“Fighting Spirit” Is One Of Madonna’s Best Bonus Tracks

CREDIT: Warner Music When it comes to B-Sides and bonus tracks, Madonna is notoriously stingy. And when she does open the vault, it usually feels like she’s trolling. (I submit “Cyber-Raga” and “Up Down Suite” as exhibits A and B). There are still some gems to be found, however. “Has To Be,” the Ray Of Light bonus track, is exceedingly lovely, while “Super Pop” remains a guilty…

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…