Michael's Music Monday Review, Vol. 9

"Lucky Star" single album artwork
A week has passed since my last post and a lot has happened since then.  This weekend was truly one where the dream was lived.  You're probably scratching your head at this point trying to figure out where I'll be taking you metaphorically.  Despite seeing Ki: Theory and Stepdad open for Passion Pit  (one hell of a show, may I add.  This wasn't necessarily the case...), today's review will be of Madonna's smash hit "Lucky Star."

A healthy example of 80s dance music, this catchy tune, the fifth single off of Madonna, peaked at number four on Billboard Hot 100 (1984) where it maintained that position for eighteen weeks.  Think that's impressive?  It hit number one on Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.  If that doesn't catch your attention, keep reading.

Opening with a siren-like pitch manipulation, the heavily synthesized tune quickly assumes its moderato tempo that is maintained throughout the song with an electronic drum machine, rhythm guitar, and bass.  Enter Madonna.  With a dynamic vocal range and performance, the "Queen of Pop" hits the nail on the head as she navigates the melodies in G.

This tune has saved weddings.  I can attest to this personally.

Until next week

Music Mike


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