Monday, July 26, 2010

The Greatest Live Version of "Into the Groove" of All Time



Bust out that tambourine and get Into the Groove. This is the exact moment when the disco pop tart turned stadium rock star. She rock'd this shyt out. Just got off the Virgin Tour, engaged to Sean Penn, the nudes were about to hit the newsstands...it was just too much, Harold.

Look for fiance Sean Penn and best buddy Martin Burgoyne checking Madonna out from the side lines.



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Hard to understand now but in 1985 dance music was not considered a respected form of music. Long before dance acts were being taken seriously, Dick Clark lobbied hard to get Madonna on the show, as seen in the clip below. This was also the moment she left all her contemporaries in the dust.



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7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted the Dick Clark clip too. I was going to mention it. I never forgot about it when I first saw it. Sometimes we have to give credit where credit is due. As fabulous as Madonna is, she didnt do it all by herself. Thank god for people like Dick Clark. He is a living LEGEND!

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  2. I adore this performance - makes me remember why I fell in love with her all over again!

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  3. I have to admit, not a fan of the whole Live Aid performances. I didn't like how she looked or the songs arrangements.

    Fav ITG performances for me personally are, The Virgin Tour and 'Sticky & Sweet'

    Re-Invention was great, but the Missy part and changed lyrics ruined it for me. :)

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  4. Anyone know what magazine article that was in the Dick Clark clip? Looks like People magazine.

    I agree with you Tony about the Madonna look here. I always want her to be blonde. Guess that's my fantasy.

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  5. Dance music isn't considered a respected form of music even today, Pud. Neither is Madonna.

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  6. Here we go dot dot dot is back after an unsuccessful hermaphrodite chupacabra to human surgery LOL. You know in life everyone should know who they are and where they belong and you are a loser who belongs in a cave LOL. Welcome back ... Let the bashing continue!

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  7. To me this is not the best ever performance of Into the Groove. Her voice is tired and stressed much like it was toward the end of the V tour and the WTG tour. It does, however show the energy the woman had and gave. I love it for the energy and showmanship of the performance but she has done the song much more justice in other performances. Another note: My stepdad RIP taped over my Live Aid tape with Lawrence of Arabia. Ugh. thanks dad. :)

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