Madonna, Papa Don’t Preach [Single] (1986)
When I was a kid and Madonna burst onto the scene I thought she was fantastic – and then very quickly grew self-conscious about that; I wasn’t meant to like her. So I didn’t really pursue fandom, never bought any of the records. But the big songs were inescapable. And just as well. So it was several years before I could admit to any sort of fandom really and it’s fairweather fandom probably. But I love the first three records and the hits collections and a couple of the later/mid-range things. I’m not at all interested in what she’s done over the last quarter-century give or take a song or two (Hung Up is brilliant). But Papa Don’t Preach is certainly classic-era Madonna. In anyone’s book. And so I bought this when I saw it – I wasn’t looking for it as such. But as soon as I saw it there I knew I had to have it. So far my only Madonna single. I’d certainly like two or three more – maybe half a dozen in a perfect world. This is a good start at least.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Papa Don’t Preach
Sample Track 2: (Side B): Pretender
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