Madonna in the 25 Sexiest Music Moments in TV History
Madonna is featured three times in US magazine Blender‘s March 2004 Issue in their “25 Sexiest Music Moments in TV History.”
She comes at position #23 with her jaw dropping 2003 VMA kiss with Britney and Christina. At # 10 is her appearence on “Waynes World” in 1990 after the Justify My Love video ban. And finally at #2, is her 1983 “Like A Virgin” performance.
The chart is topped by Britney Spears with her 2000 MTV Video Music Awards performance, Elvis Presley at The Ed Sullivan Show, 1956 is in third place.
23. Madonna, Britney and Christina Lip-Lock (pic takes up whole page and part of one before it)
2003 MTV Video Music Awards
Hot because: Actually, according to Britney Spears, her appearance was not that hot. “I don’t understand what the big deal is,” she claimed. “Hasn’t America ever seen two girls kiss before?” Well, possibly. But what the country hadn’t seen was two- scratch that, three- female megastars getting it on lipstick lesbian-style, as Madonna first removed garters from Spears and Christina Aguilera before kissing them both. But it could have been hotter! “I was up for kissing Britney,” Aguilera told Blender. “But Britney wasn’t.”
Not because: Instead of the Madonna Aguilera smooch, some genius at MTV decided instead to show a reaction shot from Justin Timberlake. D’oh!
10. Madonna on “Wayne’s World,” Saturday Night Live, 1991
Hot because: The sketch spoofed Madonna’s black-and-white “Justify My Love” video, famously banned from MTV in 1990 for “explicit sexuality”- which means you’re not sure whether to laugh or drool. Wayne and Garth fantasize about playing Truth or Dare with “the number 1 hot babe of all time,” and the dream culminates in a lipstick-smeared make-out session in which Madonna spills out of a black bustier and writhes on a heap of pillows. Excellent, indeed.
Not because: The sight of Dana Carvey’s catsuit bulge almost cancels out Madonna’s lingerie.
2. Madonna Performs “Like a Virgin,” 1984 MTV Video Music Awards
Hot because: La Ciccone’s wedding dress-clad performance of “Like a Virgin” was so ahead-of-the-curve provocative that 19 years later, Britney and Christina revived it at the VMAs prior to getting kissy-kissy with the Material Girl herself. But Madonna’s performance at MTV’s inaugural awards bash remains definitively raunchy, as she prowled the stage and grabbed her crotch in a manner summed up by Melissa Etheridge as “the most brave, blatant sexual thing I’ve ever seen on television.”
Not because: Rather creepily, the song was actually written by two dudes.
Source: Clark Collis and Jonah Weiner, Blender Magazine March 2004
Thanks to Madlover033003
Special thanks to Holiday Guy from the Madonna Dot Refugees Forum for the article transcript.