Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday's Music Video Throwback: Madonna's Like a Prayer

I've decided to add a new feature called Friday's Music Video Throwback since I've been lagging in writing blog posts these past few weeks. Starting today and moving forward I will post one of my favorite videos from "back in the days."

These days I'm not a video watcher, but I grew up embracing MTV. My love of music and television was brought together. There was a time when it was the all I watched. I looked forward to world premieres of videos and knowing the "Top 10" videos of the week. I grew up in the days when the network actually showed videos and had shows that were centered around the world of music like MTV News, MTV Jams, Headbangers Ball, and Yo' MTV Raps. I miss the days of Kurt Loder reporting music news.

These days if I watch a music video it us usually on YouTube and it's only because there is some buzz about it I hear from friends. While I hardly watch new music videos these days, I love watching videos from the "good ole'" days because it 1.) brings me back to memories of my youth, 2.) and it reminds me of the evolution of music merging with television, both are worth noting and remembering.

Today, the iconic Madonna turns 55. In honor of her birthday I've decided to post her video "Like a Prayer." It's one of my favorites! I love this song and think the video tells an interesting and compelling story that was cutting edge back in the 90s. Pepsi dropped after the video premiered and I remember leaders of the Catholic and Evangelical churches wanting the video banned. I think the big issue was Madonna kissing Leon Robinson, the black saint in the video.

While Madonna isn't on the pop charts these day, it's clear to see why see is a music icon. Don't forget to let me know what you think of the video in the comments section and make sure you log-in and post a comment! Happy Friday!


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