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Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour Triumph: Watch "Into the Groove"

October 27, 2009 6:51 PM ET

Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour wrapped its record-breaking run last month in Israel, but fans can still catch the Material Girl's incredible Hard Candy stage show on October 30th when EpixHD.com airs footage from her sold-out four-night stand in Buenos Aires from December 2008. As a first look at the footage, Billboard premiered the above video of Madonna and company performing a funky, reworked "Into the Groove" — a song that Madonna herself told RS she feels "retarded singing."

Sticky & Sweet up close: photos from Madonna's tour.

This new take on "Into the Groove," which featured in the "Old School" segment of Madonna's concert, samples other dance-floor classics like Newcleus' "Jam On It" and Sugarhill Gang's "Apache" while characters from late artist (and Madonna pal) Keith Haring dance on dozens of giant screens. But the most awe-inspiring thing about the performance is Madonna herself, as the then-50-year-old jumpropes Double Dutch — while singing.

That's just one of many reasons the Queen of Pop was featured on our cover for the past two weeks. For 49 more, check out our gallery of Madonna's 50 Most Iconic Moments. And read Madonna's own words in exclusive Q&A.

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