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 - Donna De Lory (part 1)

January 30th, 2021

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.

Guest Episode - Deee-Lite ‘Groove Is In The Heart’

January 23rd, 2021

There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.

Guest Episode - Pet Shop Boys ‘It’s A Sin’

January 23rd, 2021

There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.

Deep Dive - Madonna Against The Music

January 16th, 2021

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.

Deep Dive - Bitch I’m Madonna

January 9th, 2021

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.

Deep Dive - Keep It Together

January 3rd, 2021

Released as a single in 1990 and performed as the closing song for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, it's the single-that-never-was for many territories where it was held back in favour of Vogue. Nonetheless, Keep it Together is one of the highlights from the Like A Prayer album and now we learn more about its recording and hear those individual instruments clearer than ever before.

Deep Dive - Cherish

January 2nd, 2021

The third single from Madonna's Like A Prayer album had its origins in Madonna's Broadway dressing room. But it was the second song she'd written with the title Cherish. Find out about that unreleased track, hear the demo for Cherish and discover new and interesting facts about the song and its video.

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