Since Madonna came up in another thread, I wanted to run a theory by you guys...
So I was talking to an artist about his influences and Madonna's track "Music" came up.
I've long thought that there's a common thread in production in the following songs, chronologically:
David Bowie "Fame"
Eddie Grant "Electric Ave"
When I pointed out, his head exploded, and we went on a long listening journey.
And then the other day Marvin Gaye's "Got to give it up" came on the radio, and I thought that's the root right there!
Am I crazy, does anyone else hear it? I'm not cool enough to do a mashup, but to me, they're all related...
Are there other threads you've heard, more than just a quote or a reference?