37 years and counting, and Madonna is still the Queen of Pop.
There may be new pop singers who take inspiration from Madonna or are similar in terms of style, but nothing beats the original. Though some of Madonna’s songs are considered outrageous and controversial, the pop icon's music primarily boasts of having lyrics that empower women to be strong and independent.
Here are our top song picks from Madonna’s extensive music catalog:
1. "Like a Prayer"
The spot-on line: “Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone.”
The spot-on line: “I've heard it all before / And I can take care of myself.”
3. "What It Feels Like for a Girl"
The spot-on line: “Strong inside but you don't know it”
4. "Open Your Heart"
The spot-on line: “Nothing can stop me from trying, you've got to...”
5. "Human Nature"
The spot-on line: “Express yourself, don't repress yourself.”
6. "Unapologetic Bitch"
The spot-on line: “It took a minute, but now I'm feeling strong / It almost killed me, but I'm better off alone.”
Happy 58th birthday, Queen Madonna!
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