Human Nature (Madonna Song)
"Human Nature" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her sixth studio album Bedtime Stories (1994). The album was released with the intention to tone down the image of Madonna, who was being heavily criticized at the time. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Dave Hall, and released on June 6, 1995 by Maverick Records. The R&B influenced pop song became a moderate hit in the United States, peaking at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In the United Kingdom the single entered the chart and peaked at number eight and it also charted within the top ten in Italy and Japan.
A bondage-inspired music video was released for the song, directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, which features Madonna and her dancers dressed in PVC leather dancing highly choreographed routines. Unlike such previous music videos for Justify My Love and Erotica, however, the video was meant to be more humorous than sexy. It was a satirical depiction of sex, meant to ridicule the taboos our society places on the subject. Madonna has performed "Human Nature" three times on tour. In her 2001 Drowned World Tour she performed the song while slow-riding on a mechanical bull. In her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2008, Madonna performed the song with an electric guitar, also with a video backdrop of Madonna trapped in an elevator and at the end opening to show Britney Spears. During her 2012 MDNA Tour Madonna sang the song along side mirrors and random hands while undressing for the audience at the same time.
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