True Blue

Album: True Blue (1986)
Charted: 1 3
  • "True Blue" was a favorite expression of Madonna's then-husband, Sean Penn. At the time she was very much in love with her husband and the whole album, which she co-wrote, was inspired by her feelings for him. She wrote this song with Stephen Bray, who would become her collaborator throughout the '80s.
  • This retro dance-pop song was inspired by the '60s girl groups of Motown, like The Supremes and Martha & the Vandellas, and uses a chord progression commonly heard in doo-wop numbers.
  • Two music videos were released for this song. Fitting with the retro theme, Madonna's version has the newly platinum-blonde singer cruising in a 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible with her friends (her real-life friends, fashion designer Erika Belle and actress Debi Mazar, are featured). James Foley, who also worked on "Live To Tell" and "Papa Don't Preach," returned as director.

    The second video was chosen among many amateur entries for MTV's "Make My Video" contest. The winning video, directed by Angel Garcia, follows a young girl's first meeting with her perfect guy.
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Comments: 3

  • Mack from Austin, TxWho was the third girl in the video? All the write ups only identify Deb Mazar and Erika Belle. the y never mention the third girl by name even in IMDB. Why? Who was she? she kind of resemble Lark Voorhies.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis song got a boost from MTV when the station invited viewers to film a video of this song, with the winning video receiving air time when the song was played. As a result, the video that Madonna actually filmed and performed in was not widely aired.
  • Sum Sum from New Delhiis the only video which was shown in my kindergarten school during the fete...very clean video..
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