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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MATERIAL GIRL

   

    January 30 of 1985 saw the second release off Madonna's mega album, "Like A Virgin".  "Material Girl", with its frantic New Wave and synth beats and a robotic and infectious chorus immediately shot to #2 on the Billboard charts, and became ICONIC in every sense of the word.  Madonna will forever be known as the Material Girl, and the accompanying music video even further cemented her status as a pop icon.  Gleefully mimicking Marilyn Monroe's classic "Diamonds Are A Girls' Best Friend" sequence from "Gentleman Prefer Blondes", Madonna sashayed her way into the ranks of the all-time greatest videos on MTV, and now ranks at #54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.  Madonna met her future husband, Sean Penn, on the set of this video.  As for the song, in Q Magazine's poll of Madonna fans and their favorite Madonna singles- "Material Girl" is the #15 favorite of all time.

STEVEN MEISEL PHOTO SHOOT 1984