Cultural impact of Madonna
Since the beginning of her career, American artist Madonna has had a social-cultural impact on the world through her recordings, attitude and lifestyle. Called the Queen of Pop, Madonna is labeled by international authors as the greatest woman in music, as well as the most influential and iconic female recording artist of all time. Accepted as a cultural icon, Madonna has built a legacy that goes beyond music and has been studied by sociologists, historians. Her impact is often compared with that of The Beatles and Elvis Presley, they are the best selling acts of all time in the general, even reviews of her work have served as a roadmap for scrutinizing women at each stage in their music career. Although Madonna has used cultural appropriation, her contribution has increased the introduction and popularization of these cultures to a worldwide mainstream audience. She is the first multimedia pop icon in history and professionals agree that Madonna has become the worlds biggest and most socially significant pop icon, as well as the most controversial.
However, some intellectuals, like the Frenchman Georges Claude Guilbert, felt that she has greater importance, like a myth. References to Madonna in popular culture are found in the arts, science, in a general sense, journalist Peter Robinson noted that Madonna invented contemporary pop fame so there is a little bit of her in the DNA of every modern pop thing. However, she is not only an omnipresent figure, but a polarizing one, during her career, Madonna attracted contradictory cultural social attention from family organizations, feminist anti-porn and religious groups worldwide with boycott and protests. Although this attracted unprecedented world media level, the reviews have been negative, Madonna has been described a omnipresent character and one of the most recognizable names and faces in the world. Tetzlaff felt that the power of the omnipresent Madonna has to do with hyperreality, but an accumulation of simulacra. Journalist Quico Alsedo from El Mundo in Spain felt that Madonna has build a nation, landless but densely populated.
Music critic T. Cole Rachel, stated in 2015, that there’s an approximate 100% probability that any living human over the age of, even if you aren’t a super fan—or even a fan at all—there’s no escaping Madonna. American poet Jane Miller compared her functions as an archetype directly inside contemporary culture with the Black Madonna, may concluded that Madonna is a contemporary gesamtkunstwerk, and academic Sergio Fajardo labeled as a very powerful symbol. Madonna has been become a cultural artifact, strawberry Saroyan stated that shes a storyteller, a cultural pioneer, and the important thing is her message. And all of things have been brilliantly of a piece. Madonnas ability to take her message beyond music and impact womens lives has been her legacy, authors noted that Madonna has proved a master in the cultural appropriation. Also considered her a barometer of culture that directs the attention to cultural shifts, musicologist Susan McClary suggests that Madonna is engaged in rewriting some very fundamental levels of Western thought
Just Lose It
Just Lose It is a song by American rapper Eminem from his fifth studio album Encore. It was released as the single from Encore, and was included on his greatest hits compilation album Curtain Call. The song caused controversy as its lyrics and music video parodies Michael Jackson, the song pokes fun at Beavis/Cornholio, MC Hammer and others. It heavily spoofs Pee-wee Herman, going as far as imitating his signature shout during the chorus, the song reached number one in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and number six in the United States Billboard Hot 100. Despite charting high, the song did not perform as well as his two lead singles, The Real Slim Shady, and Without Me. Two skits regarding the Michael Jackson controversy were included on Encore, the lyrics to Just Lose It refer to Jacksons legal troubles, however he does state in his song. And thats not a stab at Michael, Thats just a metaphor, at the beginning of the song there is a lyrical excerpt from Eminems 2002 single Without Me about how Shadys back.
The line Snap back to reality and You signed me up to battle refers to Lose Yourself and Eminems character in the movie 8 Mile. In the second verse of the song there is a line So fellas, which is a reference to Sir Mix-a-Lots song Baby Got Back. The line Girl you know youre my world, from the chorus, is a reference to the chorus of his song Superman from his album The Eminem Show, the song received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it too similar to Eminems previous work. AllMusic highlighted the song in a review of the album, NME wrote a somehow good opinion, Em reduced to making funny noises to keep things interesting. J-23 panned the song and called it by far the worst song Eminem or Dr. Dre has ever made and it really seems like their object here was to make the worst song possible. The interlude leading into it is damn hilarious though, rapReviews argued that it isnt dropping any jaws or widening any eyes. Rolling Stone described this song as dance-music dis, in a review praising Encores edginess, Steve Jones of USA Today cited the songs mocking of the Michael Jackson child-molestation scandal.
