Nile Rodgers: Madonna knows best
In an interview with Q Magazine legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers mentions “Do as Madonna says” as one of his golden rules for life.
Do as Madonna says. When I did Like a Virgin, I thought Material Girl was the best song to lead with. Madonna was convinced it was Like a Virgin. But I was like, ‘Material Girl’s ten times better.’
She taught me that it was about being a girl, losing your virginity, and how relevant a lyric like that would be. Sometimes there’s an intellectual component to a record that can trump its primal component.
Nile also aknowledged the 30th anniversary of “Like A Virgin” with this post on his official website.