Madonna – Vogue

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Time for another AWESOME! video. This week, I’m highlighting Madonna’s classic video Vogue from 1990.

Vogue was the first single released from Madonna’s album I’m Breathless, the soundtrack album for the film Dick Tracy, which starred Madonna and Warren Beatty. The song is about having fun on the dance floor, with a theme of escapism. Madonna co-wrote it after learning about “vogueing” in the late 80s. “Vogueing” is a dance style characterized by model-like poses with angular, rigid and linear arm, leg and body movement. Its name is derived from the model poses of Vogue magazine.

The video was directed by David Fincher. Early in his career, Fincher worked mostly on commercials and music videos. By the mid-90s, he turned to films, and has been nominated for Oscars for directing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network. He also has been involved in television – most notably, as executive producer of House of Cards.

In 1999, both MTV and Rolling Stone listed the video as #2 on their 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made lists. Check out Vogue. Watch Madonna morph into 7 different Hollywood starlets from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Strike a pose!

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