I always loved “Cherish” and adored the video shot by the amazing Herb Ritts. would have loved the studio acapella to play with but a filter version had to do for this remix..Hope you like it.
(Madonna and Herb Ritts on the set of Cherish)
In September 1989 Madonna released Cherish, the third single from her massive No.1 album Like A Prayer. The song peaked at No.3 in the UK, and spent a total of 8 weeks on the chart. The song was a big hit, but didn’t spend much time on the charts – 8 weeks is not very long for a Madonna song, when they usually spend around 14 or 15 weeks on the chart
A black-and-white music video of the song was directed by photographer Herb Ritts at the Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, California. In the video, Madonna plays herself, while three co-actors dressed as Mermen swam in and out of the sea. Academics noted that the Mermen became symbols for the homosexual community and the oppression it faced. Madonna performed “Cherish” on her Blond Ambition World Tour (1990), where the performance included her dancers dressed up as Mermen. Its symbolism was seen to de-sexualize men, relegating them to objects of desire.