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Madonna – Who’s That Girl (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 28th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Who’s That Girl” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name. It was released on June 30, 1987, by Sire Records as the first single from the album. While shooting for the film, then called Slammer, Madonna had requested Patrick Leonard to develop an uptempo song that captured the nature of her film persona. She later added the lyrics and vocals to the demo tape developed by Leonard, and decided to call both the song and the movie “Who’s That Girl”.

Featuring instrumentation from drums, bass, and stringed instruments, “Who’s That Girl” continued Madonna’s fascination with Hispanic culture by incorporating Spanish lyrics and using the effect of double vocals. Although it received mixed reactions from reviewers, the song became Madonna’s sixth single to top the Billboard Hot 100, while peaking atop the charts in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. It was also nominated for “Best Song From A Motion Picture” at the 1988 Grammy Awards and “Best Original Song” at the 1988 Golden Globe Awards.

SIDE A:
Who’s That Girl (Extended Version) 6:31
Keyboards – Ed Terry
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*

SIDE B:
Who’s That Girl (Dub) 5:11
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*

White Heat (LP Version) 4:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Who’s That Girl U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 Who’s That Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1987 Who’s That Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #44
1987 Who’s That Girl U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #78

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20692, Sire ‎– 9 20692-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Madonna, Patrick Leonard

NOTES:
Made in USA

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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28 Responses to “Madonna – Who’s That Girl (US 12″)”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Thank You, Love 80’s Madonna

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Nice to see some Madonna. So much stuff missing on CD especially 7″ U.K. edits. All 7″ and 12″‘s very welcome!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you NKelly 🙂 🙂

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  3. Wolfie Says:

    Wolfie howls at whooooooooos that girl lol

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love it!!!

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  4. Jeff Says:

    Great synchronicity Paul, as yesterday I was thinking about your restored Madonna 12-inch collection, which are glorious rips and audio splendour. Thanks for this one. So much Madonna I missed while growing up (there was so many 12-inch discs I could buy and the ones I bought were mainly alternative and new wave types of things) so I am intensely grateful to you for providing them to us. You are so incredible Paul. I can’t thank you enough.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I thought this would tie in great with last weeks Nick Kamon and Patrick leonard productions 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. 80s Madonna is awesome.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. PopRevolver Says:

    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome PopRevolver 🙂

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  7. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! This single was THE single of my summer between high school and college; don’t even get me started on the accompanying tour and how many hours I spent on the phone trying to get tickets through old-school Ticketmaster. Thanks to you, I have only 2 Madonna twelve-inchers not yet in digital quality.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am happy to bring back great memories for you Christian. Enjoy!

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  8. woz Says:

    Awesome! Count me in for lovin some 80s Madonna like the others! Thanks! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re counted Woz!

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  9. Mark Z Says:

    Brilliant, Paul! There are so many 12″s in my collection featuring the amazing remixing skills of Thompson & Barbiero – their beats are so propulsive and rhythmic, and really turned this kinda unassuming song into a monster!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Totally agree Mark Z 🙂

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  10. Mike Says:

    THANKS, DJP! Nice start to the week!

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  11. partytimeboy Says:

    It is great to find this!!! I had it on vinyl from a local label (Central America) didn’t sound so crispy as the american issue. Now thanks to BTG I have a crystal clear rip. Thanks again DJ PaulT

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  12. Junior Says:

    I already have this but obviously your rips are much appreciated.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  13. Doug Says:

    Thanks!

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  14. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for this one in your always great quality. Another vinyl retired.

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  15. Andrew Says:

    Hi Paul !,

    If you want a bit of ‘Spanish Overdose’ – you could do a lot worse than get this track.
    http://www.discogs.com/Bruni-Pagan-You-Turn-Me-On/release/640916
    this was out a couple of years before Madonna’s tune & is itself a Companion release to Rick James’ English Language song You Turn Me On. On which Bruni Pagan makes an appearance.
    The full 12” & flip-side Instrumental have never made it to CD/download – yet.
    This Spanish Version was on CD briefly though a little clipped I think.
    I have myself a rip of the [Fabulous -like a different song] Instrumental of it but it’s v poor quality.
    Incidentally, another Rick James ‘Rare Groove’ Val Young – If You should Ever Be Lonely was just Remixed by John Morales & is on a new Compilation of Motown 12”-ers some re-mixed by him.
    The Original Mixes are still Vinyl Only as far as I know which is surprising as no less than Mariah Carey covered it.
    Just a thought xx

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  16. musicdivaSF Says:

    Who’s that Girl? Well she just celebrated another year yesterday and she looks might fabulous on her birthday. All of your Madonna post have been fantastic and this is just another fabulous addition to the collection. Thanks again DJ PaulT! 🙂

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  17. opoder Says:

    I like dub version and that synth (02:57).

    Thank you.

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  18. David Says:

    Another great Madonna track with a great extended version.

    Thanks!

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  19. Theo Says:

    Thanks for these. Amazon reviews of the CD single re-issue say the sound quality is quite poor, and your transfers sound good to me.

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