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  1. As someone who works for the Beeb, I know for a fact that the pointless Alexandre Palace thing was supposed to be a primetime BBC One special. Would have been under the "At the BBC" strand similar to what Adele did a few years back and Arianna Grande last year. Look up on YouTube.

    She would have performed five or six songs, did a sketch and Graham would have interviewed her in between. Venue was booked, Graham was booked, air date was circulating here in house. Would have given her a huge boost in the UK on release week. 

    Then it was cancelled 

    My speculation, and what others think... Eurovision went down so so badly, either the BBC didn't want to take the risk (unlikely she's still a huge ratings draw and gave Eurovision a major boost and added around 500,000 viewers to Graham last week). Or, and this is ridiculous, but her team (is there even a team?) cancelled because of damage limitation. Funny enough, she hasn't picked up a mic to sing since, so she's obviously aware of the whole thing. 

    She honoured her commitment somewhat by turning upto the Ally Pally thing, and so did Graham. Neither would have been paid from the BBC so did it for free. All good but utterly pointless in terms of promo. Wasn't even filmed. 

    They shoehorned her on Graham's chat show at the 11th hour because there was nothing else. I imagine she could have got the full hour again, and not suffer the indignity of sitting next to someone who used to be in Eastenders, Again, she (or someone) was reluctant to appear after Eurovision, which is why they didn't even promote her appearance and no time to plan a video montage of her career before she appeared. Hence, the strange cold opening. Whole thing was so poorly planned. 

    Yes so how do you solve the problem of Madonna UK promo? 

    My opinion only: I wouldn't have bothered with any perfomances this time around. She's just not connecting here, despite her new PR team doing a decent job. (Notice all the puff pieces in the Sun and, shockingly, the Mail this campaign. Money talks.) 

    Would have concentrated on a huge TV ad campaign instead. A few posters on the Tube didn't cut it. I'm inclined to belive she doesn't have a personal promo team any more. Not a single person. Shocking. 


  2. I wouldn't worry too much about it yet. I can't see any malice. It only premiered yesterday. She should, at the very least, get C-list on Radio 2. Someone over at PopJustice who works for the BBC says she's penciled in for Graham Norton again around May/June as well as a seperate primetime special, probably part of the "... at the BBC" strand. So they will give either this, or the next single, a major push. 👍 



  3. Beautiful Game listed as a 2018 single release on the UK New Music Release Schedule. UK chart experts -- these lists are usually pretty reliable, no?  





    Friday 14th September

    The 1975 - Sincerity Is Scary [GRAT]
    Alex Christensen & The Berlin Orchestra feat Melanie C – Around The World [GRAT]
    Amy MacDonald - Woman Of The World
    Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water [Wednesday 19th]
    Ben Howard - Another Friday Night / Hot Heavy Summer / Sister
    Dan Caplen & Caitlyn Scarlett - 4am
    Django Django – Swimming At Night
    Gucci Mane feat Bruno Mars & Kodak Black – Wake Up In The Sky
    Ciara - Dose
    Dolly Parton & Sia – Here I Am
    Don Diablo feat Emeli Sande & Gucci Mane – Survive
    Fatboy Slim — Gangster Trippin (Sultan + Shepard Remix)
    First Aid Kit - Tender Offerings (EP)
    Hardwell & Suyano feat Richie Loop – Light It Up 
    James Hype & Craig David - No Drama
    Jesse McCartney – Wasted
    Just Us feat Daniel Caplin - I Feel Good Love
    Khalid – Better
    Klingande and Broken Back - Wonders
    Lemaitre – Big
    Lennon Stella - Bad
    Lost Frequencies feat The Nghbrs – Like I Love You
    Major Lazer feat Burna Boy – All My Life
    Mariah Carey - GTFO
    Martin Garrix & Justin Mylo feat Dewain Whitmore - Burn Out
    Neighbourhood feat Nipsey Hussle – Livin' In A Dream
    New Hope Club – Crazy
    Prince – Why The Butterflies [GRAT]
    The Rasmus - Holy Grail
    RAY BLK – Empress
    Rival Sons - Do Your Worst
    Roisin Murphy feat Ali Love - Jacuzzi Rollercoaster / Can’t Hang On
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
    Sofi Tukker & Pabllo Vittar – Energia (Parte 2) 
    The Struts – Bulletproof Baby [GRAT]
    Sub Focus & Dimension - Desire 
    The Ting Tings - BlackLight 
    Tom Grennan - Found What I've Been Looking For (Friction Back to 92 Mix)
    Too Many Zooz vs KDA feat Jess Glynne - So Real (Warriors) 
    Tormead School - Dare To Dream
    Xylø - Tears & Tantrums

