Madonna - Material Girl - Pretender
Label: Sire Records Company
Catalog#: W 9083 T
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Condition: VG+ to VG++ with minor scuffs
Credits: Producer - Nile Rodgers
A Material Girl (Extended Dance Remix) 6:06
B Pretender (LP Version) 4:28
After the release of her second album, Like A Virgin, Madonna was onto big things. It went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide and produce massive worldwide hit singles. Along with Michael Jackson, Madonna was undoubtedly the most famous pop star on the planet. Millions of teenage girls wanted to be like her, and all the boys fancied her - a trend that has repeated itself throughout music since with artists such as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. The second single to be released from Madonna's second album was Material Girl. It peaked at No.3 in the UK in March 1985 and spent 10 weeks on the chart.
Material Girl opens with a traditional early-Madonna beat. It is very catchy, but all this is forgotten when Madonna begins her irresistible singing. "Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me, I think they're OK. If they don't give me proper credit, I just walk away" wails Madonna on the song's first line. It's a dominant and clear line that represents a powerful female in control of her career. Madonna was certainly that. The song builds up to its fantastic chorus and carries on with the second verse before another chorus hits. We then get Madonna's many male admirers singing "Living in a material word!" in their deep-tone voices. Madonna then takes over, before letting the men carry on. The song now has a very slow, dreamy bit when Madonna seems to drift off into Material Land before coming back to finish off the song in fabulous style.