August 16, 2010

True Blue Madonna

Guess today is Madonna's 52nd birthday. Love her, hate her, or just ambivalent, she certainly is an icon of our generation. True Blue, in my humble opinion, represents her at her best. The song is just plain fun and so reminiscent of the 60 girl groups. Her take on Carpenters writer John Bettis' Crazy For You was another brilliant piece, showing her flexibility and willingness to adapt to whatever was hot during the period. The much later Take A Bow was another sultry favorite.

You don't find her on the radio stations I frequent, but I do not think I will ever forget her playing Breathless Mahoney in the Walt Disney film Dick Tracy. Warren Beatty was certainly smitten by her then both on and off the screen- and I was too.

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