What do Madonna, the Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Chaka Khan, Chesney Hawkes, Kylie Minogue and Madonna have in common? They all feature in the top ten classic party tunes according to a recent poll, that’s what.
Madonna is at number one with upbeat 1983 synth-fest Holiday, followed in second place by… Madonna with Hung Up and, in third, Into the Groove by – yep, that’s right – Madonna.
Having claimed the top three spots, the Material Girl makes way for the Bee Gees with Stayin’ Alive, Chaka Khan – popping up twice with Ain’t Nobody and I’m Every Woman – and Michael Jackson with Billie Jean.
Bananarama’s cover of Venus, and Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head also make the list – and what party would be complete without the One and Only Chesney Hawkes.
Ten more tracks – featuring artists ranging from Britney Spears to Shania Twain, Queen to Abba – feature in the top twenty, as decided by Magic 105.4′s online survey to find the world’s greatest party classics.
Madonna with Valentino, Brahim and kids in Gstaad, Switzerland (December 28 2011)
Total Film Magazine (UK, February 2012)
Thanks to Franco / MadonnaMexico.com
Madonna grew up wishing beloved actor James Stewart was her real father because she adored him in festive film It’s A Wonderful Life.
The pop superstar admits she always makes time to watch the Christmas-themed classic during the holidays – and it always takes her back to her childhood.
She says, “I love the message of it; I think it’s so beautiful. I grew up wishing that Jimmy Stewart was my father. The story of wanting it all and having it all and then losing it all and then realising what’s important, it’s like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz – ‘There’s no place like home’.
“It’s kind of corny and cliche but, to me, it’s a classic story that stands the test of time. I love it. I cry every time I see it.”
We all know that Christmas is a time for giving, and with that in mind, we have kindly been given the gift of a sneak peek at Madonna’s first advert for her debut fragrance, Truth or Dare.
It’s sultry, sassy and savvy, (try saying that after a few glasses of mulled mine) and everything we would expect from one of the most influential women of our generation.
Even though the image wasn’t shot exclusively for the perfume and was in fact from the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photo-shoot Madonna did for Interview magazine earlier this year, we think it fits the essence of the perfume perfectly.
Two photographic geniuses and a queen of pop really is a winning combination.
Apparently there are more pictures where this one came from, so we’ll keep you posted when they reveal themselves!