Depending on the age of your computer, the simple act of Googling "Madonna" and "scandal" in tandem can generate a server-imploding list of publicity stunts, juicy gossip, and NSFW videos. But we've made it easy on you--and your porn laden hard drive--to view the Queen of Pop's best stage tricks all together in one handy spot. In recognition of the diva's final appearance tonight at the Key Arena, here's a list of Madonna's top five shameless stage shenanigans. And here's hoping she mock humps a toy Space Needle for the occasion!
4. Crucified On A Cross On The 2006 Confessions Tour: On the church's official shit list since the "Like A Prayer" video, a professor of religion praised the stunt, but some critics, along with many Catholic and other religious leaders, were (gasp!) offended. Wasn't that the point?
3. Tonsil Hockey With Britney: When Madonna stole this steamy smooch at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards--seconds later with Christina Aguilera--the act may have been staged but response far and wide was complete surprise.
2. The Letterman Interview: In 1994, in what was the most "censored [episode] in American network television talk-show history," Madonna repeatedly asked Letterman to smell her underwear and blurted the expletive "fuck" 13 times live on air. Train wreck or marketing ploy, it garnered some of the "highest ratings of Letterman's late-night career."
1. Simulated Sex At The 1984 MTV Video Music Awards: M's air humping a trailing tulle veil might not raise an eyebrow these days, but back then, for the newly formed music television channel's first ever video awards, the pop princess was pushing buttons and crossing boundaries across the board. You can even hear it in the crowd's slow response to the performance: it's the same dumbfounded reaction the superstar's wild antics have been attracting ever since.