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HausofHitchcock
post Oct 18 2020, 10:22 AM
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15 years ago, Madonna released the lead single to her 10th studio album 'Confessions On A Dance Floor'

The song went to #1 in 41 countries. It was the most-successful dance song of the 00s in the US & is one of the best-selling singles ever. The music video is a tribute to John Travolta and dancing, and features Madonna in her now iconic pink leotard.

What are your thoughts on this song, 15 years later?
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post Oct 18 2020, 01:42 PM
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I donít play it often tbh

It was so huge and deservedly so.

It is a Madonna classic and lots of my friends fav Madonna song.
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post Oct 18 2020, 05:23 PM
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Can't believe it's 15 years old! Like there's people online that might not even have been born when this was released. I remember being at a party and there was an 18 year old who didn't know the song (nor could they name any other Madonna song).

I think this has secured its place as my favourite Madonna song. One of those that I can listen to on repeat and never fails to make me happy. The ABBA sample is genius and the structure of the song allows your anticipation to build up and be released at various points of the song. Madonna went ALL OUT on promoting this song, perhaps the most she's ever done, and what a fantastic routine the performances had!
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post Oct 26 2020, 10:45 PM
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For me it's one of the greatest songs of the 00s and instantly became a CLASSIC for her. The sample is so iconic and it opens up the era that went on to become my favourite era of music, expertly.

The video, while a statement and so recongisable now is so simple on paper, but everything just fit together perfectly. To think it's 15 years old and yet sounds like it could have been released 15 years prior to that date, and as if it could be relased 15 years from now - TIMELESS!
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post Oct 26 2020, 10:46 PM
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Also the LIVE PERFORMANCE, nothing will ever compare:



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post Oct 26 2020, 10:59 PM
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It's such a wonderful song. I just love this song.
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post Oct 26 2020, 11:34 PM
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I remember when it leaked, following the release so closely, buying the single and watching it romp its way to #1. Such good memories.
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post Oct 27 2020, 05:46 PM
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I hardly ever listen to it these days but I do have very fond memories of it, we had the Confessions album on repeat in the car for about 2 months non-stop and never got sick of it. It was so good to see her back at the top of her game and really making something that sounded so refreshing.

I think it's her most successful single ever here in the UK. I know it's not the biggest seller but that's largely because single sales were so low back then, it felt so huge in terms of it's reach and definitely much bigger than any of her previous hits in my lifetime had seemed.
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post Oct 28 2020, 12:42 PM
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^ agreed it sold so well considering sales were pitiful then
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post Oct 28 2020, 07:32 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Oct 27 2020, 05:46 PM) *
I think it's her most successful single ever here in the UK. I know it's not the biggest seller but that's largely because single sales were so low back then, it felt so huge in terms of it's reach and definitely much bigger than any of her previous hits in my lifetime had seemed.

Agreed! I can definitely say from my experience it is her most recognised hit from people in my age bracket and it's loved by pretty much everyone, Madonna fan or not.

'Hung Up' was a huge chart hit by 2005's standards. Only six songs sold more than 100k in a week (McFly's 'All About You', Tony Christie/Peter Kay's 'Amarillo', Crazy Frog's 'Axel F', Shayne Ward's 'That's My Goal' and Nizlopi's 'JCB Song' being the others - not great company lol tearsmile.gif). Given two of those were charity songs, two of those were battling for Christmas #1 and one was a huge novelty hit that had a huge reach from being a ringtone, I'd say it was pretty impressive that 'Hung Up' managed it too. It had already been downloaded 32,571 times in the three weeks prior to the physical release too. In fact, the week of its physical release, it sold a then-record of 19,465 downloads, so I guess this shows how 'Hung Up' was reaching new audiences.

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post Oct 28 2020, 07:49 PM
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Does anyone remember this Motorola advert? It was the first snippet we hear of 'Hung Up':

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post Oct 29 2020, 12:53 AM
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I remember that it was so cross-generationally big that I was 16 and most clubs I was going to (there is no such thing as a gay venue in my hometown) were playing Hung Up/Get Together/Sorry back to back, in full, as soon as the album came out (and the latter were not singles yet).
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post Wednesday, 12:37 PM
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The music video has been reuploaded in HD! cheer.gif
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post Wednesday, 05:49 PM
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Oh yes! Going to rewatch it later this evening wub.gif
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