“Live to Tell” is one of Madonna’s most famous slow songs; however, the version of “Live to Tell” that became a single isn’t the version Madonna wanted on the radio. The Queen of Pop clashed with her record label, Sire Records, over the song. During an interview, Madonna’s regular songwriter revealed she only wrote lyrics for “Live to Tell” as a favor for him.
Madonna’s ‘Live to Tell’ was supposed to be on the soundtrack of 1 movie before being on the soundtrack of another
According to Stereogum, Madonna’s “Live to Tell” was originally supposed to be a song for the soundtrack to the romantic film Fire with Fire. Ultimately, it became a single for the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s movie At Close Range. During an interview with Boy Culture, Madonna’s regular songwriter, Patrick Leonard, discussed how “Live to Tell” became part of the At Close Range soundtrack.
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