Picture it: Minneapolis, 2020.
Chris Bordeaux has been in self-quarantine for a month due to COVID-19. After a digital happy hour with friends he decides to play some of his favorite Madonna tracks. Then it dawns on him:
I should share my best-of-Madonna list with the world! Her top 40 by 2020!
Jump to today and I’ve realized this is a harder task than I had planned. I couldn’t keep the list to only commercial singles, as this would leave out some of the best songs Madonna has recorded. How could I limit myself to 40 songs when so many hits wouldn’t make the cut?
The following list contains a mix of catchy melodies, touching lyrics, stellar production value, organic artistry, and cultural success.
You may be surprised to learn of the songs, including Holiday, Material Girl, Open Your Heart, and Ray of Light, that didn’t make the cut. Amazing pop hits, but not on my list of Madonna’s top 40.
There will be disagreements. You will be right, I will be wrong.
Just kidding, I’m always right.
Pour yourself a drink, take a journey through our collective memories, and escape solitude with some of the best music from pop music legend, Madonna.