Inside The Groove - Madonna’s Music

The story behind Madonna’s most famous songs

Each episode focuses on a particular track or era and discusses the creative process and how the song was received.

With reference to the videos and live performances, the episode often plays snippets from the song’s multitrack session.

Interview: Madonna’s Movie Songs (with Darren Hayes) - Part 1

September 28th, 2020

To celebrate six months of the podcast and 100,000 downloads, here is the first part of a discussion on the various songs Madonna has written and recorded for movies. Edward discusses songs such as Beautiful Stranger and Sooner or Later with Darren Hayes.

Deep Dive: Holiday

September 25th, 2020

Madonna's first, big, international release and the opening track on Immaculate Collection - this song may sound very 1983, but it still cuts it when played on the radio today. It was almost never recorded by her but was turned around in under five days at the cost of $10,000 - why has it endured?

Bonus Beats: Express Yourself Remixes

September 17th, 2020

A dive into the most famous of all Madonna's remixes - and a listen to the changes made for the single remix, too. We try to examine why Madonna would become so smitten with this version that it would be what she took on the road for 1990's Blond Ambition tour. 

Deep Dive: Express Yourself

September 11th, 2020

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: Masterpiece

September 3rd, 2020

This stunning song won Madonna a Golden Globe for its use in the movie WE and would also be an emotional highlight of the MDNA album. This episode discusses the creation of that record and shines the light on other tracks. Included in this episode are Madonna's raw vocal - without effects - and also a version of Masterpiece sung by the original writer.

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