Friday, January 22

"Papa Don't Preach" - Madonna (1986)


Wikipedia - "... It portrayed a storyline where Madonna is trying to tell her father about her pregnancy. The images are juxtaposed with shots of Madonna dancing and singing in a small, darkened studio, and spending a romantic evening with her boyfriend. ... 'Papa Don't Preach' is a dance-pop song with instrumentation from acoustic, electric, and rhythm guitars, keyboards, and string arrangements. It is set in common time, and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute. The song is written in the key of F minor. The combination of key and tempo produces a disjuncture between pop and classical rhythms, underlined by the instrumentation during the introduction. The song begins with a distinctly Vivaldian style, as the fast tempo and classical-style chord progression anticipates the lyrics to follow. This is followed by the sound of dance music, produced by a powerful beat from the instruments. ..."
Wikipedia
NY Times: MADONNA'S NEW BEAT IS A HIT, BUT SONG'S MESSAGE RANKLES (September 18, 1986)
Rolling Stone
Spotify
YouTube: "Papa Don't Preach", "Papa Don't Preach" (Live)

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