    Friday 21st September

    Dinah Jane feat Ty Dolla $ign & Marc E. Bassy - Bottled Up
    HRVY - I Wish You Were Here

    Friday 28th September

    Julian Velard - Nanny And A Hard Place
    Soft Cell – Northern Lights / Guilty ('Cos I Say You Are)

    Friday 5th October

    Mariah Carey - With You

    Friday 19th October

    Nothing But Thieves - What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? (EP)

    Coming Soon

    5 Seconds Of Summer – Valentine
    The Chainsmokers feat Kelsea Ballerini - TBA
    DJ Snake feat Selena Gomez, Cardi B & Ozuna - Taki Taki
    Inner City – Heaven
    Johnny Robinson - Torch
    Madonna – Beautiful Game
    Rita Ora - Let You Love Me [September]
    Sofi Tukker – Benadryl
    Years & Years - All For You 





    image.gifNo new album listed for 2018 or early 2019, though. Single release this year, album next?




    Friday 14th September

    Alex Clare - Three Days At Greenmount [DOWNLOAD ONLY]
    Ann Wilson – Immortal
    Aphex Twin – Collapse (EP)
    Bananarama - Live At The London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
    The Beta Band – The Best Of
    Bob Moses - Battle Lines
    Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
    The Chills - Snow Bound
    David Guetta - 7
    Dawn Landes – Meet Me At The River
    Dizzee Rascal – Don't Gas Me (EP) [DOWNLOAD ONLY]
    Fatherson – Sum Of All Your Parts
    Felix Sandman - Emotions [DOWNLOAD ONLY]
    Ghetts – Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament
    Good Charlotte – Generation RX
    Hawkwind – Road To Utopia
    Jean-Michel Jarre – Planet Jarre
    Jimmy Osmond - Jimmy Osmond's 70s Jukebox: We're Having A Party
    John Reid - Nightcrawlers Soul Sessions [CD]
    Jungle – For Ever
    Loudon Wainwright III - Years In The Making
    Low - Double Negative
    Orbital – Monsters Exist
    Pale Waves - My Mind Makes Noises
    Paul Weller – True Meanings
    Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers
    Sleaford Mods – Sleaford Mods (EP)
    Susheela Rahman – Ghost Gamelan
    Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay
    Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
    We The Kings – Six [CD]
    We Were Promised Jetpacks - The More I Sleep The Less I Dream
    Willie Nelson – My Way

    Friday 21st September

    Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
    The Blinders – Columbia
    Bright Light Bright Light - Tough Love (EP)
    Brockhampton – Iridescence
    Capital Cities – Solarize [CD]
    Chip - Ten10
    Christine and The Queens – Chris
    Joe Bonamassa – Redemption
    Josh Groban – Bridges
    Kid Rock - Greatest Hits: You Never Saw Coming
    Liars - Titles With The Word Fountain
    Macy Gray – Ruby
    Metric – Art Of Doubt
    Mull Historical Society – Wakelines
    Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983
    Slash feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Living The Dream
    Suede - The Blue Hour
    Therapy? - Cleave
    Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim
    Voivod - The Wake

