Today in Madonna History: October 27, 1996

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On October 27 1996, Madonna’s You Must Love Me (the lead single from Evita) was released.

Kathleen Guerdo’s review for Billboard:

“Madonna delivers what is by far one of the strongest vocal performances of her career, comfortably scaling to the song’s demanding soprano heights while infusing it with delicate, heart-rending emotion. This bodes well for the creative potency of the rest of the soundtrack, which is due Nov. 14. Prepare for wall-to-wall airplay of this flawless ballad on pop and AC radio.”

Today in Madonna History: October 22, 1996

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On October 22 1996, Madonna’s You Must Love Me (the lead single from Evita) reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The lyrics:

Where do we go from here?
This isn’t where we intended to be
We had it all, you believed in me
I believed in you

Certainties disappear
What do we do for our dream to survive?
How do we keep all our passions alive
As we used to do?

Deep in my heart I’m concealing
Things that I’m longing to say
Scared to confess what I’m feeling
Frightened you’ll slip away

You must love me
You must love me

Why are you at my side?
How can I be any use to you now?
Give me a chance and I’ll let you see how
Nothing has changed

Deep in my heart I’m concealing
Things that I’m longing to say
Scared to confess what I’m feeling
Frightened you’ll slip away

You must love me
You must love me

You must love me

Today in Madonna History: March 25, 1997

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On March 25 1997, Madonna performed You Must Love Me at the 68th Academy Awards. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Kathleen Guerdo from Billboard said that “Madonna delivers what is by far one of the strongest vocal performances of her career, comfortably scaling to the song’s demanding soprano heights while infusing it with delicate, heart-rending emotion.”

Today in Madonna History: March 24, 1997

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On March 24 1997, Madonna’s version of Another Suitcase In Another Hall  was released as the third and final single from the Evita soundtrack.

The single was only available in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and a small number of European countries.

The lyrics for Another Suitcase In Another Hall were written by Tim Rice, with the music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

A music video was released to promote the single.  The video was the actual performance sequence from the film Evita, directed by Alan Parker.

Today in Madonna History: October 8, 1996

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On October 8 1996, Madonna’s You Must Love Me music video premiered on MTV.

You Must Love Me was released by Warner Bros. as the first single from the Evita soundtrack.  The song was written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1997.

Madonna filmed the music video for You Must Love Me on 31 August 1996 in California, while she was eight months pregnant with her daughter Lourdes. Madonna stood behind a piano to hide her pregnancy.

Today in Madonna History: August 19, 1997

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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