Love her or hate her, no one can deny the impact that Madonna has had on music. From being outspoken on issues such as feminism to the enjoyment of sex, she’S stayed true to her beliefs while entertaining and sometimes shocking us.
We celebrate the Queen of Pop by listing our five favorite songs.
5- Justify My Love ( 1990 )
Released in October 1990 it was off her Immaculate Collection Greatest Hits album. The song which became her ninth number one single on Billboard. The video caused controversy ( which we all know Madonna seemed to thrive on ) due to the explicit images of sadomasochism, voyeurism, and bisexuality… It was banned from MTV’s video play.
3-Borderline ( 1984 )
We call a tie on number three… And needed to include Like A Virgin. The song was released shortly after Borderline and started a fashion craze with pearls, roseries, and black lace. Plus who can forget that memorable moment on MTV Music Awards in which she performed in a sexy wedding dress.
2-Papa Don’t Preach ( 1986)
Another controversial song due to the lyrical content, some thought it encouraged teen pregnancy, while others considered it a pro-life message. Whichever, the song became her fourth number one single.