Cherish

Album: Like A Prayer (1989)
Charted: 3 2
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Songfacts®:

  • Madonna wrote this song with Patrick Leonard, a musician who tends to stay out of the spotlight, but has done production and session work for many notable artists, including Rod Stewart and Elton John. His collaborations with Madonna are among her most successful: "Like A Prayer," "Who's That Girl," "Live To Tell." Madonna's lyrics on "Cherish" are about her then-husband, actor Sean Penn. By the time the song was released, they were in the middle of their divorce. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Leo - Willimantic, CT
  • The video, shot at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, California, was directed by Herb Ritts, who took the cover photo of Madonna's True Blue album. It was the first video Ritts directed, and it introduced a style he became known for: black and white on the beach, although the "Cherish" video has mermen. Ritts went on to direct the videos for "Wicked Game" and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)."
  • Madonna admitted to Rolling Stone : "I've never been a good judge of what things are going to be huge or not. The songs that I think are the most retarded songs I've written, like 'Cherish,' end up being the biggest hits."

Comments: 9

  • Borges from South AmericaMadonna always have beem and always will be our godess. This music Cherish is beautiful and brings us inspiration and focus. In this video she is very gorgeous as always. I always loved you, Madonna and I always will.
  • Gabriel Vogue Boy from Midland Pa.Madonna made me a Vogue Boy and a feminist !!! l love Madonna and Truth or Dare!!! You gave me the name Vogue Boy Dick and N.E.R.D !! You knew me very good and I love all those names!!! I liked Fancy Boy to!! I will buy that song and thank you for putting me on line!!!I always wanted to be a star!!Do you want some of my Dick picturees? I have about 60 of them!! Make sure you tell everybody how much I love Truth or dare!!!
  • Heather from Orange CountyWho was the little boy in that video?
  • Dusk Blackman from Albany, Georgia (u.s.a.)And I will always cherish Michael Hutchence of INXS.
  • David from Austin , FlMadonna, when Madonna was Madonna!
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdCherish is a beautiful Madonna tune, one of her best. No other artist has been able to make artist/audience come together like that. Madonna's the only artist I can think of who has been able to pull it off. In an age where there's been a demarcation line in Rock-us-versus-them, Madonna has never been part of that scene. She is Loved and adored by millions who love quality Pop/Rock. She is Music. She is Love. She is Our Lady-Madonna.
  • Kayla from Winnipeg, MbThis is my favourite song by Madonna! I have a HUGE crush on someone and I relate to these lyrics so well because that's exactly how I feel about him! Such a sweet song! :)
  • Linda from Oudenaarde, -One of my favorite Madonna songs.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThe perfect pop song. One of my faves from Madge.
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