"Justify my love" was one of them:menime123 wrote:Name them.MrLeonix wrote:^ I know she's had a lot of input in many songs, but its not all the time, Madonna has also been known to be a terrible songwriter in other occassions by taking credit for changing one or two words for other songs.
These details went out public after Ingrid sued Kravitz and the case was taken into a court because he refused to give her a writing credit, thats how it was revealed how the song was written, otherwise Madonna's input in the song would have never come out public and we would have believed she actually sit down there and co-wrote. She barely did anything. Lyrics were done entirely by Ingrid, Kravitz and Andre composed the music / melodies. Madonna just corrected one line."Justify My Love" was originally written and recorded by Ingrid Chavez, Prince's protégé and friend, and Lenny Kravitz: he and producer André Betts composed the music while Chavez penned the lyrics based on a poem she had written for Kravitz, and read them aloud. Kravitz added the title hook and chorus to the demo while Madonna corrected one line.
Also songwriters for "You must love me" didn't allow her to gain credit because she wanted to change one line on the song to get the credit after the song had already been entirely composed, they forbid it and it was easy for them since she had not much control on the "Evita" project as it was a soundtrack.
"Nothing fails" co-writer wasn't much optimistic when asked if Madonna had enough participation on the writing. And there are plenty of her songs with these stories.
Also there are entire albums she didn't have as much musical input as most fans believe, for example for "Ray of light" her contribution was just lyrical (which is great BTW) but she didn't have any input in the music, melodies, and sound for most of the ROL album, all the music, instrumentals, production and melodies were done and ready before she even started recording, William Orbit sent her a tape with 13 tracks with instrumentals and music ready she didn't have to do anything musically-wise, she would just fit lyrics over the music and brilliant sound that was already created and composed for her.
I love her, but her songwriting skills is the only thing in her career that I think is a bit overrated.