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liamk97
post Sep 12 2017, 02:58 PM
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Last month marked 5 years since the UK Remix EP for 'Turn Up the Music' was released, the third and final single from MDNA.

'Turn Up the Radio' was one of the three songs produced by Martin Solveig that made the MDNA album. Solveig had originally intended the song to appear on his own album Smash with vocals from Jade Williams, better known as Sunday Girl but, after the song was shelved in favour of their other collaboration 'Let's Not Play Games', the song was put forward to Madonna. She accepted the song and re-wrote the lyrics, with the production also slightly altered. 'Turn Up the Radio' was highly praised by critics - most considered the song more worthy of being lead single over 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' - which appeared to secure the decision to make it a future single.

A video was shot in June and released in July, with a remix EP available to download from August. However, with Madonna now on tour and following an already disastrous handling of the era, 'Turn Up the Radio' barely charted anywhere, including an abysmal #175 in the UK. It did, however, become Madonna's 43rd #1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart.



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Comments upon first listen of the album:

QUOTE(☜★☞ @ Mar 19 2012, 11:37 PM) *
Turn Up The Radio is pure pop BRILLIANCE.



QUOTE(Johnkm @ Mar 19 2012, 11:51 PM) *
08 Girl Gone Wild
08 Gang Bang
10 I'm Addicted
09 Turn Up The Radio
07 Give Me Your Luvin'
07 Some Girls
06 I Don't Give A
08 I'm A Sinner
08 Love Spent
08 Masterpiece
09 Falling Free
09 I f***ed Up



QUOTE(☜★☞ @ Mar 20 2012, 12:13 AM) *
02 Girl Gone Wild
08 Gang Bang
08 I'm Addicted
11 Turn Up The Radio
08 Give Me Your Luvin'
08 Some Girls
?? Superstar
10 I Don't Give A
10 I'm A Sinner
10 Love Spent
03 Masterpiece
07 Falling Free

?? Beautiful Killer
09 I Fucked Up
?? B-Day Song
?? Best Friend



QUOTE(Liаm @ Mar 22 2012, 07:42 PM) *
09 Girl Gone Wild
10 Gang Bang
08 I'm Addicted
07.5 Turn Up The Radio
07.5 Give Me Your Luvin'
07 Some Girls
06 Superstar
11 I Don't Give A
09 I'm A Sinner
10 Love Spent
10 Masterpiece
09.5 Falling Free

08 Beautiful Killer
08.5 I f***ed Up
04 B-Day Song
07 Best Friend



QUOTE(CHЯIS @ Mar 23 2012, 01:19 AM) *
08 Girl Gone Wild
07 Gang Bang
05 I'm Addicted
02 Turn Up The Radio
10 Give Me Your Luvin'
07 Some Girls
02 Superstar
10 I Don't Give A
02 I'm A Sinner
07 Love Spent
08 Masterpiece
04 Falling Free

04 Beautiful Killer
01 I f***ed Up
01 B-Day Song
03 Best Friend



QUOTE(slowdown73 @ Mar 24 2012, 12:42 PM) *
7 Girl gone wild
4 Gang Bang
6 I'm addicted
6 Turn up the radio
5 Give me all your luvin
4 Some girls
6 Superstar
5 I don't give a
7 I'm a sinner
6 Love spent
9 Masterpiece
9 Falling free
8 Beautiful killer
7 I f***ed up
5 Bday song
7 Best friend
6 Give me all your luvin (remix)


QUOTE(Air (____) @ Mar 25 2012, 10:32 AM) *
08 Girl gone wild
07 Gang Bang
06 I'm addicted
07 Turn up the radio
06 Give me all your luvin
06 Some girls
06 Superstar
06 I don't give a
07 I'm a sinner
06 Love spent
08 Masterpiece
07 Falling free

