Kate Bush vs Madonna

Kate Bush or Madonna, simple as


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luka

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'80s Madonna has some bright breezy cheerful pop songs that I always find I like more than I thought I did each time I bump into them but nothing that can measure up to running up that hill.
 

padraig (u.s.)

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I am kinda worried it'll just be a KB landslide

I'd love some hardcore Madonna polemicists to turn up

they definitely won't sway me even a little bit, but I'd love to hear their reasoning
 

luka

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I've seen that big bi thing before funnnily enough. Running up that hill was on poisonous darts list of (might get the title a bit wrong) white songs that were a hit in the hood
 

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'80s Madonna has some bright breezy cheerful pop songs that I always find I like more than I thought I did each time I bump into them but nothing that can measure up to running up that hill.
This is my favourite. Fucking love it.

 
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padraig (u.s.)

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that makes perfect sense

she and Peter Gabriel are the artier end of that 80s rock Phil Collins thing

and "Running Up That Hill" is about as banging/non-fey as she gets
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
Madonna took the David Bowie cultural vampire model and ran with it, for better and worse

definitely 100% respect as an auteur of her own brand, performance, curation, etc, even it's long descended into grim Rolling Stones-style territory

she also paved the way - not alone, but by far most prominently I have to think - for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, etc
 

thirdform

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Madonna took the David Bowie cultural vampire model and ran with it, for better and worse

definitely 100% respect as an auteur of her own brand, performance, curation, etc, even it's long descended into grim Rolling Stones-style territory

she also paved the way - not alone, but by far most prominently I have to think - for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, etc
noone knows about Kate Bush outside of England, France and US. Madonna is superstar. on that metric alone she wins. who cares if the music is good or not. that's the aim of all pop.
 

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Lucky Star, Papa Don't Preach, Into the Groove, Like a Prayer are my favourite Madonna tunes. I like Beautiful Stranger, Hung Up, Music and stuff too though.
 
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