On This Day 1990: Madonna Released Vogue

25 years ago, Madonna Released “Vogue ” and it’s was one of the most ironic and influential song in music history. 


” Vogue ” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second
soundtrack album I’m Breathless (1990). It was released as the
first single from the album on March 20, 1990, by Sire Records .
Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and choreographers
Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza from the Harlem
“House Ball” community, the origin of the dance form, and they
introduced “Vogueing” to her at the Sound Factory club in New
York City. “Vogue” later appeared on her greatest hits compilation
albums, The Immaculate Collection (1990) and Celebration (2009).
“Vogue” is an upbeat dance-pop and house song and set the
trends of dance music in the 1990s. However, it has strong
influences of 1970s disco within its composition. The song also
contains a spoken section, in which the singer name-checks
various golden-era Hollywood celebrities. Lyrically, the song is
about enjoying oneself on the dance floor no matter who one is,
and it contains a theme of escapism . Critically, “Vogue” has been
met with appreciation ever since its release; reviewers have
praised its anthemic nature and listed it as one of the singer’s
career highlights. Commercially, the song remains one of
Madonna’s biggest international hits, topping the charts in over
30 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, the United
Kingdom, and the United States. It became the world’s best-
selling single of 1990, selling over six million copies.


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