Re: Madonna = 50 yrs old?!
For having little musical talent, Madonna is undoubtedly one of the biggest phenomenons to hit pop music in the history of the genre. She ruled the charts for most of the 80's and into the 90's, with a few comebacks sprinkled here and there. Ray of Light is one of my favorite CD's of the past 10 years or so. Like A Prayer will always be my favorite complete disc, though-Madonna in peak form. Favorite individual tracks: Live to Tell, Into the Groove, Frozen, and Oh Father (the song that ended her consecutive top 10 streak at something like 17) to name a few.
She'll go down as one of the greats, which is a testament to her marketing instincts and ability to reinvent herself.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg