Madonna March Madness: Vote For The Best Videos In The Elite 8 Bracket


It’s getting down to the wire in our Madonna March Madness tournament, as we move on to the final matchups in each of the four divisions. Will “Material Girl” prevail over “Like A Virgin” for the best video from Madonna’s early career? Does “Express Yourself” embody the essence of Madonna’s Blond Ambition period more so than “Like A Prayer”? Is “Bedtime Story” headed for a sleeper victory over “Vogue” in Madonna’s “Sex”-y era? And in the end will “Ray Of Light” shine brighter than “Hung Up”? It’s up to you to decide. Voting is open until Friday, March 23 at 6 p.m. EST, when the Final Four will be announced. Click the image above to see how each of these videos fared in their past battles, then head below to cast your vote!

MATERIAL GIRL ERA

“LIKE A VIRGIN” VS. “MATERIAL GIRL”
“Material Girl” has so far netted easy wins in its eponymous era, putting the hurt on past opponents “Borderline” and “Everybody”. But how will it do in its first heavyweight battle with the controversial and star-cementing “Like A Virgin”?

Madonna, “Like A Virgin”

Madonna, “Material Girl”

Question of the day

Which Pop Princess Has The Best May 2014 Cover?

RESULTS:

  • Kylie Minogue, 'Vogue Australia' (55%, 176 Votes)
  • Mariah Carey, 'Wonderland' (20%, 65 Votes)
  • Beyoncé, 'OUT' (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Rihanna, 'Lui' (12%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 322

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BLOND AMBITION ERA

“LIKE A PRAYER” VS. “EXPRESS YOURSELF”
Some feelings will definitely be hurt by the end of this round, with two of Madonna’s greatest videos in a duel to the death. Will “Like A Prayer” take its opponent to church? The religion-drenched clip has already delivered last rites to “Who’s That Girl” and “Papa Don’t Preach”, while “Express Yourself” has expressed nothing but domination over “Live To Tell” and “Open Your Heart”.

Madonna, “Like A Prayer”

Madonna, “Express Yourself

Question of the day

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SEX-Y ERA

“VOGUE” VS. “BEDTIME STORY”
So far there’s been no stopping “Vogue”‘s steady march to victory. The titillating “Erotica” just wasn’t titillating enough, as “Vogue” steam-rolled over it to another unsurprising victory, carrying 80% of votes. Can 1994′s “Bedtime Story” — which earned its Elight 8 spot through a slew of modest wins — possibly pull off the upset of the decade and stop “Vogue” in its tracks?

Madonna, “Vogue”

Madonna, “Bedtime Story”

Question of the day

Are you happy that Katy Perry is going to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

RESULTS:

  • No! (57%, 27 Votes)
  • Yes! (43%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

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QUEEN OF POP ERA

“RAY OF LIGHT” VS. “HUNG UP”
“Nothing Really Matters” could barely keep up with the lightning-paced “Ray Of Light” in their Sweet 16 face-off. The day-in-the-life video took 64% of the vote with it to the discotheque, where it now meets “Hung Up” — no slouch itself, taking in about the same number of votes against the defeated “Frozen”. Which dance video will get sent to the Final Four, and which will just get served?

Madonna, “Ray Of Light”

Madonna, “Hung Up”

Question of the day

What was the best album from the second half of 2014?

RESULTS:

  • Azealia Banks, 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (26%, 4,222 Votes)
  • Ariana Grande, 'My Everything' (21%, 3,383 Votes)
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, 'Cheek To Cheek' (15%, 2,359 Votes)
  • Jessie J, 'Sweet Talker' (8%, 1,312 Votes)
  • Betty Who, 'Take Me When You Go' (7%, 1,165 Votes)
  • One Direction, 'FOUR' (7%, 1,074 Votes)
  • Nicki Minaj, 'The Pinkprint' (3%, 462 Votes)
  • Nick Jonas, 'Nick Jonas' (3%, 458 Votes)
  • BANKS, 'Goddess' (3%, 457 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift, '1989' (2%, 276 Votes)
  • La Roux, 'Trouble In Paradise' (1%, 219 Votes)
  • Tove Lo, 'Queen Of The Clouds' (1%, 132 Votes)
  • fka twigs, 'LP1' (1%, 108 Votes)
  • Sia, '1000 Forms Of Fear' (1%, 81 Votes)
  • Tinashe, 'Aquarius' (0%, 70 Votes)
  • Maroon 5, 'V' (0%, 64 Votes)
  • Jhene Aiko, 'Souled Out' (0%, 58 Votes)
  • Charli XCX, 'Sucker' (0%, 42 Votes)
  • Kiesza, 'Sound Of A Woman' (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love' (0%, 38 Votes)
  • Mary J Blige, 'The London Sessions' (0%, 35 Votes)
  • K. Michelle, 'Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?' (0%, 32 Votes)
  • Chris Brown, 'X' (0%, 16 Votes)
  • Calvin Harris, 'Motion' (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Barbra Streisand, 'Partners' (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 16,118

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  • Lipe

    Stop voting for “Ray of light”!!!! LOL
    This video is so boring.

  • Evan

    How is “Vogue” losing so badly to “Bedtime Story”?! I love both videos and the video for “Bedtime Story” is very innovative, but the video for “Vogue” is definitely more iconic and influential. It’s possibly THE best dance video of all time! This contest should be much closer at the very least. Start voting for “Vogue” people!

    • Nicole Sia

      I can’t even…

  • Carl

    Vogue = Blond Ambition
    Even the photo used to illustrate the “Blond Ambition” ERA is from Vogue.

  • JOHNNY TRAN

    Who’s voting for these videos? …. Gaga fans?

  • JOHNNY TRAN

    OBVIOUSLY!

    What’s going on here?

  • Sarah

    I’m not a Gaga fan, but I’m really happy to see Bedtime story winning.
    I love this video. It’s different, it’s amazing, it’s creative.

    This competition is getting cool with these surprises!

    Congratulations, guys! I read idolator every day! :)