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post Apr 29 2020, 08:26 PM
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Introducing a new feature for the Madonna forum cheer.gif

Each week, a new song from the decade will be revealed so we can all share our thoughts and opinions on it. Hoping to explore big singles, album tracks, hidden gems and everything in between. If you have any song suggestions for any of the decades, please PM me and i'll make sure to include it happy.gif
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01. Candy Shop

The opening track to Madonna's 11th studio album 'Hard Candy' introduces her transformation into the Candy Shop owning woman of the streets. The song merges R&B and Hip-Hop sounds with bongos and a Spanish guitar. The sweets in the shop are used to describe the various flavours of M and it's both saucy and delectable with a whole array on offer. Produced by Pharrell Williams, a demo version leaked online but was swiftly removed. The song, along with 'Devil Wouldn't Recognise You' are her personal favourites on the album but this one has divided fans, critics and listeners moreso than most of her other songs.

What are your thoughts on this number from 2008? Sticky or sweet?
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post Apr 30 2020, 07:37 AM
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Isnít this like one of the most played songs live ever ?

This is ok , I actually prefer the live reinventions . Especially the erotic/candy shop mix from MDNA.

Was originally going to be the album title , which I would have preferred. However she was talked out of it due to connection with the 50 cent track.
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post Apr 30 2020, 08:47 PM
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Not a favourite. I can enjoy it and bop along, but as an album opener following the Confessions era? Nah. I do rate the Pharrell production, it's just the lyrics that are a no from me tearsmile.gif
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post Apr 30 2020, 10:30 PM
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Just awful, and she really needs to get over it already.
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post May 1 2020, 02:31 PM
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As time has gone, I actually quite rate this track! :') The production is really catchy and the lyrics are fun if you don't take them too seriously. I think it works nicely as an album opener, setting the playful, sexy tone of the album before leading into the big singles.

The S&S Tour performance really helped me get into the song and it makes more sense as to why the song works as an opening number.
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post May 7 2020, 12:07 PM
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02. Gone

A very reflective track here to close the Music album. Gone has both electronic elements alongside an acoustic guitar and although this should be jarring, here the two compliment each other brilliantly. She sings of leaving if she should ever lose her faith. A striking ballad closes the whirlwind of an album and leaves you thinking about your own faith and beliefs and what you would be without them.

What are your thoughts on this striking track from 2000?
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post May 10 2020, 06:58 PM
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I don't think i've given this song much attention previously, but i'm not sure why! There are many greater moments on Music than it, but this in its own right deserves love too. The lyrics in particular are very powerful!
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post May 13 2020, 03:27 PM
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One of my favourite from Music! What I love most is the use of 'word-painting'; we hear Madonna singing "I'll be gone before it happens" throughout the song and the song abruptly cuts off at the end, literally before singing "before it happens". I just think that's really clever and it also leaves you reflecting on the album and wanting more.
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QUOTE(Liam.k. @ May 13 2020, 04:27 PM) *
One of my favourite from Music! What I love most is the use of 'word-painting'; we hear Madonna singing "I'll be gone before it happens" throughout the song and the song abruptly cuts off at the end, literally before singing "before it happens". I just think that's really clever and it also leaves you reflecting on the album and wanting more.

That's such a beautiful description of those lyrics. Goosebumps~
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post May 19 2020, 03:54 PM
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03. Intervention

In Madonna's 9th studio album, she made us pause and reflect on the ballad Intervention. Within the harsh sounds and messages she had, the album also houses some tender, beautiful moments as part of a collection of love songs for Guy Ritchie. This one is incredibly emotional but remains optimistic about the hopes of a relationship lasting through hardship. The lonely road metaphor she uses in this song is a beautiful one and flows throughout the song. The plucky guitars and emotive vocals are a real stop-in-your-tracks moment.

What are your thoughts on this ballad from 2003?
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post May 19 2020, 05:39 PM
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I adore Intervention! It's one of my favourite ever tracks by Madonna, probably in my top 10 of all time from her. It has a special place in my heart because it reminds me of Mr D* and I listening to it in the car not long after we first got together but even without that emotional attachment it stand up as one of her very very very best album tracks.
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post May 19 2020, 05:44 PM
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It now makes me think of her relationship with Rocco .
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post May 20 2020, 12:44 PM
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Such a beautiful song wub.gif The album has a reputation (rightfully) for being cut-throat and aggressive, but then these tender moments spliced throughout make it such a great overall listen. She really does do ballads so well, doesn't she!
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post Friday, 12:08 PM
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I think this initially got lost within the album's brasher moments, but it has since become one of my favourite Madonna ballads. The dedication to Rocco and the sorrowful performance on the Tears of a Clown gig put the song in a whole new context. I'm not a parent but I share Madonna's grief when I watch that performance.
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