The Immaculate Collection, Madonna’s first greatest-hits compilation album, was released in November 1990. The album was certified diamond by RIAA and sold over 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling compilation album by a solo artist in history. “Justify My Love” reached number one in the U.S. becoming her ninth number-one on the Hot 100.

Madonna attended St. Frederick’s and St. Andrew’s Catholic Elementary Schools, and West Middle School. She was known for her high grade point average and achieved notoriety for her unconventional behavior. Madonna would perform cartwheels and handstands in the hallways between classes, dangle by her knees from the monkey bars during recess, and pull up her skirt during class—all so that the boys could see her underwear. But what you probably don’t know is the peculiar history of one of the most-played songs to ever grace the world’s airwaves. Funny thing is that yes I do in fact dance along to specific parts of the song but the little “do do do” part I always poke the air lmao. Everything you need to know to get started on TikTokA slowed-down song and a slow zoom trend collide on TikTokPeople have questions about this TikToker’s skull collectionSign upto receive the best of the internet in your inbox.

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Madonna’s father put her in classical piano lessons, but she later convinced him to allow her to take ballet lessons. Christopher Flynn, her ballet teacher, persuaded her to pursue a career in dance. Madonna later attended Rochester Adams High School girlmerry fashion and became a straight-A student as well as a member of its cheerleading squad. After graduating, she received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan and studied over the summer at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Together they formed her first band, the Breakfast Club, for which Madonna sang and played drums and guitar. While with the band, Madonna briefly worked as a coat-check girl at the Russian Tea Room, and she made her acting debut in the low-budget indie film A Certain Sacrifice, which was not released until 1985. In 1980, Madonna left the Breakfast Club with drummer Stephen Bray, who was her boyfriend in Michigan, and they formed the band Emmy and the Emmys. They rekindled their romance and moved into the Music Building in Manhattan. The two began writing songs together and they recorded a four-song demo tape in November 1980, but soon after, Madonna decided to promote herself as a solo artist.

And then there’s the wild action sequence in a futuristic Paris where she poisons her unfaithful boyfriend. The emotional video for “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” starts with Céline Dion’s love leaving their mansion on a motorcycle in a rainstorm before dying in a fiery crash when lighting causes a tree to fall. She has visions of her dead lover in the mansion and remembers moments when they were together.

They regularly invited her to their “living room sessions”, thus she was inspired to make her 14th studio album, Madame X. Madonna produced the album with several musicians, primarily her longtime collaborator Mirwais and Mike Dean. All four of its singles—”Medellín”, “Crave”, “I Rise”, and “I Don’t Search I Find”—topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, extending her record for most number-one entries on the chart. It’s thoughtful, expertly written, and extremely easy to listen to, boding incredibly well for the rest of Big Picture.

Metz noted that Madonna represents a paradox as she is often perceived as living her whole life as a performance. While her big-screen performances are panned, her live performances are critical successes. Madonna was the first artist to have her concert tours as reenactments of her music videos. Author Elin Diamond explained that reciprocally, the fact that images from Madonna’s videos can be recreated in a live setting enhances the original videos’ realism. She believed that “her live performances have become the means by which mediatized representations are naturalized”. Taraborrelli said that encompassing multimedia, latest technology and sound systems, Madonna’s concerts and live performances are “extravagant show piece, walking art show.”

Tom Petty channeled “Alice in Wonderland” for the “Don’t Come Around Here No More” music video. Between his Mad Hatter costume and the trippy adventures of Alice as she tries to escape Wonderland, the video is ful of memorable scenes. Ending with Alice as a cake that the Mad Hatter and friends consume and a small burp from Petty is just the cherry on top. Directed by John Landis, known for “Animal House” and “An American Werewolf in London,” the mini-movie has the perfect horror aesthetic. From the movie theater setting that resulted in the popular “Michael Jackson eating popcorn” GIF to the choreographed zombie dance, it’s 14 minutes of pure enjoyment.