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List of unreleased Madonna songs

Conditions for listing here
Studio quality recording by Madonna.
Not commercially or promotionally released by a reputable label.
Documented demo versions of songs not released in any form.
Early demo versions of released songs where there is a substantial difference to the released versions (such as completely different melody). This might normally involve early versions with different writers/producers than the released version.
Officially commissioned and Madonna-related professional remix not chosen for release.
Not included in this listing
Early demo versions or working versions of songs ultimately released where differences are not substantial (e.g. the differences relate to structure arrangement, lyrics, instrumentation).
Songs that Madonna co-wrote but never recorded herself.
Live concert recordings such as her 2004 performance of the John Lennon song "Imagine", or versions of songs used for rehearsals (or backing) for live performances.

List of Madonna concert tours

American singer-songwriter Madonna has embarked on eight tours, seven of which have been world tours. Her debut The Virgin Tour in 1985 was primarily in North America only. In 1987 she embarked on her first worldwide trek, the Who's That Girl World Tour which visited Europe, North America and Japan. She then followed this with the successful Blond Ambition World Tour, which was called by Rolling Stone magazine as an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990." In 1993, she embarked on The Girlie Show World Tour which had her visiting for the first time Turkey, Israel, Latin America and Australia.

Coffee table books

Year Book title Release details Notes
1992 SEX
Released: October 21, 1992
Author: Madonna
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Publisher: Maverick/Warner Books/Callaway
Sold 1,400,000 copies in 6 months
Debuted at #1 on New York Times Best Seller list
Includes accompanying CD with track "Erotic" which is a slightly different version of the later release "Erotica"
Originally named "X" but was changed due to the film Malcolm X being released the same year.
1994 The Girlie Show
Released: August 18, 1994

Madonna bibliography

Madonna's first venture into the literary world came with the release of her 1992 coffee table book, SEX. The book proved to be a massive success, selling out its entire first edition. She later released another coffee table photography book entitled The Girlie Show which had an accompanying live CD with exclusive tracks from the tour.
In recent years, she had success writing a series of children's books. In 2003, Madonna signed a contract with Callaway Arts & Entertainment. On September 15, 2003, she released her first children's book, The English Roses, and it instantly became the biggest and fastest selling book ever by a first-time children's author. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List for children's picture books and remained there for an impressive eighteen weeks. The English Roses received the widest launch in publication history as it was released in over a hundred countries on the same day; it also debuted in thirty languages. It is now available in 40 languages and in more than 110 countries worldwide.
Her series of books may very well mark the existence for the first time of kabbalist children's books. All of the books strive to teach lessons Madonna has learned in her study of this branch of Jewish mysticism as well as lessons she has learned throughout her life. For example, in The English Roses, her lead character's name, Binah, comes from the word Kabbalists use for "Understanding".
Madonna's subsequent releases, Mr. Peabody's Apples and Yakov and the Seven Thieves, were both released within a year of The English Roses. They also debuted at number one on the New York Times list and became international best sellers. Combined, Madonna's first three children's books have sold over one and a half million copies worldwide. The Adventures of Abdi was her least successful book. Her latest book, Lotsa de Casha, debuted at number three on the New York Times’ Bestsellers List. For the Lotsa de Casha promotion, Madonna did a photoshoot with photographer, Lorenzo Agius; 8 pictures (including the cover picture) were released in the U.S. magazine Ladies Home Journal with an exclusive interview inside.

Madonna filmography

American entertainer Madonna started her film career in 1979 in the low budget feature A Certain Sacrifice. Since then she has starred in numerous independent and Hollywood motion pictures, the majority of which have been box office failures. She has also appeared in three starring theatre roles, numerous television commercials and directed her debut motion picture Filth and Wisdom in 2008. In 1997 she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in Evita.

