MADONNA "TRUE BLUE" (1986)
By Mark Nobes
The Motown-style song featured a retro 50s vibe, and was released as the third single from Madonna's third album, and was also the title track. It topped the UK and Canadian charts, and also reached No.3 in America, and was written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray.
True Blue was one of two Madonna albums that I bought in the 80s. It featured a collection of solid, catchy pop songs with quite different musical styles. All five singles from the album reached the Top five in both America and Britain. The other singles were; "Live To Tell", "Papa Don't Preach", "Open Your Heart" and my favourite track "La Isla Bonita".
This was an era when pop music was at its best, with good old-fashioned solid song-writing, and the Top 40 being full of strong tunes, rather than the sanitized nonsense you hear in the charts today. Okay, maybe I'm getting old and sounding like my parents, but I'm still very glad that I was young when I was - the 80s were awesome!
The B-side of the 7" vinyl featured the track "Ain't No Big Deal"