Alexis Petridis of The Guardian, wrote, Just Lose It, his plan appears to involve belching and making fart noises, kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times wrote the song unfolds as a series of puzzlingly unfunny jokes. Stylus Magazine was negative as well, That Em’s brand new tendency to bite himself. In 2012, Todd In The Shadows of Channel Awesome named it #1 on his Top Ten Worst Songs of 2004 list, criticizing Eminems flow, the lyrical content, and how unfunny the song was. The video contains a parody of a rap battle scene from 8 Mile in which it is Eminem, as B-Rabbit, versus Eminem and it contains several scenes where Eminem is walking down the streets naked
Madonna is the second mini-album by South Korean girl group Secret. It was released on August 12,2010 through TS Entertainment, the mini-album debuted at number 5 on the Gaon Album Chart on August 12. Madonna, the lead single, debuted at number 1 on South Koreas Gaon Singles Chart. Madonna was first used as a track from the album. On August 5,2010, a video was released online. In the teaser, the girls were performing the album track Empty Space, the final music video premiered on August 12,2010 along with Madonnas release. Secret had their performances of Madonna on Mnets M. Countdown, KBSs Music Bank. Music Core and SBSs Inkigayo from August 12 to August 15 and these credits were adapted from the Madonna liner notes
Shes Madonna is a song recorded by British singer Robbie Williams, featuring Pet Shop Boys, for his seventh studio album Rudebox. The track was released as its third and final single on 5 March 2007 by Chrysalis Records. Williams had played the recording to Madonna shortly after writing it, Shes Madonna was inspired by Kraftwerks 1983 single, Tour de France. The composition consists of a gurgling electro backing, over which Williams sings the lyrics and it received positive feedback for its musical aspects and the production by Pet Shop Boys. The song had minor chart placement in Williams home turf United Kingdom, a music video for the track was released in April 2007, directed by Johan Renck whose main inspiration behind it was to portray the paranoia one faces onstage. It features a plethora of well-known drag queens, and showed Williams himself in drag queen regalia. The video received negative reception from critics. Shes Madonna is a collaboration between Williams and Pet Shop Boys, and served as the fifth and final single from Williams seventh studio album, by the time the single was supposed to be released, he had just come out from rehab following his addiction problems.
Strecker quoted Ritchie as saying, you know I really love you, Williams considered the song to be one of Rudeboxs lighter moments, clarifying that the track did not have a tongue in cheek connotation about it. Rather it literally spoke about his fantasies for Madonna and he was happy with the songs outcome, according to Contactmusic. com, Williams had played the song to Madonna shortly after writing it, receiving a positive reaction. Musically, the song was inspired by Kraftwerks 1983 single, Tour de France, after playing the track, Williams asked Pet Shop Boys if they can include something inline in Shes Madonna, following which the latter song was composed. Michael Hubbard from musicOMH described the lyrics as a wannabe anthem/love letter to Madonna, according to the sheet music of the song, it is composed in common time with a temp of 124 beats per minute. Williams vocals range from C4 to G♭5 and the track has a s basic sequence of F–A♭–Gm7–C as the chord progression, Shes Madonna was the subject of a controversy after singer Ashley Hamilton claimed that he came up with part of the song with Williams.
Upon its release in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2007, nick Levine from Digital Spy awarded it three out of five stars, noting that the track was a kind of damage control for Williams fallen public image following his rehabilitation. Whod have guessed hed sound so comfortable—his most convincing in years, alexis Petridis from The Guardian described the track as a brilliant, icy meditation on fames corrupting power. NMEs Priya Elan listed Shes Madonna as one of Williams most bonkers song ever, Hubbard explained that the Pet Shop Boys brought an added spray of sheen to the glacially excellent song, and working with them brought some credibility to it. Julie Broadfoot from BBC Music described Shes Madonna as a weird, in an overall negative review for Rudebox, Ed Power from Hot Press magazine wrote that it was not until as the album lurches towards its midpoint does some calm descend. Shes Madonna, coasting on a glossy Pet Shop Boys production job, is a misty eyed ballad in the tradition of Williams finest—i.
