In a career full of ‘blond ambition’, with controversy never far away, the music of Madonna has often been overshadowed, if not sorely overlooked. Across 14 albums, soundtracks and numerous greatest hits collections, the undisputed Queen of Pop has released over 80 singles spanning five decades. In this book every released track from her extensive back catalogue is examined in detail, with new insights, revelations and video information. Her role as ‘Queen of Clubs’ is also duly acknowledged, making careful note of the important remixes that have helped her rule the dance floor after her first release 40 years ago in 1982, ‘Everybody’, got her firmly into the groove. From 1984’s shiny and new ‘Like A Virgin’, to the critical acclaim of 1989’s expressive ‘Like A Prayer’ and 1998’s enlightening ‘Ray of Light’, from soundtrack work for ‘Dick Tracy’ and ‘Evita’, to collaborations with superstars Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Dua Lipa, this truly strikes a pose for any fan of the ‘Material Girl’ aka ‘Madame X’. ‘Madonna: Song By Song’ reclaims her stature as not just one of the greatest pop artists ever, but also as songwriter/producer of some of the biggest selling and most memorable songs of all time.
Acknowledgements; About Madonna’s Recordings; Introduction; The Madonna Era: 1982/3; The Like A Virgin Era: 1984/85; The True Blue Era: 1986; The Who’s That Girl/You Can Dance Era: 1987; The Like A Prayer Era: 1989; The I’m Breathless Era: 1990; The Immaculate Collection Era: 1990/91; The Erotica Era: 1992/93; The Bedtime Stories Era: 1994/95; The Something To Remember Era: 1995; The Evita Soundtrack Era: 1996/97; The Ray of Light Era: 1998/99; The Next Best Thing & Other Things Era: 1995-2000; The Music/GHV2 Era: 2000/01; The American Life/Remixed & Revisited Era: 2002/03: The Confessions On A Dance Floor Era: 2005/06; The Hard Candy Era: 2007/08; The Celebration Era: 2009; The MDNA Era: 2012; The Rebel Heart Era: 2014/15; The Rebel Heart Album Leaks: 2014; The Madame X Era: 2019/20; Appendix 1: Material Girl Gone Wild: The Extra Extras; Appendix II: Into The Groove: Madonna’s 50 US #1 Dance Hits; Appendix III: The English Rose: Madonna’s UK Hit List; Bibliography/About the Author.