Madonna - The Power Of Good-Bye

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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:27 am

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The Power Of Good-Bye is a song by Madonna, included in her Ray Of Light album and released a single in 1998.

This stunning song was written by Madonna and Rick Nowels and produced by Madonna, William Orbit and Patrick Leaonard.

The music video was directed by Matthew Rolson and it suits the song's atmosphere very well, in the intriguing video Madonna shows one of her better looks.

The Power Of Good-Bye was released as the fourth single from the album outside the United States, while in the U.S.A. it was the third (Drowned World/ Substitute For Love wasn't released there); in the U.K. it was released as a double A-side single with the song Little Star.

This song was a decent hit, achieving numerous top 10 peaks around the world and peaking just outside the top 10 (at number 11) in the United States.

The Power Of Good-Bye was also included in the 2001 compilation GHV2.
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Postby IceAngel » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:10 pm

This song was my favourite single off ROL at the time of release.

It's still one of my favourite Madonna songs.
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Postby Brad » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:10 pm

This is my favourite Madonna song.
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Postby Timmy94 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:15 pm

Quite averagely... 5/10
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Postby Breathe » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:20 pm

Great song
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Postby atbw13 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:23 pm

Not one of my faves ,altough I like it more nowadays than when it came out
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Postby TiagoRodrigues » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:09 pm

One of her best ballands EVER!
"Your actions speak louder than promises/You're inclined to make and inclined to break"
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Postby ECE » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:04 pm

Soft, atmospheric, simply awesome!
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Postby luckyONE » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:12 pm

My second favorite single off the ROL album. 8-)
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Postby RockTheBoat » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 pm

A beautiful song...her voice is great on it. Still really enjoy listening to this.

Great video too!
Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.
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Postby Bsquared » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:47 pm

Such a classic Madonna song.
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:52 pm

My favorite lyrics are:

You were my lesson
I had to learn
I was your fortress
You had to burn
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Postby atbw13 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:01 pm

Mine follow yours :

Pain is a warning that something is wrong
I pray to God that it wont be long
Do you wanna go higher?

and, of course , the Chorus (simple but meaningful):

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power
Than the power of good-bye
Denise , we ( Madonna Fans ) will miss you A LOT !
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Postby Ruthymon » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:21 pm

I remembered this song was used for the WB TV show, "Felicity".

So many memories... :cry:
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Postby denise » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:28 pm

What a great TRACK.

The Dubtronic White Room Remix......it's pure greatness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixiAVAyM6O8
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Postby Benny » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:27 pm

Good song and fantastic video!
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Postby NorfolkScot » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:15 pm

One of my fav Madge songs ever, likewise with the video. Classic....
Some like to Clutch at Straws.
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Postby WolfSpear » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:31 pm

It's a good song but I think the others from Ray Of Light overshadowed it somewhat.
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Postby Yoshie » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Beautiful song. <3
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:11 am

The other day I've heard this song on the radio... such an amazing feeling, I want Madonna to release other singles like this one!
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Postby luckyONE » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:08 pm

It's really good.
I also adore the demo version of this song!
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Postby Play » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:21 pm

This is one of my absolute favorites from her!
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Postby tir69 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:19 pm

NorfolkScot wrote:One of my fav Madge songs ever, likewise with the video. Classic....
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:46 pm

I think Madonna shows one of her best looks in this video, she looks absolutely stunning!
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Postby spacelord » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:25 am

GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:I think Madonna shows one of her best looks in this video, she looks absolutely stunning!
Yeah! But the song is such a borefest and the video makes no sense at all. It's also one of her worst singles covers, bar Rain. She looks like some siamese twin tantra mum.
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