Top 10 Best Madonna videos.
The Queen of Pop released her new video “Bitch I’m Madonna” Wednesday, which featured cameos by some of the biggest names in music.
As previously reported, Madonna posted a picture via social media prior to the video’s release to inform fans about some of the famous faces that would be appearing.
Madge posted an image of Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora and captioned it, “Video coming soon! Just tryin to make it perfect for all of you. We are hard werking betches!”
In addition to those ladies, the latest video off her Rebel Heart album also featured Kanye West, comedian Chris Rock, designer Alexander Wang and the Material girl’s two sons, Rocco and David.
In honor of the release of the “Bitch I’m Madonna” video, TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down her top 10 videos of all time. Of course it was no easy task since the singer has been making videos for more than three decades and has about 70 under her belt. But we narrowed it down to 10 of Madonna’s most epic videos that we all know and remember.
10. “Hung Up”
The “Hung Up” video starts out with the diva stretching for a routine in a pink leotard. As the video progresses it showcases the talents of gifted dancers and performers doing amazing acrobats.
9. “Justify My Love”
The No. 9 video on our countdown was even too racy for MTV in 1990. The premises of the video for the Lenny Kravitz-written hit “Justify My Love” is that the singer arrives at a hotel and becomes engaged with other guests in sexual acts and S&M behavior. The sadomasochism, voyeurism and bisexual imagery that was featured in the video made it one of the most controversial of Madge’s career.
8. “Ray of Light”
The “Ray of Light” video seems to move at the speed of light as everything going on in the world moves at warp speed. When watching the video, viewers can’t help but feel like they are speeding along as well. The high-energy video meshed well with the song which was really the pop singer’s first time venturing into the house music genre.
The video for the 1989 hit song “Cherish” takes place on a beach and in true Madonna fashion steps away from the traditional and features mermen and a merchild instead of mermaids.
6. “Papa Don’t Preach”
The video for one of my favorite tunes by the Michigan native debuted in 1986. The lyrics to the song deal with teenage pregnancy and abortion. Madonna played a teen girl afraid to tell her father, played by actor Danny Aiello, that she was pregnant. Madge’s boyfriend in the video was played by actor Alex McArthur, who Madonna herself hand picked for that role.
5. “Like a Virgin”
The “Like a Virgin” video is vintage Madonna complete with a ton of costume jewelry, dark makeup and wild hair. In the video she is parading around the streets of Venice and appears in a white wedding dress. During her career she has given many memorable performances of this song particularly at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 and again in 2003 alongside Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
4. “Material Girl”
In the “Material Girl” video, the singer channels her inner Marilyn Monroe as she is decked out from head to toe the same way Monroe was in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes when she sang “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” I love this video because it accompanies my favorite Madonna song.
3. “Express Yourself”
Madonna had more say over the production of this video than any other one she has ever done. She said that she oversaw pretty much everything including the casting of the right cat to making what she referred to as a “mini-movie.” The girl power tune and video were massive hits that appealed not only to her female fans but also to her huge gay male following.
2. “Like a Prayer”
“Like a Prayer” is definitely on the list of those controversial videos that Madge put out. Christians everywhere condemned the video for its imagery. After its release, Pope John Paul II banned her from touring in Italy. The video features actor Leon playing Saint Martin de Porres.
The “Vogue” video was responsible for starting a dance craze in the early ‘90s that involved moving your hands different ways to “strike a pose” and “Vogue.” Like several of the diva’s other videos this one was also shot entirely in black and white and has long been regarded as one of her most iconic videos.