Friday’s One Song Stories At MadonnaTribe
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• If I had to pick my favorite Madonna song, the one song that I love more that all the others, it would have to be Drowned World (Substitute For Love). I remember that day in March of 1998 like it was yesterday, popping the Ray of Light album into my car stereo (on the way home from buying it) and hearing the opening lyrics “I traded fame for love – without a second thought – it all became a silly game – some things cannot be bought.” I remember pausing and thinking to myself “Yes! Here we go.” Track after track…Ray of Light is a certifiable triumph. Not surprisingly, Drowned World turns out to be the perfect opener for (arguably) Madonna’s best album.
Frozen and its accompanying video hinted at Ray of Light‘s glory. Drowned World confirmed it.
It’s clear that Madonna loves this song too. She opened her Drowned World Tour with it, and inexplicable chose to sing this song, of all her ballads, every night during her recent Confessions Tour. I can think of at least 10 other songs that the crowd would have gone crazy for, but Drowned World is a song that clearly means something to Madonna – even 8 year later.
• Oh my God! Madonna gave us so many brilliant songs. To choose only one of them
is really very very hard.
Many of them are bringing back to me special moments of my life (the first
lovesickness with “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore“).
Many of them have influenced me in a very special way (eg. “The Beast Within”
made me open the bible and start reading it).
Many of them are so special that I can’t describe it with words (“Drowned
World” always gives me creeps).
But there is one song, which is so incredible and terrific, that I can choose
it with a clear conscience: “Frozen“. I’ve heard this song a million times, and
it doesn’t lose one piece of its magic until now. Thank you Madonna!