The A to Z of Madonna

Discography

Ray of Light

Albums and Soundtracks

GHV2 (2001)

  1. Deeper And Deeper
  2. Erotica
  3. Human Nature
  4. Secret
  5. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
  6. Bedtime Story
  7. The Power Of Goodbye
  8. Beautiful Stranger
  9. Frozen
  10. Take A Bow
  11. Ray Of Light
  12. Don't Tell Me
  13. What It Feels Like For A Girl
  14. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
  15. Music

Music (2000)
Lyrics

A mostly upbeat and uptempo album which develops further Madonna's move towards European Dance but still retains a rocky, american edge. Excellent.

  1. Music *****

      The transatlantic number one which took a few listens to get used to but with its hypnotic beat, vocoder chorus and 'Lost In Space' sound effects turns out to be one of the biggest tracks on the album. Written by Madonna/Mirwais Armadzai.

  2. Impressive Instant ***

      Dark electronic effects that border on musical digestion and a pure disco beat continue where Music leaves off. Whispers, vocodered vocals add to the main vocals to produce another funky song albeit much less commercial than the first. Another Madonna/Mirwais Armadzai composition.

  3. Runaway Lover ****

      Bridges the Mirwais funk into Orbit's more trance style of beat. This is more like the Madonna song of old dressed up in Ray of Light clothes. Written by Madonna/William Orbit.

  4. I Deserve It ****

      Complete change of tempo with Madonna singing along with acoustic guitar and basic drums. As the song progresses synthesisers sweep into the background almost like police sirens passing in the night. Atmospheric and folky. Madonna/Mirwais Armadzai

  5. Amazing *****

      A possible future single that begins quietly and then bursts into a Beautiful Stranger groove. Rocky, yet danceable as well. At a late stage the sound drops to just piano and Madonna and sounds almost experimental like new musician Steve Reich. Madonna/William Orbit

  6. Nobody's Perfect *****

      More whispering before more vocoder vocals but this time with a melancholy vibe. Mirwais' keyboards perfectly match Madonna's vocal giving another hypnotic track. Madonna/Mirwais Armadzai

  7. Don't Tell Me ****

      Acoustic guitar with cut-up production opens a mid-tempo song that has a seventies west coast feel. Ends with strings that gives me another echo of Steve Reich's The Desert Music. The second single and enhanced greatly by a stomper of a video. Madonna/Mirwais Armadzai

  8. What It Feels Like For A Girl *****

      Opens with a sample of a speech by Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Cement Garden. A future single by all accounts and a brave choice. Easily the track with the sweetest melody and multi-layered backing to the chorus but by no means a standard radio song. Written by Madonna/Guy Sigsworth.

  9. Paradise (Not For Me) *****

      Reminds a little of Japan's Ghost. Hypnotic, sparse keyboards, a half-spoken song, first in english and then in french, all marked by oriental percussion. Dreamy lyrics of life's highs and lows. Mirwais Armadzai/Madonna

  10. Gone ****

      A purely acoustic beginning that is reminiscent of sixties folk songs. Later keyboard flare like single fireworks before a sudden and downbeat conclusion. Madonna/Damian Le Gassick/Nik Young


    UK Edition Only
  11. American Pie ***

      While it's understandable why this cover version is on the UK edition, it doesn't fit in. It might have been better placed at an earlier stage on the album. In any case another number one in the UK. Written by Don McLean

Next Best Thing (2000)

  1. Boom Boom Ba - Metisse
  2. Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
  3. Don't Make Me Love You - Christina Aguilera
  4. American Pie - Madonna
  5. This Life - Mandalay
  6. If Everybody Looked The Same - Groove Armada
  7. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad - Moby
  8. I'm Not In Love - Olive
  9. Stars All Seem To Weep - Beth Orton
  10. Time Stood Still - Madonna
  11. Swayambhu - Solar Twins
  12. Forever And Always - Gabriel Yared