Motion pictures

In 1979, Madonna starred in low-budget feature A Certain Sacrifice. Its release in 1985 coincided with the success of her Like a Virgin album, and Madonna tried to prevent its release. That same year, Madonna made a small cameo appearance as a club singer in the film Vision Quest


По данным Rolling Stone, Мадонна "остается одним из величайших поп-актов всех времен". Она получила название " королева поп-музыки "и внесены в Книгу рекордов Гиннеса как самый успешный женский мире художника запись всех времен.  С 10 марта 2008, Мадонна была введена в рок-н-ролла , в первый год она право на честь.  Журнал Billboard ее место как самый успешный сольный исполнитель (второй художник целом уступая только The Beatles ) на " Billboard Hot 100 за все время Лучшие исполнители ".  Она также является самой успешной певицей соло в британской истории диаграммы, причем наиболее альбомов номер один и номер 1-синглов.  Мадонна характеризуется в книге 100 важнейших женщин двадцатого века, опубликованные Главная Журнал Женские в 1998 году.  В июле 2003, VH1 и людей журнала перечисленные ей седьмое место в "200 Greatest Pop культуры Иконы За все время ".  В 2006 году новый воды несут видов называется Echiniscus madonnae, был назван в ее честь.  В статье с описанием Е. madonnae, была опубликована в международном журнале животных таксономии Zootaxa марта 2006 (Том 1154, страниц: 1-36). Зоологи прокомментировал: "Мы с большим удовольствием посвящают этому виду один из наиболее значительных художников нашего времени, Мадонна Луиза Вероника Ritchie". Интегрированной системы таксономической информации (ИТИС)

Music videos and performances

In The Madonna Companion, biographers Allen Metz and Carol Benson noted that more than any other recent pop artist, Madonna had used MTV and music videos to establish her popularity, and enhance her recorded work. According to them, many of her songs have the imagery of the music video in strong context, while referring to the music. The media and public reaction towards her most-discussed songs like "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer" or "Justify My Love", had to do with the music videos created to promote the song and their impact, rather than the song itself. Madonna's initial music videos, reflected her American and Hispanic mixed street style and a flamboyant glamour. She was able to transmit her avant-garde downtown New York fashion sense to the American audience. The imagery and incorporation of Hispanic culture and Catholic symbolism, continued with the music videos from the True Blue era. Author Douglas Kellner noted, "such 'multiculturalism' and her culturally transgressive moves turned out to be highly successful moves that endeared her to large and varied youth audiences". Madonna's Spanish look in the videos became the fashion trends of that time, in the form of boleros and layered skirts, accessorizing with rosary beads and crucifix like the video of "La Isla Bonita". Academics noted that with her videos, Madonna was subtly reversing the usual role of male as the dominant sex. This symbolism and imagery was probably the most prevalent in the music video for "Like a Prayer". The video included an African American church choir, Madonna attracted to a statue of a black saint, and singing in front of burning crosses. This mix of the sacred and the profane upset the Vatican and resulted in the Pepsi commercial withdrawal.
Madonna's emergence occurred during the advent of MTV, and "with its almost exclusively lip-synced videos, ushered in an era in which average music fans might happily spend hours a day, every day, watching singers just mouth the words." The symbiotic relationship between music video and lip-syncing, led to a desire for the spectacle and imagery of music video to be transferred to live stage shows. Chris Nelson of The New York Times reported: "Artists like Madonna and Janet Jackson set new standards for showmanship, with concerts that included not only elaborate costumes and precision-timed pyrotechnics but also highly athletic dancing. These effects came at the expense of live singing."Thor Christensen of the Dallas Morning News, commented that while Madonna earned a reputation for lip-syncing during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, since then she has reorganized her performances by "stay[ing] mostly still during her toughest singing parts and [leaves] the dance routines to her backup troupe ... [r]ather than try to croon and dance up a storm at the same time." She was instruemntal in introducing RF microphones, generally known as Boom Mounting — the use of a headset boom fastened around the head or over the top of the head, with the microphone capsule on a boom arm that extends to the mouth. Later, it came to be known as the "Madonna-mic" because she was one of the first major performers to use them.