#42 - YOU MUST LOVE ME Average: 7.875 - Highest: 10 (x7), Lowest: 4 (x1)
Writers: Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber Producers: Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Caddick
This song was the only one composed specifically for the movie Evita - that means it was not present in its previous stage versions, unlike "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", for example. Since it was an original song, it was nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars - and it won!
It was the first single to be released from the Evita soundtrack, but it was not very successful. In the US it peaked at #18, and in the UK at #10.
She only performed it live on the Oscars and on The Sticky & Sweet Tour.
The video features her singing in a room, still pregnant, while some scenes from the film are shown in between.
This song really shows how she became able to explore her voice and extend its boundaries after the vocal training. Nice ballad, 8.
I Really Like You Must Love Me, Glad It's The Highest on the Rate of Evita
So, Evita, Something To Remember, Hard Candy and The Soundtracks Singles (Except for Vogue and Beautiful Stranger) are already Out.
My Lowest were a 5 for Me Against The Music and a 6 For Gambler
I generally gave nice rates to "M" songs, I only gave a 5 to "Revolver" and "Everybody" ...... and one of my few 6s was to "Material Girl", personally I think is a catchy track, but 100% I can say that I don't associate "Material Girl" with Musical quality.
Besides that, most of my rates were 7s and 8s ... several 9s ..... and only two 10s .... One of my 10s went to a very unusual "M" track, actually one of her least remembered ones, and the other 10 I gave it to a track that I'm hoping will make the top 5
Writers: Madonna, Stephen Bray Producers: Madonna, Stephen Bray
This Motown-inspired song was written as a tribute to her then-husband, Sean Penn ("true blue" was a favorite expression of his). The lyrics are very cutesy and fluffly, aren't they? Haha, now compare them to "Till Death Do Us Part". Certainly ironic.
It was released as the third single off True Blue, and it was generally a success - it topped the UK charts and peaked at #3 in the US, also reaching the Top 10 in many other countries.
Madonna obviously only performed it on the Who's That Girl Tour.
The song has two videos, but I only know one. The one that I know is set in a blue scenario and it's very 50s inspired. Very fun and cutesy. I never watched the other one, but it was made for a "Make My Video" contest made by MTV. Does anyone have it?
True Blue is such a fun, light-hearted song - the video captures the feeling of the song perfectly. 8 from me.