In 1982 a 23 year old dancer from Michigan travelled to New York with $35 in her pocket and became the living embodiment of the American Dream Rags to Riches Story!!
Her name was Madonna and very quickly she was frequenting the Danceteria nightclub in New York, where she persuaded the DJ to play her songs, which were well received. Madonna carried a demo tape of three songs everywhere she went and within weeks she was signed up by Sire Records for a two 12″ single deal. The single “Everybody” was commercially released in October 1982 and became a dance hit in the United States, but not a Billboard chart success. However mainstream chart success was not far away, as this dance chart success acted as a springboard for a deal for an LP and two more singles.
Madonna’s debut album, the self titled “Madonna” was released on the 27th July 1983 and the rest, as they say is pop music history. Madonna’s career was jettisoned into the stratosphere by the success of the three singles that came off the “Madonna” album – “Lucky Star”, “Holiday” and “Borderline”. The three singles released from Madonna’s debut album signalled were perfect for the time – high energy, catchy anthems for the 1980s party and club scene.
Madonna refined her style to create a more sophisticated sound the following year with her collaboration with producer Nile Rogers, spawning tracks like “Like A Virgin” and “Material Girl”. For the Record Press author, there was and still is something very uplifting about those first three singles, so much so that two of them appear in this Record Press Top 10 Best Madonna Songs –
1) Papa Don’t Preach
2) Dress You Up
5) Like A Virgin
6) Crazy For You
7) Live To Tell
8 ) Vogue
9) Into The Groove
10) Express Yourself
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