Monday, April 9, 2012
Released right along the time Madonna went supernova, "Desperately Seeking Susan" is an immensely enjoyable madcap mystery of mistaken identity set in the fabulous underground scene of New York City in the early 80's. Starring Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, and Laurie Metcalfe, "DSS" is marvelously witty,original, and cool. Madonna's look in this movie was all the rage that spring and summer of 1985, and barely beat out such actresses as Ellen Barkin and Jennifer Jason Leigh for the title role of Susan. The filmmakers also originally wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta (Rosanna) and Susan. However, they decided on Rosanna and Madonna, and it payed off.
The film would also spawn Madonna's immortal 80's anthem, "Into the Groove". Most don't know that the song was never actually released as a single. It was only the b-side of "Angel", making it ineligible to enter Billboard's Top 100 chart. Still, it's an undying pop classic. So if you're in the mood for some New York underground, 80's style, "Desperately Seeking Susan" does just fine. It's really a good movie.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Madonna scored one of the biggest smashes of 1985 and her second #1 smash with, "Crazy For You". Her first true ballad, the song easily shot to the #1 spot, knocking the mega-hit "We Are The World" out of the coveted top position. It's become one of Madonna's most beloved songs, and a song she has only sang twice in concert. The song was featured on the film "Vision Quest", and Madonna herself was seen in the film singing this and "Gambler"- which is most awesome in its own right.