The Original “Girl Gone Wild”

As the anticipation and excitement for Madonna’s newest album builds, the Queen of Pop has been releasing snippets of songs on the new album. A couple of days ago, she released a steamy new video. The video, “Girl Gone Wild,” seems to be an homage to her earlier, “controversial” days in the early 1990s. It’s like a modern-day mash-up of her music videos “Express Yourself,” “Vogue,” “Justify My Love,” “Erotica,” and “Human Nature.” It’s sexy. It’s crazy. It’s vintage Madonna 2012. We love it. 🙂

 

*WARNING: This is the uncensored version of the video…

 

 

**Oh, and for those who say it’s a copy of Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro,” you don’t really know what you’re talking about. Madonna did the gender-bending-guys-in-heels thing first (1991’s “Justify My Love”). 😉

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More Previews of MDNA

Madonna’s upcoming album, MDNA, comes out in less than three weeks…and from the songs and previews we’ve heard and seen, it’s going to be amazing. The Queen is back and she’s more bad-ass than ever.

Click here to preview the track “I’m Addicted.” Apparently, Perez Hilton got the chance to hear the album and will be previewing a few songs over the next few weeks. Um, “insanely jealous” doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about that… 😛

Last week, the track “Girl Gone Wild” came out, first as a lyrics video on VEVO and then as a single on iTunes. Listen to the opening track (first on the album) below…it’ll make you “feel like sinnin'” 😉   *I love that it’s reminiscent of her 10th album, Confessions on a Dance Floor

The video for the first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (released February 3rd)…

**Update: On March 7 (the day after I posted this), snippets of “I’m Addicted” and “Love Spent” were posted to Madonna’s official YouTube channel.

“I’m Addicted”

“Love Spent”

**March 9 Update: Previews of “Gang Bang” and the video for “Girl Gone Wild.” This album is going to be epic 😀

“Gang Bang”

preview of the music video for “Girl Gone Wild” – it looks like “Erotica” meets “Human Nature” 2012 – love it! 😀

 

**March 13 Update…

Preview of the track “Superstar”

 

**March 14 Update…

Preview of the track “Falling Free”

Madonna’s Most Memorable Live Performances

Madonna performed the best Super Bowl halftime show in NFL history. Was it spectacular? Yes. Was it memorable? Oh, yes. Were people talking about it. Twitter definitely says “yes.” As a matter of fact, there was an average of about 8,000 tweets per second for five minutes while the Queen of Pop put on one of the greatest, memorable shows in Super Bowl and television history. Celebrities and journalists also chimed in…

“Go on Madonna with your baaaad self. Loved it!” – CNN host Don Lemon

“Incredible halftime show love Madonna” – Chelsea Lately comedienne Heather McDonald

“Madonna just won the Superbowl XLVI” – Washington Post blogger/columnist & MSNBC contributor Ezra Klein

“Wow best halftime show ever!!! Wow Madonna! Wow” – Serena Williams

“Madonna killen the superbowl her show is soo fresh. Wowoowowowowowoowowowowowow!” – Snoop Dogg

“O. M. G. Madonna killed it BRILLIANT Halftime show!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPERB choreography & Madonna was FLAWLESS!” – Paula Abdul

“Madonna had the best Half-time performance of all time !! Everyone on that stage killed it! @nickiminaj @MIAuniverse @CeeLo” – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs

In case you missed the incredible, Roman-Egyptian goddess/cheerleader/church-choir-themed performance, watch it! It’s a must-see 🙂

**Update to this post as of February 6, 2012: The Super Bowl game itself garnered a 47.8 rating (apparently, that’s really good…). Madonna’s halftime performance garnered a rating of 48.3. Around 114 million people tuned in to watch the halftime show, the most in Super Bowl history. That’s right, Madonna officially won the Super Bowl. 😉 Her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is number two on iTunes (US store), her future album, MDNA is number one, and the music video “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is also number one**

Madonna - Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

Madonna has been pushing buttons, setting records and churning out hit songs for almost thirty years. Throughout her career, she’s delivered several great performances that had people talking and entertained, dancing their asses off in arenas around the world.

She’s been provocative. She’s been sexual. She’s initiated and sparked public dialogue on things like censorship, self-reliance, feminism, sex, homophobia, sexism and racism. She’s even received the wrath of the Vatican a couple times. Oh, and she’s also the most successful female artist of all time. She’s still a force of nature at age 53.