Ray of Light (1998)

  1. Drowned World / Substitute For Love
  2. Swim
  3. Ray Of Light
  4. Candy Perfume Girl
  5. Skin
  6. Nothing Really Matters
  7. Sky Fits Heaven
  8. Shanti / Ashtangi
  9. Frozen
  10. Power Of Good-Bye, The
  11. To Have And Not To Hold
  12. Little Star
  13. Mer Girl

In The Beginning (1998)

  1. Crimes Of Passion
  2. Everybody '97
  3. Ain't No Big Deal '97
  4. Laugh To Keep From Crying
  5. Burning Up
  6. Ain't No Big Deal '81
  7. Everybody '81
  8. Stay '81
  9. Don't You Know?

Evita (Selections From) (1997)

  1. Requiem For Evita
  2. Oh What A Circus
  3. On This Night Of A Thousand Stars
  4. Eva And Magaldi / Eva Beware Of The City
  5. Buenos Aires
  6. Another Suitcase In Another Hall
  7. Goodnight And Thank You
  8. I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You
  9. Peron's Latest Flame
  10. New Argentina, A
  11. Don't Cry For Me, Argentina
  12. High Flying, Adored
  13. Rainbow High
  14. And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)
  15. She Is A Diamond
  16. Waltz For Eva And Che
  17. You Must Love Me
  18. Eva's Final Broadcast
  19. Lament

Evita (Complete) (1996)

    Disc: 1
  1. Cinema In Buenos Aries, 26 July 1952, A
  2. Requiem For Evita
  3. Oh What A Circus - Antonio Banderas/Madonna
  4. On This Night Of A Thousand Stars - Jimmy Nail
  5. Eva And Magaldi - Madonna/Jimmy Nail/ Antonio Banderas/Julian Littman / Eva Beware Of The City - Madonna/Jimmy Nail/Antonio Banderas/Julian Littman
  6. Buenos Aries - Madonna
  7. Another Suitcase In Another Hall - Madonna
  8. Goodnight And Thank You - Madonna/ Antonio Banderas
  9. Lady's Got Potential, The - Antonio Banderas
  10. Charity Concert - Jimmy Nail/Jonathan Pryce/Antonio Banderas/Madonna / Art Of The Possible, The - Jimmy Nail/ Jonathan Pryce/Antonio Banderas/ Madonna
  11. I'd Be Suprisingly Good For You - Madonna/ Jonathan Pryce
  12. Hello And Goodbye - Madonna/Andrea Corr/Jonathan Pryce
  13. Peron's Latest Flame - Antonio Banderas/ Madonna
  14. New Argentina, A - Madonna/Jonathan Pryce/Antonio Banderas

    Disc: 2
  15. On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada 1 - Jonathan Pryce
  16. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Madonna
  17. On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada 2 - Madonna
  18. High Flying, Adored - Antonio Banderas/ Madonna
  19. Rainbow High - Madonna
  20. Rainbow Tour - Antonio Banderas/Gary Brooker/Peter Polycarpou/Jonathan Pryce/Madonna/John Gower
  21. Actress Hasn't Learned The Lines (You'd Like To Hear), The - Madonna/Antonio Banderas
  22. And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) - Antonio Banderas
  23. Partido Feminista - Madonna
  24. She Is A Diamond - Jonathan Pryce
  25. Santa Evita
  26. Waltz For Eva And Che - Madonna/Antonio Banderas
  27. Your Little Body's Slowly Breaking Down - Madonna/Jonathan Pryce
  28. You Must Love Me - Madonna
  29. Eva's Final Broadcast - Madonna
  30. Latin Chant
  31. Lament - Madonna/Antonio Banderas

Something To Remember (1995)

