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  • Originally posted by MrLeonix View Post

    “4 Minutes” / 2008 was the last time she had an actual effective lead single. Whether people like or hate the song no one can deny it screams “Lead single!” whenever you hear it, it just hits hard and she never had a single like that ever again.

    I noticed that her last 3 lead singles from her last 3 albums were not strong or memorable enough. As much as her fans keep on trying “Medellin” happen that song is not memorable and doesn’t scream lead single in any sense (at best it sounds like a 4th single), it’s not a “Music” or a “Hung Up”.

    She’s been releasing albums that don’t really have anything that feels like a lead single in nature. She hasn’t been able to open an album with a hard hitting cut in 14 years.


    What song do you think should've been the lead for MX?

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    • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post
      ^ what song do you think should've been the lead for MX?
      Finally Enough Love
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      • I think a lead single is meassured by how strong it can be. It’s not about quality necessarily.

        As much as I prefer a hundred times a song like “Miles Away” over “4 Minutes” I can’t deny that “4 Minutes” had the lead single material / stamp to open the “Hard Candy” campaign. It was the obvious lead single.

        That’s what I’ve been missing on her last albums. I listen to the tracks but I can’t spot that obvious lead single.
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        • Originally posted by jjavier1978 View Post

          Finally Enough Love
          That's not the name of the song boo

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          • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post



            What song do you think should've been the lead for MX?
            Nothing. She doesn’t have any “lead single” worthy song on that album. Out of the songs on the album that had single potential they all sound like 3rd / 4th singles. There’s nothing on that album that screams “Lead single” to me (and it has been the exact same issue with her previous albums “Rebel Heart” and “MDNA”).
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              • Originally posted by wowsignal14 View Post

                or maybe because the song sounds like sh*t ???
                The song still sounds very fresh now after 19 years! What are you talking about?

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                • What’s with the demo?
                  I have a bad feeling about this.

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                  • Originally posted by MadNuno View Post

                    The song still sounds very fresh now after 19 years! What are you talking about?
                    It doesn’t sound “fresh” LOL.
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                    • 4 Minutes was the perfect lead single and it's still a great song. IMO it doesn't sound that much dated.
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                      • Originally posted by MrLeonix View Post

                        Nothing. She doesn’t have any “lead single” worthy song on that album. Out of the songs on the album that had single potential they all sound like 3rd / 4th singles. There’s nothing on that album that screams “Lead single” to me (and it has been the exact same issue with her previous albums “Rebel Heart” and “MDNA”).
                        I'm a HUGE fan of Medellin and love it.
                        But if I had to choose another lead,I'd go with God Control,changing it's video as well.
                        Or maybe not changing it but adding another version.
                        She could've made a huge splash but,tbh,I don't think that was her intention.
                        I get what you mean tho and agree to an extent but I'm a fan of the whole MX era as it is.
                        I think she got her creativity back on track.

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                        • Originally posted by JeremySpears View Post

                          The Minions. Artoo BodyShop spiritboy
                          This should be on the main album instead of that awful thing called bitch I'm loca

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                          • Originally posted by MrLeonix View Post

                            It doesn’t sound “fresh” LOL.
                            Sounds fresher than "4 Minutes"... both have great production but "American Life" was clearly a futuristic production.

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                            • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post
                              This should be on the main album instead of that awful thing called bitch I'm loca
                              I like "Bitch I'm Loca"

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                              • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post
                                This should be on the main album instead of that awful thing called bitch I'm loca
                                It’s not even the released version.
                                I have a bad feeling about this.

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                                • Originally posted by MadNuno View Post

                                  I like "Bitch I'm Loca"
                                  You are not forgiven

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                                  • Originally posted by Artoo View Post

                                    It’s not even the released version.
                                    But it's better?

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                                    • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post

                                      But it's better?
                                      That’s a separate conversation

                                      I wouldn’t change Madame X, although I do think it’s an album of two halves. I actually think it would have worked very well as a ten track album, ending with Extreme Occident. Everything from Faz Gostoso to I Rise is a dip in quality.
                                      I have a bad feeling about this.