    Friday 28th September

    Against The Current - Past Lives
    alt-j – Reduxer
    Barb Jungr & John McDaniel - Float Like A Butterfly: The Songs Of Sting [CD]
    Benjamin Ingrosso - Identification
    Billy Idol - Vital Idol: Revitalized
    Cécile McLorin Salvant - The Window
    Cher – Dancing Queen
    Chic – It's About Time
    Cypress Hill – Elephants On Acid
    Eddi Reader – Cavalier
    Foster & Allen - Putting On The Style
    Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (OST)
    Joe Strummer - 001
    The Joy Formidable – AAARTH
    Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts [CD]
    The Knocks - New York Narcotic
    Kodaline - Politics Of Living
    Logic - Young Sinatra 4
    Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great
    Malcolm Middleton - Bananas
    Marissa Nadler - For My Crimes
    Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
    Phil Collins – Plays Well With Others [4CD]
    Rod Stewart - Blood Red Roses
    Roosevelt – Young Romance
    Seasick Steve - Can U Cook?
    Sigala - Brighter Days
    Soft Cell – Keychains & Snowstorms: The Singles [CD]
    Tina Dico – Fastland
    Tom Petty - An American Treasure
    Tony Joe White – Bad Mouthin'
    Travis Scott – Astroworld [CD]

    Friday 5th October

    AlunaGeorge - Champagne Eyes (EP)
    Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
    Cat Power - Wanderer
    Coheed & Cambria – The Unheavenly Creatures
    Cursive – Vitriola
    Drenge – Autonomy (EP)
    Dubstar – One
    Echo & The Bunnymen - The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon
    Electric Six – Bride Of The Devil
    Hugh Cornwell – Monster
    Jim James - Uniform Clarity
    Katie Melua – Ultimate Collection
    Kristin Hersh - Possible Dust Clouds
    KT Tunstall – Wax
    LANY – Malibu Nights
    Lindsey Buckingham - Solo Anthology: The Best Of
    Matt Berry – Television Themes
    Miles Hunt – The Custodian
    Sarah Nixey – Night Walks
    Shelby Lynne – Suit Yourself
    Steve Perry – Traces
    Tiffany - Pieces Of Me
    Tokyo Police Club - TPC
    Twenty One Pilots – Trench
    You Me At Six – VI
    A Star Is Born (OST)

    Friday 12th October

    Cocteau Twins - Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years [4CD]
    Dave Davies – Decade
    Django Django - Winter's Beach (EP)
    Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now
    Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas
    Imani Coppola - Unsung
    Jess Glynne - Always In Between
    John Grant - Love Is Magic
    Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
    LeAnn Rimes – Its Christmas, Eve
    Libera – Beyond
    Primal Scream - Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings
    Rick Wakeman - Piano Odyssey
    Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground
    Young The Giant - Mirror Master

    Friday 19th October

    2 Cellos – Let There Be Cello
    Ace Frehley – Spaceman
    Alex Christensen & The Berlin Orchestra - Classical 90s Dance 2
    Bryn Terfel – Dreams And Songs
    Conchita Wurst & Vienna Symphony Orchestra – From Vienna With Love
    Disturbed – Evolution
    Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
    Elle King – Shake The Spirit
    Empress Of – Us
    Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
    How To Dress Well - The Anteroom
    Karine Polwart – Laws Of Motion
    MØ - Forever Neverland
    Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics
    The Overtones - The Overtones
    Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (OST)
    Richard Ashcroft - Natural Rebel
    Soulfly – Ritual
    Tom Walker – What A Time To Be Alive
    Yoko Ono - Warzone
    The Greatest Showman (Sing-A-Long Edition) (OST)

    Friday 26th October

    Allie X – Super Sunset
    Andrea Bocelli - Si
    Barry Adamson - Memento Mori (Anthology 1978 - 2018)
    Beverley Craven / Judie Tzuke / Julia Fordham – Woman To Woman
    Boy George & Culture Club – Life
    Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy [CD]
    David Crosby with Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League - Here If You Listen
    Gavin James – Only Ticket Home
    Julia Holter – Aviary
    Lukas Graham – 3 (The Purple Album)
    Nao - Saturn
    Paul Smith - Diagrams
    Razorlight - Olympus Sleeping
    Seth Lakeman – The Well Worn Path
    Single Mothers - Through A Wall [CD]
    The Struts - YOUNG&DANGEROUS
    Thom Yorke - Suspiria (OST)
    The Ting Tings - The Black Light
    Tom Odell - Jubilee Road
    William Shatner - Shatner Claus The Christmas Album

