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Madonna March Madness – The Winner is…

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Return to the ’80s Nation has spoken, and it is official. They are crazy about “Crazy for You”!!!

It was an extremely close matchup. There were 91 Twitter votes,a d “Crazy for You” beat “Like a Prayer” 53.8% – 46.2%. And on this web site “Crazy for You” won by a count of 4-3.

This tournament was so much fun! Thank you so much to everybody who participated! I truly appreciate it. It is much more fun when a lot of people partcipate.

I’m looking forward to next year’s tournament!

Madonna March Madness Finals

Madonna March Madness FinalsWell, the big moment has arrived! We have reached the finals of the Madonna March Madness Tournament. The Final Four was amazing as both match-ups were very close. And I’m sure this one will be a nail-biter as well. Here are results from the Final Four

Bracket 1

Twitter
88 Votes
Like a Prayer 59.1%
Material Girl 40.9%

Web Site
Like a Prayer 4 votes
Material Girl 3 votes

Winner: Like a Prayer

Bracket 2

Twitter
83 Votes
Crazy for You 54.2%
Into the Groove 45.8%

Web Site
Crazy for You 4 votes
Into the Groove 3 votes

Winner: Crazy for You


Finals

Voting open until 12 noon Eastern time on Thursday, April 2

Like a Prayer vs. Crazy For You

Madonna Madge Madness Finals

  • Crazy For You (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Like a Prayer (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Madonna March Madness – Final Four

Madonna March MadnessWe have arrived at the Final Four of the Madonna March Madness tournament. This has been a great tournament so far. These Final Four songs are going to be involved in a great battle. The voting for the Elite Eight was a little light on the web site with only between 3-4 votes. The voting on Twitter ranged between 53-78 votes.

Here are the Elite Eight results:

Bracket 1

Twitter
66 votes
Like a Prayer 57.6%
Live to Tell 42.4%

Web site
Like a Prayer 3 votes
Live to Tell 0 votes

Winner: Like a Prayer

Bracket 2

Twitter
78 votes
Material Girl 59%
Papa Don’t Preach 41%

Web Site
Material Girl 3 votes
Papa Don’t Preach 1 vote

Winner: Material Girl

Bracket 3

Twitter
54 votes
Crazy For You 74.1%
Open Your Heart 25.9%

Web Site
Crazy For You 3 votes
Open Your Heart 1 vote

Winner: Crazy For You

Bracket 4

Twitter
53 votes
Into the Groove 62.3%
Like a Virgin 37.7%

Web Site
Like a Virgin 3 votes
Into the Groove 1 vote

Winner: Into the Groove


Final Four

Voting is open until noon Eastern time on Friday, March 27

Bracket 1

Like a Prayer vs. Material Girl

Madonna Madge Madness Final Four Bracket 1

  • Like a Prayer (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Material Girl (43%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 2

Crazy For You vs. Into the Groove

Madonna Madge Madness Final Four Bracket 2

  • Crazy For You (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Into the Groove (43%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Madonna March Madness – Elite 8

Madonna-March-Madness-2 Time for the next round of the Madonna March Madness! The Sweet Sixteen was very interesting, and the Elite Eight is going to be very tough to predict. In the last round, there were only 5 votes in each battle. I thank you five very much for taking the time to come to this page and vote. I truly appreciate it.

Most of the voting took place on Twitter. There weren’t any battles with close enough results for the web page results to make a difference. That could change this round. The numbers on the Twitter voting ranged from 67 to 88 votes per battle.

You can vote on the Elite Eight matchups down below. You can click on the song title to see the YouTube video. Voting will be open until midnight on Monday March 23.

If you’re curious, here are the Sweet Sixteen results:

