonna's fashion...back in the day.
have to admit I'm loving the 'Dress You Up' jacket.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rihanna Racks Up 12th #1 Single, Ties Madonna

That Rihanna reign will not…let…up.
Indeed, the “singer” – after 6 previous attempts – has earned her first #1 album with‘Unapologetic’ – her 7th studio effort released this week.  And, while her faithful Navy rejoice at the news, her record label home Def Jam just gave them more reason to celebrate…
Screen shot 2012 11 20 at 7.42.41 PM Rihanna Racks Up 12th #1 Single, Ties Madonna
The charts are expected to reflect the announcement upon their refreshment at the week’s end.
Rihanna’s newest accomplishment sees her surpass late legendary pop iconWhitney Houston‘s 11 #1s and now tie Queen of Pop Madonna‘s 12 #1s (for female artists).  If Riri notches a 13th, she will technically (if Diana Ross’s accomplishments are excluded) be the female with the second-most reigns atop the singles chart – second only to Mariah Carey.
The feat comes less than a year after it was announced Rihanna broke another of Madge’s record - most top 10s in shortest amount of time.  

Sigh…what is the world coming to?

Did you Know...

Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)

Madonna recorded lead vocal with Don and David for the Was (Not Was) album Born to Laugh at Tornadoes produced in Detroit in 1982–83. The released vocal were by Ozzy Osbourne with backing vocals by Kathy Kosins and Carol Hall. Madonna and John "Jellybean" Benitez are both in the album credits. During a May 2006 Kathy Kosins phone interview with Bruce Baron it was revealed that Ozzy recorded his vocal first. Kathy and Carol added vocals in Detroit. Kathy's vocals were intended to be replaced by Madonna by producer Don Was. Madonna's label Sire Records did not agree to the release and Kathy's vocals were restored for the ZE Records release as a backing track.

Kathy then became a longtime Was (not Was) contributor. 
Madonna originally became involved via her friendship with Stephen Bray and his group The Breakfast Club who were also signed with ZE Records (later acquired by MCA). Madonna requested her original vocal not to be used in an early 1990s remix released as a single in Europe to support a Was (Not Was) Greatest Hits album. Kim Basinger did the new vocals. The '90s remix version with Madonna's vocals leaked onto the internet in April 2008.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fashion Face-Off: Lady Gaga vs. Madonna in a...

Lady Gaga, Madonna
So, this happened.
Words suddenly fail us.
All we know is that Madonna and Lady Gaga are criss-crossing the globe in fishnet tights that may or may not cover all of their titanium-hard super-glutes.
We punt the question to you: 
Whose ass wore fishnets best onstage?

Lady Gaga, Madonna
Gaga's. It took me five minutes just to click the button.CLICK HERE
Madonna's. Can't...look...away...CLICK HERE

I'll Remember...1987

In November 1987, Warner Bros. Records commissioned the release of You Can Dance—Madonna's first retrospective—which was aimed at the dance segment of her audience It was an album containing seven of Madonna's songs in remixed format, which was still a revolutionary concept in the 1980s. By the mid-eighties, post-disco dance music was extremely popular and the concept of remix was widely regarded as a new direction of music. Several artists were remixing their tracks and compiling them to create new albums. Mixing was an interpretative process, where the artist was usually involved, but the development was generally looked after the record producer. The different parts of a song, including the lead vocals, background vocals, guitars, bass, synths, drum machine—all went through the process of mixing to sound considerably different from their original counterpart. Mixing determined how loud these instruments were going to sound in relation to each other and what particular sound effects should be added to each instrument. Improvements in studio technologies meant the possibility of shaping the sound of a song in any way, after it has been recorded. The arrangements were it created at the mixing stage, rather than being created previously. A particular vocal phrase could be endlessly copied, repeated, chopped up, transposed up and down in pitch and give them more echo, reverberation, treble or bass.