    Friday 2nd November

    Bill Ryder-Jones – Yawn
    Claire Richards - My Wildest Dreams
    Eliza and The Bear – Group Therapy
    Jacob Banks – Village
    JD McPherson - Socks
    Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits
    The Kingdom Choir – Stand By Me
    The Prodigy - No Tourists
    Sick Of It All - Wake The Sleeping Dragon!
    Siobhan Miller – Mercury
    Sun Kil Moon - This Is My Dinner
    Tenacious D – Post-Apocalypto
    Yazoo – Three Pieces

    Coming Soon 

    The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships [30th November]
    Alfie Boe – As Time Goes By [23rd November]
    Amy MacDonald - Woman Of The World: The Best Of 2007-2018 [23rd November]
    Andy Brown – Cedarmont
    Architects – Holy Hell [9th November]
    Bastille – Doom Days
    Boyzone - Thank You & Goodnight [16th November]
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Spread Love
    Charles Bradley – Black Velvet [9th November]
    Chris Cornell – Anthology [16th November]
    Cilla Black - Cilla with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra [16th November]
    Clean Bandit - TBA
    Cliff Richard – Rise Up [23rd November]
    DJ Khaled - Father Of Asahd
    Esben & The Witch – Nowhere [16th November]
    Golden Girls – Golden Girls [30th November]
    J Mascis - Elastic Days [9th November]
    Jason Derulo – TBA
    Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - The Capitol Studios Sessions [9th November]
    John Legend - TBA
    Katherine Jenkins - Guiding Light [30th November]
    Les Musicals – The Album
    Liam Payne – TBA [September]
    Mariah Carey - TBA
    Muse – Simulation Theory [9th November]
    Naughty Boy – Bungee Jumping
    Rita Ora – TBA [November]
    Sarah Brightman – Hymn [October]
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/ LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun [16th November]
    Take That – TBA
    Weezer – Black Album
    Within Temptation – Resist [14th December]
    Zayn – TBA
    Now That's What I Call NOW [9th November]


    Bring Me The Horizon – Amo [11th January]
    Meghan Trainor – Treat Myself [25th January]
    Rudimental - Toast To Our Differences [25th January]
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor - The Song Diaries [January]
    The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time [18th January]
    Ward Thomas – Restless Minds [1st February

  4. Release date: November 11, 2005 (AUS), November 14, 2005 (UK), November 15, 2005 (US)


    A PHENOMENAL ERA. :thumbsup:

    Here are a few articles published today celebrating the anniversary. :wow:


    • The first album to top the album charts in 40 countries.

    • Metacritic score: 80 (her highest, I believe?)

    • Grammy award for Best Electronic/Dance Album

    • Included in the Top 30 albums of 2005 in NME and Rolling Stone


  5. If you're talking strictly from a MARKETING perspective then YES to a certain degree.

    There was the Attitude magazine feature and the G-A-Y performance in the UK which springs to mind. She could swapped both of those for something much more 'high profile'/mainstream if she really wanted to. So I suppose there was an intention to market it to her gay fanbase, although it never seemed like she was really PANDERING. Whether that was her decision or her team's, I don't know...

    In terms of the sound being 'gay', wasn't that more of a reaction from the media at the time? From the Attitude interview:

    I don't want to pigeonhole it, but Hung Up comes across like being a love letter to your gay fans

    "Really? Oh good. Do you think people are going to like it?"

    I think they'll be backflipping through Soho to it

    "Well good! I hope the whole record is received that enthusiastically by the gay community".

  6. This thread reminded me of something I recorded ten years ago sitting in front of my computer screen with a video camera. It was the entrance to Madonna's official website at the time and it was before Hung Up was released. It was such an exciting time!!

    I decided to post it on Instagram. Here it is:


    This is one of my favorite Madonna albums. I can't believe it's been 10 years. Time really flies.

    :clap::clap: :clap:

    Thanks! The Hung Up marketing strategy was a MASTERSTROKE.

  7. Can anyone remember if the first 1 minute 20 seconds of Hung Up we heard ten years ago today on Motorola.com was the finished song with the ABBA sample? Or that remix they used for the ad? I always thought we got the Motorola version FIRST but my memory is patchy...

