Groove of the Day/Madonna/Vogue/MDNA Tour Version

If there’s one thing that we can all agree on in this groovy moment in time, it’s that summer, err, spring has officially arrived……and she’s fabulous. 

Here we are in day two of this oh, so glorious weather spell (and the rest of the week is looking pretty swell, too), and with that certainly comes everybody’s right to strut it out all over the City of Brotherly Love as fiercely as possible. 

While we may not be able to match the runway prowl-ess (don’t even try because you’ll hurt ya damn self) that’s displayed by Ms. Madonna and her slaying backup dancers in this camera ready performance of “Vogue” from the diva’s MDNA Tour back in 2012, it will certainly guide us along and further into a Tuesday in April that stands near god damn perfection. 

So, don’t just stand there…do it. Now, strike a sunny pose. We all deserve it. 

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Groove of the Weekend/Madonna/”Where’s the Party”

While we could easily sit and spill all weekend/eternity long about just how dreamy Madonna‘s third studio set, True Blue, and all of its Billboard chart destroying singles will forever be-the Sean Penn-licious title track, “Live to Tell,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Open Your Heart”–there’s just no need because it’s time to let our hair down and par-tay.

Also with that being said…happy April 1st! May you play as many April Fool’s jokes as possible today, dance in the flowers and devour some Peeps as we all contemplate how to make the fucking party last all night.

Enough said. Now, simply…dance and make it all alright.


Academy Awards Groove of the Day/Madonna/”You Must Love Me”

Although we’ve spent the week featuring those grooves that didn’t snag the Academy Award for Best Original Song, this is the winning Madonna owned ballad from Evita we’re spilling about here, so respect and attention must be paid. 

Of course, who get forget the Material Girl slipping into the wardrobe, style and songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s beloved musical? No one.

While many people grumbled and rumbled over Madge playing the late Argentinian First Lady, Ms. Eva Peron (namely..all of Argentina), the “Like a Prayer” songstress nailed every drop of it and our Evita lives were never the same again. 

Although Madonna didn’t even get nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Peron, she did take home the Golden Globe (and if you’ll remember it was two months after she gave birth to daughter Lourdes..and who could forget those Globes when she accepted the award?), which would still lead her to the Oscars stage for a somber rendition of “You Must Love Me,” which actually snatched the Oscar over Celine Dion‘s “Because You Loved Me” that same year. 

While it appears that Madonna was nowhere to be found when Webber and co-writer Tim Rice accepted the Oscar, it was a Material music moment that we’ll, um, cherish for the rest of our Madonna lives. 

Well, that and the dance remix of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” of course.