Today in Madonna History: July 7, 1992

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On July 7 1992, Madonna contributed This Used To Be My Playground to the Special Olympics benefit CD, Barcelona Gold.

This Used To Be My Playground was the theme song to the hit film A League of Their Own, but it was not included on the film soundtrack. The soundtrack for the film was released by Columbia Records, while Barcelona Gold was released by Warner Bros., possibly the reason why Madonna’s hit single appeared on the benefit CD instead of the soundtrack.

2 responses

  1. More than any other Madonna song, you can really hear the influence of one of her pop idols, Karen Carpenter, in “Playground.” Of course, years earlier she had paid tribute to Carpenter on one of my favorite cuts from the “Like A Virgin” album — “Angel.”

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