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Old 05-11-2013, 15:18
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What is your favourite/least favourite Madonna single of the last 30 years?

Commercially 'Hung Up' is her biggest selling single to date but for me 'Like A Prayer' is my favourite Madonna song.

Madonna's worst single for me was 'Bad Girl' from the Erotica Album.
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Old 05-11-2013, 15:21
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"Hanky Panky"

Greatest or Worst?

YOU DECIDE!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 15:29
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I remember one reviewer saying in 1994 that 'Take A Bow' a small hit in the UK but massive in the US should have called 'Take A Hike' essentially saying it was very bland...
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Old 05-11-2013, 15:30
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I like Hanky Panky.


Best: Borderline


Worst: Die Another Day
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Old 05-11-2013, 15:36
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Favourite: Ray of Light, Express yourself, Don't Tell me

Least favourite: American Life
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:35
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Best - Ray of Light

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Old 05-11-2013, 16:46
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I'm gonna go for a totally random choice.
Vocally, I don't think she's ever bettered her version of 'Another Suitcase in another Hall'.
Her version of that song is the best I've ever heard.

Worst would probably be 'What it feels like for a Girl' from 'Music'. There was so many better choices for a single from that album IMO.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:55
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Best - Frozen/Hung Up

Worst - Cherish
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:58
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Best Like A Prayer, also fantastic singles Into The Groove, Pa Pa Don't Preach, True Blue, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Express Yourself, I love 80's Madonna. Of the rest Vogue, Frozen, Ray Of Light, Drowned World, Music, Hung Up, Sorry, Get Together and Jump.

Worst Human Nature never liked that song but she loves it otherwise why sing it on tour again and again. Other bad singles Fever, American Pie, American Life and Girls Gone Wild.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:09
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Best: Into the Groove, the best song she's ever done in my opinion!

Worst: One More Chance. Just dreary. Always spoils Something to Remember for me.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:28
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There's been so many good songs it's hard to pick one, so I'm going to say Like A Prayer.

Worst is probably GIrl Gone Wild. I actually like it, but there's no denying it has an extraordinarily generic sound with the same melody repeated through every verse and every chorus. And have to say, the same with Turn Up The Radio, it's just the same melody repeated again and again.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:33
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Best: Live to Tell, Like a Prayer, La Isla Bonita and Frozen

Worst: Hanky Panky, One More Chance and American Life

I've also never really liked Justify My Love, I prefer Rescue Me and Erotica
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:35
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Best: ''Ray of Light''.

Worst: ''4 Minutes''.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:35
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Like a Prayer by far her best no question.

Worst can't decide she has had a few stinkers Who's That girl
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:46
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Best: Vogue, Like a Prayer, Justify My Love, Into the Groove, Bedtime Story, Frozen, Erotica, Live to Tell, Human Nature, Rain, Drowned World

Worst: American Pie, Give Me All Your Luvin', Turn Up The Radio (MDNA singles were awful, the album is not actually that bad though), Music (yes, that's right, love the album, hate the title track), Love Profusion, The Power of Good Bye, Hanky Panky, True Blue

And Who's That Girl is lovely imo
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:05
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Best: Frozen, Swim, Jump.

Worst: Everything on MDNA.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:09
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Like A Prayer - masterpiece
Die Another Day - never liked it
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:14
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What is your favourite/least favourite Madonna single of the last 30 years?

Commercially 'Hung Up' is her biggest selling single to date but for me 'Like A Prayer' is my favourite Madonna song.

Madonna's worst single for me was 'Bad Girl' from the Erotica Album.

What is it you don't like about Bad Girl?

I have to say that would be in my top 10 of absolute favourites from Madonna.
Choices, choices!

Interesting as to what people like and dislike by reading through these messages. I read some dislikes and thought..but you can't dislike that song! just joking.

If I am choosing a dislike it would be Die Another Day. It was for a Bond movie and it wasn't 'her'.

My like?
Too hard to say!

Her early material was good, she was starting out and has that edge.

I still can't pick a favourite!
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:20
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Fav: Like a Prayer

Worst: La Isla Bonita (hate the song)/Hanky Panky/Dear Jessie

Stopped listening to her after Ray of Light, so can't comment on later singles.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:27
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Madonna has made lots of great singles and it's hard to pick a 'best' but i'm going to pick Vogue as I feel it sums up everything Madonna stands for to an absolute tee!

Honourable mentions to

Open Your Heart
Live To Tell
La Isla Bonita
True Blue
Who's That Girl?
Lucky Star
Borderline
Crazy For You
The Look Of Love
Like A Prayer
Bad Girl
Take A Bow
Ray Of Light
The Power Of Goodbye
Frozen
Beautiful Stranger
Material Girl
Causing A Commotion
You'll See
This Used To Be....
Into The Groove
Erotica
Like A Virgin
Deeper And Deeper
Fever
Gambler
Don't Tell Me
Justify My Love
Rescue Me
American Pie



And many more..

As for a worst, I don't feel Madonna has ever made a bad record but my least faves are Hung Up and Die Another Day.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:48
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Best - Too many to mention, but my personal favourite is "Like a Prayer"

Worst - Everything from about 1999 onwards.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:55
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I love most of her singles so it's hard to name a favourite.

The only two I don't like are American Pie and the re-release of Love Don't Live Here Anymore from Something to Remember. Funnily enough, they both are covers. I think because she's such a unique artist that covers don't work for her.
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Old 05-11-2013, 21:46
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Best - Vogue

Worst - Gimme All Your Luvin.
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:06
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Best: Like A Prayer

Worst: Hanky Panky...Die Another Day..American Pie
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:37
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Best: get together, vogue, la Isla Bonita, gambler, papa don't preach. Too many classics to choose one

Worst: love don't live here anymore. Just don't like the song no matter who sings it
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