Today in Madonna History: June 21, 1993

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On June 21 1993, Madonna’s Rain video premiered on MTV.  The video was directed by Mark Romanek, and filmed from May 16 – 19 at an airport hanger in Santa Monica, California.  Romanek and Madonna set the video to look like Ryuichi Sakamoto was directing it, giving it a backstage feel. It was entirely shot in black and white and then hand-painted with blue tones.

It’s strange
I feel like I’ve known you before
I want to understand you
More and more
And more
When I’m with you
I feel like a magical child
Everything is strange
Everything is wild

One thought on “Today in Madonna History: June 21, 1993

  1. The seeds of Madonna’s current and future artwork are planted in ballad Rain. When Madonna wrote and sang Rain, she thought of her late mother and decided to write, sing and cry about Love. Inspired by Japanese anime origami, Madonna never again looked back. Instead, she turned her life around. Beating a Rebel Heart, La Ciccone cried with a sadness in her smile. Madonna Forever!

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