Madonna surprisingly only has one outfit change in her music video for “Turn Up The Radio” and it involves taking off her jacket. The singer leaves her hotel room, bombarded by the flashing lights of photographers. She realizes all she needs to pick up her spirits is a drive through the Italian countryside, where she runs into her fans and a few free spirits she takes along for the ride. Madonna filmed the video in Florence last month. The track is the latest single from her electronic pop album MDNA.
If you want to create a media circus, just flash a bit of your nipular area on stage. I’m not sure if Madonna choreographed the 2-second peep show for her concert in Turkey or if she was just riding the euphoric wave of performance highs but her fans certainly weren’t complaining.
During her MDNA concert in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday night the 53-year-old singer bared her right breast to fans during the song “Human Nature.” Of course, since pretty much everyone waves flashing cell phones as opposed to softly lit lighters, someone in the front section caught it all on tape.
I’m guessing the move was calculated as she turned around to reveal a large tattoo on her back that said “NO FEAR.”
Well duh, you don’t go to a Madonna concert expecting fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows (though that would be even more shocking for Madonna). During a recent show in Tel Aviv, she used Nazi imagery like swastikas and the Iron Cross during the interlude.
Some of the stunts she pulled in the 80s were so scandalous that she got pulled off certain channels, but those same images (bisexuality, sadomasochism) are hardly shocking now. The point: should we lighten up?
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Madonna used questionable imagery during her concert in Israel yesterday, including images of Adolf Hitler and swastikas. The images went up during a video interlude at one of her concerts.
One of the images was of Madonna with a swastika on her forehead and a moustache similar to Hitler’s. In other scenes, there were visuals of the Iron Cross, which was a military decoration of The Third Reich.
Granted, the Nazi images were among other scenes of violence, war and political protests, but it sparked mega controversy and many people said they shouldn’t have been used at all.
Considering the context, do you think the images should have been used?
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These days, it’s hard to to find a song that doesn’t remind you of another song. A lot of artists purposely borrow from each other or unintentionally use similar melodies (check out One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” versus Grease’s “Summer Nights.”)
During the May 27 rehearsals in Tel Aviv for her MDNA world tour, Madonna unexpectedly performed her song “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
A while ago, Madonna implied that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” was just a knock-off of her hit “Express Yourself.” She told ABC News: ”I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.”
Gaga, who prides herself on individuality, wasn’t thrilled with Madonna’s comparison and told NME last year: ”I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded,” she said. “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. … If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years.”
Madonna and Gaga’s songs admittedly sound quite similar. However, a lot of people think Madonna’s mashup was a bit immature, especially when she starts singing: “She’s not me,” near the end, as though she’s trying to prove some sort of point.
Whatever the case, there are tons of songs that sound similar to each other and I don’t think there’s any harm in addressing the similarities, intentional or not.
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Madonna’s new track ‘I F**ked Up’ has been released.
Featured in her upcoming album called MDNA, the song begins with everyone’s sorriest excuse and has her singing more self-pitying words.
Set to be released on March 26, MDNA is set to be the 53-year-old pop icon’s return to music made for the dance floor.
Personally, I don’t think I’m a fan of the song.
But I have to admit that it’s very revealing. That itself deserves many respect points from me to the pop superstar.
What do you think?