  1. I Want You - (with Massive Attack)
  2. I'll Remember
  3. Take A Bow
  4. You'll See - (previously unreleased)
  5. Crazy For You
  6. This Used To Be My Playground
  7. Live To Tell
  8. Love Don't Live Here Anymore - (remix)
  9. Something To Remember
  10. Forbidden Love
  11. One More Chance - (previously unreleased)
  12. Rain
  13. Oh Father
  14. I Want You - (orchestral, with Massive Attack)

Bedtime Stories (1994)

  1. Survival
  2. Secret
  3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Inside Of Me
  6. Human Nature
  7. Forbidden Love
  8. Love Tried To Welcome Me
  9. Sanctuary
  10. Bedtime Story
  11. Take A Bow

Erotica (1992)

  1. Erotica
  2. Fever
  3. Bye Bye Baby
  4. Deeper And Deeper
  5. Where Life Begins
  6. Bad Girl
  7. Waiting
  8. Thief Of Hearts
  9. Words
  10. Rain
  11. Why's It So Hard
  12. In This Life
  13. Did You Do It?
  14. Secret Garden

Erotica - Edited (1992)

  1. Erotica
  2. Fever
  3. Bye Bye Baby
  4. Deeper And Deeper
  5. Where Live Begins
  6. Bad Girl
  7. Waiting
  8. Thief Of Hearts
  9. Words
  10. Rain
  11. Why's It So Hard
  12. In This Life
  13. Secret Garden

I'm Breathless (Music From Dick Tracy)

  1. He's A Man
  2. Sooner Or Later
  3. Hanky Panky
  4. I'm Going Bananas
  5. Cry Baby
  6. Something To Remember
  7. Back In Business
  8. More
  9. What Can You Lose
  10. Now I'm Following You (Part I)
  11. Now I'm Following You (Part II)
  12. Vogue

The Immaculate Collection (1990)

  1. Holiday
  2. Lucky Star
  3. Borderline
  4. Like A Virgin
  5. Material Girl
  6. Crazy For You
  7. Into The Groove
  8. Live To Tell
  9. Papa Don't Preach
  10. Open Your Heart
  11. La Isla Bonita
  12. Like A Prayer
  13. Express Yourself
  14. Cherish
  15. Vogue
  16. Justify My Love
  17. Rescue Me

Like A Prayer (1989)

  1. Like A Prayer
  2. Express Yourself
  3. Love Song
  4. Till Death Do Us Part
  5. Promise To Try
  6. Cherish
  7. Dear Jessie
  8. Oh Father
  9. Keep It Together
  10. Spanish Eyes
  11. Act Of Contrition

You Can Dance (1987)

  1. Spotlight
  2. Holiday
  3. Everybody
  4. Physical Attraction
  5. Over And Over
  6. Into The Groove
  7. Where's The Party
  8. Holiday - (dub version)
  9. Into The Groove - (dub version)
  10. Where's The Party - (dub version) +

Who's That Girl (1987)

  1. Who's That Girl - Madonna
  2. Causing A Commotion - Madonna
  3. Look Of Love, The - Madonna
  4. 24 Hours - Duncan Faure
  5. Step By Step - Club Nouveau
  6. Turn It Up - Michael Davidson
  7. Best Thing Ever - Scritti Politti
  8. Can't Stop - Madonna
  9. El Coco Loco (So So Bad) - Coati Mundi

True Blue (1986)

  1. Papa Don't Preach
  2. Open Your Heart
  3. White Heat
  4. Live To Tell
  5. Where's The Party
  6. True Blue
  7. La Ilsa Bonita
  8. Jimmy, Jimmy
  9. Love Makes The World Go Around

Like A Virgin (1984)

  1. Material Girl
  2. Angel
  3. Like A Virgin
  4. Over & Over
  5. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
  6. Dress You Up (In My Love)
  7. Shoo-Bee-Doo
  8. Pretender
  9. Stay

Madonna (1983)

  1. Lucky Star
  2. Borderline
  3. Burning Up
  4. I Know It
  5. Holiday
  6. Think Of Me
  7. Physical Attraction
  8. Everybody

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