Happy Birthday Girl Gone Wild!!!!
I know none of you guys care, but today marks the 1 year anniversary of me being a Madonna fan. I remember when GMAYL was released, I couldn't stand it (barely can today)... But then when she released Girl Gone Wild one month later (March 2) I actually thought it was a good song. It was dancey, fun, and had a very catchy chorus. I eventually heard the MDNA leak, and fell in love with songs like Gang Bang, I'm Addicted, Turn Up the Radio, Some Girls, I'm A Sinner, Love Spent, Beautiful Killer, and Best Friend. I bought the album when it was released and LOVED IT. I was literally blaring it 24/7 for like 3 months straight.
I eventually purchased Like a Prayer from Target for $5. It was so old sounding, but I LOVED Like A Prayer, Express Yourself, Cherish, Oh Father, Keep It Together, and Spanish Eyes. I was like "I could get used to her music.. I like it"
Eventually, I think around June, I went ahead and ordered Hard Candy, and then Confessions On A Dancefloor a week later. I actually REALLY LOVED Hard Candy, despite what many critics and fans think. I loved the R&B feel, perfect for driving around in the car. Candy Shop, Give It 2 Me, Heartbeat, Miles Away, She's Not Me, Devil Wouldn't Recognize You stood as as my favorites. Hard Candy was (new) for $9 on Amazon!
But literally less than 10 days later, my Confessions CD came in the mail. OMFG. I WAS AMAZED. Hung Up (when I first heard it, I remembered hearing it from when it was released!) and GET TOGETHER, Future Lovers, Let It Will Be, Jump, How High, Like It Or Not stood out the most. Confessions was (new) for $8 on a website somewhere..
I thought I was set for life so I kept those CDs for a while, got no new music.. Then I started researching her other albums, went ahead and purchased Celebration (single) and Revolver (single) on iTunes, and fell in love with the dance music. I love Revolver's chorus >>>>
Eventually, I purchased Music. I didn't like it too much, because of the country vibe. But i found it used for $6 so I figured why not. I like it now, but I don't listen as often.
Slowly, I decided to purchase Erotica (used for $4 at fye) and Bedtime Stories (used for 99 cents! at fye) (the cover is right side up, a rarity) and didn't like it much. Those two albums I could never get into... I just bought them for collections sake. I also purchased Ray of Light for $5 at Walmart. It's an ok album, but I don't listen to it often. I have to be in the "ray of light mood" to listen.
Lastly, I purchased American Life for $14 (yeah.. .expensive) on Amazon or ebay. Again, it took me awhile to get used to, but honestly it is my favorite album pre-Confessions era. It's such a good album. I think I like it so much because so many people hate it! haha
So that's my Madonna story. Sorry this was so long. I'm still looking for Madonna, Like A Virgin, True Blue, and Immaculate collection, preferably under $5.... I don't ever really listen to those albums, I just want to have them so I can have my full collection.
In conclusion, I'm glad I'm a Madonna fan. I have all her music, I enjoy the majority of it, and hey, I've been in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE before and touched her hand! Can't beat that!