Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Flashback - Miami Mix Madonna

There must be something wrong with me. Hating on Madonna is usually one of my favourite past times but lately I've found myself re-visiting some of the old troll's less grating moments. Like her cover of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" - or more specifically, the trashtastic Miami Mix. I don't know what it is about this camp mess but every time I hear it, I get the urge to build a time machine out of unsold copies of "Hard Candy" and travel back to 1997. You know, to an era when Madonna was still fun and didn't think twice about ruining a much loved classic of musical theatre in order to please the gays. And it worked. The Miami Mix was an Oxford Street smash and even crossed over to mainstream radio, pushing the song into the top 10 at a time when the poor man's Stacey Q couldn't buy a hit in Australia. In fact, listening to these 4 and a half glorious minutes of pure ridiculousness, I can't help but feel that Madonna's finest moments should be collated for eternity. Perhaps a compilation of her 90s trash classics? I'd throw in "Thief Of Hearts" and "Human Nature" for starters. Trust me, it would sell more than the "Immaculate Collection"!

10 comments:

Me said...

The old CRONE of Pop hasn't had a decent track since 1995 - and this VILE aural turd is no exception

Paul said...

this made Evita totally worth while. i was so disappointed this version wasn't in the movie :P

Erotica said...

I love this mix. They played it at every gay dance party for years! More flashbacks pls!

D'luv said...

I remember the song getting a burst of radio play, but the CD single was released too after-the-fact. It had, I believe, a lone week in the U.S. Top 10 then dropped like Madonna did to her knees to get that role in Evita.

MLovinFan said...

How can you not like Madonna?! Christ! She's THE QUEEN OF POP!!! Kylie and Dannii together won't be as successful even if they lived a thousand years! Nobody can outsell Madonna, produce better hits and music videos, and put on better shows!!! And she looks more and more beautiful every year so you can eat your sh*t haters!!! You must be some pathetic gays who feel pissed because The Queen ignored them when they begged her for autograph! HA! That's the only possible reason for hating on Madonna.

MLovinFan said...

No decent track since 1995? Where have you been, dude? On Mars? Frozen, Ray of Light anyone? Music, Don't Tell Me, Beautiful Stranger maybe? Want more? Hung Up! Sorry! 4 Minutes!! Celebration!!! They were all MASSIVE HITS and earned M enough money for the next 10 lives!!! Now you can die of jealousy, haterz!!!

Mike said...

Poor Madonna. Not even the gays can be bothered defending her anymore!

Ro Ro said...

I can only assume u ran out of ideas to feature her. Madonna hasn't been the Queen of pop for years. Kylie i think i read someplace got as many or outnumbered madonna's hits everywhere but the usa. One country doesn't make u queen of the pop world.

Anonymous said...

why write about her if u hate her?

Mike said...

I was actually trying to be nice about her for a change! LOL