Britney Spears Covers Madonna’s “Burning Up” Who Does It Best? [AUDIO]
The year was 1983 and Madonna was the most famous female artist in the world. “Burning Up” from her self-titled debut album, released as the album’s second single on March 9, 1983, in some countries as a AA side single with “Physical Attraction”.
The song was presented as an early recorded demo by Madonna to Sire Records who green-lighted the recording of the single after the first single “Everybody” became a dance hit. Musically, the song incorporates instrumentation from bass guitar, synthesizers and drums, and the lyrics talk of the singer’s lack of shame in declaring her passion for her lover.
The accompanying music video of the song portrayed Madonna in the classic submissive female positions, while writhing in passion on an empty road, for her lover who appeared to come from her behind on a car. The video ended showing Madonna driving the car instead, thereby concluding that she was always in charge. Many authors noted that the “Burning Up” music video was a beginning of Madonna’s depiction of her taking control of a destabilized male sexuality.
Let’s take a look at the original:
And Now Britney’s Cover:
Who does it best? Madonna or Britney? Comment for me…