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                                      • I would make her record it without the grills and delete Batuka. Yes I know it has a deep meaning but to me it's just noise.
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                                        • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post

                                          I'm a HUGE fan of Medellin and love it.
                                          But if I had to choose another lead,I'd go with God Control,changing it's video as well.
                                          Or maybe not changing it but adding another version.
                                          She could've made a huge splash but,tbh,I don't think that was her intention.
                                          I get what you mean tho and agree to an extent but I'm a fan of the whole MX era as it is.
                                          I think she got her creativity back on track.
                                          The thing that let Medellin down is the tragic chorus. The rest of the song is great but the choruses just fall flat.
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                                          • Originally posted by InFamous View Post
                                            I would make her record it without the grills and delete Batuka. Yes I know it has a deep meaning but to me it's just noise.
                                            Her grils are every fan's biggest nightmare. Tragic

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                                            • Originally posted by BodyShop View Post
                                              Her grils are every fan's biggest nightmare. Tragic
                                              Imagine no one questioned them.
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                                              • Madonna on Billboard News:

                                                https://www.billboard.com/music/musi...os-1235087462/


                                                A Tokischa & Madonna Collaboration Might Be Coming Soon

                                                The duo posted a handful of photos in the recording studio, with Madonna tagging Grammy-winning producer Mike Dean.

                                                After being dubbed the Dominican Madonna by a few commentators and artists, Tokischa linked up with the original Material Girl IRL.

                                                On her Instagram Story, Madonna posted a handful of photos, the duo posing with their tongues out at a recording studio, with a caption reading “A woman’s work is never done,” along with a few music and fire emojis. The story was followed by another photo of sushi at the studio, with the Queen of Pop tagging producer Mike Dean. Tokischa reshared the photo of herself and Madonna, adding, “bellaca y putona,” a reference to one of the Dominican rapper’s most popular songs alongside Quimico Ultra Mega, which loosely translates to horny bi—es. The controversial pair also followed one another on Instagram, leading to even more speculation about an upcoming collaboration.

                                                On Twitter, Toki shared the photo alongside Madonna to mostly positive reactions, followed by a tweet reading, “Tengo el tema en repeat,” translating to “I have the song on repeat.”





                                                Tokischa has been teasing a new song across social media, with the TikTok sound garnering more than 125,000 videos to date. As of Tuesday (June 14), however, her TikTok page with almost 2 million followers is nowhere to be found. A fan shared a screenshot showing Tokischa’s profile banned by the popular video-sharing app. The ban is nothing new for the unorthodox artist and Billboard Queer Game-Changer, who has been censored and banned across social media platforms and by the Dominican government itself due to her boundary-pushing antics.

                                                Meanwhile, Madonna, who herself is no stranger to controversy, has also had her name in headlines, whether for dancing alongside Britney Spears to “Like a Virgin” at the pop star’s intimate Los Angeles wedding or clapping back at one of Instagram’s most infamous trolls 50 Cent.

                                                Details surrounding the potential collaboration have yet to be revealed, and reps for Tokischa did not respond to Billboard‘s requests for comment.
                                                Last edited by MadNuno; Wed June 15, 2022, 13:26.

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                                                • They call her new album "a hits collection"

                                                  Madonna new article on Financial Times:

                                                  https://www.ft.com/content/5fdc8177-...c-257fff7c955c

                                                  ‘She can’t be stopped!’ — 40 years of Madonna

                                                  With a hits collection titled ‘Finally Enough Love’ about to be released, is the singer ready at last to face pop mortality?

