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KIRSTY MACCOLL - WALKING DOWN MADISON (SONG)
Year:1991
Music/Lyrics:Kirsty MacColl
Johnny Marr
Producer:Steve Lillywhite
World wide:
nl  Peak: 85 / weeks: 3

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Number
Format
Medium
Date
6:34Electric LandladyVirgin
211 640
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LP
1991
4:40Woman To WomanDino
DIN288D
Compilation
CD
1993
4:36Galore - The Best OfVirgin
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CD
1995-02-24
6:34Electric Landlady [Remastered]Virgin
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2005-02-28
6am Ambient Mix4:58Electric Landlady [Remastered]Virgin
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2005-02-28
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4:39Original Hits - 90sEMI Gold
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MUSIC DIRECTORY
Kirsty MacCollKirsty MacColl: Discography / Become a fan
KIRSTY MACCOLL IN NORWEGIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl)52/2006828
SONGS BY KIRSTY MACCOLL
A New England
Alegria
All I Ever Wanted
All The Tears That I Cried (Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues)
Am I Right?
Angel
As Long As You Hold Me
Autumngirlsoup
Bad
Can't Stop Killing You
Caroline
Celestine
Children Of The Revolution
Clock Goes Round
Closer To God?
Complainte pour Ste. Catherine
Dancing In Limbo
Darling, Let's Have Another Baby (Kirsty MacColl feat. Billy Bragg)
Days
Designer Life
Don't Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!
Don't Go Near The Water
El Paso
England 2 Columbia 0
Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl)
Falling For Faces
Fifteen Minutes
Free World
Halloween
Happy
Hard To Believe
He Never Mentioned Love
He Thinks I Still Care
Head
Heaven Can Wait (Matchbox feat. Kirsty MacColl)
Here Comes That Man Again
He's On The Beach
I Don't Need You
I Want Out (Matchbox feat. Kirsty MacColl)
I'm Going Out With An Eighty Year Old Millionaire
In These Shoes?
Innocence
Innocence (Remix)
Just One Look
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
La foręt de mimosas
Libertango (Sharon Shannon & Kirsty MacColl)
Lying Down
Mambo De La Luna
Maybe It's Imaginary
Mexican Sofa
Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things (Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues)
Mother's Ruin
Motor On
My Affair
My Way Home
Nao esperando
No Victims
One Good Thing
Other People's Hearts
Patrick
Perfect Day (Kirsty MacColl & Evan Dando)
Please Go To Sleep
Queen Of The High Teas
Quietly Alone
See That Girl
Soho Square
Still Life
Teenager In Love
Terry
The End Of A Perfect Day
The Hardest Word
The Manchester Rambler (Ewan MacColl & Kirsty MacColl)
The One And Only
The Real Ripper
There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
They Don't Know
Titanic Days
Treachery
Tread Lightly
Turn My Motor On
Until The Night
Us Amazonians
Walk Right Back
Walking Down Madison
We'll Never Pass This Way Again
What Do Pretty Girls Do?
Wrong Again
You And Me Baby
You Caught Me Out
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
You Still Believe In Me
ALBUMS BY KIRSTY MACCOLL
A New England - The Very Best Of Kirsty MacColl
All I Ever Wanted - The Anthology
Desperate Character
Electric Landlady
Galore - The Best Of
Kite
The Best Of
The Collection
The One And Only
The Stiff Years
Titanic Days
Tropical Brainstorm
What Do Pretty Girls Do ?
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.11 (Reviews: 18)
****
kirsty maccoll goes street. spätes crossover-produkt, zugeschnitten auf die talentierte sängerin. bei der notengebung schwankte ich zwischen 4 und 5. song war 1991 in den britischen charts.
*****
wenn du schwankst, dann gebe ich eine 5...
****
Reichte für Platz 23 in den UK charts im Mai/Juni 1991. Sicher auch keine schlechte Nummer.
****
Nicht schlecht. Fand ich aber immer etwas langweilig!
*****
Der Song ist sicher nicht repräsentativ für Kirsty MacColl (R.I.P.), und ich hab ansonsten auch nicht allzu viel mit ihrer Musik am Hut (zumindest bisher), aber dieser Song gefällt mir irgendwie. Sozialkritischer Text.
***
3+. Musikalisch ziemlich einspurig.
*****
Reicht für eine gute 5! War anfänglich von dem Stück begeistert und hatte mir damals sogar die CD zugelegt. Im Laufe der Zeit hat sich die Begeisterung etwas gelegt, nur etwas.
****
Ein schwächeres Lied von Kirsty, hat irgendwie keine schöne Melodie
*****
Gefällt mir im Maxi Mix sehr gut, die Album-Version wirkt in der Tat etwas eintönig.

Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
No I never shot no-one - I was only having fun
Walking down Madison - swear I never had a gun

I was philosophizing some
Checking out the bums
See you give 'em your nickels, your pennies and dimes
But you can't give 'em hope in these mercenary times, oh no
And you feel real guilty about the coat on your back
And the sandwich you had, oh no

From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
Oh no it's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
No I never shot no-one - wouldn't do it just for fun
Walking down Madison - trying to keep my head screwed on

I was philosophizing some
Checking out the nuns
When you get to the corner don't look at those freaks
Keep your head down low and stay quick on your feet, oh yeah

The beaming boy from Harlem with the airforce coat
The ones who died
The ones who tried
The ones that sit and gloat
From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep on the church steps
It's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

Within every city and town there's a Madison
Frozen lives for whom nothing's happening
Hungry children is a mother's dilemma
Dumpster diving to feed her baby Emma
So you walk on by like it doesn't affect you
The held out hand that you pay no respect to
Nickels and dimes won't even buy your guilt
Another wino burnt to death in his quilt
It's a cardboard city, newspaper metropolis
The system can't cope or keep on top of this
The authorities come as you're not for display
Do they solve the problem no they move him away
They're in a vicious circle of no fixed abode
The social won't pay 'em the money they're owed
When you've got no money you can't pay rent
Hypothermia kills 'cos the system is bent

From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
Oh no it's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep on the church steps
It's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

In the subway sits a vacuous man
His grip on life is a bent tin can
It's a holy shrine where he burns his light
It makes things easy and removes his plight
For an hour or two but he can't escape
They're all penned in with government tape
There are good samaritans who bring the soup
The sally army with their bibles and boots
You can see yourself as it's not too far
One short trip you don't who they are
Till the night comes then it all comes back
Like the smell of patchouli and the armies of rats
It's a shame to be human it's a human shame
It seems we've forgotten we're one and the same

****
eigentlich grundlangweilig, ihre stimme macht aber den 4* aus..
*****
sehr gut
***
ein Stück aus den 90er, das man nicht kennen muss – langweilig, zudem ist der männliche Part störend – 3*...
*****
Mamma mia, was die bei DRS 3 wieder ausgegraben haben... Macht Spass, sowas am Radio zu hören!
****
eine gute 4
**
Peaked at #58 in Australia, 1991.
****
Irgendwie ganz ungewohnt dieser Sound für Kirsty! Vielleicht wollte man sich bissle den 90ern anpassen und bisschen was moderneres rausbringen! Ich finds ok, aber sie hat klar bessere Singles, obwohl diese Nummer nochmal ganz gut lief für sie, war zB eine #12 in Irland!
****
Einer der bekanntesten und sicherlich auch kommerziell erfolgreichsten Songs von Kirsty MacColl.
****

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