Bracket 1A

Twitter
79 votes
Like a Prayer 57%
Borderline 43%

RTT80s
Borderline 3 votes
Like a Prayer 2 votes

Winner: Like a Prayer

Bracket 1B

Twitter
71 votes
Live to Tell 60.6%
Cherish 39.4%

RTT80s
Live to Tell 3 votes
Cherish 2 votes

Winner: Live to Tell

Bracket 2A

Twitter
84 votes
Papa Don’t Preach 57.1%
Lucky Star 42.9%

RTT80s
Pap Don’t Preach 3 votes
Lucky Star 2 votes

Winner: Papa Don’t Preach

Bracket 2B

Twitter
86 votes

Material Girl 65.1%
True Blue 34.9%

RTT80s
Material Girl 4 votes
True Blue 1 vote

Winner: Material Girl

Bracket 3A

Twitter
88 votes

Crazy For You 71.6%
La Isla Bonita 28.4%

RTT80s
Crazy For You 4 votes
La Isla Bonita 1 vote

Winner: Crazy For You

Bracket 3B

Twitter
80 votes

Open Your Heart 65%
Who’s That Girl 35%

RTT80s
Open Your Heart 4 votes
Who’s That Girl 1 vote

Winner: Open Your Heart

Bracket 4A

Twitter
75 Votes
Like a Virgin 58.7%
Holiday 41.3%

RTT80s
Like a Virgin 3 votes
Holiday 2 votes

Winner: Like a Virgin

Bracket 4B

Twitter
67 votes
Into the Groove 76.1%
Express Yourself 23.9%

RTT80s
Into the Groove 3 votes
Express Yourself 2 votes

Winner: Into the Groove


Elite Eight

Voting open until 23:59 on Monday, March 23, 2020

Bracket 1

Like a Prayer vs. Live to Tell

Madonna Madge Madness Elite Eight Bracket 1

  • Like a Prayer (100%, 3 Votes)
  • Live to Tell (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Bracket 2

Papa Don’t Preach vs. Material Girl

Madonna Madge Madness Elite Eight Bracket 2

  • Material Girl (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Papa Don't Preach (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Bracket 3

Crazy For You vs. Open Your Heart

Madonna Madge Madness Elite Eight Bracket 3

  • Crazy For You (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Open Your Heart (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Bracket 4

Like a Virgin Vs. Into the Groove

Madonna Madge Madness Elite Eight Bracket 4

  • Like a Virgin (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Into the Groove (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Madonna March Madness – Sweet 16

It’s that time of year again! While all sporting events, and pretty much everything else in life is on hold right now, Return to the 80s March Madness lives on! This year’s March Madness will feature the 80s Queen of Pop, Madonna.
Voting in the Sweet 16 begins right now, and will close at midnight on March 19. Also, if you are on Twitter, you can look for the polls on @ReturnToThe80s.
Also, please check out the special podcast where Paul and Lizzie (from the podcast Liz Laugh Cry), where we cover each song. Lizzie, an “elder Millennial” (and huge Madonna fan) has a very fun and unique perspective on these songs.
So, check out the podcast episode and vote below. You can click on the song title of each song to see its video.


Bracket 1

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 1 (A)

  • Borderline (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Like a Prayer (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Like a Prayer     vs      Borderline
   

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 1 (B)

  • Live To Tell (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Cherish (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Live to Tell         vs      Cherish
   

Bracket 2

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 2 (A)

  • Papa Don't Preach (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Lucky Star (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Papa Don’t Preach      vs   Lucky Star

             

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 2 (B)

  • Material Girl (80%, 4 Votes)
  • True Blue (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Material Girl         vs    True Blue
      

Bracket 3

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 3 (A)

  • Crazy For You (80%, 4 Votes)
  • La Isla Bonita (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Crazy For You     vs    La Isla Bonita

     

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 3 (B)

  • Open Your Heart (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Who's That Girl (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Open Your Heart   vs    Who’s That Girl

         

Bracket 4

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 4 (A)

  • Like a Virgin (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Holiday (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Like a Virgin      vs          Holiday

       

Madonna Madge Madness Sweet 16 Bracket 4 (B)

  • Into the Groove (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Express Yourself (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Into the Groove    vs    Express Yourself

         


You can find Lizzie on Instagram at @LizzieDNewton
And check out her podcast Liz, Laugh, Cry on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

And you can subscribe to Return to the ’80s on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
iHeartRadio
Stitcher
or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

Madonna March Madness – Wild Card Round

Madonna March Madness

Hi Everybody! It’s that time of year again! This will be the 3rd annual Return to the ’80s March Madness. If you are new to this site, each year one artist is chosen for the March Madness Tournament. We pit their own hit songs against each other. There will be a slight change this year. In previous years, voting was done on the web site right here, as well as Twitter, and Facebook. This year, we are going to keep things simple, and keep all the voting done right here.

The first year featured Hall & Oates, and last year featured Prince.
This year, we feature one of the biggest icons of the ’80s – Madonna! The only problem is that she had too many big hits in the ’80s! I like to start each tournament with the Sweet Sixteen. So, a Wild Card round will take place in order to fill the final slot.

This poll will be left open for a full week. It will close at noon next Monday, March 9.

Here are the songs that will be doing battle this week. You can vote on the poll at the bottom. You can click on the song title to get the YouTube video

Angel

This was the third single released off of the Like a Virgin album. This was Madonna’s fifth Top-5 single on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #5, and reached the top of its dance charts.

Dress You Up

This was the final single released off of the Like a Virgin album. It would peak at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 34 on Adult Contemporary, number three on Hot Dance Club Songs and number 64 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Holiday

This was the third single released from Madonna’s self-titled debut album. It became Madonna’s first mainstream hit single in the United States, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became her first top-ten single in several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Causing a Commotion

This is the most successful song, commercially, of the bunch here. It was the second single released off of the Who’s That Girl soundtrack, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Dance Club Songs chart.