e, the song received further negative feedback from David Hutchison of Attitude magazine, during a retrospective review for the album
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful
Medusa, Dare to Be Truthful is an American 1991 mockumentary film starring comedian Julie Brown as the title character, with Kathy Griffin and Donal Logue in supporting roles. Comedians Tom Kenny and Bobcat Goldthwait and game show host Wink Martindale made appearances in the film. The film lampoons the legitimate documentary Madonna, Truth or Dare, in the original, American singer Madonna allowed cameras to follow her around for a no-holds-barred peek into her life during her Blond Ambition World Tour. In this spoof, Brown plays Medusa, a controlling, hyper-sexual blonde bombshell who has allowed a crew to follow her on her Blonde Leading the Blonde Tour. The film, about one hour long and originally produced as a Showtime television special, goes to great pains to recreate costumes and situations that occurred in the original documentary. The film begins with the camera panning through pictures of Medusas album covers and film posters eventually showing her lying in a bed while getting a massage and she starts telling the viewers about how lonely she feels since her tour ended.
The film back to when Medusa was rehearsing her Blonde Leading the Blonde Tour. After being crushed by a giant genitalia statue, Medusa explains in a voice-over how the tour was a technical nightmare, the tour begins in the Philippines, only for Medusa to find out that she was performing during the eruption of a volcano. In an interview, Medusas manager Benny explains how Medusas first single Like a Video was a hit for MTV, after that, Medusa is shown talking to her boyfriend. The tour moves to Japan where Medusa tells her poverty stricken dancers that theyll be receiving a pay cut, another shows women protesting Medusa and her director showing how Medusa gained the inspiration to shoot a music video involving robbing a store. Finally, the moves to the U. S where Medusa. After that, she is shown being at a party where a director who tries to get her to star in a similar to Heidi. Later, while Medusa is listing negative things about people, Bobcat Goldthwait shows up, another voice-over during one of Medusas show explains her she almost died during Expose Yourself as she got electrocuted.
After that, Medusa is shown visiting her dogs grave, only to find out she was at the wrong grave, while in Atlanta, Police Officers show up and explain that Medusa will be arrested if she shows her muffin. Medusa performs Party in My Pants and Vague, Medusa goes to the officers to get arrested only for them to ask her for an autograph. Finally, the finishes in New York and while Medusa is saying goodbye to the dancers. She ends up in the hospital to get a toy dino removed while a montage of clips plays with Life May End, the dancers come to visit her, and the film ends with them trying to sleep. In an interview with celebrity columnist Michael Musto of The Village Voice, Brown recalled how Madonna first reacted when saw the film, I heard she didnt like the scene where I rolled around on my dogs grave
Forever Not Yours
Forever Not Yours is the first single from the A-ha album Lifelines. It was sent to stations in parts of Europe on 22 February 2002 and was released commercially on 2 April. The cover of the release features a closeup shot of the black front end of a 50s Cadillac standing on flatland. The A-ha logo in red is in the top right hand corner of the sleeve with the title in black letters underneath. The reverse of the sleeve features more flatland which has been fenced off with a small blue, the sky is blue grey above with the A-ha logo in white letters at the top and track information in black underneath. The disc itself is a disc, showing the steering wheel. The A-ha logo is in silver at the bottom of the disc with title in white underneath, the photographs used on this single were taken by Andy Frank. The theme of the video was based on the Biblical floods, there are many famous faces entering the VIP entrance in this video, including look-a-likes for Desmond Tutu, Lenny Kravitz, and Elizabeth II.
In the final scene, A-ha once again makes fun of themselves, Forever Not Yours is one of those songs that sums us up. Melancholy, and at the same time uplifting - soaring, #1 #1 #1 #1 #1 #1 #1 #3 #4 #4 #7 #7 #9 #12 #12 #15 #16 #18 #24 #26 #31 #33 #46 #47 #82 #82 #175 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Perform This Way
Perform This Way is a song parody by American musician Weird Al Yankovic. It is a parody of Born This Way by Lady Gaga, the lyrics are told from the point of view of Gaga and describe her performance style and fashion sense. The song is the single from Yankovics 2011 album Alpocalypse. Gaga herself has praised the work and has described herself as a Weird Al fan. The song entered and peaked at six on the Comedy Digital Tracks chart of Billboard. Yankovic had already completed 11 songs for Alpocalypse, but still felt the need for another song to be the lead single, Yankovic came to the idea of doing the spoof about Gaga herself, as he thought it wasn’t really going to offend anybody. Yankovic worked around the clock to get the lyrics out, in April 2011, Yankovic reported that Lady Gaga refused him permission to release Perform This Way, which he had hoped to use as the lead single for his upcoming album. Yankovic had originally sent the request to parody the song to Gagas manager, Yankovic was touring in Australia at the time, and hastily created the lyrics for approval.
