Thursday, August 16, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

Today is Madonna's birthday, so the forgotten classic this week is a tribute to her long journey from slutty ingenue to slutty, not-really-British has-been.

Turn your AC on high...Madonna is Burning Up in this 1983 video from her self-titled album. Take notes, Lindsay, Paris and Britney. Madonna was the original firecrotch.

21 comments:

Rhet said...

I've always wanted to meet a slutty ingenue.

deadspot said...

I remember that. That was from back before she became a whore.

I'm sorry. That was wrong of me.

It was from back before she became a skanky whore.

Bond said...

Madonna's Birthday... the anniversary of The KING.... coincidence? I wonder....

An80sNut said...

It is pretty interesting to see how she has tried about everything with her clothes except for wearing them on the inside. Used to think she was hot during her first 4 years or so but mutated into something else.

chelene said...

I won't even tell you how much I loved that song when it first came out. Seriously. I just can't talk about it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

For a slutty ingenue she sure made a pisspot of money, didn't she? I think I went into the wrong business.

Moxie said...

Oh man, I loved this song back in the day and never knew there was a video! Bless your heart for posting it!

Loving the 21st century Madonna is really not the same as loving the 20th century Madonna. She can still get people on the dance floor but it's just not the same.

X. Dell said...

I don't remember this video. Then again, with what I was doing during the eighties, I'm surprised that I remember something.

That synth. So much the period, it is. At the time it sounded futuristic. Now, it sounds historical.

cube said...

I can't bring myself to watch Madonna videos. Life is too short & she's rich enough without my attention.

David Amulet said...

Lindsay's jail fines: $15,000.

Britney's divorce settlement: $5 million.

Madonna rolling around on the ground in a mini-tunic: Priceless.

-- david

Alice said...

ha! i love it! i know a lot of people who hate madonna, and i just don't know why. how can you argue with a video like that? love her a million. :-)

Tenacious S said...

See, you can be slutty without taking your undies off. Difference between Madonna and a lot of the other firecrotch crew is that Madonna never tried to pretend she was innocent.

Beth said...

I prefer my Madonna slutty and skanky. We could have hung out back then.

Chancelucky said...

Really weird. I didn't realize that Madonna had tried to sound New Wave at one point. This was far less painful than watching The Next Best Thing.

Bubs said...

My God she was so much hotter when she still had a little baby fat. No one ever writhed like she did. I miss old Madonna.

Evil Genius said...

She never really did it for me. But I think it would be brilliant if her next look was this same pseudo-Marilyn Monroe street urchin tart look that she started off with. Full circle retro ironic camp.

Rhet said...

"...Full circle retro ironic camp..."

What ever sells!

LoraLoo said...

I so wanted to be her back then... I am so thankful I'm not. LOL

I do agree with what someone else said earlier - she never pretended to be a sweet girl, she just put it right out there in all her glory. I'll give her credit for that.

Les Becker said...

I don't remember this song at all. Then again, the 80's for me was one large cloud of smoke.

Slave to the dogs said...

Ditto Chelene. I had this LP and I think I wore it out.

Rhet said...

Will we be getting a new post sometime before Madonna's next birthday?

 

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