Like, A Ho
I had no idea what this virgin thing was all about- what she was singing; I was too young. At one point I thought it was a bird- you know, it sounds like pigeon- I thought she was actually saying "birgeon" or something. Finally, I realized it wasn't that but then I got confused again and thought it was about a doctor- *like a surgeon*. Once I realized what it was really about (sometime between 1987 and 92) I think I thought she was a bit of a ho. But after that I figured she was pretty brave and now I respect her for it. So she came up with something a bit shocking- so what- that's what life is about. It's not even that shocking. It's in the "Just Plain Trash" category for its trashy quality, but I think there is more than just trash there: there's Madonna's own drive and determination which seems to ooze through the TV screen like- like something that oozes- like... a virgin... ewwww.
This is a great song, musically, for its style, great beginning, driving bass and "material girl attitude". This is one of the songs that set the standard for Madonna's musical endeavors ever since and it is a great piece of musicianship. Catchy for the young and old, Madonna's music penetrates pop culture like a knife through butter.
The video, set in Venice, has probably been seen by everyone born since 1970 or so- it must have helped Venice's tourist industry at least a little. It's an ok vid, don't know about the lipstick but it is what it needs to be, no more, no less.