Today in Madonna History: October 20, 1984

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On October 20 1984, Madonna’s Lucky Star hit #4 the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.

Jellybean Benitez said this of the Lucky Star recording session:

“She was unhappy with the whole damn thing, so I went in and sweetened up a lot of music for her, adding some guitars to Lucky Star, some voices, some magic.  I just wanted to do the best job I could do for her. When we would play back Holiday or Lucky Star, you could see that she was overwhelmed by how great it all sounded. You wanted to help her, you know? As much as she could be a bitch, when you were in the groove with her, it was very cool, very creative.”

One thought on “Today in Madonna History: October 20, 1984

  1. Yes! Lucky Star goes double as a tribute to someone Madonna lost as a child-see also Nobody Knows Me and Promise to Try for more information-her mother. As the opening salvo to start a life, the impact of Lucky Star hits-and then it shudders-as if Madonna is crying her tears all over again! Watch and learn-Madonna is brilliant!

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