I have questions about Madonna's Super Bowl performance
Consider this a reprieve from the madness of this world. Or at least, I hope it is for you. I feel silly writing a newsletter this week, but truthfully I just needed to let out a giggle via writing.
So, this past Friday, my girlfriends and I gathered at a friend’s apartment to be together and commiserate. To provide some level of comfort to us, we decided to partake in one of our favorite activates - watching music videos and live performances after a few bottles of wine.
It was only natural that we began with Harry Styles performances, which then led us into Coldplay’s 2016 Super Bowl performance which featured Beyoncé and Bruno Mars (the only crime about that performance was it was done during the day instead of at night. Time zones, man).
I then had my opportunity to perform Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl performance, aka the greatest Super Bowl performance in the halftime show’s history. No, I will not be taking questions or opinions. If you’d ever like a mediocre reenactment of this performance, I’m your gal!
The algorithm then took us to Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl performance. The Queen of Pop began the show with Vogue. One thing I thought was interesting, or at least refreshing, was that her performance consisted of nearly full songs, other than the short song snippets we’ve grown accustomed to.
We then transition to Music… which is when the madness begins…
Around the 4:21 mark, you’ll hear an unmistakable “yeah,” followed by a “woo!”.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
It is revealed that uncle/nephew duo Redfoo and SkyBlu of LMFAO have taken the stage during Super Bowl 46’s halftime show
The gasps that we let out.
The show also featured Nicki Minaj, M.I.A, and *shudders* CeeLo Green, but I just really want to focus on the LMFAO of it all. You’ll also notice a cherub of a man doing flips on a tightrope, and I would like to hear his story one day, as well.
Back to LMFAO. Party Rock Anthem came out in 2011, and yes it was a whole moment, BUT WHY. Madge sits on Redfoo’s shoulders, and she later inexplicably lifts his red cape. Nothing made sense. Who was in rehearsal approving this? I’m really sorry to also report that they proceeded to shuffle in unison as Sexy and I Know It played. Just watch for yourself and let me know what you think.
Just a few months after this performance, the duo announced that they would be on an indefinite hiatus. They really just came in, performed at the damn Super Bowl and dipped, huh?
Madonna is one of the biggest stars to ever exist, so therefor I ask…
Why did she dedicate a full, whole minute to promoting Party Rock Anthem??? On arguably the world’s biggest stage? When she has an entire legendary discography to choose from?
How did this collaboration come to be? Whose idea was this?
Perhaps some questions are better left unanswered.
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