That is an impressive knowledge!In the 90s until about 2006 though, she was taken way more seriously as an artiste the way she wanted to be, and that’s when she really dragged her 80s output. Especially during Ray of Light/Music eras. Even then it definitely wasn’t everything 80s related, only what gave her the Boytoy/Material Girl image. If she’d toured more in the 90s instead of cramming 3 albums into the Drowned World Tour in 2001, we probably would have seen more performances and recognition of 80s hits like Live To Tell, Like a Prayer, Borderline, OpenYour Heart, butwhen you’re trying to market successful records like ROL and Music 15 years into your career why would you want to be associated with Material Girl. 10 years later when she jumped on the Timbaland bandwagon and straight into trying to be a 25 year old pop-star again she definitely softened towards her big 80s pop hits and accepted them as part of her legacy. She even performed Into The Groove, Like a Virgin and Material Girl a couple times, bitch even pulled out Crazy For You, Who’s That Girl and True Blue. I’ll be dead if she whips out Causing a Commotion at 70 😭🤠
Not everyone can be like Chair and continuously sing the same 70s hits on your 2773th farewell tour, only to start making albums of songs from ANOTHER 70s nostalgia act 🤭
I once read that back in the 80's, during the auge of the new wave/new romantic age, the UK radios would sometimes organize competitions among listeners to crown the most popular band at the time... Duran Duran fans would always outvote the Culture Club ones and that was pretty much resented by that band's followers and even allegedly by Boy George himself... OTOH, Culture Club enjoyed certain critical acclaim and some respect that was always negated to Duran Duran, which was upsetting to the Birmingham band...
I always wondered if the same situation could have existed between Madonna and Michael Jackson and Prince... Both Madonna and Michael Jackson were outselling Prince by the millions, but Prince enjoyed most of the critics and musical experts acclaims and accolades, and was considered to be a more serious and genial artist by them, as opposed to a "pop phenomenon" with the negative implication that title carries among the specialized Press... Do you think some kind of ill or not so positive feeling could have been prevalent among those artists because of that?