"For ''Like a Virgin'' I said 'Lets do it in Venice!' The idea of Madonna singing in a gondola was the most outrageous thing I could think of. And Madonna dug it, because she has the whole thing with the Catholic Church and her Italian heritage. It turned into a huge party." - Mary Lambert (director)
I remember writing the lyrics to 'Like a Virgin' while driving in a red pickup truck that I owned around our dusty desert vineyards. I had been involved in a very emotionally difficult relationship that had finally ended and I had met somebody new. I remember writing that lyric about feeling shiny and new - I made it through the wilderness, somehow I made it through - I made it through this very difficult time. - Billy Steinberg
''I liked the play on words; I thought ''Material Girl'' and ''Like a Virgin'' were clever. They're so geeky, they're cool. I never realized they would become my signature songs, especially the second one.'' - Madonna
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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