Bring Back Manly Men
- Feb 3, 2004
TAKE A BOW - one of her biggest US hit singles; however, in the UK it broke her streak of consecutive top 10 singles. Iconic video. Never performed live on tour until the Rebel Heart Tour in 2016 when she sang it (to the album backing track) on a few shows. It's a great song and would definitely be in my all time Madonna top 40 and I still don't understand why it wasn't a hit over here to be honest. And I loved how it annoyed Whitney (RIP) at the time. 'Before Madonna? It was Face AND I.'
YOU'LL SEE - deep in Evita preparation mode, the leading single from the ballads compilation Something to Remember is a collaboration with David Foster. The music video was a sequel to 'Take A Bow' and lyrically it is also a sequel of sorts: heartbroken but she picks herself up and carries on into the sunset. I love it as well and her vocals are luscious. The video is decidedly inferior to 'Take A Bow' in my opinion (although, strangely, it has slightly higher views on her official YouTube channel.) Another track that has not been a live staple in the canon - she only performed on a few North American shows on the Drowned World Tour in 2001.
Which of the two songs do you prefer?