I can’t pick my five least favorite. I tried, but I couldn’t. Hard Candy’s somewhere in the bottom, but I kinda love that one as well, so… Here’s my top five:
2. Ray of Light
3. True Blue
5. Like a Prayer
(CNN) — I thought she was over. Madonna, that is.
I thought she was too old to be referring to herself as a “girl.” I thought pop music passed her by. I thought Lady Gaga had killed her.
And then I look at this week’s Billboard chart and I see I thought wrong.
Her 12th CD, “MDNA” debuted No. 1 on the album chart and she has two singles on the dance-chart Top 10. She’s 53 and the clubs are banging her new stuff, including “Give Me All Your Luvin,” which became her 38th top 10 hit on the pop chart. For those of you keeping score, that’s more than Elvis, more than The Beatles. I’m not saying she’s better, but clearly she’s done — correction — doing more.
This year she won another Golden Globe and her halftime performance at the Super Bowl drew more viewers than the game itself, according to Nielsen. I know the perception is that only gay men care about Madonna, but if that were true, given the 114 million viewers who tuned in to watch her at halftime, maybe “don’t ask, don’t tell” should have been called “just assume.”