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Inside The Groove - Madonna's Music

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A podcast that dissects Madonna’s most famous songs, discussing how the were written and recorded, often referring to demos and outtakes
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One of Madonna's first songs. Hear how it was written, how it was recorded, what the people behind the song think of it and we also go there... down the Lady GaGa route but not before examining what song Madonna was "influenced" by. Plus there are a few things you may never have heard before...
Deep Dive: Get Together

Deep Dive: Get Together

2020-08-2212:222

The third single from Madonna's Confessions On A Dancefloor album is a fan favourite. Originally recorded in Sweden, it was reconstructed by Stuart Price in London before being included on Madonna's tenth studio LP.
Madonna has sold 300 million records worldwide in a career fast approaching 40 years, but people only talk about the scandals and never the music. Here at Inside The Groove, we break it down...
The 20th movie in the James Bond franchise was released on 007's 40th movie anniversary and who better to write the theme tune than Madonna? Die Another Day was also a sneak peak of her upcoming new album, American Life, which would be released a few months later and once again paired the singer with producer Mirwais. But the song's story was not an easy ride as it went through at least one title change and faced problems from the studio...
Bonus Beats: Sorry

Bonus Beats: Sorry

2020-07-0806:29

A demo of this 2005 song has leaked with quite different verses, so here's a chance to hear it and find out a little more about how it ended up on the internet. 
The ultimate 1980s dance tracks and one of the finest musical compositions and productions of all time. Yet 'Into The Groove' couldn't be simpler and this podcast discusses the lead up to its recording, including Madonna's inspiration for the lyrics along with studio recordings and isolated tracks, a demo of the song and elements that were used in the subsequent remixes.
Deep Dive: Hung Up

Deep Dive: Hung Up

2020-05-2922:57

What happens when you combine Madonna with Stuart Price and ABBA? You get one of the most fantastic pop songs of all time and as her highest-selling digital single, a great commercial success too. The song's origin was as part of a musical written by Luc Besson, but can be traced back even further to the summer of 1979 when ABBA rehearsed their tour at Europa Studios in Stockholm. Hear outtakes from that ABBA record along with the stems from the Madonna song which would hit no. 1 around the world.
Deep Dive: Vogue

Deep Dive: Vogue

2020-03-2923:551

Madonna's 'Vogue' is 30 years old and one of the singer's most popular hits. But did you know it was recorded as a b-side? Did you know that it's backing track is based on a Janet Jackson song? And do you want to hear studio outtakes from the original 1989 recording session?Inside the Groove has it all. Listen now.
Deep Dive - Everybody

Deep Dive - Everybody

2021-03-2926:36

Madonna’s very first single was the template for all that was to come. With a two-song deal, she recorded it in Chelsea, Manhattan. 39 years later, she is the richest female music artist in the world. Hear the original demo, the multitrack breakdown, and more in this episode which celebrates one year of podcasting.
Deep Dive - Secret

Deep Dive - Secret

2021-03-2025:28

The first single frrom Madonna's sixth album and a big change in direction for the artist with a laid back launch to the new era. Here's the story of how it came about, along with details of the video and launch promo campaign.
With multiple Top 40 UK singles including two Top Ten hits, Kavana spent the 1990s working the music business and was also a huge, huge Madonna fan. Recalling stories of their "near miss" and also working with Patrick Leonard, he has some very interesting tales to tell.
You may be aware of Georgina aka The Honest Vocal Coach who runs a very popular YouTube channel designed to analyse the vocal styles - good and bad - of many popular singers. This episode takes a fascinating look into how Madonna's voice has developed over her career. Not to be missed!
An interview with Ian Watkins - aka H from the UK band Steps - he's a big Madonna fan and we talk about how she's touched his life over the years.
One of Madonna's most loved songs, from its origin on a cassette played to Madonna in Chicago, through to being a high;ight of the Erotica album. This episode discusses everything from Castanets to Plagiarism, via a record shop in Paris.
Starting with Donna's stories of recording the Erotica album in New York, 1992, through to the Girlie Show and beyond - right up until the Madame X era, Donna takes us on her own personal Madonna journey.
An exclusive interview with Madonna's background singer and dancer, Donna Delory. This part explores the era from the Who's That Girl tour to Blond Ambition and Donna's first solo LP.
There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.
There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.
Since her career began, Madonna has contributed her distinctive vocals to other people's songs and even given away some of her unreleased gems, earning big hits by proxy. With features on hits by Brtiney Speaks, Dua Lipa and Ricky Martin not to mention having the likes of Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow and Nick Kamen take care of her cast-offs, this episode explores 20 such songs.
Love it or hate it - 'Bitch I'm Madonna' was the third single from Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' album in 2015. Hear how it was developed, along with the original demo before Scottish artist Sophie added her own touches to it. There's also discussion about other tracks from the album which changed drastically over time.
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Lysa Renee P.

One of my VERY favorite Madonna songs ever. I love the dreamy, kaleidoscope quality. It doesn't get enough attention, so thank you for doing this episode!!!

Sep 17th
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Rachel LaUlu

Best podcast ever

Aug 29th
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Rachel LaUlu

Amazing poddy!

May 18th
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