@tdx3fan: I totally disagree. Madonna has one of the best voices in pop music. No, she can’t shatter concrete at 20 paces like a Whitney or a Celine, but that really is no bad thing. She doesn’t need to scale octaves for songs like Hung Up, Into The Groove, Like A Prayer, Vogue, La Isla Bonita and yet each one of those songs is classic in its own right. Madonna’s voice is pure and clear and has a universal appeal that, rightly, has made her the most successful female pop star of all time.
But for anyone who is interested in hearing Madonna do a great live vocal, search ‘Sooner or Later/Madonna/Oscars 1991’ on Youtube. Not only does she sing well but, she exudes the kind of charisma and star quality that is so lacking in the celebrity world. She really is the last of the Hollywood greats and there will never be another one like her. You can appreciate her now, or when she’s dead but, either way, the woman is a peerless pop culture legend.