“Hey Mr. DJ, put a record on, I want to dance with my baby.”
On August 21 2000, Madonna’s “Music” single was released. “Music” was the lead single from her eighth studio album of the same name. It was written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.
“Music” peaked number one in 22 other countries, including Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. “Music” was the longest running number-one single on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for the decade (five weeks). The song was the second most successful dance single of the decade in the United States, behind Madonna’s own “Hung Up” (2005). “Music” was the last number one hit on the Canadian RPM singles chart.
On August 20 2012, a law suit was filed by nine Russians who were offended that Madonna had asked fans to raise their hands to show their support for the Russian LGBT community during a concert stop in St. Petersburg, Russia—where it is illegal to promote homosexuality to minors.
In her speech during the concert, Madonna called for members of Russia’s LGBT community to be “treated with dignity, with respect, with compassion, with love,” and took the country to task for crackdowns on those who expressed opposition against the country’s oppressive laws.
“I feel people are becoming more and more afraid of people who are different; people are becoming more intolerant,” she said. “It’s a very scary time, but we can make a difference. We can change this. We have the power. And we don’t have to do it with violence; we just have to do it with love.”
Although the suit did make it to trial in November 2012, it was promptly dismissed by the presiding judge after briefly questioning the plaintiffs about the arbitrary nature of the case given the volume of contemporary entertainment which contains “positive references to homosexuality.” The suit had sought damages of approximately $10.5 million from Madonna, the organizer of her concert, and the hall where it was held.
On August 19 1997, “Buenos Aires” (from “Evita“) was released as a promo-only single to club DJs and radio stations in the USA to promote “Evita” on video.
Here is a full listing of the different mixes of “Buenos Aires“:
World Mix Edit
World Mix Edit – Shorter
Te Amo 12″ Extended Vocal Version
Te Amo 12″ Extended Instrumental Version
Te Amo 12″ TV Dub
Te Amo 12″ Acapella Version
Te Amo Single Edit
Te Amo Radio Version
On August 17 1960, Sean Justin Penn was born.
In the film, “Truth Or Dare” Madonna is asked, “Who has been the love of your life for your whole life?” Madonna replies without hesitation, “Sean. Sean.”
On August 15 2001, during a sold-out “Drowned World Tour” concert at the National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL, Madonna was surprised by husband Guy Ritchie when he appeared onstage to present her a cake for her 43rd birthday.