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  1. On 5/15/2020 at 4:49 AM, jeditegovna said:

    I agree. None of the singles would have much longevity in today's charts world, so they could've gone with the best ones first.

    1. God Control in April, a statement song, but still dance friendly, setting up the album as something more than a pop album.

    2. Crave in May, radio friendly, nice earworm song, AC radios

    (perform these two on ESC + La Isla Bonita & Like a Prayer)

    3. Medellin in June, released on the same day as album, real summery vibe, perfect for album release + added exposure from Maluma, let it simmer a while with the general public while they drink coctails on the beach and shimmy their asses to this one.

    4. Faz Gostoso in August, grab that Latin hit and truly maximize the streaming potential it had

    During tour release Batuka, Dark Ballet as promo singles to keep the era alive (not like these video were much more than that).


    It's basically a better release schedule (IMHO of course, you're free to disagree) than what they did and all it's still with videos they filmed anyway (besides FZ). 

    I totally agree with this release schedule, I think God Control was definitely the most powerful, make-a-statement incredible jam, and should've led the releases.

    Crave next, Medellin at start of summer, and Faz Gostoso would've lit up the Latino charts and dance clubs. 

    I would've released Batuka and Dark Ballet videos in the fall/early winter, and the final single would've still been "I Don't Search I Find."

    I think this schedule would've given Madonna 5 #1 dance club hits, maybe 6.

  2. Now that IDSIF has claimed the 50th #1 crown on the dance club play charts, does anyone know if she is releasing "God Control" as the 5th single to clubs officially?

    I sure as hell hope so! It would be a guaranteed 51st #1. 

    If not, what a missed opportunity for such a phenomenal song.



  3. 47 minutes ago, HolidayGuy said:

    ^As previously noted, "Higher Love" moved 3-1 on the Aug. 24 chart. So you think HL will be a rare multiple-week No. 1? 🙂

    Ah, did it? I missed that announcement. OK, cool, no--I think I Rise definitely moves into the top slot next week then. 😄 

  4. 18 hours ago, I Don’t Search I Find said:

    Now up to #2! The new remixes that just came out should help boost it to number one next week!

    This is amazing news! Awesome. I bet Higher Love is #1 next wk and I Rise will then go #1, the following.

    If it does, it will be her 48th #1 on that chart! I am confident she will get to 50, since there *should* be 2 more dance releases from this album? Maybe 3!? So many could be released...lol

  5. My latest top 5:

    5. Crave

    4. Crazy

    3. Extreme Occident

    2. Batuka

    1. Come Alive

    And I couldn't help it, but I'll rank the rest too from the deluxe version, for me right now LOL:

    6. God Control

    7. I Don't Search I Find

    8. Medellin

    9. Looking for Mercy

    10. I Rise

    11. Bitch I'm Loca

    12. Future

    13. Faz Gostoso

    14. Killers Who Are Partying

    15. Dark Ballet - I actually am liking this one less and less over time. The only one on the album I feel this way about. 😕 


  6. 11 hours ago, Kurt420 said:

    Once again, Crave hogs the spotlight......I was playing the album while with a friend who has heard nothing from MX yet and Crave was the one that made them perk up and comment....none of the other songs did that. If only it were 1995, this would be a Secret/TAB sized hit in the US. For anyone I've played the album for, I've heard nothing bad about this song. It's an easy song to get into....just a straightforward 2019 pop song but Madonna style.

    I really love the placement of this song on the album, it's a nice little "break" from the more "experimental" or "eccentric" (for lack of a better word) style of a lot of the album prior to and after this track.

    Yeah, if Crave were released roughly 2010 or earlier, it would've been a top 5 smash on the Billboard Hot 100, possibly even #1.

    It's such a hit, and stands out on the album because it is a true top 10 radio-friendly song. 

  7. 22 minutes ago, tuckeye said:

    seems just like a promo vid. there isn't even a cover for it like the rest of the singles/promo releases.

    Dang it. I wonder if there will even be 3 official singles then off the album? Maybe Batuka or Come Alive? Hmm. Such an incredible album. Would be a shame to not shoot for another potential hit. Although at this point, pop radio won't play anyone over 35, really. LOL

  8. 14 hours ago, bardo said:

    "crave" is considered an official single because it was serviced to radio, but "medellin" never was. on the other hand, "medellin" has official remixes, but there haven't been any for "crave" yet. i really don't see them servicing "god control" to radio, so i guess if they release remixes and it charts on the club chart we can call it an official single? it's all very confusing.

    Hmm. My understanding was Medellin was the first official single, then Crave was the second official single. I Rise, Future and Dark Ballet were just early "album tracks" available for people to download and stream to anticipate buying the album. But with God Control, maybe it's truly just another video to accompany an album track that will never be a single. But that would be a shame, it's so good!

    I could see Madonna having another 2 or 3 #1 dance/club play Billboard hits from this album.

