Wednesday, February 9, 2011
World's top-selling female recording artist of all time... Madonna
I have spent mow many days searching google, hoping to find something interesting to post on this blog. But let's face it, I don't know nearly enough about the Eighties to make a surprising choice. Indeed, all that came to mind were the clothing, the drug problems and a few names of the music industry. All very common, bordering stereotypical, images that we have from that period.
But maybe that is it, maybe what defines the 80s really is the stereotypes, and not just the wars, the natural disasters, the invention of the IBM 5150 which would lead to personal computers as we know them. Maybe looking for something no one had heard before was not the right path.
And thus I chose Madonna.
Madonna has been around for quite some time now and is truly a musical icon. Born in 1958, she made her debut in New York in 1982 with the album "Everybody". Ever since, she has been accumulating albums and dominated the top of the charts. Songs such as Holiday and Like a Virgin are known by people who weren't even born back then!
The iconic status comes probably from her cutting edge lyrics, provocative outfits and sexually charged image. Indeed, Madonna is not only a music icon, she is also, or at least was back in the 80s, a fashion icon. How many girls did not go for the same, bouffant hair and the provocative, sexy clothing? She influenced a generation and gave out a strong, positive image for women to look up to (or frown upon, as not everyone is of the same opinion concerning her).
Posted by Margot Huysman at 10:54 AM