Sunday, March 16, 2008

Recently Played: Madonna's "Burning Up" Turns 25

As of about a week ago, it's been twenty-five whole years since copies of Madonna's "Burning Up" arrived in stores. Actually, the song's a good bit older than that even - if you do a little digging, it isn't tough to track down live takes and demo versions of the song dating back at least as early as 1982.

Watch the rad video below - her first official music video - and attempt the exercise in futility that is imagining a world pre-Madonna (myself, I find it doubtful that such a world ever existed). The vid was directed by David Cunningham, who notably also helmed A-ha's music-video-era-defining "Take On Me."


Kyle said...

I remember when people considered her edgy. Compared to what pop singers do today... It is like watching the first Friday the 13th movie, and then watching Saw (don't actually watch Saw, I do not in any way endorse torture porn). Thanks for making me channel every old man everywhere. While I am at it, I remember when gas was less than a dollar a gallon... does anybody have a hard candy. I'm old! Speaking of old, I hear that Chris has a big round birthday number right around the corner. Congrats in advance, and a quick heads up that I *might* be in the area and try to stop by for a visit.

Mark Jabbusch said...

I think this is when global warming actually started, 25 years ago with Madonna single-handedly turning up the temperature.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?