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The First Album Import

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A1 Lucky Star 5:30 A2 Borderline 5:18 A3 Burning Up 4:48 A4 I Know It 3:45 B1 Holiday 6:08 B2 Think Of Me 4:53 B3 Physical Attraction 6:35 B4 Everybody

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sire
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,786 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kendrik Lau on September 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Madonna's very first album.
Well, to be exact, her very first release was a 12" single of "Everybody". Then a mini-album in the form of another 12" single which includes the songs "Burning Up" and "Physical Attraction". After that, Madonna was given the green light to record a full album. These three songs are here of course, in slightly different versions (except for Physical Attraction, which got slapped on the album unscathed). But the highlights are the hits Holiday, Borderline, and Lucky Star.
When "Madonna" came out, most critics dismissed it first hand as a batch of disco tunes. But "Madonna", unlike most albums today, took its time to grow into a hit. Every single it released became a bigger hit than the single that came before it. It spawned Madonna's first top 20 (Holiday), top 10 (Borderine) and top 5 (Lucky Star) singles. It became so unexpectedly successful that "Like A Virgin"'s release was delayed.
The album itself is testament to Madonna's ability to improve herself artistically. Just compare her voice and music in this debut to "Ray of Light". The difference here is astonishing and remarkable. The songs Holiday, Boderline and Lucky Star have aged remarkably well and still pop up on radio stations today.
Compare to her later albums, the production on "Madonna" is sparse, her vocals is tinny and high pitched, but it is still a classic, and many critics who dismissed it have, for the most part, changed their opinions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chad DeFeo on September 30, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Madonna has always been one of the many great performers of the 80s, 90s, and today. There really is not one female performer that cannot come close in seeing as much success as Madonna has seen in her career that has now spanded over 25 years. In 1983, Madonna had released her debut album entitled, MADONNA. This album is jam-packed with fresh material delivered by the hands of Madonna, and it is one of my all-time favorite Madonna albums.

The album's fifth & final single. This is one of the many great songs by Madonna. The music featured in the song is perfect for a Madonna album of this kind. In the song's video, Madonna reveals one of her most infamous outfits to date: an outfit completed with black half-tops, black knee-length tights, Madonna's BOY TOY belt (although, she is not wearing the belt in this song's video), clunk jewelery (which includes chains and crucifixes), clunk bracelets, and the infamous rubber bracelets. This was a style that Madonna, and Madonna only, could pull off. This style simply said ... Madonna.

The album's fourth single. This is definitely one of my favorite songs from Madonna. It may sound a little bumble-gummy, but there is something about this song that makes it classic. The video to this song was the first video of Madonna's to be directed by Mary Lambert, who would go on to direct a handful of Madonna's music videos (including "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", "La Isla Bonita", & "Like A Prayer").

The album's second single. This became an instant favorite for me the minute I heard it for the first time. What a great song.

A great song that explains Madonna knowing that her current boyfriend will be taking off and abandoning her.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Madonna introduced herself as a modest struggling artist who would inevitably rise to the top and become one of the biggest music artists in history with this openning album. The first two singles, "Everybody" and "Burning Up" didn't even crack into the US top 100 upon being released. Madonna proved herself in this old fashioned 8-track LP to be great. The fact that the album only contains 8 tracks could be a turn off, but it seems vintage. In the year 2001, we would consider the songs to be oh-so-80s, but they are awesome and some, classics. Here's what you'll find on this album:
1) LUCKY STAR: This song is a definite dance classic and deserves much recognition. No one can forget this legendary '83 hit which gets its awesome beat from various types of instuments.
2) BORDERLINE: This is another hit from the early 80s. The beat is very mid-tempo and easy going. The beat also spells out EIGHTIES in big letters.
3) BURNING UP: This song is Madonna's rock number on this album. It includes an awesome 80s guitar and a cool drum beat. This song is relatively unrecognized but is amazkingly good.
4) I KNOW IT: The starting rythm sounds like something out of Captain America. The beat is okay, the song is okay, the lyrics are played out, and this song is one of Madonna's most forgotten.
5) HOLIDAY: This song is a really cool up beat track, which was a big hit. You may still hear it every now and then on some radio stations. Madonna's vocals rock in this song.
6) THINK OF ME: This song is a dance song with cool lyrics and a cool beat. This song is my favorite after "Lucky Star." I like Madonna's assertive attitude she puts into her singing.
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Who sang "Holiday" besides Madonna?
BARBIE! I have the cd it was Barbie A Perfect Christmas cd soundtrack,Its the last song and is very much like the original but updated.Go Figure Barbie singing Madonna.It really good.
Feb 2, 2012 by selena I. Esparza |  See all 3 posts
Memories of 'Madonna' when it came out!
I'm late also. Madonna's debut album, to me, is a perfect pop/dance album. I remember in the early 80's channel 7 in New York had a program named NY hot Tracks. In the beginning or end (I can't remember) they would always play a piece of Holiday. I never knew who it was but loved it. Then of... Read More
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