September 23, 2003
In Search of the Wannabees
My pal Aldo
is putting together a homemade CD of Madonna soundalikes, songs that slavishly imitated Madonna's signature sound during her 1983-89 peak. I assume the more girly and poppy and cotton candylike the tune, the better. We put our heads together and came up with some ideas. Click "continue" for more.
Here's what we came up with ---
Baby Love - Regina
Baby Talk - Alisha
Each Time You Break My Heart - Nick Kamen
Fascinated - Company B.
Hooked On You - Sweet Sensation
I Love You More Than You Know - Martika
Right On Track - The Breakfast Club
So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown
Shake Your Love - Debbie Gibson*
Show Me - The Cover Girls
Turn Your Love Around - Hazell Dean
Two of Hearts - Stacey Q
Who Found Who - Jellybean*
* these I thought of later on.
Jog your memories, now. Any other suggestions?
Posted by mhinrichs at September 23, 2003 10:10 PM
Some of Selena's stuff is awfully Madonna-esque as well. I'm not that familiar with her work but I remember thinking "is that Madonna?" only to discover it was Selena.
Glad to see Regina- she nailed the sound and was my first pick as soon as I read your post.
Here's a few of what I consider to be fabulously cheap Madonna rip-offs-
Magic Carpet Ride-Bardeux
I Can't Wait-Nu Shooz (even samples the Material Girl!)
Hey, Matt --
My crack research team tells me the correct title of Hazell Dean's track is "Turn It Into Love". :)
I forgot about "Who Found Who?" That question's posed by Jellybean to Madonna, since he's in the long line of people dumped by Madonna as she climbed the ladder. I have a 12" mix of that track, need the single mix...
Nu Shooz is probably too unique-sounding to count as a knock-off.
Oops! At least I spelled Hazell's name right.
I remember that the girl who sang on "Who Found Who" was real pretty, had a great voice, and seemed like someone who was going on to greater things. She's probably working at Dennys now.
I could swear I heard Madonna was in The Breakfast Club before she hit it big solo.
She was. The single tha we're referring to was produced years after she left Breakfast Club.
The name of the girl who sang lead on "Who Found Who" is named Elisa Fiorillo and she is still recording.