    I can't believe it's been 10 years.

    Also, isn't it ODD that Radio 1 were the ones to bring us the album release dates first (although they were wrong). How times have changed!

  8. Wednesday, 7 September 2005

    Which all leads us nicely to THIS, which happened 10 YEARS AGO TODAY... The first 1 minute 20 seconds of Hung Up is available to listen to on Motorola.com. I'm presuming "Confessions on THE Dance Floor" is just a typo. A photo still of the upcoming Motorola ad is also published on the company's website.


    Source: Motorola; Scans: Madonnalicious

    Wednesday, 7 September 2005

    Also 10 years ago today, we first learned that Confessions would be continuously mixed.

    "It was just a matter of time for the Swedish press to start featuring articles about Madonna's Confessions and show their pride and excitement for the special attention the Queen of Pop reserved to Swedish Pop in her upcoming album.

    The Swedish Metro starts today with a story also reprised by leading national newspaper Aftonbladet. The article mentions Madonna paying homage to Abba but the most interesting bit comes from two of the producers of the album, Bloodshy & Avant, who talked about their work on Confessions On A Dancefloor.

    Bloodshy & Avant say they wrote and produced two tracks with Madonna, and add that as producers they usually just send the artist they are collaborating with the instrumental of the song, but this time around their work was a little bit different as this is their biggest collaboration yet.

    They met Madonna and did everything from scratch together with her, and were amazed by her incredible knowledge.

    On Confessions-related news, the latest buzz from France mentions that Madonna's new album will feature its tracks mixed one into another with no pause in between, like a continuous dance cd."

    Source: MadonnaTribe

  9. Tuesday, 30 August 2005

    Madonnalicious.com reveals that an instrumental version of Hung Up will feature in the upcoming Motorola commercial.

    Source: Madonnalicious

    Wednesday, 31 August 2005

    Madonna.com update their front page with a countdown to the album release dates. You can hear a ticking sound when you visit the site, which is LATER confirmed to be from Hung Up.


    Source: Madonna.com

    Wednesday, 31 August 2005

    Madonnalicious reveal that Hung Up is played to UK radio programmers and that the single contains a sample from ABBA's Gimme Gimme Gimme - NOT Ring Ring as was previously reported.

    Madonna's new single Hung Up was played to a selected group of important UK programmers yesterday (the people who choose the radio playlists etc.).

    Plans are also being made for a 30 second downloadable clip from the single to be made available from October 12th for your mobile phone.

    The single does contain a sample from an Abba song Gimme Gimme Gimme.

    Source: Madonnalicious

    Wednesday, 31 August 2005

    First photo from the set of the Motorola commercial is released.


    Source: Associated Press

    Thursday, 1 September 2005

    In an interview with MTV News, Madonna says she wants people to "jump out of their seats" when they listen to her upcoming album.

    Madonna's so psyched about her upcoming dance album that she can't wait to see how fans will react to it. 'I want people to jump out of their seats,' she said.

    Source: MTV News

    Monday, 5 September 2005

    The lyrics to Hung Up leak online.

    Monday, 5 September 2005

    A 13-second clip of Hung Up verse leaks online.

    Tuesday, 6 September 2005

    DrownedMadonna reports that the video for Hung Up will be directed by David LaChapelle.

    The video for "Hung Up", Madonna's first single from her "Confessions on a Dancefloor" LP, is currently set to be directed by photographer/director David LaChapelle. "Principal photography" is TENTATIVELY scheduled for thursday September 15th. Madonna of course will be there. Two options are still under discussion for the plot, with the definitive to be chosen today in a meeting. The Team is leaning for the one that features a club scene.

    As for the photoshoot for "Confessions on a Dancefloor" by Steven Klein, it has more than a retro-ultra modern theme. It's actually difficult to describe. Very bright and "Happy". This is the most accurate description.

