New Videos: Madonna “Hung Up” VS Gwen Stefani “Luxurious”

My friend saw the Material Mom’s not-so-secret guest appearance at Roxy the other weekend (Roxy alerted their mailing list a week before saying she was NOT coming, but New Yorkers called bullshit). She showed shortly after 2AM, (here’s a pic), and selected gay men from the audience to take turns dancing with her. The roars were deafening of course … But is Madonna still relevant in the music world?

People have compared the original pop blondie to Gwen Stefani since the latter’s solo jawn dropped last year. (Incidentally, Gwen gets the lesbian vote.) Even Madonna’s chimed in:

[Gwen] ripped me off. We work with a lot of the same people. She married a Brit, she’s got blonde hair and she likes fashion. But I don’t mind. I think she’s very sweet and talented.

Let’s take a look at the girls’ new videos and compare.

Download Madonna’s “Hung Up” video here. (AVI)
Download Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious” video here. (MPG? But I can only get audio … better link coming)

Madonna Gwen
SONG: “Hung Up” “Luxurious”
SAMPLES: ABBA Isley Brothers
RELIGION: Kabbalah Harajuku
CROTCH: Too much Not enough


I’m not particularly impressed with either. Guess it’s a toss up –

Wait, this just in:

Madonna had the most vicious body odour. It was like she had not showered in a week. She was a great dancer, but I tried not to get too close to her or I would literally pass out.

OK, Gwen wins this round (unless she starts writing children’s books). But curious what you think of the new Madonna tune…

UPDATE VIA JIM: A Gwen Stefani children’s book would sound like this. Check out the other Mother Goose Rocks flash vids while you’re at it. U2 & the Pope do a kick-ass “Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes.”