Saturday, April 4, 2009

Madonna: Like A Prayer

"Like a Prayer" is the first single from Madonna's fourth studio album, Like a Prayer. The song notably feature a gospel choir that helps sing the chorus. It became one of Madonna's highest-selling singles in her career, selling over five million coppies worldwide at the time of its release. The album itself incorporates rock, dance, pop, soul, and funk elements into the album and Rolling Stone magazine hailed it "as close to art as pop music gets." The highly controversial music video attracted criticism for its subplot of Madonna making love to Saint Martin de Porres--which some perceived as being a black version of Christ. In addition, the use of Catholic iconography, including a scene where Madonna developed stigmata, and cross burning imagery, but also garnered praise for its interpretation on discrimination, rape, and faith.
Madonna, Like A Prayer. Like A Prayer. Sire Records Company, PRO-CD-3448, 1989
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