Madonna in the ’90’s. Those four words alone provoke so many thoughts, feelings and most of all…so much delicious music. While the ’90s were a winding road of career trials and tribulations for the Material Girl, her music collection got edgier, bolder, and most importantly…she finally learned how to sing! Hey, momma always said it’s not shade if it’s the truth….
Kicking off the decade, she taught us how to “Vogue,” have lots of Sex, read us a fab collection of Bedtime Stories, and brought us into her dazzling Ray of Light. But, as many hits as she served up for us in the beloved decade, there were quite a bundle of single offerings that were just as brilliant (not you, “Bad Girl.” Sigh.) as her other ’90s hits, but didn’t quite get the Billboard boasting they truly deserve. So today, Philly Mixtape took a deep dive into the oh, so coveted Madonna music vault and pulled out those singles that are ready to strike a pose for your immediate attention as you prepare to glitter bomb yourself for this weekend’s upcoming Philly pride festivities….and it all begins with a delectable underrated Madonna ditty called “Rescue Me“……
We never want to be rescued from this insatiable underrated hit that no one seems to speak of.
A Dick Tracy tune that remains more of a secret than the true alias of 88 Keys…
“This Used To Be My Playground”
Perhaps her most underrated Billboard #1 single..ever. Like her A League Of Their Own co-star Geena Davis’ movie career, this dreamy Shep Pettibone produced ballad just came and went.
A stand out single from her excellent Erotica adventure ..
While this gorgeous ballad may not be that underrated….for Madonna fans it certainly feels that way sometimes.
Another gorgeous piece of music art that just feels like no one listens to a regular basis…as you should when it comes to this breathtaking–literally–ballad.
Before Ray of Light taught us kabbalahism….there was this truthful Madonna tune that you probably haven’t listened to in awhile. This video….
This deliciously disco-kissed Bedtime Stories track was released as the album’s final single…radio played it once.
“I Want You”
Remember when Madonna took on Mr. Marvin Gaye?
A sexy continuation of her iconic “Take a Bow” clip….that most of us forgot about.
“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”
The dance remix. Enough said.
“Nothing Really Matters”
All that matters is…you need this tantalizing tune in your music life again.
“Drowned World/Substitute for Love”
The spaced out opener for Ray of Light….we can never leave this one out.
Does anyone still think of this groovy gem anymore? Anyone?
Not released as a single, but this Bedtime Stories cutting room floor flow amounts to pure pop perfection.