Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

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Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

Postby JR » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Finally- it's Her Madgesty's turn in the Rolling Stone special edition spotlight (and, understandably, the first female to have her own special issue). If RS puts the list on its website, I will post the link.

I don't agree with some songs on the list, but you'll have that. "Oh Father" is the most glaring omission among singles. And what are "Hanky Panky," "4 Minutes," "Me Against the Music" and "Bitch I'm Madonna" doing on there?

1. Like a Prayer
2. Into the Groove
3. Vogue
4. Borderline
5. Like a Virgin
6. Hung Up
7. Live to Tell
8. Ray of Light
9. Music
10. Burning Up
11. Crazy For You
12. Express Yourself
13. Material Girl
14. Promise to Try
15. Dress You Up
16. Open Your Heart
17. Justify My Love
18. Angel
19. What if Feels Like For a Girl
20. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
21. Human Nature
22. Holiday
23. Who's That Girl
24. Physical Attraction
25. Where's the Party
26. Beautiful Stranger
27. Don't Tell Me
28. Cherish
29. Frozen
30. Take a Bow
31. Gambler
32. I Deserve It
33. True Blue
34. 4 Minutes
35. Lucky Star
36. Hanky Panky
37. Deeper and Deeper
38. Keep It Together
39. Bitch I'm Madonna
40. La Isla Bonita
41. Everybody
42. Bad Girl
43. Ghosttown
44. Hollywood
45. This Used To Be My Playground
46. Papa Don't Preach
47. Bedtime Story
48. Me Against the Music
49. Act Of Contrition
50. Die Another Day
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby bootsy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:46 pm

Frozen, Lucky Star way too low and I was never a big fan of Like a Prayer.

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Postby Henrik » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:01 pm

Congratulation JR! :D
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby JR » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:09 pm

Thanks, Henrik- it's a good thing. Except for the gripes, which comes with a lot of lists. :D

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Postby jamieW » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:37 pm

I'm very happy that they included "This Used To Be My Playground." I think it's such a gorgeous, heartbreaking song (if I remember right, it came out not long after her breakup with Sean Penn) and it's my personal favorite by Madonna. I also LOVE them listing the unheralded "Promise To Try" at #14, since the same qualities apply. I agree completely that the most glaring oversight I've noticed is "Oh Father." I grew up with Madonna and she's always been one of my absolute favorite artists, so I was excited to see this list!

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby Nick » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:33 pm

I love "Like a Prayer", but it wouldn't make my top 5 Madonna songs.

"Hung Up" is my favorite song of hers, so it's good to see that place very high.

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby Bruno » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:27 pm

Not bad.

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby JR » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:31 pm

Of the tracks listed lower than they "should" appear, "Papa Don't Preach" really sticks out.

For my own Madonna top 50, I'd include album tracks like "Over and Over," "Till Death Do Us Part," "Waiting," "Inside of Me," etc. But, then again, maybe RS didn't want to get too heavy with albums containing a large number of songs (as it is, the debut has six tracks, out of eight that appeared on it!). There's four from Like a Virgin, six from True Blue, four from Like a Prayer, etc.

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby Henrik » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:00 pm

JR, I'd love to see your personal top 50!
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby JR » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:17 pm

I compiled a top 50 pre-Rebel Heart, but I'd have to adjust it, as one or two may appear in it. And sometimes the order for some could change easily. I will try ti post an updated one in this thread soon. :-)

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Postby Henrik » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:57 am

Eligible
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs

Postby JR » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:21 am

Finally online, for those who missed the issue:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictu ... gs-w430518

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Out: Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination

Postby JR » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:29 pm

Out has published "Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination," also stating that they're her greatest songs. "We" is used in the introduction. it doesn't have commentary for the tracks, so I'm not sure of its eligibility.

http://www.out.com/popnography/2016/7/2 ... Domination

Holiday
Lucky Star
Borderline
Like a Virgin
Material Girl
Crazy For You
Angel
Into the Groove
Dress You Up
Live to Tell
Papa Don't Preach
Open Your Heart
Like a Prayer
Express Yourself
Cherish
Vogue
Justify My Love
This Used to Be My Playground
Erotica
Secret
Take a Bow
Bedtime Story
Human Nature
Frozen
Ray of Light
Drowned World/Substitute For Love
Power of Good-Bye
Nothing Really Matters
Beautiful Stranger
Music
Don't Tell Me
What It Feels Like For a Girl
Hung Up
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Out: Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination

