If we took a holiday/Took some time to celebrate/Just one day out of life/It would be/It would be so nice – Madonna Holiday
And that’s why I’m pushing for a public holiday for us all on Madonna‘s birthday which is as it happens is today.
And to mark The Queen of Pop’s 63rd birthday (really?) here’s five belters from her catalogue which transport us to magic worlds.
Or more specifically Andalucian.
Madge fans like to identify La Isla Bonita as San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize but she says it is generic.
Although it is heavily infused by Cuban rhythms.
Of course, a nod here to Signorina Ciccione’s Italian heritage.
With her dancing around on a gondola in front of The Bridge of Sighs.
And well ducked La Madonna.
But the church where all that Jesus being reborn as Madonna’s fantasy figure happened in this Latin Church in California.
And while LA is ahead of the times and trends it grew out of a small Spanish settlement… Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula.
Or Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.
Oh what a circus
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina ~ And Madonna’s life’s dream, to play Eva Peron in a musical.
Time goes by so slowly
Hung Up, London – And this was during Madge’s English phase of her life as she likes to call her marriage to Guy Ritchie.
London shows itself off with the Trocadero being used for the games arcade scenes and also approximating Paris, The Bronx in New York, and Chinatown for Shanghai.
All of which fits with Madonna’s status as a world icon.
And which is why we should all get the day off for a Madonna Holiday.