She's my generation and I did not care about her music or celebrity in the 1980s. At the time, I looked down upon her stuff as pop-40 trash.
I listened to Zeppelin, the Moody Blues, and Pink Floyd while the industry advanced Madonna and Huey Lewis and Hall and Oats.
At some point, over the last 10 years, or so, I came to appreciate her much more than I did at the time and "Papa Don't Preach" is part of the reason why.
I just wish that she would retire to wood fires on cold winter nights and rainbow trout in the spring.