Today in Madonna History: April 23, 1985


On April 23 1985, Madonna’s Like A Virgin album was certified 4x platinum (4 million units).

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  1. For me, Like a Virgin is a Ciccone mixed bag-Record kicks off with Madonna’s single most annoying song ever-and a song she rightly disowns-Material Girl, then nicely recovers with Lola paean Angel and then the Iconic #1 hit title cut-a song that’s been Reinvented on each of her performances-that’s M’s strength and then explodes with her ode to her determination, drive and Blonde Ambition in her Rebel Heart-the new wave dance-rocker Over and Over and then her ballad centerpiece at Virgin’s midpoint-Her Ladyship’s brilliant cover rendition of sad ballad Love Don’t Live Here Anymore-first song about mother’s death then ignites again with punky Sex jam Dress You Up-complete with Madge’s second guitar solo-Way to go Madge before unfortunately limping to the finish line with Shoo-bee-doo, Pretender and Stay-low-point filler by Maddy’s impossibly high standards. Yes, Like a Virgin was a commendable sophomore album-but along with Parts of The First Album, I’m Breathless, American Life, Hard Candy and Snatches of MDNA
    -Like a Virgin is my least fave of Madonna’s albums-it simply doesn’t measure up to the Ciccone brilliance
    of True Blue, Who’s That Girl?, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Something to Remember, Evita, Ray of Light, Music, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Celebration and Rebel Heart-Madonna knows where she’s going but isn’t sure she wants to get there if at all!-Her brilliance wasn’t quite there yet!

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