    Mo is definitely in the mood to dance, when you hear the first single you will be as well. When you will hear "Confessions" album, you will realize that 2005-2006 will be The year for Madonna. It will take quite an LP to surpass this. The buzz around Warner it is, without a doubt, her best work yet. If you think you know dance, Madonna has redifined it. Madonna has changed the face of dance music. This LP is very special. There isn't a bad track to be found. Every song is a potential single. That is the amazing thing about this one. Usually, fans found her other albums predictable in the sense that it was somewhat simpe to pick what songs would be potential singles. But on this one, no one will easily be able to tell which songs will be released after "Hung Up".

    Source: DrownedMadonna

    Tuesday, 6 September 2005

    Amazon list Confessions on a Dance Floor for pre-order. It is also revealed that the album will be released on iTunes a day before retail stores with a bonus track.

    Source: Amazon/iTunes

  10. Friday, 12 August 2005

    Stuart Price talks to Rolling Stone about Confessions on a Dance Floor; he says that Madonna describes the sound of the album as "future disco". :wow:

    Madonna is returning to her roots with the club-friendly Confessions on a Dancefloor, due November 15th. For her tenth studio album, the follow-up to 2003's American Life, the pop legend worked closely with British producer Stuart Price (a.k.a. DJ Jacques Lu Cont) at his London apartment.

    Price met Madonna later in her career, playing keyboards on her last two tours -- "I was a bit too young to be a fan in the Eighties," he says, laughing. She approached him after last year's Re-Invention Tour, when she began work on a music-driven screenplay, bringing him onboard to create a sound she called "future disco." The idea for Confessions came from those sessions.

    "We live real near each other in London, and we could just send ideas back and forth and get together and work on stuff," Price says. "The creative process was very short. There were a couple of weeks in London at my studio where we were doing a song every day."

    At night, the producer would test out the tracks during his club gigs. "Whenever I was DJ'ing, I'd take dub or instrumental versions out with me," Price says. "I had my camera with me, and the next day I'd tell Madonna, 'This is what a thousand people in Liverpool looked like last night dancing to our song.' You can work on a song for twelve hours, but I guarantee you'll know within the first ten seconds of putting it on at a club whether it works or not. So these songs were tested on unwitting subjects throughout Europe."

    But Price insists that he and Madonna did not blindly trust the club scene, wanting to create something more lasting. "There's a bit of a danger with dance music that you can create something that's cool but doesn't have much substance to it," he admits. "Every few months, a club record comes along that hits a nerve with people, and they connect to it. They don't know why, but there is something magical in it. That's what we were trying to make."

    The first single is the uptempo synth-disco jam "Hung Up," which Price calls "a big feel-good song. You put it on and you want to get in your car, turn it up and drive around smiling."


    Source: Rolling Stone; Scan: Madonnalicious

    Friday, 12 August 2005

    A supposed clip of Hung Up circulates on fan forums. Turns out it's NOT Madonna, but a song called It's Only Uh Uh by German Pop Idol contestant Juliette Schoppmann.

    Monday, 15 August 2005

    The first time we hear about the Motorola commercial...

    During Little Richard's concert on Saturday 13 August in Portland, Oregon, he told the audience that on Thursday 18 August he will be filming a Motorola Phone commercial with Madonna in Los Angeles.

