The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time (Madonna at #43)

Mediapunch/Shutterstock 43. Madonna, “Everybody” The obvious standout from a four-song demo that the extremely ambitious young singer was shopping around in 1982, “Everybody” caught the ear of a DJ friend, who slipped into his sets at New York’s famed Danceteria. She’d quickly go on to bigger things, and sharper material, but the song patterned the…

Vogue’s André Leon Talley Discusses Madonna in New Book

When Anna returned to Vogue in 1988 as EIC, replacing Grace, she named Andre creative director. “There was no higher accolade she could give me, as the masthead portrayed. Anna Wintour made me the highest-ranking black man in the history of fashion journalism,” he writes of a ranking he’d maintain until Edward Enninful‘s promotion to EIC of British Vogue 30…

HAIM inspired by Madonna

HAIM are inspired by Madonna, as they said they’re “so into” the singer, whom they also dubbed an “icon” HAIM are inspired by Madonna. The ‘I Know Alone’ hitmakers have said they’re “so into” the singer – who they also dubbed an “icon” – and credited her decades-long career with inspiring them to start their…

Five songs to celebrate the rainbow

I already know people are asking when Madonna is going to show up in this incomplete list. Well, here is her majesty with her song “Vogue.” You remember her, right? Otherwise, listen to it again and then continue reading about this beautiful creature that, like no one else, has known very well how to go…