MADONNA - Causing Commotion 12" Vinyl MAXI-SINGLE

 "Causing a Commotion" is the song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released as the second single from the soundtrack album "Who's That Girl" on August 25, 1987, by Sire Records. The song was inspired by Madonna's relationship with then husband Sean Penn, and his abusive and violent nature. Containing a dance-oriented, up-tempo groove, the song begins with the chorus and is accompanied by a four-note descending bassline and staccato chords in the verse.

 

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"Causing a Commotion" Album Description:

In the music scene of 1987, Madonna, the undisputed Queen of Pop, released "Causing a Commotion," a 12" maxi-single that became an instant sensation. The song, featured in the soundtrack of the film "Who's That Girl," captured the energy and spirit of the era, further solidifying Madonna's iconic status.

Historical Context and Musical Exploration

"Causing a Commotion" emerged during a time when Madonna was actively experimenting with various musical styles. The song blended elements of dance-pop, funk, and disco, showcasing her versatility as an artist. Its upbeat tempo, catchy melody, and provocative lyrics resonated with audiences worldwide, making it a dancefloor anthem.

Production Team and Recording Studio

The track was produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, a frequent collaborator who had worked with her on several previous hits. The recording took place at various studios, including Unique Recording Studios in New York City and Sarm West Studios in London.

Controversies

As with many of Madonna's releases, "Causing a Commotion" sparked controversy. The song's lyrics, which alluded to sexual liberation and female empowerment, were considered provocative by some. However, Madonna's fearless approach to challenging societal norms only added to her appeal and fueled the song's popularity.

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Music Genre:

 80s American Pop 

Album Production Information:

 The album: "MADONNA - Causing Commotion" was produced by: Madonna and Stephen Bray
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Steve Peck

Record Label Information:

 SIRE 920 762

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1987 Made in Germany / EEC

 

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"Causing Commotion" Record Label Details: SIRE 920 762

"Causing Commotion" Record Label Details: SIRE 920 762
 

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