Monday, 24 March 2014

Week 7 Madonna & Pink

Madonna was one of the most popular singers of the 1980s and many of her singles made it into the US top 10 as well as several of her songs which reached number 1 on the charts. These songs are predominately in the last half of the decade; however Madonna’s singles and albums all did extremely well in this decade. Madonna became an icon for the way she looked and the songs she sung and she is still well known and an icon for many people today. She promoted the idea that “women should be as powerful and domineering as men and that a woman should be free to express her opinions and sexual desires as a man does, without the fear of a backlash” (Masuda, 2005)

Singles that made #1 on the US top 10 chart
Like a Virgin (1984)
Crazy for You (1985)
Live to Tell (1985)
Papa Don’t Preach (1985)
Open Your Heart (1986)
Who’s That Girl (1987)
Like a Prayer (1989)
Madonna- Papa Don't Preach

Similarly Pink, is a strong advocate for women, the LGBT community as well as for PETA. Four of Pink’s singles made it to number 1 of the US top 10 chart as well as her latest album ‘The Truth About Love’. I do think that in 30 years’ time, Pink will remain well known and admired for her music as well as her positions supporting equal rights.

Singles that made #1 on the US top 10 chart
Lady Marmalade (2001)
So What (2008)
Raise Your Glass (2010)
Just Give Me A Reason (2013)

Pink- So What