From the Super Bowl to ULTRA, it’s been an awkward launch for MDNA. But to be fair, Madonna’s 12th album, while not stylistically groundbreaking, has its moments and it’ll certainly take more than a few negative reviews to keep them off the charts (she has more top 10 Billboard hits than any artist ever). With that in mind, we thought we’d revisit some of the Queen of Pop’s indelible tracks via covers that have popped up over the years. Worth special mention are two tribute albums — Manimal Vinyl’s Through The Wilderness (2007) and Paper Bag Records’ True Blue — that account for some of the best indie rock versions of Madonna out there. Completists can check out Virgin Voices: A Tribute To Madonna (1999) too, but there’s a reason no songs from that comp appear on this list. Beyond that, we’ve got folk from Jon Auer and Ryan Adams, experimental rock from Ciccone Youth and The Flaming Lips, and not one LMFAO remix. Let us know your favorite.
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