Since Madonna is only a bit older than I am, I find this particularly offensive especially since two years ago aging rockers The Who appeared. (Plus before that it was Bruce Springsteen and before that Tom Petty, case closed! Wikipedia even has its own page listing the history, go figure.) I emulated her style when she appeared on the scene, with my hair poorly permed and held back with bowed head bands to complement my vintage duds. Her oh-so danceable music and the no-excuses persona has held our attention for decades. In honor of her longevity -- or at least I like to think so -- my blog brand PopMatters has published an article chronicling the Top 15 Madonna Singles of All Time.
While I would be able to pull off those dance moves, not in sky high stilettos as expected of female pop stars these days. Not that I agree with that notion, gasping as I saw her loose her balance during a near wipe out. And while actual singing would be nice in any live performance, all that movement doesn't leave room for that plus arena acoustics are known to be nasty. Her costumes were over the top but certainly not capable of any wardrobe malfunction. Performing with younger artists like Nicki Minaij and M.I.A. is another trick up Madge's sleeve, as we've seen before. Those censors clearly did not do there homework, a quick review of the song "Give me All Your Lovin'" and knowledge of M.I.A.'s past would have thwarted anything offensive in NBC or NFL's eyes. The only thing I found cringe worthy was when Madonna got on the shoulders of one of those LMFAO guys. The rest was pure show biz, even bringing gay culture into a very hetero event with her hit, "Vogue." Instead of pushing the issue of marriage equality, Madonna went with a message of WORLD PEACE spelled out at the end. Never mind, Prop 8 was declared unconstitutional days later.