A podcast that dissects Madonna’s most famous songs, discussing how the were written and recorded, often referring to demos and outtakes
Deep Dive - Evita (part 1)
In this episode, we discover the history of the musical from concept album to stage show and on to film. You'll find out how Madonna first became involved in the mid 1980s, only to be dropped from the part but, of course, rehired for the final version. You'll get to hear some early versions of the songs by Madonna as well as excerpts from the original album and a rare remix of Buenos Airies.
Guest Episode - Ace of Base 'All That She Wants'
No new Groove episode right now, but don't go without - have an episode from the sister podcast - all about this huge 90s hit from Sweden.
Deep Dive - Beautiful Stranger
The lead single from the soundtrack to the second Austin Powers movie - The Spy Who Shagged me. A popular radio hit and a number one in 4 territories. We discuss the song's origin, its video and the other song Madonna recorded at the same time, with Latin singer Ricky Martin
Deep Dive - Hollywood
The second single from the American Life album is a much-loved track by fans and especially for its video and MTV performance. However, it failed to chart in the US, following controversy around the singer. The video also drew criticism and a lawsuit and then there was the Britney kiss. An interesting time in Madonna's career that overshadows what an incredible pop song it is.
Deep Dive - Everybody
Madonna’s very first single was the template for all that was to come. With a two-song deal, she recorded it in Chelsea, Manhattan. 39 years later, she is the richest female music artist in the world. Hear the original demo, the multitrack breakdown, and more in this episode which celebrates one year of podcasting.
Deep Dive - Secret
The first single frrom Madonna's sixth album and a big change in direction for the artist with a laid back launch to the new era. Here's the story of how it came about, along with details of the video and launch promo campaign.
Huge Madonna fan and obsessed with this podcast. Your knowledge of her songwriting prowess is unparalleled. Please keep it up
Thank you for this brilliant show. Just when I thought I couldn’t squeeze out another ounce of love for Madonna’s music, this Podcast comes along and blows it up!
5 Stars for Content, 1 Star for Host
The content of Inside the Groove is incredible and I consider it essential listening for any Madonna fan. I learn new things every episode and I’ve been a fan since True Blue! I sent Edward a few tweets about how much I liked the podcast and chimed in on discussions about it on Twitter. His responses to me (and many other fans in the thread) were condescending to the point of being rude. It really turned me off and I know it’s turned others off as well. I will still listen to the show for the content, but kindness goes a long way!