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 a Santa Monica Airport hanger in 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

Waiting is the hardest thing
I tell myself that if I believe in you
In the dream of you
With all my heart and all my soul
That by sheer force of will
I will raise you from the ground
And without a sound you’ll appear
And surrender to me
To love

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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