Friday, December 6, 2013


In 1992/93 Madonna was having her first bout of backlash. Erotica, the album, and SEX, the book, had been too much for some prudish assholes people. They felt it was too oversexualized for main stream media and harshly criticized Madonna for what they believed she was saying was a true portrayal of her life, even though she explained the projects were about fantasy. After the controversy had died down, Madonna was ready to work again and decided to take a step back from the sex and just make a great pop song. Her friend and director of her amazy documentary, Truth or Dare, Alek Keshishian, was directing his feature debut, With Honors, and as a favor Madonna recorded a song for the film titled I'll Remember. The song was a change in direction for Madge, leaving the dance floor sex of Erotica and exploring a thoughtful, beautiful ballad. I'll Remember was a commercial and critical success, reaching #2 on the Hot 100 in the Spring of 1994 and being nominated for a Grammy (Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television) and a Golden Globe (Best Original Song). The video for the song was directed by Keshishian and featured Madonna singing the song in the studio in front of clips from the film With Honors (which starred George of the Jungle, My Cousin Vinny, McDreamy and that girl from The Cutting Edge) and also as a record executive, dressed as a man. The video and her look are very similar to her video from Rain from Erotica. She wasn't TOTALLY going to give in. Ha! Madonna rarely performs the song (if she ever has I don't remember), so it's always a pleasure to hear it. Enjoy I'll Remember. Happy Madonna Friday!

Madonna - I'll Remember from Max Giudice on Vimeo.

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