It was this concept, which intrigued Madonna, while she was developing her third studio album True Blue (1986). She said, "I hate it when people do master mixes of my records. I don't want to hear my songs changed like that. I don't know that I like it, people screwing with my records. The jury is out on it for me. But the fans like it, and really, this one was for the fans, for the kids in the clubs who wanted to hear these songs in a fresh new way." She went to Warner with the idea of releasing her songs by remixing them in a complete dance tune. From Warner's point of view, the rise of remix was a commercial boon, because it meant making more money out of the same piece of music. Instead of paying Madonna to go to studio and record different tracks, they found that allowing her to record the same tracks in different formats was much less costly. Hence they decided to release the album, but gave full freedom to Madonna to choose the producers with whom she wanted to develop the remixes.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Naked - Madonna

Madonna for Truth or Dare Naked
The Queen of Pop is releasing the follow-up to her Truth or Dare fragrance Naked, just in time for the holidays!
The fragrance is described as "a provocative and sexy scent that reveals Madonna’s sensual inner qualities" and features notes of honeysuckle, peach blossom and neroli, vanilla, cocoa flower, lily of the valley, Texas cedarwood, oud wood accord and Australian sandalwood.
The Naked amber-colored juice is inspired by Her Madgesty's favorite rose champagne and comes housed in a clear bottle to recreate the rich color of the champagne just after it has been poured into a crystal flute.
Such attention to detail!
Madonna's nude eau de parfume goes on sale Black Friday and ranges in price from $55 to $68.
Will U be getting 'NAKED' with M?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Give It To Me Gangnam Style!

Korean pop star PSY joined the pop icon Tuesday night during her second show this week at Madison Square Garden. They danced to his pop culture anthem "Gangnam Style" and to her jam "Give It 2 ME" in front of nearly 20,000.

Madonna said PSY flew "all the way from Frankfurt, Germany this morning." She also said she was a big fan of the rapper and loved his suit, which was bright red.

He added that he's had a lot of experiences in the last few months, and that performing at MSG with Madonna topped his list.

Madonna also collected money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Fans threw money onstage while she sang "Like a Virgin." She said she collected $3,000 at Monday's show.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Did you Know...

Possessive Love
Written and recorded with Patrick Leonard, Madonna and Jai Winding. Madonna's original demo was given to singer Marilyn Martin for her to record. The song was included on her 1988 album "This Is Serious". The song was also released as a single by Atlantic Records in 1988 but did not do very well.

Monday, November 5, 2012

28 Years of Like A Virgin

"Like a Virgin" was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Steinberg explained that the song was not only not written for Madonna, it was not even written for a female singer but was inspired by his personal experiences.
I wasn't just trying to get that racy word virgin in a lyric. I was saying ... that I may not really be a virgin – I've been battered romantically and emotionally like many people – but I'm starting a new relationship and it just feels so good, it's healing all the wounds and making me feel like I've never done this before, because it's so much deeper and more profound than anything I've ever felt.
Kelly recorded the demo, and invited Michael Ostin of Warner Bros. Records' A&R department to his house to listen to it. Steinberg and Kelly played four or five tunes for Ostin, and further discussed "Like a Virgin" – they were not sure for which artist the song would be suitable. Due to meet with Madonna the next day to discuss her sophomore album, Ostin intended on playing the demo to her, believing the lyrics and the groove of the song were perfect for Madonna. "When I played it for Madonna she went crazy, and knew instantly it was a song for her and that she could make a great record out of it," Ostin recalled. In 2009, Rolling Stone interviewer Austin Scaggs asked Madonna what her first impressions were after listening to the demos of "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl". Madonna replied:
I liked them both because they were ironic and provocative at the same time but also unlike me. I am not a materialistic person, and I certainly wasn't a virgin, and, by the way, how can you be like a virgin? I liked the play on words, I thought they were clever. They're so geeky, they're cool. I never realised they would become my signature songs, especially the second one.