Music (Madonna song)


Music (Madonna song)
"Music"
Single by Madonna
from the album Music
B-side "Cyberraga"
Released August 21, 2000
Format DVD single, CD single, maxi single, video single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" maxi single
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Electropop, dance-pop
Length 3:44
Label Maverick, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Producer Madonna, Ahmadzaï
Certification (see Certifications)
Madonna singles chronology
"American Pie"
(2000)
"Music"
(2000)
"Don't Tell Me"
(2000/2001)
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"Music" is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 8th studio album Music and was released on August 21, 2000, by Maverick Records. It was also released on DVD single, a debut in this format by Madonna. It earned two Grammy Award nominations in 2001, for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2006, The song was remixed using "Disco Inferno" by the Trammps and was re-named "Music Inferno" for the 2006 Confessions Tour. This version appears on the 2007 live album The Confessions Tour.

It was ranked by Rolling Stone at 66 in their list of the 100 Best Songs of the Decade and the best single for the year 2000.[1] It was her first single to reach number one single in the United States after 1994's "Take a Bow". Music remains Madonna's final US number one to date.

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Song information

On May 27, 2000, an unauthorized copy of the song leaked onto the Internet. In several days it spread all over cyberspace through forums and Napster. Madonna's spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg reacted with the comment that the material was a "work-in-progress which was stolen". To counter the trend of music piracy, Madonna actively campaigned against Napster with fellow performers from other genres, including hip-hop artist Dr. Dre and drummer Lars Ulrich of heavy metal band Metallica. Madonna later performed this song and several others on a promotional tour; her concert at Brixton Academy in London was a live webcast on her website and was watched by a record 9 million people around the world. The Webcast was produced and broadcast by Chris Frampton's International webcaster MediaWave.

The opening line of the song ("Hey Mr. DJ, put a record on, I want to dance with my baby") features a male-sounding voice. The voice is actually Madonna's voice, heavily transformed. The song is written in the key of B♭ major and Madonna's voice spans from G3 to D5.[2]

"Music" earned two Grammy Award nominations in 2001, for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Chart performance

The song shot to the top of the charts very quickly. It went to number one in 25 countries worldwide.[3] It was Madonna's 12th number one single in the USA. By reaching number one, it made Madonna the second artist to achieve number one hits in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s in the USA. The first was Janet Jackson, who had done the same achievement with "Doesn't Really Matter", which preceded "Music" as the Hot 100's number-one single. "Music" also being the longest running number-one spot at Billboard Hot Dance Club Play at the 2000s decade, with spent a longevity five weeks at number one. It eventually became the second most-successful dance song of the 2000s in the United States, reaching number two on the Dance/Club Play Decade-end Chart, behind Madonna's own "Hung Up".[4] "Music" went platinum in the country, selling over a million copies, proving to be one of her biggest-selling singles. It was the best-selling dance song of the 2000s decade in the United States.[5] The song was her first number-one hit in the USA since "Take a Bow" went to number-one in 1995 and is her most recent number-one hit in the USA to-date. Music was the 24th best selling single of 2000 in the UK. According to The Official Charts Company, the song has sold 410,000 copies there.[6]

In 2003, Madonna fans were asked to vote for their top 20 Madonna singles of all time by Q magazine. "Music" was allocated the #2 spot.

In 2004, Canadian tech-metal band Out of Your Mouth released a cover version, which reached the Top 40 in Canada.

Music video

Madonna in the video for "Music". Also present are her former background singer Niki Haris (left) and actress Debi Mazar (right).

The music video was shot in April 2000 at A&M Stage and a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who worked with Madonna in her video for "Ray of Light". The video stars Madonna and her longtime backup singer Niki Haris and actress Debi Mazar as well as comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as his famous character Ali G. The video starts with Madonna along with her friends boarding Ali G's limousine. The song starts and Ali G is directed to take them to a club, and later to a strip-club, where he is denied entrance. An animated section follows where, Madonna attacks various neon signs with the names of many of her songs, including "Rain", "Borderline", "Lucky Star", "Bad Girl", "Vogue", "Fever", "La Isla Bonita", "Express Yourself" and "Material Girl". In the extended version, at the end of the animated section, Ali G. briefly interrupts the song to demonstrate his rap skills to persuade Madonna to include him on her next single. An annoyed Madonna asks him to stop and to turn the song back on. Madonna was heavily pregnant with her second child, Rocco, during the shooting and the animated section of the video was added as a result. The video ends with Madonna and her friends travelling in the limousine with many of the strippers and Ali G engaging in a rendezvous with them.

The video won several awards, including Best Pop Clip Of The Year at the Billboard Video Awards in 2000 and Best Dance Video at the International Dance Music Awards in 2000.[7]

The music video was parodied on MADtv. The parody was called Movies, and featured Mo Collins as Madonna. The video poked fun at Madonna's filmography, with an animated 'Madonna' attacking signs that had the names of her movies.

  • Director: Jonas Åkerlund
  • Producer: Nicola Doring
  • Director of Photography: Eric Broms
  • Editor: Jonas Åkerlund
  • Production Company: HSI Productions

DVD release

The video to the single was released on DVD only and contains two versions of the music video: a standard version and an extended. It also includes a weblink to an official Madonna "Music" website, but the site is no longer active. The extended version includes the sequence during which Ali G interrupts the song to demonstrate his rap skills.

  • Music (4:26 version)
  • Music (4:44 version)

Live performances

Madonna and her dancers, dressed in Disco inspired outfits perform "Music" during the 2006 Confessions Tour.

The first live performance of "Music" was at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Since then, "Music" has appeared in all four of Madonna's tours since it was released: Drowned World, Re-Invention, Confessions and Sticky & Sweet.

