Saturday, 20 October 2012

Liven It Up: Madonna - Rain/Just My Imagination (The Girlie Show 1993)

I'm quickly adding this live video from Madonna's 1993 Girlie Show Tour before I go to bed, because today was the 20th anniversary of the release of Madonna's Erotica album, which is one of my favorite albums of hers (if not my favorite).

Rain was the 4th single from Erotica and holds a place in my top 10 list of favorite Madonna songs! The version she did for the Girlie Show had such simplistic staging that it stood out from the rest of the show, and the vocal trinity of Madonna and her two back up singers Niki Haris and Donna De Lory has never sounded better in a live situation than this. Also, I love the addition of the The Temptation's "Just My Imagination" in the bridge of the song, and the Singing in the Rain inspired choreography displayed by her dancers (one of whom is dressed as a Pierrot) that rounds out the piece.

Just Heavenly!


  1. Rain is my fave Madonna ballad followed by In this life, from the same album!! I remember this tour but she didn't do the mash up when I saw it! Great find!!

    1. I was actually going to add In This Life, but I didn't want a song with such heavy subject matter so close to my Melissa Etheridge post re: Matthew Shepard. There's method to my madness! Just means I get to save it for later.