Yankovic further stated that Gagas management further insisted on reviewing a recorded version of the song, ultimately, he was told that she refused to allow for the parody. Following the refusal, he released his parody online on April 20,2011, shortly after its upload to YouTube, word about the song spread among Yankovics fans, primarily along Twitter, according to Yankovic, and the video had received over 2 million views. The word spread to Lady Gaga and her staff, and eventually it was discovered she herself had not yet heard the song and the refusal had come from Gagas manager without her input. As Lady Gaga is a huge Weird Al fan, she subsequently gave Yankovic the green light to include the song on his upcoming album, Lady Gaga considered being parodied by Yankovic as a rite of passage for her musical career and considered the song very empowering. Regardless of Gagas permission, Yankovic will still contribute sales of the song to charity, Yankovic had confirmed that the song would have a video to be released along with the album that would be beyond awesome, and disturbing on many levels.
A thirty-second video teaser was released on June 17,2011, the video was shown on VH1 Online, AMTV and Jump Start. The video was directed by Yankovic himself, and features Als head superimposed on the bodies of dancer Vlada Gorbaneva, one of the outfits, a peacock costume, is worn by Yankovic on live performances of the song. Work on the video started immediately after Yankovic was able to affirm Gagas permission for the parody, the video was nominated for 2011 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video. List of singles by Weird Al Yankovic List of songs by Weird Al Yankovic Official music video on Vevo
The Regina Monologues
The Regina Monologues is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 23,2003 and it was written by John Swartzwelder, and directed by Mark Kirkland. The episode sees the Simpson family travel to the United Kingdom for vacation, they meet several celebrities including Tony Blair, Evan Marriott, Ian McKellen and J. K. Rowling, who all appear as themselves. Later, Homer gets arrested and locked in the Tower of London for accidentally crashing into the Queens carriage, Abraham Simpson journeys to find Edwina, his long lost love, who is voiced by Jane Leeves. Mr. Burns withdraws a $1000 bill from an ATM, but he drops it and an updraft carries it away to the Simpsons house, Marge makes Bart and Homer put up fliers so that the person who lost the bill can reclaim it. No one can describe it correctly so Lisa suggests that they spend the money on a vacation, after realizing he can make money from the bill, Bart displays it in a museum in his tree house.
Mr. Burns visits and reclaims his money, forcing Bart to close his museum, Bart has made over $3000 from the museum so they decide to spend the money on a vacation for Marge. Abraham Simpson suggests they go to Britain, where he hopes to meet his long-lost love Edwina. During World War II, he made love to her after claiming he was going out to the front lines the next day, upon their arrival in London the family is greeted by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, whom Homer mistakes for Mr. Bean. They visit Londons tourist attractions, and meet J. K. Rowling, grampa tries to contact Edwina whilst Bart and Lisa go on a sugar rush after discovering the joys of British candy. Homer and Marge rent a Mini Cooper and start to drive around London, after literally driving in circles for hours, Homer decides to break out of it, plows straight through the gates of Buckingham Palace and slams into Queen Elizabeth IIs horse-drawn carriage. Homer is put on trial for causing harm to the Queen as well as wrecking her carriage, the Queen, highly offended, demands that he be executed.
He is taken away to the Tower of London to await his execution, the rest of the family call him from outside and Lisa tells him that he can use a secret tunnel that Sir Walter Raleigh built to escape. However, the tunnel leads straight into the Queens bedroom, Homer pleads with the Queen to find it in her heart to forgive him and she allows him to leave the country on the condition that he take Madonna back to America with him. As they prepare to leave, Edwina appears and introduces Abe to her daughter Abbie Simpson, fearing that he is most likely the father, Abe runs away quickly to the plane. The Regina Monologues is the last regular episode written by longtime Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, the episode was directed by Mark Kirkland. The plot of Homer hitting the Queens carriage was recycled from a script that previous Simpsons showrunning team Al Jean. In that script, Dorothy Zbornak was injured after a collision with Mother Teresas car, Tony Blair recorded his part for the episode in April 2003, in ten minutes at Downing Street