Song of the Day, January 20: Don’t Tell Me by Madonna

MadonnaDon't TellToday’s song is a standout track from Madonna’s eighth album, Music. Working with Joe Henry and Mirwais Ahmadzai, the Queen of Pop found new energy. She kept her strong dance grooves, mixing in a smart blend of musical styles. On Don’t Tell Me, she adds some folk and country elements to the edgy trip-hop sound.

Opening with intentional stutter and musical gaps, it grabs the listener’s attention and holds on for the whole ride. Madonna turns in a strong, soulful vocal as she declares her independence. A bold statement of romantic energy that won’t be locked down, it’s one of the finest moment’s in the singer’s later career.

Enjoy this fun song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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