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On this day in music history: July 21, 1987 - “Who’s That Girl - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is released. Produced by Patrick Leonard, Madonna, Stephen Bray, Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, David Agent, Stock Aitken & Waterman, David Gamson, John Potoker and Hubert Eaves III, it is recorded in Various Studios from December 1986 - March 1987. The album serves as the soundtrack to Madonna’s third film (originally titled “Slammer”), featuring four new songs by her as well as tracks by Club Nouveau, Scritti Politti, Coati Mundi, Michael Davidson, and Duncan Faure. Though the film is universally panned by critics and flops at the box office, the soundtrack album performs well, spinning off the singles “Causing A Commotion” (#2 Pop) and the chart topping title track. “Who’s That Girl - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” peaks at number seven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

you know, it’s really somethin’ how much society seems to hate female pop singers who’ve aged out of their prime. whenever madonna, mariah carey, or hell, it’s even happened to britney lately, drops a new single, people treat these veteran pop stars who influenced the modern pop scene like it’s appalling that they’ve the nerve to keep making music now that they’re past the peak of their careers. and it’s really only a female pop singer thing.

the backstreet boys are never gonna be as big as they were at the turn of the millennium ever again, but that doesn’t stop them from making music and touring. blondie reunited a while back, and they’re not charting very high w their newer albums, but they’re still just as much a band now as they were in 1980. queen literally never stopped being active, even tho now they’re only a duo, and freddie mercury ain’t gonna rise from the grave anytime soon. the beatles can never have a proper reunion seeing as half of them are dead, but paul mccartney and ringo starr are making music just as much in their 70s as they did when they were in their 20s.

so why is it when an aging starlet puts out a new album they’re condemned, and treated as a joke? their profession has been making pop music, why should they retire just because they’ve been around a while and some people feel like they’ve heard enough? if they still got it left in em, let em continue on w their career. everyone else can, but they can’t?