It's a rainy Friday here in NYC, so you know what that means: This Madonna Friday is RAIN!!! Madge released Rain as the fourth US single from her perfect album Erotica and a video that blew all others away. Probably my favorite Madonna video and definitely my favorite Madonna ballad, Rain reached #14 on the US Hot 100 (blasphemy) and hit the top 10 in various countries that obviously have better taste. The video, directed by Mark Romanek, was short in black and white and then HAND-PAINTED to give it that blue, rainy feeling. Brills!! It won Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography at the MTV VMAs when that show actually gave out awards for videos that made sense. Anyhoo, the song is f**king gorgeous, the video is crazy amazy and everybody thinks so. Here is Madonna's Rain. Have a wonderful Madonna Friday.