Released in September of 1989, the song was written by the band, and appeared on their Cosmic Thing album - Combining Pop Rock, New Wave, and Dance music, this is their first million seller - “Love Shack” was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best single of 1989 MTV Divas Madonna - Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958 - She was THE performer who became the most skillful at capitalizing on the potential of MTV and video - Madonna challenged the conventional views of sex and sexuality - In late 1984, Madonna releases her first #1 album, Like a Virgin, selling 11 million copies - By 1985, her success as a full-fledged Pop star is solidified
6 - The techno-dance hit “Material Girl,” from Like a Virgin, reaches #2 - Performers such as Britney Spears, Hillary Duff, and others will later cover “Material Girl” - The song features synthesizer arrangements with robotic voice repeating the hook (the title line) - A synth-driven instrumental interlude occurs, and then the male robotic voice enters chanting the title line - Her Blond Ambition tour causes controversy for use of sexual images - The PRMC reacts so vehemently to her “Justify My Love” video that it becomes the first video ever officially banned from MTV - Lifetime record sales of over 300 million make Madonna the best-selling female recording artist of all time - Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 - Her mother, Cissy Houston, sang behind Aretha Franklin in the Sweet Inspirations - Her cousin was as singer Dionne Warwick- “Houston came from great musical stock” - By 1984, she had appeared as a model in fashion magazines like Glamor, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen - In 1985, Houston’s debut album Whitney Houston is released - This will be one of the biggest selling debut albums by a solo singer, yielding several top-charting singles - Houston’s 1987 album Whitney debuts at #1, the first album by a female artist to do so - The album included several #1 singles, like “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” - Houston will become the ultimate R&B diva of this era, dominating the charts from 1985 through the mid-1990s - She has ten Top 10 hits and seven consecutive #1 singles - Houston’s chart-breaking sales figures surpasses those established by The Bee Gees and The Beatles - Houston’s famous 1991 rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” gained nearly universal praise from critics and fans alike - This performance from Super Bowl XXV is considered one of the finest versions of the national anthem in music history - This performance reached 73,813 fans in the stadium, 115 million US TV viewers, and 750 million worldwide - Houston appeared in the films The Bodyguard in 1992 and Waiting to Exhale in 1995 - Her cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” appears on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard - Her recording became the biggest selling single by a female artist in pop music history - She will win three Grammy Awards for her contributions to that soundtrack - 2012 she is found dead
7 80’s Pop Cyndi Lauper -
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