06 Beautiful killer
06 I f***ed up
03 Bday song
06 Best friend
06 Give me all your luvin (remix)



QUOTE(SweetCandy @ Mar 25 2012, 11:20 AM) *
07 Girl gone wild
10 Gang Bang
08 I'm addicted
02 Turn up the radio
07 Give me all your luvin
10 Some girls
09 Superstar
10 I don't give a
07 I'm a sinner
08 Love spent
08 Masterpiece
07 Falling free

10 Beautiful killer
10 f***ed up
06 Bday song
04 Best friend
08 Give me all your luvin (remix)



QUOTE(Aidan @ Mar 27 2012, 04:14 PM) *
07 Girl Gone Wild
09 Gang Bang
09 I'm Addicted
10 Turn Up The Radio
07 Give Me All Your Luvin'
09 Some Girls
11 Superstar
10 I Don't Give A
09 I'm A Sinner
10 Love Spent
08 Masterpiece
09 Falling Free
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08 Beautiful Killer
08 I f***ed Up
03 B-Day Song
06 Best Friend



QUOTE(Regina @ Mar 27 2012, 05:44 PM) *
10 Girl Gone Wild
10 Gang Bang
07 I'm Addicted
10 Turn Up The Radio
09 Give Me All Your Luvin'
08 Some Girls
11 Superstar
08 I Don't Give A
06 I'm A Sinner
08 Love Spent
10 Masterpiece
09 Falling Free
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10 Beautiful Killer
07 I f***ed Up
-9 B-Day Song
05 Best Friend
09 Love Spent (Acoustic)
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post Sep 12 2017, 04:26 PM
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One of my least fav singles from her .

Not a fan of the video either.

This as a single when gang bang hsdmt had a release ? 😱
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post Sep 12 2017, 04:27 PM
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It remains one of my fave Madge songs tbh, so fun.
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post Sep 12 2017, 04:31 PM
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Ngl I totally forgot this existed laugh.gif It's a nice enough little bop but eh
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post Sep 12 2017, 05:05 PM
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The video, for me, is potentially her very worst. I hate how it tries to be all 'Drowned World' at the beginning and just fails miserably at capturing an ounce of the authenticity or emotion of that. Not a fan of her styling at all and don't get me started on that hideous filter and blurred edges. I find the song can be quite catchy at times but this video just sucks any glimmer of fun the song may hold.

Really surprised at how critically applauded the song was though. I said the song was catchy and I can see why people would like it, but the production is still incredibly faceless and the lyrics are awful, yet you've got critics saying things like it's the best since 'Hung Up' and daring to suggest its somehow reminiscent of 'Ray of Light'! laugh.gif
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post Sep 12 2017, 07:55 PM
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I never liked on the radio much, thought it was a bit bland and faceless. It is fairly catchy to give the song its dues I guess. I loved Gang bang, Like a sinner and Girl gone wild on that album. wub.gif
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post Sep 12 2017, 08:27 PM
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It's fairly unremarkable. I vaguely enjoy it.
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post Sep 12 2017, 08:54 PM
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I wonder what Madonna would have wanted to release as a single. I know she has said she really liked Solveig's sound and no doubt really enjoyed the songs of his that made the album, but I feel like 'Turn Up the Radio' apparently being a fan fave from the start and being critically well-received, as well as sounding very inoffensive, was the main reason it was chosen to be a single in attempt at saving the era, rather than because Madonna saw it as a single herself.

I just fail to understand how 'Gang Bang' was just ignored when it had so much potential for a fantastic video. Songs like 'I'm a Sinner' or 'Love Spent' would have given so much potential for great imagery and ideas too. Madonna's proven time and time again she still has brilliant visual concepts so I can't see her backing to play it safe with a song like 'Turn Up the Radio' which is just so incredibly faceless.
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post Sep 12 2017, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Sep 12 2017, 09:27 PM) *
It's fairly unremarkable. I vaguely enjoy it.

This is a perfect summary of the song for me too laugh.gif how this was chosen over the likes of I'm Addicted and Gang Bang I will never know.
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