Holiday was the song which made Madonna famous.
(Thank songwriter Shep Pettibone)
Yes she was and that was her bro Chris pitting out in the back. The black girl was a the woman who made her bracelets. Ahh youth.
She fucked her way up the ladder, sleeping with all the right people. She dated the blond singer from the group The Breakfast Club, insinuating herself into the group. And basically her early music is a carbon copy of them.
Grim and determined is exactly what I think about when I hear the joyous song Holiday. Finally by CeCe Peniston reminds me of death and loss too.
I liked her up through Vogue. After that, I thought her music went to shit.
That was made when she had no hits on the chart yet, and had only a few grand as her video budget. Cute to see.
Lucky Star came soon after and that was the video that really started Madonna as an MTV icon.
Dear departed Travis knew she would be a huge star when her first album came out.
I could not tell her apart from Cyndi Lauper.
Cyndi has so much more talent than Madonna.
She got so lucky that many other established artists at the time turned this song down. It was passed on to her because no one wanted it. Just like Shitney Spears was lucky TLC passed on "Baby 1 More time". "Holiday" was what put Madonna in the hot 100 as a moderate hit.
Wasn't it Like a Virgin that established Madonna as a star?
Like A Virgin was such a conservative, apologetic song; Holiday was like some shitty song from 'Kids From Fame'.
HOLIDAY was written for Stephanie Mills to sing. She turned it down.
I believe Grace Jones might have been offered the song too.
[quote] HOLIDAY was written for Stephanie Mills to sing. She turned it down.
I wonder why. I guess vocally it's not really a challenging song that a powerhouse vocalist like Mills could sink her teeth into.
Then again if Whitney Houston could turn a simple song like "How Will I Know" into a joyous anthem I'm sure Mills could've done the same with "Holiday."
No, she was dating the black drummer, Stephen Bray, from this video.
Shep Pettibone did not write Holiday. Some people just make up anything.
R11, her music did turn to shit after Vogue for the most part.
I lost interest around the time she went all Electronica. There was no more soul to her music that made those hits in the 80s and early 90s timeless with mass appeal.
Zap r15 with troll-dar and you'll see he bumped up many Madonna threads today. They're all over the first and second page. What's his damage? A bit obsessed with someone he clearly hates, n'est ce pas?
Damn, I feel like I was in "Reservoir Dogs"
[quote]She looks so grim and determined. The song is all about having a good time but she doesn't communicate that in the vid.
That's because she's BORDERLINE!
r5 Just saw Angelyne and her pink Corvette (not a euphemism) at the Coffee Bean on Hillhurst and Los Feliz blvd yesterday.
Holiday was a top 20 hit, r15. That's far more than a 'moderate hit'.
r16: Holiday turned Madonna into a well-known pop singer, Lucky Star made her famous on MTV, and Like a Virgin catapulted her into the stratosphere.
That's your Madonna trajectory, in a nutshell.
Holiday had a long afterlife, becoming even more popular when Madonna entered mega stardom - it was selected for Live Aid, and included on TIC (trumping higher chart entries such as Who's That Girl and True Blue).
In the UK, the single was re-issued twice, to captialize on Madonnamania: re-entering the chart at # 2 in 1985 (held off the top spot by her own Into the Groove), and at # 5 in 1991.
Holiday is arguably as iconic as Like a Virgin, MG, and Vogue.
As for Cyndi, I love her; she had a powerful and unique voice, plus an interesting visual presence. But she actually wrote few of her songs herself. I always thought Madonna was far more talented than Cyndi - as a songwriter.
Former Supreme Mary Wilson also claims to have passed on Holiday before Madonna recorded it. Holiday was written and produced by Jellybean Benitez.
She was cute and a little chubby back then.
Did Madge have a falling out with her old collaborators Stephen Bray and Jellybean? Didn't Regina offer "Baby Love" to her and she turned it down?
Holiday was *not* written by Jellybean, r28. Nor by Shep Pettibone.
Get your Madonna factoids right, please.
The writers are called Curtis Hudson and Lisa Stevens, and they must be very rich indeed due to this one song.
Jellybean never wrote any interesting songs. He produced a couple of tracks for Madonna, but that's it.
He was a one-trick pony, and it's a good thing she moved on from him.
r30, as far as I know she never had a falling out with Jellybean.
She's ended things acrimoniously with Bray, though. Or vice versa.
I never did like this song. It was always just so plain sounding and her voice is annoying in it.
R32 I think if she ever wants success again, she needs to make up with S. Bray and P. Leonard and work with them again because they gave her her best songs.
I wish she'd return to her "pitched up" vocal sound where they slow down the track about 3 percent and have her record the vocals, and then they speed the whole thing up. Her sales are always higher for songs where she uses her distinctive Madonna "studio voice."
Her singing and dancing are both, at best, mediocre. And she's nothing much to look at, either.
It truly is amazing that she became a big star, considering what little talent and looks she had. But she did what she had to do; slept with the right people, sucked up to the right people, did anything and everything, no matter how outrageous or disgusting, to shock people and be "controversial." Well, that's one way to keep people interested. Some people, anyway.