The second single from the American Life album is a much-loved track by fans and especially for its video and MTV performance. However, it failed to chart in the US, following controversy around the singer. The video also drew criticism and a l
Madonna’s very first single was the template for all that was to come. With a two-song deal, she recorded it in Chelsea, Manhattan. 39 years later, she is the richest female music artist in the world. Hear the original demo, the multitrack brea
The first single frrom Madonna's sixth album and a big change in direction for the artist with a laid back launch to the new era. Here's the story of how it came about, along with details of the video and launch promo campaign.
With multiple Top 40 UK singles including two Top Ten hits, Kavana spent the 1990s working the music business and was also a huge, huge Madonna fan. Recalling stories of their "near miss" and also working with Patrick Leonard, he has some very
You may be aware of Georgina aka The Honest Vocal Coach who runs a very popular YouTube channel designed to analyse the vocal styles - good and bad - of many popular singers. This episode takes a fascinating look into how Madonna's voice has de
One of Madonna's most loved songs, from its origin on a cassette played to Madonna in Chicago, through to being a high;ight of the Erotica album. This episode discusses everything from Castanets to Plagiarism, via a record shop in Paris.
Starting with Donna's stories of recording the Erotica album in New York, 1992, through to the Girlie Show and beyond - right up until the Madame X era, Donna takes us on her own personal Madonna journey.
Since her career began, Madonna has contributed her distinctive vocals to other people's songs and even given away some of her unreleased gems, earning big hits by proxy. With features on hits by Brtiney Speaks, Dua Lipa and Ricky Martin not to
Love it or hate it - 'Bitch I'm Madonna' was the third single from Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' album in 2015. Hear how it was developed, along with the original demo before Scottish artist Sophie added her own touches to it. There's also discussion
Released as a single in 1990 and performed as the closing song for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, it's the single-that-never-was for many territories where it was held back in favour of Vogue. Nonetheless, Keep it Together is one of the highlig
The third single from Madonna's Like A Prayer album had its origins in Madonna's Broadway dressing room. But it was the second song she'd written with the title Cherish. Find out about that unreleased track, hear the demo for Cherish and discov
The story of how Madonna recorded a cover of an album track by Swedish band ABBA but never release it. Hear the various demos and other tracks that were abandoned during the follow-up to Ray of Light. Also, hear the story of the recording of th
(The full version of this episode is available to patrons only). Released as a single in 1990 and performed as the closing song for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, it's the single-that-never-was for many territories where it was held back in fav
Madonna's 2009 track recorded with Paul Oakenfold is a great song which references some ideas from her previous hits and was the lead from her greatest hits compilation of that year. Hear about its creation along with some elements left out of