  11. Tuesday, 26 July 2005
    Madonna.com confirms the name of the first single as reported by MadonnaTribe a few days earlier.
    Madonna.com is happy to announce the name of the first single off of the new album is called HUNG UP (produced by Stuart Price). The album, Confessions on a Dancefloor, will be released this fall. Stay logged in to Madonna.com for more exciting album news!
    Source: Madonna.com
    Thursday, 28 July 2005
    It's always bizarre looking back at fan-made album tracklists. This one was posted on July 28 2005. Who remembers it?
    Saturday, 1 August 2005
    Undercover.au report that Hung Up will contain a sample from the ABBA song Ring Ring and that the video will be filmed in London "next month".
    'Hung Up' is believed to contain a sample of Abba's 'Ring Ring'. The video will be shot next month in London.
    Source: Undercover.au
    Tuesday, 4 August 2005
    Liz Smith of the New York Post talks about WBR executives being "blown away" by Confessions on a Dance Floor.
    Who are the happiest music executives in the land these days? The big guys at Warner Records. All who have heard Madonna's coming CD, 'Confessions on a Dance Floor,' have been blown away. (Including WR's movie-star handsome CEO Tom Whalley.) 'Confessions' is entirely a dance-driven pop disc. No message. No ballads. All fun. These days M seems serene as the chatelaine of an English manor, feeding the chickens, riding, tending to her children, etc. (She, her home and her kids are gorgeous in Vogue for August.)
    But the once-shocking icon can still get into the groove. And she wants her fans to know it. The album hits stores in November.
    Source: New York Post
    Tuesday, 4 August 2005
    Madonna.com reveals that Hung Up will hit radio on Monday, 17 October 2005 and Confessions on a Dance Floor will be released on Tuesday, 15 November 2005.
    A few weeks ago Madonna.com reported that HUNG UP is going to be the first single off the new album. We are now happy to tell you that HUNG UP will debut at radio on October 17th!
    Not only that, but Madonna.com is pleased to announce the release date for Madonna's new All Dance Album. Madonna fans all over the world can rejoice, because the album release date is currently scheduled for November 15, 2005!
    Put your dancing shoes on and plan a date with your best friends to the clubs, because October & November are going to rule!
    Source: Madonna.com
    Wednesday, 10 August 2005
    The Sun claims that Madonna and Outkast's Andre 3000 will collaborate on the upcoming album.
    Madonna has enlisted the talents of Andre 3000 on her new album, after meeting the Outkast star on the set of her husband Guy Ritchie's forthcoming movie Revolver.
    Material Girl Madonna is set to unleash her latest record, Confessions On A Dancefloor, in November.
    The album will contain a collaborative track that she has been working on with Andre 3000, real name Andre Benjamin.
    Andre says, 'Madonna showed up on the set of Revolver and made me really nervous. She walked around the corner and I forgot all my lines.'
    'She asked me what I thought about music and where it was going. Then we talked about something on her new album.'
    Source: The Sun
  12. Let's take a trip down memory lane shall we?
    I'm reliving Confessions on a Dance Floor AS IT HAPPENED 10 years ago. :wow:
    I'll be updating this thread as we continue through September, October and November with all the major milestones of this campaign. A lot of this I completely forgot about...
    My first impressions reading back through this list is how WELL everything was executed by her team. Pretty much EVERYTHING seemed to go to plan. The British media seemed incredibly supportive in the build-up to this era too (including Radio 1 - which we'll discuss a bit later). I might be looking at the whole era with rose-tinted glasses, but I remember the hype surrounding this album was INSANE - well it was here in the UK at least.
    So far by this point 10 years ago we'd already had the following FABULOUS moments...
    NOTE: The following is taken from various fansites, Nightshade's epic Genesis thread, and other bits and bobs collected over the years.
    Friday, 17 June 2005
    I suppose this is the best place to start. Madonna.com confirms the new album will be released in "November 2005".
    Source: Madonna.com
    Saturday, 2 July 2005
    In an interview with MTV News backstage at Live 8, Madonna confirms that her new album is called Confessions on a Dance Floor and will feature a song called I Love New York. She says her album is being mixed "this week".
    Source: MTV News; Scans: Madonnalicious
    Saturday, 9 July 2005
    BBC Radio 1 says the album will be released on Monday, 28 November 2005.
    Source: BBC Radio 1
    Monday, 11 July 2005
    HMV state the album will be released on Monday, 14 November 2005 in the UK.
    Source: HMV
    Monday, 11 July 2005
    And the rumours start... Someone in the Peter Rauhofer forum says that the new single will be released in September.
    According to sources in Warner, Huerta and Madonna's team has contacted Basement Jaxx, Jacknife, Superchumbo, Rauhofer, Jan Driver and Fierce & Coppola about remixing Madonna's new single.
    The single is set for September as a single with a B-side of Hollywood (Layo & Bushwacka Mix). The maxi single will be out in October, with an album in November.
    Source: Peter Rauhofer forum
    Thursday, 21 July 2005
    MadonnaTribe reveals the name of the first single...
    MadonnaTribe has heard some fresh and exclusive news about Madonna's upcoming album.
    The Queen of Pop is currently in Los Angeles mixing her album with Stuart Price and the first single to be released from the new album is called "Hung Up".
    In mid-August Madonna will shoot the album cover in the UK with Steven Klein who will also direct her new video, also shot in August and also in the UK.
    Source: MadonnaTribe
    Sunday, 24 July 2005
    The now-defunct News of the World is the first major publication to bring us album "news" - most of this was a load of SHITE though...
    I've been getting a lot of telephone traffic this week about the new Madonna album, and it looks set to be a corker.
    With a possible release date of Nov 4th, the working title is REGRESSION and I'm told it's a MAJOR LEAGUE DANCE ALBUM with a track called New York being the potential club fave so far.
    Chumbawumba-style foot stomper "Would It Make You Happy" is also tpped for greatness.
    "Warner's marketing team will have meetings with Madonna at the end of July - they are working against the clock as this will be the biggest release of the year".
    Madonna has also lined up Steven Meisel to do a sexy photo shoot. Can't wait.
    Source: News of the World
    Thursday, 21 July 2005
    DrownedMadonna states that the theme of the new album cover is "Regression".
    On July 14 fellow fansite Madonna.nu exclusively revealed that photographer Steven Klein is teaming up again with Madonna for her upcoming album.
    DrownedMadonna can add more details .The shooting of the new Madonna album cover has the working title , "REGRESSION" , which is still subjected to change.
    The shoot is scheduled to last 2 days. It's still unsure if it will take place in Los Angeles or London.If the schedule fits his agenda , graphic designer Giovanni Bianco will join the Creative Team.
    Source: DrownedMadonna
    Tuesday, 26 July 2005
    More lies - this time from the Daily Record who report that Christina Aguilera will feature on the upcoming album. Rumours that Gwen Stefani will feature on the album also circulate. What a NASTY second paragraph in this article.
    Source: Daily Record; Scan: Madonnalicious
    Liz Rosenburg debunks these rumors the following day by saying:

