ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
MADONNA - LIKE A PRAYER [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released March 6th 1989.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
'Like A Prayer' was the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 4th studio album, 'Like A Prayer'. It was released on March 6th 1989 by Sire Records. A power pop song by Madonna, it notably features a gospel choir. 'Like A Prayer' became one of Madonna's highest-selling singles in her career, selling over five million copies worldwide at the time of its release. It entered the UK Singles Chart straight at No.2 before climbing to No.1 and remaining there for three weeks until Easter Sunday [March 26th]. It also reached No.1 in countries such as Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Ireland and many others.
The highly controversial music video for the song was directed by Mary Lambert, who also directed 'Borderline', 'Like A Virgin', 'Material Girl' and 'La Isla Bonita'. It was shot at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California and Madonna's scenes with burning crosses were filmed on San Pedro Hills in San Pedro, California. The video features actor Leon Robinson. It attracted criticism for its subplot of Madonna making love to Saint Martin de Porres - which some perceived as being a black version of Christ, its use of Catholic iconography, including a scene where Madonna developed stigmata, and cross burning imagery, but also garnered praise for its interpretation on discrimination, rape, and faith. The video topped MTV's countdown of "100 Videos That Broke The Rules" in 2005, and for the 25th anniversary of MTV [August 1st 2006], viewers voted the video as the "Most Groundbreaking Music Video of All Time". In addition, the video was ranked No.20 on Rolling Stone magazine's "The 100 Top Music Videos" and No.2 on VH1's "100 Greatest Videos".