Enjoy “Papa Wants the Best for You”, the response song/video to Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”

This video popped back up on the web in at least a dozen places, including Reddit, where I watched it for the first time in decades. “Papa Wants the Best for You” is actor Danny Aiello’s response to the message of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”.

The video is overall, uneven in quality and message, but surprisingly at times it actually comes across as sweet and not the train-wreck that it could be. What is tragic about this video, to me, is that it was not genre-defining. Could you imagine all the response music videos that “might have been”?

“You Must Not Whip It” or “You Can Touch This” could have been huge hits.

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6 thoughts on “Enjoy “Papa Wants the Best for You”, the response song/video to Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”

  1. Don’t remember seeing this before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    And I also echo the wonder why Danny Aiello has a YouTube page. Though I hope he has his scene from Harlem Nights when he gets locked inside the vault and takes the little breaths.

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