                                                  “She can’t be stopped! There’s something wrong with her!” spluttered David Letterman when Madonna appeared on his talk show in 1994. In the months preceding, the host had cracked many jokes about the singer’s sexuality. Now she handed him a pair of her knickers and challenged him to ask her directly about her sex life instead of smirking behind her back. But her killer move was refusing to leave the stage when he said it was time to “say goodbye, now” .  Madonna is not a woman easily dismissed. Then as now, the average chart-life of a pop singer was two to six years, generally shorter for women than men. In 1991, the New York Times ran a piece singling out Madonna as a “show business veteran because she has held on for all of eight years”. They could not have predicted that, by 2022, she would be celebrating an astonishing 40 years in pop, racking up her 50th Number 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, aged 62, with “I Don’t Search I Find” in 2020. As she said in 2016, she may have shocked the world by singing about teenage pregnancy, burning crosses in videos and simulating masturbation on stage, “but I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around”. This month, the best-selling solo female artist of all time celebrates her longevity with the release of Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, a career-spanning collection including previously unreleased remixes of her dance floor hits. After that, she will reissue deluxe editions of 17 of her albums — including Like a Virgin, True Blue, and Like a Prayer — alongside singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums, and compilations. John Earls of Classic Pop magazine argues that this capitulation to the lucrative nostalgia market, “after assiduously avoiding it for so long, is her biggest acknowledgment of pop mortality”.

                                                  Perhaps. But I wonder if it’s also her way of reminding us what she’s always been about. As a fan, I felt the snap-crackle remastering of the old beatbox grooves recharging the electric delight of my youth while listening to “Into the Groove” (1985), “Like a Prayer” (1989) and “Vogue” (1990) and later dance hits “Hung Up” (2006) and “Medellín” (2019). During the past two decades we have got so lost in theories of Madonna that we risk forgetting the fearlessly exhilarating feeling of Madonna. There have been scores of think-pieces about her impact on the culture. I’ve written a few myself. In 2012 I expressed disappointment that the rebellious high schoolgirl who refused to conform to gender norms (not shaving her armpits; making the first move with boys) appeared to capitulate to the expectations of the pop patriarchy with a “desperate” attempt to stay forever young. Feeling more sisterly in 2019, I apologised for imposing my own demands and expecting her to stand alone against a world she wanted “to conquer, and deliver, and despise”.

                                                  Her first single, “Everybody” (1982), nailed the agenda with its chorus: “Everybody, come on, dance and sing/ Everybody get up and do your thing.” It was a song that the unknown dancer from Detroit wrote for her first demo, released in April 1982. She had the smarts to test-run it at trendy New York club Danceteria and charmed the city’s hottest DJ, Mark Kamins, into producing a more polished version. Record exec Seymour Stein heard the revised version while in hospital recovering from open heart surgery. “I immediately felt an excitement,” he wrote in his 2018 autobiography. “I liked the hook, I liked Madonna’s voice, I liked the feel, and I liked the name Madonna.” When the singer said she wanted to visit him that night, Stein pressed his buzzer to call for pyjamas and a hairdresser and gave her a deal on the spot. Stein would be the first of millions inspired to dress up by Madonna. In the 1988 film Working Girl, Joan Cusack’s character tries to tear down the fantasies she inspired, saying: “Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn’t make me Madonna.” But that underwear dancing helped many people (particularly women and gay men) shed the drab constraints of daily life and feel powerful, sexy and free. Her confident allure was airborne. “All you need is your own imagination,” she assured us in “Vogue”, “so use it, that’s what it’s for!”

                                                  "I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around"
                                                  Madonna, 2016

                                                  I got my first Madonna album (True Blue) aged 11 and spent hours in my bedroom tying lace and ribbons into my hair and around my wrists. I’d roll up the waist of my grey school skirt and dance defiantly to the beat of “Papa Don’t Preach” and blacken my eyes with pilfered kohl as I sank into the mysterious sorrow of “Live to Tell”. I don’t know anybody who’d claim Madonna is a great singer, but boy, can she sell you a tale, and “Live to Tell” spoke passionate truths to the hearts of young fans: “If I ran away, I’d never have the strength/ To go very far/ How would they hear the beating of my heart?/ Will it grow cold,/ The secret that I hide?, Will I grow old?/ How will they hear?/ When will they learn?/ How will they know . . . ?” When I first sang along, I felt the depth of her sorrow without understanding its source. I didn’t know that Madonna’s mother had died when she was five years old. I didn’t know that she’d struggled to make peace with her father’s second wife. Or that she’d been raped after moving to New York and suffered through the deaths of gay friends during the Aids epidemic. I couldn’t make sense of the way these experiences had left her confusingly, compellingly raw on one side and burnt on the other.


