We're oh-so excited for the upcoming Philip Tetro's Madonna Party that we will be co-presenting and DJ'ing on Thursday March 29th at Clinton's with our talented panelist from MTV’s 1 Girl 5 Gays! Oh-so excited indeed that we had to have our pal Philip get in on the action we like to call 8 Songs! It's one of our favorite featurette's here at the Bangs & Blush Blog, and today we're asking Philip what his Top 8 Favorite Madonna Songs are... a very daunting task for the biggest Madonna fan we know!
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8) LIKE A PRAYER
The juxtaposition of sex, religion, a black jesus, and my choir boy days all mixed into one. It’s an amazing song with an amazing message that I could relate to as a young catholic gay boy: God is sexy.
7) LA ISLA BONITA
My love of Latin culture, the Spanish language, Madonna with dark hair, sexy men dancing in the streets, and a sense of longing that’s so evident in Madonna’s voice. We all want to escape to a beautiful island, don’t we?
6) HUNG UP
Madonna’s return to pure, simple, catchy, fun pop/dance music. She made disco cool again thirty years later, with an accompanying album and tour that changed the course of pop music as we know it today. Dance music post 2005 tried to mimic what Madonna did with this song, and that influence is still seen in music seven years later.
5) BAD GIRL
Madonna as a sex-crazed, successful business woman who has sex with strangers, smokes too many cigarettes, and is clearly not happy with anything in her life. She dies at the end of the video and is taken to heaven on a crane with Christopher Walken. Perfect.
The emptiness and sadness Madonna feels in this song and video are so palpable, my heart hurts just thinking about it. It’s sung about someone so cold and closed, and you feel the pain in her eyes when she resorts to turning into crows and multiple versions of herself to escape the hurt. Artistically, one of the best Madonna music videos ever.
This song taught me at a young age that it doesn’t matter who I am, where I come from, or who I want to be, that I am special and, at a young age, taught me how talented I am. I used to pose in mirrors and follow the choreography in this video which, I know for a fact, gave me the confidence to be the artist I am today. I still listen to this song at least five times a day.
2) HUMAN NATURE
Madonna with cornrows, being bound in an all-leather outfit trying to escape the box that society put her in helped me to understand that I need to be free of cultural and societal chains if I ever want to accomplish anything. Madonna taught me to express myself, not repress myself, and that is the mantra I live my life with every day.
1) DEEPER AND DEEPER
A fun, up-beat song about not being able to help yourself from falling in love with someone the more that you are with them. Family values, sexual innuendo, pure fun, harmonies for days, dance breakdowns, and Spanish guitars make me fall deeper and deeper in love with Madonna each day!
Find Philip with us, Bangs & Blush, this Thursday at Clinton's (693 Bloor St. W) for the sweatiest Madonna party ever - Philip Tetro's Madonna Party!
It's no secret that we love Clintons, we've called it our home each and every Saturday for almost two years now. It's one of the best venues in the city to for dancing and debauchery so we we're pretty stoked to help out with a little spring cleaning. Clintons is still a sexy beast for 75 but with a little paint and loads of love and hard work from all the staff at Clintons and a pinch of B&B magic the place is sparkling.
We missed you and CANNOT WAIT to Shake, Rattle & Roll with all of you this Saturday!
Before | After
So many treasures we want to steal...
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Do you miss our crazy faces because we sure do miss you and our dirty little dance party! Don't worry, we're back next Saturday with one out of control Shake, Rattle & Roll and we can wait to shout shimmy all night long with all your crazy kids. In the meantime here's a little mix to tide you over because......
SATURDAY MARCH 24TH SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL IS BACK!
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