Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Madonna's Turn Up The Radio - Video Review


I remember when a new Madonna video was an international event. These days the poor bitch has to settle for a couple of middle-aged gays losing their shit on Twitter. Life is cruel. "Turn Up The Radio" is the third visual from her aluminum-selling MDNA album and, happily, marks something of a return to form. Don't get me wrong. This is no masterpiece and it pales in comparison to the latest efforts from relevant pop stars like Katy Perry but it's harmless fun and Madonna looks less terrifying than usual in the daylight. Here are 5 random thoughts about "Turn Up The Radio":

1. The song is truly awful. I hated Hard Candy but at least it had two good cuts.

2. Madonna does not understand irony. This song will never be played on the radio and the diva's fans are too old to follow her along the winding streets of Italy without zimmer frames and assistance animals.

3. Why have the videos from MDNA been so cheap? The former hitmaker is one of the richest women alive. She can afford to drop a couple of million on a memorable clip instead of working with the kind of budget Dannii is usually lumped with.

4. The concept reminds me a bit of Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" video - only with an exotic locale and attractive people.

5. Madonna looks nice and she appears to be having a good time. I just don't know why she bothered. The clip isn't spectacular enough to help the single and the song isn't good enough to boost the album. She'd be better off rush-recording a couple of new tracks and re-releasing MDNA. Pop stars who still care about their career do it all the time.

I guess we should be grateful that the fiery senior citizen is still releasing singles from an album that fell off the chart faster than Bionic. I just think she can do so much better. Excuse me while I go and watch "Love Profusion" on repeat.

6/10

17 comments:

DJ dougmc said...

I liked it but could have gone without seeing her very skippy outfit spreadeagled over the back seat. Lol

Bruce said...

Um, can someone please turn on the radio for her?

It reminds me of the "Sorry" video where Madonna had her female dancers lure guys into a van where they'd find her waiting in a kind of "bait bus" scenario. Now she's using hot guys to lure other hot guys. Smart cookie!

Unknown said...

Wow arsh words on this song, which most of people I know loves, but I love other song on this album much more then this one, but she looks sexy in this video but the video is very boring :(

Darkwing Duck said...

At least you admitted you like "Love Profusion": I think that's the first positive thing you've ever said about Madonna (you know, the woman who's the reason why all your flash-in-the-pan faves even exist!)

Anonymous said...

The most excited I got?... When you said you like TWO cuts from Hard Candy!!!

Sexbox said...

I agree with several of your observation. Not a spectacular video, but look at the garbage we got from the third singles from the last two albums. I see improvements! lol

Comparing MDNA's chart performance to Bionic is cruel and even with its dismal sales, MDNA wiped the floor with that bitch Aguilera.

Irony indeed! Not sure wich radio Madonna wants to turn up but it's safe to say she won't hear this song lol

discodevil said...

She lost me when she married Guy Ritchie the homophobic asshole. And she knew he was.

My Top Icon said...

i rated the video 5/10 lol. only to find out you rated it higher by one point! way to go Mike!

Dirrrty said...

Bionic >>>> MDNA

Me said...

ABYSMAL! Yet another DIRE FLOP for the Pickled PRUNE Of Pop!

discodevil said...

And now she has dropped Australia off the world tour list, now look what you have done Mike! lol.

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog but I'm really sad to see how ageist and just plain mean you are being in your last posts. I hope you never grow old.

Sotres said...

There is no other artist in the history of music that has achieved the level of superstardom and influence in the world like Madonna. At 53, she is still having top 10 hits, #1 albums and record breaking tours. At 53, she stills strips in front of 65'000 people and makes a statement: age does not matter to be sexy, successful and relevant. This video proves it, she is a 53 year old icon who is having fun to her tune. No matter what anyone says, she stil is the queen of pop.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED THE SONG, I LOVE HER VIDEO ´COUSE LESS IT´S MORE, MADONNA LOOKS SO BEAUTIFULL, HER MDNA ALBUM N. 1 IN 53 COUNTRIES, USA AND UK INCLUDING..MADONNA´S FANS ARE SO YOUNG THE TEENAGERS INCLUDING LIKE 15 TO 20 YEARS OLD...MADONNA IS THE QUEEEENNN AND HER CURRENT TOUR IT´S N. ONE ACROSSS. THE BIONIC FROM CRISTINA WAS A TOTALLY FLOP ´COUSE HER TIME ENDS. YOU ARE LIER AND HATER ONLY HZTER....WHO YOU ARE....nobody

Anonymous said...

In concert T UP THE RADIO IS GREAT
JELOUSY FFFFFF MADONNNNA QUEENNN

Anonymous said...

she stole everything to Lana > the vintage images... and La Toya > "Turn on the radio" in 1988!!!

lol

Joey Collins said...

YESYESYESYES. You are someone who has paid some respect to "American Life"! "Love Profusion" is a massively amazing song!

And I agree with everything you wrote in this post.