AFTER 12 years, Madonna finally sang again her classic ballad “Crazy for You” for her adoring Filipino fans on her second and last day of “The Rebel Heart Tour” at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City last Thursday night.
“Just for you! I haven’t sung this song for years,” shouted Madonna after she performed “Crazy” which has become a cult favorite among Filipino music lovers.
Madonna dedicated the song to the Philippines that celebrated the 30th People Power anniversary on EDSA last Thursday.
“Thirty years ago today, something very important happened here in the Philippines. You fought for your freedom. Am
I correct?” Madonna said, referring to the People Power Revolution that swept President Corazon Aquino into power.
Also, members of the Madonna Club Philippines have written Madonna a letter to perform her classic love song which became No. 1 on Billboard Charts in the US in 1985.
On Wednesday, the first day of her concert, Madonna asked her fans what song they would like to sing. The crowd shouted “Crazy for You.”
But Madonna replied: “I’m not going to sing that song.” Yet her “Madgesty” always surprises fans during concerts. Filipino fans joined her in the sing-along for the popular ballad.
On Feb. 4, fans were thrilled and excited when Madonna sang her 1994 hit “Take a Bow” for the first time in Taiwan.
Madonna has only sang “Crazy” in her two concerts – The Virgin Tour in 1985 and Re-Invention World Tour in 2004.
“Crazy” was Madonna’s first ballad lifted from the soundtrack of the 1985 movie “Vision Quest,” a coming-of-age drama about a young wrestler.
It received positive reviews that earned her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1986.
She lost to Whitney Houston for “Savin’ All My Love for You.”
“Crazy” became Madonna’s second No. 1 song on Billboard Charts in the US. It also reached the summit in Canada and Australia.
Among the celebrities who attended Day 2 of the “Rebel Heart” Tour were Gretchen Barretto, Lovi Poe, couple Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel, Bella Padilla, Tuesday Vargas, Glaiza de Castro, Pops Fernandez, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Bubbles Paraiso, IC Mendoza, Ara Mina, Pheomela Beranda, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Enchong Dee, and Charo Santos-Concio.
Earlier, Madonna visited street children and orphans at the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation and the Hospicio de San Jose in Manila.
Madonna and her entourage will continue her tour in Singapore on Feb. 28.
Despite shocking moments and criticisms from the Catholic Church, Madonna’s “The Rebel Heart Tour” has always been sold-out despite expensive ticket prices.
The “Rebel” show is Madonna’s 10th worldwide concert. It kicked off in Canada on Sept. 9, 2015 and will wind up on March 20, 2016 in Australia.