3.13.2012

Madonna March Madness: Vote For The Best “Queen Of Pop”-Era Videos


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The final, and most current, division in our Madonna March Madness tourney is Madonna's "Queen Of Pop" era. This period of her career began in 1998 with Madge's eighth studio album Ray Of Light, and continues to her most recent video "Give Me All Your Luvin'." Voting in this round is open until Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. EST. The four victors to emerge will move on to the next round of voting: the Sweet 16.

MATCHUP #1: "RAY OF LIGHT" VS. "AMERICAN LIFE"
The 1998 Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip for "Ray Of Light" won five MTV Video Music Awards (including Video of the Year) and the Grammy for Best Short Form Video. The high-speed time lapse depicts the hustle and bustle of city life all over the globe, including Stockholm, New York, Las Vegas and London, culminating in Madonna getting down at a club in Los Angeles. Today it gets down with "American Life," one of Madonna's most overtly political songs but one of her most tame and simplistic videos. Why? Because the original Jonas Åkerlund-directed vid, featuring Madge and a squadron of female soldiers throwing a grenade to a George W. Bush lookalike (it was 2003, after all), was deemed too controversial by the singer herself.

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