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Roar

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A Brief History of Cheerleader Pop

By Barry Walters, Contributor

Madonna wouldn't be doing her job if she weren't getting critics' knickers in a bunch. Fortunately, she did it again when "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the cheerleader-themed lead single from her 12th album, MDMA, drew comparisons to Nicola Roberts's similar 2011 U.K. hit "Beat of My Drum." But as the history of this micro-genre reveals, cheerleader pop is by definition derivative. Its nostalgia aims to recapture adolescence, a time when infatuation with contemporary musical… more »