                                                  Kamins says she writes “nursery rhymes . . . that appeal to everyone, from five-year-olds to 90-year-olds.” I agree. Some part of Madonna communicates from her inner child to our own. The persona the sexagenarian chose for her last album sounds, wonderfully, like a character my 10-year-old daughter could have created: “Madame X is a secret agent. Travelling around the world. Changing identities.” Glamour. Love. Sex. Power. Fear. Flight.

                                                  "I defy anyone to screw their way to number one and stay there for well over three decades. It can’t be done."

                                                  Across four decades in pop, Madonna has been accused of using male producers and songwriters to get where she got. It’s an accusation nobody levels at male artists. But let’s hand the mic back to Stein: “I’d break out in a rash whenever I heard this nasty myth about how Madonna somehow screwed her way to the top . . . I defy anyone to screw their way to number one and stay there for well over three decades. It can’t be done. But please, be my guest — have fun trying! . . . trust me, no big shot picked her up and sprinkled her with stardust. Not Mark [Kamins], not me, not Svengali, not the Wizard of Oz. She was just a very passionate young lady, living it, and who knows, maybe she thrived on falling in love. But hey, she was just 24.” Now Madonna is 63 and selling 3D sculptures of her vagina and digital art in which she is shown giving birth to trees and robotic centipedes. She must be delighted that some people are still shocked. In 2020, I interviewed Madonna’s heroine, Debbie Harry. Then aged 75, the Blondie frontwoman said that what she missed most was the opportunity to shock. “Sometimes I dream about walking on stage with no clothes on . . . ”

                                                  The public perception of Madonna is — increasingly — of a humourless sexbot. As a perfectionist focused on delivering immaculate performances, she doesn’t often allow herself space for levity. But I’ve always found her quite funny. In that Letterman appearance, the awkward pauses and F-bombs have a neat comic timing. She was just more deadpan than women were then permitted to be in those days and seemed to get a kick out of the tension it generated. At times, she is quite capable of laughing at herself. When the cross from her rosary slipped into her jeans during a photo shoot, she joked: “Even God wants to get into my pants.” Do I “like” Madonna? A self-professed “unapologetic bitch”, she has never asked us to like her. She has asked us to love her for succeeding entirely on her own terms while inspiring many others to do the same. I hope these reissues and remixes won’t be the last we hear from Madonna. I suspect they are simply a manifesto refresher from a woman who has often said that what critics interpret as “reinventions” are simply the acts of a woman revealing more of herself. There will be times when we ask ourselves whether she looks “too young”, “too old” or like she’s having “too much fun” or “too little fun”. The antidote is always in the music. The 16-track edition of ‘Finally Enough Love’ will be released digitally on June 24; the 50-track edition will be released on August 19

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                                                  • Madonna new article on The Insider:

                                                    Ranking Madonna's 19 most standout looks from her 4-decades-long pop music career

                                                    https://www.insider.com/madonna-most...-iconic-2022-6

                                                    Madonna has rocked many eccentric looks throughout her 40-year career.

                                                    In 2011, Madonna attended the Met Gala in a silk, embroidered, Stella McCartney gown that was elegant but ultimately underwhelming.

                                                    If there one thing Madonna is all about, it's making a splash. But when she wore this sleek Stella McCartney gown for her 2011 appearance at the Met Gala, it came across as largely forgettable to us. While she appeared mature and elegant, it just didn't scream "Madonna" like most people would expect.

                                                    She did, however, incorporate her signature red lipstick, giving a nod to that classic "in your face" Madonna style that we all know and love.

                                                    [...]

                                                    That's just the first look - click the link and see the photos and comments on each of them.

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