Postby Henrik » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:13 pm

JR wrote:Out has published "Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination," also stating that they're her greatest songs. "We" is used in the introduction. it doesn't have commentary for the tracks, so I'm not sure of its eligibility.

http://www.out.com/popnography/2016/7/2 ... Domination

It's ok for inclusion. I haven't used a rule about commentaries/blurbs before, have I?
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Out: Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination

Postby JR » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:08 pm

I thought there was something said about having commentary, but it's possible it was mentioned as an "and"/"or" criteria, to go along with another criteria. Thanks. :)

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Out: Madonna's 33 Songs of World Domination

Postby JR » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:16 pm

Here is a list from 2014- took some time to verify that it was a collaborative list. The credited writer wrote the copy. He indicated to me on Twitter that "the rest of team argued for their favourites." The order of the top 10 was determined by readers, so the top 10 could be a "No Order."

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/defi ... eZYzT.dpuf

The Definitive Ranking of Madonna's Top 55 Songs

55. Give Me All Your Luvin’
54. American Life
53. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
52. Girl Gone Wild
51. Causing A Commotion
50. Give It 2 Me
49. Me Against The Music
48. Bedtime Story
47. Everybody
46. Turn Up The Radio
45. Who’s That Girl?
44. Celebration
43. Nothing Really Matters
42. Secret
41. Die Another Day
40. Jump
39. Dress You Up
38. Rescue Me
37. Open Your Heart
36. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
35. Hollywood
34. You’ll See
33. Love Profusion
32. The Power Of Goodbye
31. Don’t Tell Me
30. Take A Bow
29. True Blue
28. Oh Father
27. Bad Girl
26. La Isla Bonita
25. Sorry
24. Justify My Love
23. Crazy For You
22. 4 Minutes
21. Burning Up
20. Beautiful Stranger
19. Music
18. Live To Tell
17. Erotica
16. Frozen
15. Human Nature
14. Lucky Star
13. Cherish
12. Borderline
11. Deeper And Deeper

10. Papa Don’t Preach
9. Holiday
8. Into The Groove
7. Material Girl
6. Ray Of Light
5. Hung Up
4. Express Yourself
3. Like A Virgin
2. Like A Prayer
1. Vogue

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

Postby Henrik » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Let's add some more Madonna songs to AM then, thanks to the lists from Out and Gay Star News.

Madonna | Bad Girl
Madonna | Hollywood
Madonna | Human Nature
Madonna | Oh Father
Madonna | The Power of Good-Bye
Madonna | What It Feels Like for a Girl
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland | 4 Minutes
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

Postby JR » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:00 pm

More Madonna is always a good thing. :music-listening:

By the way- I compiled my top 40 not too long ago- I will try to remember to post it.

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

Postby JR » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:47 pm

For those interested, this was my top 40 that I compiled earlier this year (after the top 5 or so, some songs could easily switch position, depending on the day)

JR's 40 Greatest Madonna Songs

1. Like a Prayer
2. Live to Tell
3. Ray of Light
4. Till Death Do Us Part
5. Holiday
6. Vogue
7. Borderline
8. Into the Groove
9. Crazy For You
10. Open Your Heart
11. Papa Don't Preach
12. Express Yourself
13. Material Girl
14. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
15. Oh Father
16. Sky Fits Heaven
17. Take a Bow
18. Beautiful Stranger
19. Ghosttown
20. Like a Virgin
21. Over and Over
22. Dear Jessie
23. Music
24. Promise to Try
25. Waiting
26. Rain
27. Hung Up
28. This Used to Be My Playground
29. Don't Tell Me
30. Rebel Heart
31. The Power of Good-Bye
32. I'll Remember
33. Paradise (Not For Me)
34. Wash All Over Me
35. Forbidden Love (2005)
36. Frozen
37. Nobody's Perfect
38. Joan of Arc
39. Lucky Star
40. Cherish

Just missed: Jump (and probably some more hehe)

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA): The 50 Greatest Madonna Songs/Plus, Lists From Out and Gay Star News

Postby JR » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:24 pm

Gay Star News actually has a list of 58 Songs (I hadn't noticed when I posted the initial one of 55). The three additions are:

58. Rebel Heart
57. Living For Love
56. Rain

The original link for the 55 Songs still exists, but this is the link with the three new songs:

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/happ ... gs.3v46xS0


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