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: 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 stands 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