A closer look at Madonna’s hip surgery

Madonna has recently posted a number of photos on Instagram of a large scar as she recovers from recent hip surgery. Last year she had to cancel numerous dates of her Madame X tour due to hip and knee issues. She has not revealed exactly what surgery she has had, but her posts earlier this…

The story behind ‘Santa Baby’

It wasn’t until 1987 when the song picked up steam again. That’s when A&M Records contacted Phil Springer and asked him for permission to record the song again. A&M Records wanted Madonna to record the song and give up her royalties to charity.  Springer liked the idea and he also agreed not to take any…

‘Breakin’ Star Shabba-Doo Adolfo Quiñones Dead at 65

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones, the famous breakdancer and star of the 1984 movie, “Breakin’,” has died. Shabba-Doo’s family announced his sudden passing in L.A. Wednesday, only a day after he had posted an image of himself in bed, saying he was feeling sluggish but had tested negative for COVID-19. So far, no cause of death has…

Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.

Madonna.  1984 was a stellar year for Madge. She was already a force to be reckoned with going into 1984 but she certainly consolidated her position and more during the year. Madonna had hits with Lucky Star, Borderline and then Like A Virgin. The latter single was an instant, although somewhat controversial, success and fuelled sales of her second…

The Curious Case Of Madonna’s “It’s So Cool”

CREDIT: Warner Music   The fate of “It’s So Cool” still keeps me up at night. Originally penned by Madonna and Mirwais in 2002 for American Life, the stripped-back ballad found the Queen Of Pop grappling with big issues. “Save your soul, little sister, save your soul, dear little brother,” the enduring hitmaker sings over strummed guitar. “You need hope, says…

The Number Ones: Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”

Those strings on the intro are an announcement, an almighty flex. Madonna’s True Blue was her third album, but it was the first one she made when she was already a massive star, a foundational pop-music figure. Up until then, Madonna had been associated with a particular sound. Madonna made club music, post-disco dance-pop. Even her ballads…