New York City 1984: Madonna wrote this song for her former boyfriend, John “Jellybean” Benitez, a DJ at the Funhouse club in lower Manhattan. They worked together on her first album. He released his debut EP in October of 1984 called Wotupski!?! That’s a street slang from the Bronx meaning what’s up, what’s new. Lead vocals are sung by Catherine Buchanan, and background vocals by Madonna!