Mötley Crüe release cover of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” for streaming
Mötley Crüe consisting of bassist Nikki Sixx, singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars have released their cover of Madonna‘s hit single “Like A Virgin” from their upcoming album The Dirt Soundtrack, which will coincide with the release of the movie The Dirt on Netflix with both being released on March 22, 2019.
Wikipedia states the following about the song “Like A Virgin” (with slight edits):
“”Like A Virgin” is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on October 31, 1984, by Sire Records as the album’s lead single. The song was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, and produced by Nile Rodgers; Steinberg said that the song was inspired by his personal experiences of romance. “Like a Virgin” was chosen for Madonna by Michael Ostin of Warner Bros. Records after listening to a demo sung by Kelly. Rodgers initially felt that the song did not have a sufficient hook, but subsequently changed his opinion after the song was stuck in his mind.
Musically, “Like a Virgin” is a dance-oriented song, composed of two hooks. Madonna‘s voice is heard in a high register while a continuous arrangement of synths are heard along the bassline. The lyrics of the song are ambiguous and consist of hidden innuendo, interpreted in different ways. “Like a Virgin” received positive reviews from music critics, who frequently called it as one of the defining songs for Madonna. It became her first number-single on the record charts in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States, while reaching the top ten elsewhere.
The song’s music video portrayed Madonna sailing down the canals of Venice in a gondola, as well as roaming around a palace wearing a white wedding dress. With the video, scholars noted Madonna‘s portrayal of a sexually independent woman, similarity of a man wearing lion’s mask to that of Saint Mark, and the link between the eroticism in the video and the vitality of Venice. Madonna has performed the song in seven of her concert tours. Most of the time, her performances of “Like a Virgin” were associated with strong reaction and uproar from the media.
“Like a Virgin” has been covered by a number of artists and has appeared in or been referenced in feature films such as Reservoir Dogs, Moulin Rouge! and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Family groups sought to ban it as they believed the song promoted sex without marriage. On the other hand, Madonna‘s public persona of an indomitable, sexually unashamed, supremely confident woman was widely accepted by the younger generation who emulated her style and fashion. Scholars have credited “Like a Virgin” as the song which cemented her position as a pop culture icon.”
Mötley Crüe‘s cover of Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin”:
Provided to YouTube by Eleven Seven Music Like a Virgin · Mötley Crüe Like a Virgin ℗ Masters 2000, Inc., under exclusive license to Eleven Seven Music Released on: 2019-03-15 Artist: Mötley Crüe Auto-generated by YouTube.
Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin” video:
Madonna – Like A Virgin Official Music Video Original song taken from the ‘Like A Virgin’ album. 1984 – Sire / Warner Bros. Records, Inc.