lunes, 30 de agosto de 2010
Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American recording artist Madonna, released on November 12, 1984 by Sire Records. It was re-released worldwide in 1985, with the bonus track "Into the Groove". In 2001, Warner Bros. released a remastered version with two bonus remix tracks. After the release and the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to solidify her future in the music business, by building on the success of the first album. However, she decided to become one of the record producers, feeling the need to control the various aspects of her music. Nile Rodgers was chosen as the primary producer of the album, due to his work with David Bowie.
The album was recorded at Power Station Studio in New York at a quick pace. Rodgers assisted the help of his former Chic band mates Bernard Edwards, who was the bassist, and Tony Thompson, who played drums; they appeared on several tracks of the album. Rodgers decided to be the guitarist, when Edwards requested him to do so, in exchange of their help. Jason Corsaro, the record's audio engineer, persuaded Rodgers to use digital recording, a new technique at the time which Corsaro believed was going to be the future of recording because test pressings always sounded consistent. Madonna was always present during the recordings, and believed that the songs on the album were stronger, compared to her debut album. The cover sleeve and images were shot by Steven Meisel. Madonna wanted the album title and the cover image to make provocative link between her own religious name Madonna, as the Roman Catholic title for Jesus' mother Mary, and the Christian concept of the virgin birth.
Like a Virgin is not that much of a musical departure from the first album, but the material is stronger. Along with Rodgers, Madonna also collaborated with her former boyfriend Steve Bray, who co-produced majority of the songs on the album. Consisting of dance-pop oriented music, the songs also incorporated synthpop and New Wave music. After its release, Like a Virgin received mixed reviews from the critics, but was a commercial success. It became Madonna's first number one album on the Billboard 200, while reaching the top of the album charts in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it diamond, for shipment of ten million copies across the United States. Worldwide it has sold 21 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Five singles were released from the album, with the title track and "Material Girl" becoming worldwide hits and "Into the Groove" becoming her first number-one single in the United Kingdom. To promote Like a Virgin, Madonna embarked on her first concert tour—The Virgin Tour—which travelled in cities of North America only. Like a Virgin has attained significance as a cultural artifact of the Eighties. Madonna proved that she was not a one-hit wonder and was able to establish herself as a musical force to be reckoned with. Her songs became a lightning rod for both criticism by conservatives and imitation by the younger female population, especially "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin". According to author J. Randy Taraborrelli, "Every important artist has at least one album in his or her career whose critical and commercial success becomes the artist's magic moment; for Madonna, Like a Virgin was just such a defining moment".
The title track "Like a Virgin" was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and produced by Rodgers. Steinberg said that the song was inspired by his personal experiences of romance. It was chosen for Madonna by Michael Ostin of Warner Bros. Records, after listening to a demo sung by Kelly. However, Rodgers initially felt that the song did not have a good enough hook and was not suitable for Madonna, but subsequently changed his opinion after the hook was stuck in his mind. He credits Madonna with recognizing the song's potential, he later said: "I handed my apology to Madonna and said, 'you know... if it's so catchy that it stayed in my head for four days, it must be something. So let's do it.'" Hence the song was finally recorded. Musically, "Like a Virgin" is a dance-oriented song, composed of two hooks.
Espero ponerla a lo largo de la mañana de aqui, antes de subirme al arbol.
viernes, 13 de agosto de 2010
Holaaa aqui estoy con otra cover y cada día más contenta!!!
Esta canción era complicada!! rapear, cantar y tocar la guitarra sin parar.... menos mal que tengo un profesor de Bootcamp Koreano que me machaca y me tiene preparada.........el proximo reto será cantar debajo del agua jejejejeje Lo retiro!!Lo de debajo lo dejo para las sirenas.
Bueno como siempre me levanto leyendo vuestras historias de cada día y me encanta saber que estais haciendo. Aqui os dejo un poco la información de la canción que venía en wikipedia.
Love the Way You Lie es una canción del rapero estadounidense Eminem, publicada en su séptimo álbum de estudio Recovery. La canción cuenta con vocales de la cantante barbadense de R&B Rihanna, y fue producida por Alex da Kid y Makeba Riddick. En MTV fue confirmada para ser lanzada como segundo sencillo del disco, con un video musical próximo a estrenarse. La canción trata sobre una pareja que vive un amor enfermizo, posiblemente basado en la violencia doméstica.
La canción se convirtió en la primera colaboración en conjunto de Eminem y Rihanna. Alex da Kid declaró que la canción fue grabada por Eminem en dos días, junto a Rihanna como vocalista invitada. El rapero comentó: "La canción que hice con Rihanna es una de las pistas con las que sentía que sólo ella podía llevarla a cabo, sólo ella podía hacerla". La canción fue enviada al equipo de la cantante, estando de acuerdo en su colaboración.
"Llegaron a nosotros directamente diciendo: Tenemos esta canción y sólo pensamos que Rihanna estaría perfecta para cantarla. Y, por supuesto, yo estaba como, 'OK, me encanta, definitivamente voy a hacerlo porque me encanta Eminem. Y me encantó la canción. Es realmente hermosa, y realmente es destacable. Es un disco realmente único. Estoy muy emocionada por ello."
Rihanna también se refirió a esta colaboración con Eminem en una entrevista con "Access Hollywood": "Es algo que, sabes, Eminem y yo, ambos con la misma experiencia, usted sabe, en diferentes lados, diferentes extremos de la mesa... Era creíble para nosotros hacer un disco así, pero también era algo que había que hacer y la manera en que lo hizo fue tan inteligente.
Bueno pues nada ahora esperando que os guste.
Un beso muy grande de viernes!!!