Nile Rodgers on Like A Virgin
Nile Rodgers, producer of the album Like A Virgin tells some interesting facts about his collaboration with Madonna in a streaming video interview segment that can be watched on Vh-1‘s website.
Rodgers says: “There is absolutely nothing bad that I can even think or say about “Like A Virgin” because that album it’s the biggest album of my entire career.
And the song Like A Virgin, was one of those historic rock and roll decisions, where only Madonna beleved in that song to the depth that she beleved in it. I was going for Material girl, I’m a club guy and it’s dance, no one is gonna dance to it (Like A Virgin) and she said, Here something you don’t understand, that to a girl or a woman, losing your virginity is a big thing. Here’s the case where the message is bigger and better than the groove.
And I don’t come from that world, I don’t come from a world where the lyric is more important than the groove, I don’t get that and she stuck to her guns, she was steadfast and unwavering and every argument I could throw at her, every argument the record company could throw at her…she knew.
She is a great artist and that song transformed her life and mine.”