Label: Frost Records - Frost 0904 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Denmark • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Beat, Garage Rock, Novelty, Pop Rock
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Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonardthe song was developed from a line in the parent film, Dick Tracytalking about a woman who enjoys being spanked by her partner. Performed in an almost comical style, "Hanky Panky" is a jazz and swing song with a changing bassline and minor to major key-shift in the chorus. It caused some controversy in Ireland Hanky Panky - Various - Jacks Beat Records Anthology 3 of its innuendo and racy lyrics, with women's groups deeming them as harmful; Madonna later clarified that the lyrics were intended as a joke.
The song garnered positive response from music critics, many of them highlighting its lyrical content. It was a commercial success, becoming a top-ten hit in many countries including Australia, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, while topping the chart in Finland.
Madonna has performed the song on two of her concert tours ; on the Blond Ambition World Tourand 14 years later on the Re-Invention World Tour. The song has been covered Johnny Madsen - De Tørre Er De Best . several tribute acts, and was also performed on the television series Ally McBeal InMadonna Hanky Panky - Various - Jacks Beat Records Anthology 3 in the film Dick Tracy as Breathless Mahoney—a new role introduced for her—with Warren Beattyher boyfriend at the time, playing the titular character.
She had begun recording three songs written by Stephen Sondheim for the film—" Sooner or Later ", "More" and "What Can You Lose"—which would be part of the album, but Fledermenschen - Irmin Schmidt - Electro Violet (Box Set, Album, Album, Album, Album, Album, Album, had to write and develop new songs comparable in style to her previous releases.
That's what this album is about for me. It's a stretch. Not just pop music, but songs that have a different feel to them, a theatrical feel", she said at the time. Madonna recruited producer Patrick Leonard and engineer Bill Bottrell to help her with the project. She and Leonard toiled to create music that would fit the style and production of the film, set in the days of the Untouchables law enforcement.
Cover photograph for the single was done by Patrick Demarchelier with Jeri Heiden designing the sleeves. The track has a false introduction and starts slowly with pianobut changes after a few moments into a large jazz and swing song, with a changing bassline and minor to major key-shift in the chorus.
The spanking thing started because I believed that my character in Dick Tracy liked to get smacked around and that's why she hung around with people like Al Pacino 's character. Warren [Beatty] asked me to write some songs, and one of them—the hanky-panky song—was about that.
I say in the song 'Nothing like a good spanky', and in the middle I say, 'Ooh, my bottom hurts just thinking about it'. When it came out everybody started asking, 'Do you like to get spanked? Yeah, I do'. The singer had to tone down some of the suggestive lyrics to please the officers at Disneythe producers of Dick Tracywho were worried about their image.
She added that it should have been obvious that the song was humorous in nature, Stomp And Buck Dance - The Crusaders - Southern Comfort Madonna believed her image was more of a dominant person who took charge, contrary to the song's characterization.
Randy Taraborrelliauthor of Madonna: An Intimate Biographycommented that "the steamrolling 'Hanky Panky' simply sounds like a silly innocent romp until you realize what she's going on and on is about 'Warren's favorite pastime' The author also felt Madonna sang with "just a little too much authority".
He also noted that "its titles alone are enough to conjure up visions of the elaborate production numbers on Madonna's summer tour. Stephen Holden of The New York Times described it as a "big-band blues [song] in which she endorses sexual spanking [ Yet it never truly rises above its novelty status". King believed that the subject matter of Hanky Panky - Various - Jacks Beat Records Anthology 3 Panky" would surely receive "flank", but defended Madonna saying that she had been singing about such topics for years by then.
Following its release, "Hanky Panky" was initially blacklisted at some radio stations when they faced objections from audiences about the lyrical content. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and after two weeks, reached its peak of number two the week of July 27, ; spending a total of nine weeks within the top of the chart.
It was ranked at number 45 on the ARIA year end chart. She performed the song dressed in a green and white striped vaudeville-style corset, playing the part of a nightclub singerstanding in front of a microphone. Near the end of the performance, Madonna joked: "You all know the pleasures of a good spanking, don't you? Fourteen years later, Madonna performed an energetic, showgirl themed version of "Hanky Panky" as part of her Re-Invention Hanky Panky - Various - Jacks Beat Records Anthology 3 Tour.
She appeared onstage dressed in a circus themed outfit, consisting of black hot Silvermoon - Peter Kraus - Hallo! Peter Kraus, red high heels, headband and a red and white striped s flapper style bustier. Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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