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Papa Don’t Preach

Posted by shanoah on June 13, 2008

I always did like Sting; both the “Desert Rose” era, and his time with the Police, especially “Every Breath You Take”.

Still, my post tonight is in a different vein. As the title of my post says, the theme is “Papa Don’t Preach“:

Papa Don’t Preach To Me – The Merry Macs (1946)

A classic song of a lady who goes shopping in Paris and decides to stay. And seems to be going out with every other guy in Paris, too.

What, you were expecting that other song? Oh, very well…

Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna (1986)

This song could almost be a sequel to the previous, in a way. Perhaps one of the guys in the previous song got her pregnant.

And it’s a good excuse for Madonna to wiggle around a bunch, too. I have to wonder if she knew about the previous song, which came out 12 years or so before she was born.

I’ll admit I do kind of like Madonna. Early on, she could have had the musical talents of Britney Spears, and no one would have cared with her looks. But she still has kept her musical talent as she’s gotten older, and I still like some of her music; in fact, probably more now then her earlier work.

When Britney’s Madonna’s current age, though, no one will be listening to her, or care about her. It’s the difference between having musical talent, and just having some big… assets working for you.

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