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Thread started 11/22/20 9:48am

ufoclub

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Holy shit, the wiki entry for Madonna's "Express Yourself"

It's hilarious for a song that is not all that complicated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...onna_song)

"Set within a simple song structure, "Express Yourself" plays with ambiguity through a subtle control of harmony and the avoidance of diatonic closure. The song appears to be in the key of G major but its actual composition seems to be written in the key of C major. But the first note of the melody, "don't" in B♭ major, implies the G Dorian mode.[10] This is also evident in Madonna's vocal nuance on the words "express yourself", which initially centers on G, before moving down a semitone to E minor, the raised 6th in G Dorian.[10] Per the sheet music published by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., "Express Yourself" is set in time signature of common time, with a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Madonna's voice range spans from G3 to C5 with a chord progression of G–F/G–C–G.[11][11]"

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"Authors Santiago Fouz-Hernández and Freya Jarman-Ivens commented that "the video portrayed the deconstructive gender-bending approach associated with free play and self-reflexivity of images in postmodernism." They had initially thought the video as a feminist approach to sexuality, leading them to say that "the video might also relate to several core political questions raised by feminism."[13] However, they deduced that the scenes showing Madonna in a seductive manner and chained to her bed do not portray women in an empowering position, but emphasizes the fact that women can be in control because of their sexual prowess.[13]"

lol lol lol

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Reply #1 posted 11/22/20 10:32am

SoulAlive

lol some people love to over-analyze things,lol

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Reply #2 posted 11/22/20 10:41am

alphastreet

Great song!
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Reply #3 posted 11/22/20 7:45pm

slyjackson

GREAT SONG AND GORGEOUS VIDEO

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Reply #4 posted 11/23/20 2:39am

Dalia11

Great song! 😃
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Reply #5 posted 11/23/20 6:11am

PatrickS77

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SoulAlive said:

lol some people love to over-analyze things,lol

Someone surely expressed themselves. wink But really, who gives a shit?

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Reply #6 posted 11/23/20 7:17am

Cinny

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I love when they go in on music theory lol You could do this for any song and make it interesting.

I am sure there are a lot of implied notes/modes/scales even in today's minimalistic approach.

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Reply #7 posted 11/23/20 7:24am

Vannormal

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PatrickS77 said:

SoulAlive said:

lol some people love to over-analyze things,lol

Someone surely expressed themselves. wink But really, who gives a shit?

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I do. wink

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #8 posted 11/23/20 7:48am

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I don't understand your post. So someone analyzed the song.

You sound like the person who made fun of the kids that were smarter than you.

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Reply #9 posted 11/23/20 8:05am

PatrickS77

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Vannormal said:

PatrickS77 said:

Someone surely expressed themselves. wink But really, who gives a shit?

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I do. wink

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Yeah. And who gives a shit that you do? wink

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Reply #10 posted 11/23/20 9:30am

ufoclub

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nextedition said:

I don't understand your post. So someone analyzed the song.

You sound like the person who made fun of the kids that were smarter than you.

lol

Rest assured, I was the real life version of characters like those in "The Big Bang Theory" if they were kids.

Someone overanalized the song.

Don't get it wrong, I'm a fan of the song and album and her videos from it. But I do believe that Madonna works through instinct and gesture rather than intellectually deliberated conceptualization. Just watch "Truth or Dare".

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Reply #11 posted 11/23/20 12:40pm

slyjackson

Be that as it may, still is a great video, those visuals are amazing, and much more when is in a dystopian world like set.

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Reply #12 posted 11/23/20 11:39pm

Vannormal

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PatrickS77 said:

Vannormal said:

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I do. wink

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Yeah. And who gives a shit that you do? wink

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You do.

Thanks for replying. wink

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #13 posted 11/24/20 1:01pm

slyjackson

PatrickS77 said:

Vannormal said:

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I do. wink

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Yeah. And who gives a shit that you do? wink

Why so rude, please remember being polite please.

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