Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Madonna: Like A Virgin
At the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna made music history when she appeared in a bridal gown atop a giant wedding cake. The climax of her performance found her humping and rolling around on the stage. "Like a Virgin" became Madonna's first of 12 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained there for six consecutive weeks. The album Like A Virgin remained in the Top 10 for nine weeks. Madonna is regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time" and dubbed the "Queen of Pop." Recording Industry Association of America ranked her as the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth centry. On March 10, 2008, Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Madonna's look and manner of dress, performances and music videos became influential among young girls and women. Defined by lace tops, skirts over capri pants, fishnet stockings, jewelry bearing the Christian cross, and bleached hair, it became a female fashion trend in the 1980s.
Madonna, Like A Virgin. Like A Virgin. Warner Bros. Records, 7599 25181-2, 1985.
Watch a live performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-k3sMC1l4Y