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Guest Rachelle of London

The thing is madonnas been bitten far too many times by this streaming malarky. There's actual interest in the song. A lyric video, the performance, something can be done to help streams

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Guest Rocco Papa

Is ther anywhere I can watch the Tyson intro? And the full perf? Most sites chop out the end.

Here you go... :)

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Guest bluejean

:lol: at the moments where she didn't know she was on air.

Oh and I really do not like whatever is in her mouth. It just makes it look like the gap in her teeth is huge and it's not flattering at all.

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Did anyone else notice just how hard Taylor was TRYING to be sexy, her face and everything? :lmao: To some people, like Madonna, it just comes natural and is effortless, and then you have the others :chuckle:

Yeah I think Taylor was trying to bring her A-game as she felt pressure for this to be a memorable Madonna moment.

Probably wanting it to be talked about in the same breath as the Britney kiss or even the Miley duet.

So she wanted to sex it up a little. But I do think she is genuine in her love for M. She feels honoured to be part of Madonna history.

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Wow! That was great! She has sounds great singing Ghosttown every performance so far. It was funny at the end when she thanked the audience and then Taylor Swift. I think she forgot her name. It was like, "And thank you, whoever-the-fuck you are." lol

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Did anyone else notice just how hard Taylor was TRYING to be sexy, her face and everything? :lmao: To some people, like Madonna, it just comes natural and is effortless, and then you have the others :chuckle:

I know it was awful! She's the worst :lmao:

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even michael ausiello praises her

#GhostTown is not just a fantastic pop song, it ranks among @Madonna's best ballads. This confirmed it: youtube.com/watch?v=Eq8__q…

but of course he links to a youtube upload clear channel removed. SMH

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Madonna and Taylor Swift’s Joint Performance Was the Best Sort of Collaboration

At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the two superstars teamed up to thrilling effect

Last night, Madonna acted out one of her best-known recent tricks: Enlisting a younger performer to grant her music some extra currency. In a televised performance of her new single “Ghosttown,” the performer was supported by Taylor Swift on guitar. It was the most memorable moment from the iHeartRadio Music Awards (whatever those may be) and of Madonna’s recent promotional campaign for her new album. Though the star is often criticized for her work with younger artists, her performance with Swift was, in fact, the very best sort of collaboration.

Madonna’s past few years have seen her, probably more often than is flattering, team up with stars of more recent vintage; her 2012 Super Bowl halftime show was ceded in large part to flavor-of-the-minute band LMFAO and bird-flipping scene-stealer M.I.A., while her appearance on Miley Cyrus’s MTV Unplugged taping felt undercooked. And some of Madonna’s earnest attempts to explore what’s hip out there, from her EDM-inflected 2012 album MDNA to her asking Miley Cyrus to introduce her at the Grammys as “our b—,” have seemed embarrassingly out-of-touch.

But criticisms of Madonna for working with younger artists tend to skip over the particulars of the collaborations right to broad-brush condemnation of a woman over 40 trying to stay contemporary. It’s been that way since Madonna’s performance with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 Video Music Awards, a brilliant piece of stagecraft that effectively anointed Spears and Aguilera as Madonna’s successors. A musical generation later, Madonna chose the perfect collaborator for a country-tinged pop anthem about heartbreak.

And Swift, lost in the music, seemed legitimately excited to be onstage with Madonna: Why shouldn’t she be? Madonna’s ability to reinvent her sound and her image has provided precedent for any number of pop stars, including one who recent switched genres entirely. Perhaps the issue, among those who critique Madonna’s work with a younger cohort, is one of framing. Madonna is subjected to all the same criticisms as a pop star under 30, “desperation” and a perpetually oscillating level of “relevance” chief among them. When Paul McCartney, by contrast, performs with stars like Rihanna and Kanye West, it’s not a sign of his desperation to stay hip, because he’s a legacy artist perceived as earnestly interested in what’s out there these days.

Where’s the same generosity of spirit when it comes to Madonna? When her album Rebel Heart missed the number-one spot on the Billboard charts (and her heavily promoted first single, “Living for Love,” missed the charts entirely), the schadenfreude was thick in the air, despite the fact that it’s no one’s baseline expectation that a new album by McCartney, or Prince, or Mick Jagger, would automatically become a hit. Madonna’s fame, though, has always been tied to a snooty assumption that her music is more popular than good, and thus it only matters if it’s popular.

But maybe it’s time to give her her due as an artist, not just a hit machine. Madonna has entered a phase of her career where statistics don’t necessarily matter, but where cementing her legacy absolutely does. Rebel Heart exists not to become a top-selling album but to prove she has a place in today’s pop-music ecosystem; not every one of its, or Madonna’s, attempts to prove contemporary savvy come across perfectly, but in general, the fact that we’re paying attention at all proves a point. Given Swift’s obvious willingness to perform with Madonna, and the degree to which their collaboration worked, the point seems made.

http://time.com/3763290/madonna-taylor-swift-iheartradio-ghost-town/

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^ Yeh, when she thought the cameras were off her taking in the view of the peasants. She's so cute :inlove:

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It does look like she's looking out at all the peasants, provincial thinking people, basics, etc. Her exhale after she scans the room says it all :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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