  9. Does anyone know if "God Control" is going to be released as the official 3rd single?

    Crave was released as the 2nd single back on May 10th. It's been almost 2 months now, and I would expect her to release the 3rd single in July. 

    God Control is one of the best songs of her career--it should see a release.

  10. This keeps constantly changing for me, by the week. It really is such a great album--it gets better and better and the more listens allow the strong production value to be so evident. 

    Today, on July 2nd (LOL):

    5) I Don't Search I Find - Incredible song that just swings. Madonna sounds incredible and this reminds me of the Confessions-era. Love this song.

    4) Killers Who Are Partying - Beautiful music. A chill, hypnotic song. Very cinema-esque, as-is most of the album.

    3) Medellin - This one has grown even more on me this week. Love the remix, love the video. Incredible song and Maluma an added huge plus.

    2) Come Alive - So damn catchy. Gets better each spin.

    1) God Control - Just one of Madonna's all-time best songs. I hope she releases this as a single. Radio may not make it a hit, but it doesn't matter. It's a powerful, helluva masterpiece song, that will withstand time in 50 years. 

  11. 13 hours ago, KalamazooJay said:

    This song is so gorgeous. So lush and somber. It's crept into my top 20 Madonna songs of all time. I really can't get enough of it.

    While I recognize the brilliance of God Control and Dark Ballet, Crave is kind of 'the' single of this era for me. It has everything a classic Madonna needs: A gorgeous melody, beautiful vocals, and a bridge that's up there with her absolute best. This will go down as another top 10 hit that should've been. 

    Yep, Crave is a damn good song--catchy as hell with incredible hooks.

    If Madonna had released this song, say, pre-2010, it would've hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, for sure, zero doubt. 

    But in 2019, top 40 radio is scared to play pretty much any artists songs, who are over the age of 40. 

    Plus corporate owned stations won't add her to their pre-made approved lists of "now songs to play," because of age. It is so messed up, but she still hits the top of the many other charts, so she's all good and gets the last laugh, ultimately. 


  12. 10 minutes ago, tuckeye said:

    she had said madame x lost her eye in the amazon so...

    i hope nobody comes for M for being flippant  - gun control & disco....

    Ah, got it! OK, thanks for clarifying--I was wondering. Missed that. LOL

    The God Control video looks so. god damn. f*cking. epic--I can't wait. 

    It's like Madonna is STILL unbelievably at the top of her career game, and serving up some absolutely prime, epic content to the world. 

    I honestly think the naysayers and haters paying attention are shook.

  13. My top 5 has changed, after several more full listens:

    5. Crave

    4. Come Alive

    3. I Don't Search I Find

    2. God Control

    1. Looking for Mercy

    *I'm sure it will continue to change. This album is DAMN GOOD. She's created one of the best of her career--I'm still shook how it gets better and better each listen.

  14. 18 minutes ago, Nick said:

    Funny thing is that it feels like the public is bombarded with female pop stars as of late., many trying to follow Madonna's template for success.

    They fizzle out because most suck and lack originality.

    It's true that Rihanna hasn't had #1 albums, but she had non stop smash hits with tons of positive celebrity coverage.She is suppose to beat Madonna with most top ten hits, which is shitty. Guess rather her than the other pop tarts.

    Yeah, tons of newbies within the past 5 or 6 years have had their go, but they are already starting to grow stale and fizzle out. Thing is, Madonna did it right--she reinvented herself all along the way, every 2 or 3 years, to remain "fresh" and seemingly new when she came back with a new album.

    Doesn't hurt that Madonna is outrageously skilled in marketing, branding, business, song production and song writing--LOL. 

    Female acts that have came for Madonna's record and followed in her footsteps recently, are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Arianna Grande, and of course Taylor Swift. Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Britney Spears are those that started in the 90s and early 2000s. But none of these really will have the staying power on the charts--that Madonna does--except Rihanna.

    As for Rihanna and her overtaking Madonna's top 10 record, it certainly is possible, because Rihanna gets airplay on R&B/Hip Hop stations, as well as Top 40/Pop stations. Plus, Rihanna is only 31 years old, so she has another 10-20 years left of recording albums and releasing music, realistically. 

    I *think* Rihanna has 31 top 10's on the Hot 100, currently. Madonna has 38.

    Rihanna will probably overtake Madge's record in the next 6 or 8 years. IF radio continues to play her. She just collaborates with huge rap stars too, and that gives her a massive advantage over every other aspiring charting female artist today. 

  15. 10 minutes ago, Kurt420 said:

    Say it again!!

    This is not an achievement to be taken lightly. I think we take the #1 album on BB for granted.....RH is seen as a "blip" (which is kinda was based on weird circumstances) but even the hottest of the hot stars don't achieve number one albums. 


    Proving just how hard it is to achieve a #1 album in the US on Billboard, with females, only Barbra Streisand has more than Madonna, at 11. 

    Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston (Rest in Peace) all struggled to get #1's. It ain't easy--even for established icons.

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