The Queen of Pop is one of the biggest sex symbols of all time, and anyone who grew up in the '70s or '80s can attest that Madonna will always be that chick, even as she gracefully becomes an old-ass lady. With endless hits, unique style and a badass, outspoken attitude, Madge was our dream girl before we knew what to do with her.
Today, her new greatest hits compilation called Celebration drops, so it's only right that we induct Madonna into our coveted Wifey Hall of Fame by looking back at the 5 moments that made us love her...
MADONNA'S FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE (1982)
Before her career jumped off, the young girl from Michigan immersed herself into NYC's early '80s downtown scene, which heavily informed her style. Here she is debuting her single "Everybody" at a club just after landing a record deal. As you can see, this was also the zenith of her stage show.
"CHERISH" VIDEO (1988)
Madge has made a lot of sexy-ass music videos, but this clip from her fourth album Like A Prayer takes the cake. Who needs cone-bras when you've got a sticky-wet dress and a beach?
BLONDE AMBITION TOUR: BANNED IN ITALY! (1990)
These other chicks might look good, but when the shit goes down, they stay silent. Not Madonna! After the Pope tried to ban her controversial tour from coming to town, she held this press conference where she articulately stood up for female empowerment, freedom of speech and sexual liberation. Go in!
MADONNA MEETS DICK TRACY (1990)
Her sporadic film career has had way more hits than misses, but Madonna definitely made an impression with her steamy portrayal of Breathless Mahoney in the big screen adaptation of Dick Tracy. We know what you're thinking—you don't know if you want to hit her or kiss her!
KISSING BRITNEY & CHRISTINA (2003)
By the time the new millenium came around, the new generation of female singers seemed to be taking the reigns from Madonna. Not so fast! Just when you counted her out, she came back with this controversial moment that showed she still has what it takes to go tongue-to-tongue with any pop princess.