    Don’t believe those reports that Madonna is teaming up with Christina Aguilera. “Christina is working on an album in the [same] building [as Madonna] but they have not seen each other,” Madonna’s spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, tells The Scoop. She went on to debunk another rumor. “Gwen Stefani is not guesting on the record either. It’s all Madonna, all the time — a total dance record called 'Confessions on a Dance Floor.' No ballads, no messages. Her fans will go insane when they hear it. It’s back to Madonna the queen of the dance floor."

    Source: MSNBC/The Scoop
  13. ^ If every single act aside from the Sunday headliner has been announced, it makes me wonder if it's someone who might cause a shitstorm when confirmed - as in, the real music types who balked at Kanye appearing. Which suggests it could be a pop act like Madonna. I bet there will be mock outrage and stories in the press about people 'returning tickets' if it happens. Not that I'm saying it's her, but it's probably someone that won't go down well. They're obviously holding back with the announcement for some reason...

  14. This article was posted today. The "flurry of bets" on Madonna suggests there's people in the know that THINK this will happen... If she did it, I'm sure she would have no trouble selling a couple more UK dates. The TV broadcast would definitely give future ticket sales a much needed shot in the arm.
    Looking at some older articles, she's gone from 20/1 to 12/1 to now 5/1. Insider knowledge perhaps, or just wishful thinking?

    Coldplay, The Stone Roses and Madonna are the bookies' favourites to fill the missing Sunday night headline slot at the Glastonbury Festival this year.
    A gap in the line-up announced on Tuesday njght has prompted feverish speculation about the act booked to close the five day event.
    Emily Eavis announced some time ago that The Foo Fighters would headline Worthy Farm on Friday and Kanye West would be the main act on Saturday.
    As yet there is no release date for the album or tour, but Coldplay remain 3/1 favourites with Ladbrokes to headline the famous Pyramid Stage for a third time. Manchester band the Stone Roses are 4/1 and Madonna is 5/1.
    A few months ago William Hill reported a flurry of bets on Madonna to headline on Sunday.
    "Madonna is the talk of the town and she is being backed to be booked for the biggest gig there is, " said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
    Organisers are staying tight-lipped but rumours of Prince, Kate Bush, Adele, and other artistes persist.
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