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Madonna released Papa don't preach, 35 years ago.


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Madonna, in the summer of 1986 returned with a new minimalist look, and a new voice. Dropping her higher register in her first two albums, for a more controlled lower register. 

 

Starting off with just a classical music intro, that makes the track sound urgent and alarming, the beat kicks in, But this time Madonna is in trouble and needs her daddy's help, but at the same time to understand her. 

 

Madonna is pregnant in this song, and understandably she wants her father to not complain, preach but understand why she's keeping the baby, the man she conceived it with is in love with her, and wants to marry her. 

 

But, her friends as well are telling her to give it up, break up with him, she's too young for her life to change. 

 

She keeps the baby, and ends up happy with her little family. 

 

According to Billboard, Papa don't preach was the summer hit of 1986, it totally introduced new Music in Madonna's catalog with it's incorporating elements of classical music, something she would continue throughout her career as evident in Extreme occident from 2019's Madame X (Deluxe version).

While Tipper Gore condemned her early ***ual works such as Dress you up (which is part of the iconic filthy 15, by the PRC) research that case.

 

PRC (Parents Resource Commitee) is the reason why The RIAA caved to create the Parental Advisory: Explicit Content Music rating system.

 

Praised Papa don't preach as a pro life anthem, but that wasn't what the message was about. 

 

Papa don't preach, was Madonna's first feminist anthem of many where she would stand up to the Patrichial system, whether her father, the catholic church or even presidents such as Bush and Trump. 

 

When word got to her in 1987 on her first tour of Japan that Ronald Reagan (the president) liked the message of the song by Rolling stone, in their interview..

 

She double downed that she isn't a fan of him (for such a hero in the president's he failed the AIDS crisis, let's not talk about his Failed D.A.R.E. program he created with his wife to fight Drugs in American schools). 

"Ronald Reagan is one papa who shouldn't preach" is what she told Rolling stone in the same interview.

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4 hours ago, AndyFoster said:

Ew I read 35 years ago and expected it to be in the 70’s then seen the date of 1987, which was 5 years before I was born. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

That would mean its 45 years old had it been released in 1976..

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1 hour ago, Spicechinodiva said:

That would mean its 45 years old had it been released in 1976..

Oh I know….I’m just saying I feel old. Like 30 years ago feels like the 70’s, not when I was born 😭

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