Then: In 1989 Madonna released “Like A Prayer,” in none other than a Pepsi commercial. The song was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 23 years ago today.
The title track off her fourth studio album, “Like A Prayer,” was Madonna’s coming of age single that catapulted her pop career into a place where her adult friends could identify with her as an artist. The revolutionary pairing of a gospel choir and rock and roll guitar riffs marked a new moment in pop music that hadn’t been breached by a female singer until this song. Ever controversial and on the cutting edge of pop culture, Madonna remains one of the most influential human beings in music history to this day. Click here to watch the music video for “Like A Prayer,” and see if you can dig up the infamous Pepsi commercial to relive the late ‘80s.
Now: P!nk ft. Nate Reuss, “Just Give Me A Reason”
For the second week in a row, P!ink’s duet with fun. frontman Nate Ruess is topping the charts. Sounds like the punk-rock mama has really found her vibe with this soulful ballad. Does anyone else remember the Pepsi commercial P!ink was in too? Looks like her and Madonna have more than this Throwback Thursday in common. Click here to watch the video for “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!nk ft. Nate Reuss on YouTube.