This is just the Wild Card round, folks! If you think this is tough, wait til the full tournament begins! Which song would you like to see in the main tournament? Vote below, and please spread the word to your friends! There are a lot of Madonna fans from a younger generation who may not be all that familiar with most 80s music, but do know Madonna’s 80s music.

Thanks so much!

Madonna March Madness Wild Card Round

  • Holiday (56%, 5 Votes)
  • Causing a Commotion (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Angel (11%, 1 Votes)
  • Dress You Up (11%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Prince March Madness Tournament Winner – Purple Rain

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What an incredible finish to this year’s March Madness Tournament!!! Most of the matchups had been pretty much landslides up to this point. But man, these finals were close! But, when the dust has settled, “Purple Rain” was the winner. As I have been saying, there were four different places to vote. Here is the breakdown:

Twitter
Purple Rain – 31
When Doves Cry – 31

Main Return to the ’80s Facebook Page
Purple Rain – 8
When Doves Cry – 8

rtt80s.com (web site)
Purple Rain – 3
When Doves Cry – 5

And the deciding factor was the Return to the ’80s Facebook Group:

Purple Rain – 16
When Doves Cry – 12

So the grand total was:

Purple Rain – 58
When Doves Cry – 56

Thank you so much for your participating!!! We’ll see you next year!!!

Prince March Madness Tournament: Finals

Photo of PRINCEWell, there are no upsets here. Unsurprisingly, the finalists in this year’s tournament come from Purple Rain. “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain” are not only 2 of the most iconic Prince songs, but they are both iconic songs of the ’80s. Voting will be open until Tuesday, April 2. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. So far, most of the voting has been done on Twitter. But, you can vote in all four places if you’d like.

(1) When Doves Cry
(2) Purple Rain

Prince March Madness Finals

  • When Doves Cry (63%, 5 Votes)
  • Purple Rain (38%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Prince March Madness Tournament: Elite 8

Photo of PRINCEWe have reached the Elite 8 of the Prince March Madness Tournament!!! All of these songs pretty handily in the first round. Things should start to get interesting now. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends on Wednesday, March 27 around noon eastern time. Let the voting begin to see who will be in the Final Four!!!

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(8) I Would Die 4 U

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 1

  • When Doves Cry (1) (64%, 7 Votes)
  • I Would Die 4 U (8) (36%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 2

(4) Little Red Corvette
(9) Raspberry Beret

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 2

  • Little Red Corvette (4) (64%, 7 Votes)
  • Raspberry Beret (9) (36%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 3

(2) Purple Rain
(7) U Got the Look

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 3

  • Purple Rain (2) (73%, 8 Votes)
  • U Got the Look (7) (27%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 4

(3) Let’s Go Crazy
(6) 1999

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 4

  • Let's Go Crazy (3) (82%, 9 Votes)
  • 1999 (6) (18%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Prince March Madness Tournament: Sweet 16

Photo of PRINCE It’s that time of year again! Since last year’s March Madness with Hall & Oates was so much fun, we’re gonna give it another go. This time it will be the song from ’80s icon, Prince, that will be doing battle. Feel free to check out the podcast episode as Del and Paul break down the songs. Then you can vote in each bracket. You can click on then song title to get the YouTube video. In addition to voting on this page you can also vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends just before midnight on Sunday March 24.

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(16) Batdance
(8) I Would Die 4 U
(12) Delirious

Bracket 1 (A)

  • When Doves Cry (1) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Batdance (16) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 1 (B)

  • I Would Die 4 U (8) (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Delirious (12) (43%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 2

(4) Little Red Corvette
(13) Alphabet St.
(5) Sign ‘O’ the Times
(9) Raspberry Beret

Bracket 2 (A)

  • Little Red Corvette (4) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Alphabet St. (13) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 2 (B)

  • Raspberry Beret (9) (86%, 6 Votes)
  • Sign 'O' the Times (5) (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 3

(2) Purple Rain
(15) Pop Life
(7) U Got the Look
(11) Take Me With U

Bracket 3 (A)

  • Purple Rain (2) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Pop Life (15) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 3 (B)

  • U Got the Look (7) (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Take Me With U (11) (33%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Bracket 4

(3) Let’s Go Crazy
(14) I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

(6) 1999
(10) Kiss

Bracket 4 (A)

  • Let's Go Crazy (3) (86%, 6 Votes)
  • I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (14) (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 4 (B)

  • 1999 (6) (88%, 7 Votes)
  • Kiss (10) (13%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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