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Madonna Mashes ‘Born This Way’ With ‘Express Yourself’

May 30, 2012 2 comments

In a leaked video from Madonna’s May 27 tour rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, the “Express Yourself” singer mashed up her classic hit with a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Watch below as she transitions seamlessly between the two similar tracks.

 

Madge has previously commented on Gaga’s song, which is often compared to the 1989 smash “Express Yourself,” in several interviews. After telling Newsweek  that it was a “wonderful way to redo” her own song and that she “recognized the chord changes,” she told ABC’s “20/20”  that “Born This Way” “felt reductive.”

“I certainly think [Gaga] references me a lot in her work,” Madonna said in the ABC interview. “And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well-done. When I heard [‘Born This Way’] on the radio … I said, ‘that sounds very familiar.”

About a minute into the shaky video above, Madonna’s performance of “Express Yourself” becomes a cover of “Born This Way,” as she rehearses for her MDNA world tour, which kicks off May 31 in Tel Aviv and wraps at the end of December.

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks last year and has sold 3.7 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Madonna’s “Express Yourself” peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 in 1989. Released long before the age of digital downloading, of course, the song has sold 212,000 downloads since SoundScan began tracking download sales in 2003.

Source: Billboard

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Madonna not happy about Lourdes’ smoking

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Lola Smoking

Lola Smoking photo from http://kiddeer.tumblr.com

Madonna’s parenting skills is being questioned after photos of her 15-year-old daughter, Lola, went viral online  for all the online community to see.

“[I] wasn’t very happy,” she said on NBC’s “Rock Center” in an interview that airs Wednesday night. “But honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It’s hard — every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I’m not very fond of — for anyone.”

The MDNA singer admitted that parenting is never easy and doesn’t need to pretend that it is otherwise.  For someone who’s known for doing crazy things when she was younger, Madonna is still being regarded as a good mother by those who are close to her.  Having to juggle being a mother, a performer, and business woman is definitely not an easy feat.

I just hope things turn out well with Madonna and her daughter.  You can do it!

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