Sunday, May 15, 2011

Song of the Day - V is for Vogue

I've been trying hard to think of a "V" topic to discuss and I came up with a few ideas, but then I was listening to Madonna and...

'Vogue' was THE song back in the day, and it was recorded at a time when Mo was at the very top of her game. Vogueing was a dance that was popular around gay clubs during the late 80's and it involved many of the movements you see in the video.

The 'Vogue" video is awesome! It was shot in black and white and the production on the piece is absolutely stellar, as is the very cool choreography. The song is infectuous and hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Charts. But this video is not all there is to say, I mean see, of 'Vogue.'

The year it was out, Madonna and her troupe performed the song live at the MTV Music Awards. They were dressed in French Provincial costumes and they put a whole new spin on the tune. The choreography was very different and just as excellent. I added a video of that one, too below, so check it out! So, "what are you looking at?'..."

"Strike a Pose"

Now, where were we? Ah yes, "don't just stand there, let's get to it, strike a pose there's nothing to it. Vogue!"

Madonna - Vogue by zocomoro

Vogue - The Immaculate Collection

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