Here’s a few of Madonna’s most memorable moments live. Take a trip down memory lane or see what all the fuss was about “back in the day.” I’ve also provided her age at the time each video was originally aired live so you can see how timeless she is and the incredible shape she’s been in and maintained throughout her career. Watch the Queen of Pop put on some of the greatest shows on Earth. 🙂

MTV Video Music Awards – “Like A Virgin” – 1984 (age – 26)

MTV Video Music Awards – “Vogue” – 1990 (age – 32)

Opening of her Blonde Ambition World Tour with “Express Yourself” – 1990 (age – 32)

“Like a Virgin” from the Blonde Ambition World Tour – 1990 (age 32)

“Ray of Light” on Oprah – 1998 (age – 40)

“Nothing Really Matters” at the 1999 Grammmy Awards (age – 41)

“Music” from her Drowned World Tour – 2001 (age – 43)

“Like a Virgin/Hollywood” (ft. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot) at the MTV Video Music Awards – 2003 (age – 45)

“Live To Tell” from her Confessions Tour – 2006 (age – 48)

“Music Inferno” from the Confessions Tour – 2006 (age – 48)

“She’s Not Me” from her Sticky & Sweet Tour – 2008 (age – 50)

“La Isla Bonita” from the Sticky & Sweet Tour – 2008 (age – 50)

Just A Reminder…

Just because I’ve been writing a lot about Madonna lately doesn’t mean I’ve given up on writing about current events, philosophy, etc. I’m still reading newspapers (in print and online), watching television news and keeping up with the latest headlines via Twitter.

Madonna just released a new single, is about to perform at the Super Bowl halftime on Sunday (for the first time in her career), will release her new album in late March AND will go on tour later this year. You all know I’m a huge Madonna fan and seeing how she’s my favorite artist, I’ll be writing about her a lot during this monumental year.

And yes, I’ll still write on current events. Expect my two cents on something in the news to come shortly. I do, after all, want to have my career in news and journalism. 😉

“Give Me All Your Luvin'”

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the highly anticipated, amazing new video from the reigning Queen of Pop…

 

 

I love the references to old Hollywood greats and her own videos. Plus, the football/cheerleader theme is perfectly timed for the Super Bowl. “L-U-V MADONNA! Y-O-U YOU WANNA?!” 😀

Track List for MDNA Officially Released

With only hours to go until Madonna’s new album, MDNA, is available for pre-order on iTunes, Madonna.com finally revealed the track listing of the highly anticipated album:

  1. Girls Gone Wild
  2. Gang Bang
  3. I’m Addicted
  4. Some Girls
  5. I Don’t Give A
  6. Turn Up the Radio
  7. Give Me All Your Luvin’
  8. B-day Song
  9. Superstar
  10. I’m A Sinner
  11. Masterpiece
  12. Falling Free
  13. Love Spent
  14. I Fucked Up
  15. Beautiful Killer

Madonna.com also had this to say:

“The ‘MDNA’ era is here, so get ready for more exclusive news and announcements!”

**weeks after this post was made, MDNA was altered. Here’s the new arrangement, including the different versions of the upcoming album, as of March 5, 2012…

There will be five versions of the much-anticipated album: The standard explicit 12 track version, standard edited 11 track version, deluxe explicit 17 track version, deluxe edited 16 track version and the deluxe Super Bowl explicit 18 track edition. The edited deluxe edition will only be available in physical (CD) form and the Super Bowl version only in digital form.

  1. Girl Gone Wild
  2. Gang Bang [explicit]
  3. I’m Addicted
  4. Turn Up The Radio
  5. Give Me All Your Luvin’ (ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)
  6. Some Girls
  7. Superstar
  8. I Don’t Give A (ft. Nicki Minaj) [explicit]
  9. I’m A Sinner
  10. Love Spent
  11. Masterpiece
  12. Falling Free
  13. Beautiful Killer – Deluxe Edition only
  14. I Fucked Up [explicit] – Deluxe *explicit* and Super Bowl Editions only
  15. B-Day Song (ft. M.I.A.) – Deluxe Edition only
  16. Best Friend – Deluxe Edition only
  17. Give Me All Your Luvin’ (LMFAO Remix) (ft. Nicki Minaj and LMFAO) – Deluxe Edition only
  18. Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Laidback Luke Remix) – Deluxe *edited* Edition only
  19. Love Spent (Acoustic Version) – Super Bowl Edition only

MDNA Deluxe Edition album cover

MDNA Standard Edition album cover

Album Cover of MDNA is Here!

The amazing album cover to Madonna’s upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, has been released. 😀

MDNA

As I mentioned in my previous post, iTunes will offer an exclusive 18-track deluxe edition pre-order on Friday (February 3rd) when “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is released. For a few days only, the entire deluxe edition will be $9.99. I was so happy when I saw this on the iTunes store…

iTunes Countdown To Pre-Order of MDNA