Michael Crawford

Madonna Named to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Filed By Michael Crawford | December 15, 2007 9:36 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: dance music, Madonna, pop music, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Be still my rapidly beating little gay heart. Madonna is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

If you are like me and think that La Ciccone can do no wrong, except maybe Shanghai Surprise which I am pinning on Sean Penn, you are wondering what the hell took them so long.

According to the Hall of Fame rules a performer has to have issued their first single or album 25 years before their nomination. A gold star for anyone who can name Madonna's first single.

In celebration here is one of my favorite segments from The Confessions Tour:

Music Inferno

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I believe that would be "Holiday."

It's about damn time!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | December 15, 2007 12:06 PM

Serena you are so close. Holiday was M's second single. Care to try again?

Her first single, Btw, was "Everybody"

Gimme my Gold Star

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | December 15, 2007 3:33 PM

Your are right R I. "Everybody" was released in October 1982.

As for your gold star, that will be $17.95 for postage and handling.

Sorry, but this is an honor undeserved. Madonna shouldn't be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because she never played rock and roll, or wrote anything truly adventurous, pioneering or unique. Her music has always been a pop-disco hybrid, and it was always about image first and foremost, an image as shallow as her music is bland. In fact, Madonna, as the epitome of 1980s pre-fab pop is one of the people most to blame for the sorry state of music ever since. (Can you say "Britney Spears"?) I don't care if she does have a large gay following, the ludicrous dead end that is diva worship can be summed up in one word: Madonna.

I have to admit, Gracie... I thought the same thing. Madonna? Rock? Naw - pop is more like it. But there isn't a "Pop Hall of Fame," so I guess she'd fall into the Rock category.

I agree with Gracie. However, "Desperately Seeking Susan" for some reason is one of my favorite movies! They couldn't have done it without Madonna!

Yay Leonard Cohen! He is one of Canada's national treasures! His music pierces your soul - "The Sisters of Mercy" is a perfect example of Cohen at his best!


Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | December 15, 2007 10:39 PM

Oh, yea of little faith...

Gracie, you sound like rock is superior to other styles of music and it isn't. I am a fan of many different kinds of music including hip hop, techno, industrial and pop and I feel that Madonna's impact not just on music, but the larger makes her induction into the Hall of Fame an honor deserve.

"Hallelujah"...especially the Rufus Wainwright cover is my favorite Cohen....

Tho' "Chelsea Hotel" (Again, Rufus) is good too.

Well it's about time! All hail her Madgesty!

And for those who think Madonna can't "rock," you obviously didn't see her tear up a guitar while performing "I Love New York" on the Confessions Tour.

Now, if we could just get her to run for president . . .

I don't think "rock" is a requirement for the rock and roll hall of fame. I thought it was just a name that referenced non-classical music in general.

And John Cougar Mellencamp is also in there? I guess the standards aren't all too high.

Don't you go hating on JCM now... Remember, we started in Indiana! LOL Our daughter's mom lives in the town from Jack and Diane and I've talked with Elaine Mellencamp several times.