For the Drowned World Tour, it was used as the final encore; Madonna wore tight black jeans and a customised Dolce & Gabbana halter top that proclaims "Mother" in the front and "F*cker" in the back. She sang the song surrounded by her dancers, while imagery of her all-time music videos were displayed on backdrop screens.

"Music" was later added to the Re-Invention Tour as the fourth song of the Scottish segment; this mix of the song was slower, Hip-Hop-based. The same version was used at the 2005 Live 8 benefit concert

In the 2006 Confessions Tour, the song was mixed with The Trammps' "Disco Inferno", thus creating the hedonistic Music Inferno. It was preceded by the short video introduction "The Duke Mixes The Hits", and it sampled the chorus from "Where's The Party", a song from her 1986 album "True Blue". Madonna and her two female back-up dancers appeared onstage wearing Saturday Night Fever-inspired John Travolta outfits and started to sing "Music" together.

"Music" was part of the Hard Candy Promo Tour, in support of the Hard Candy album; this version sampled Fedde le Grand's "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit", getting a Dance-version of the song. It was the last song performed during the 2nd act of her Sticky & Sweet Tour, the Old School segment, where Madonna used the version of the promotional tour, with a sample of Indeep's "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" at the beginning of the song.

Cover versions

In 2007 The Dynamics released an eight-minute soul cover on their album Versions Excursions.[8] Remixed eurodance cover versions of the song have appeared on the Dancemania series albums. Including an uptempo cover remix by Nancy And The Boys on the 2001 album Dancemania Speed 6.[9]

Personnel

  • Writing - Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai
  • Producing - Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai
  • Guitar - Keeling Lee
  • Bass guitar - Jonathan White
  • Percussion - Patrick Dawes
  • Sting arrangement - Dan Hewson
  • Photography - Jean-Baptiste Mondino
  • Art/Direction/Design - Kevin Reagan

Source[10]

Track listings and formats

US CD single (9 16826-2)[11]
US cassette single (9 16826-4)[12]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Cyber-Raga" - 5:31
US 2 x 12" vinyl (9 44909-0)[13]
  • A1 "Music" (HQ2 Club Mix) - 8:50
  • A2 "Music" (Groove Armada GA 12" Mix) - 5:30
  • B1 "Music" (Calderone Anthem Mix) - 11:55
  • B2 "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  • C1 "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix) - 11:21
  • D1 "Music" (The Young Collective Club Mix) - 13:16
US DVD single (38526-2)[14]
  1. "Music" (Long Video Version) - 4:45
  2. "Music" (Short Video Version) - 4:23
EU DVD single (7599 38526-2)[15]
  1. "Music" (Short Video Version) - 4:23
  2. "Music" (Long Video Version) - 4:45
EU Maxi-CD (9362 44898 2)[16]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
  3. "Music" (Calderone Radio Edit) - 4:25
  4. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Radio Edit) - 4:15
EU 12" vinyl (W 0537 T2)[17]
  • A1 "Music" (Calderone Anthem Mix) - 11:55
  • A2 "Music" (HQ2 Club Mix) - 8:50
  • B1 "Music" (The Young Collective Club Mix) - 13:16
  • B2 "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix U.S. Edit) - 4:29
EU 12" vinyl (picture disc)(W537TX1)[18]
UK 12" vinyl (W 0537 T1)[19]
  • A1 "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix) - 11:21
  • A2 "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  • B1 "Music" (Groove Armada Club Mix) - 9:29
  • B2 "Music" (Groove Armada GA 12" Mix) - 5:30
UK CD single 1 (9362 44896 2, W 0537)[20]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Radio Edit) - 4:15
  3. "Music" (Calderone Anthem Mix) - 11:55
UK CD single 2 (W5372CD2)[21]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Groove Armada GA 12" Mix) - 5:30
  3. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix U.S. Edit) - 4:29
UK Cassette single (W537C, 5439 16838 4)[22]
  • A1 "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  • A2 "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
  • B1 "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  • B2 "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
GR CD single (5439 16838 2)[23]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
AU CD single 1 (enhanced)(9362-44925-2)[24]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Radio Edit) - 4:15
  3. "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
  4. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix) - 11:21
  5. "Music" (Groove Armada GA 12" Mix) - 5:30
  6. "Music" (Groove Armada Bonus Beats) - 4:51
  7. "Music" (Groove Armada Club Mix) - 9:29
  8. "Music" (Video)
AU CD single 2 (9362-44926-2)[25]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Calderone Radio Edit) - 4:25
  3. "Music" (HQ2 7" Mix) - 3:59
  4. "Music" (The Young Collective Radio Mix) - 3:48
  5. "Music" (Calderone Anthem Mix) - 11:55
  6. "Music" (HQ2 Club Mix) - 8:50
  7. "Music" (The Young Collective Club Mix) - 13:16
JP CD single (WPCR-10901)[26]
  1. "Music" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Music" (Groove Armada's 7" Edit) - 3:38
  3. "Music" (Calderone Radio Edit) - 4:25
  4. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Radio Edit) - 4:15
JP Maxi-CD (WPCR-10902)[27]
CA Maxi-CD (CD 44909)[28]
US Maxi-CD (9 44909-2, 9 44909-2)[29]
  1. "Music" (HQ2 Club Mix) - 8:50
  2. "Music" (Calderone Anthem Mix) - 11:55
  3. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Remix) - 11:21
  4. "Music" (Groove Armada Club Mix) - 9:29
  5. "Music" (The Young Collective Club Mix) - 13:16
  6. "Music" (HQ2 Radio Mix) - 3:59
  7. "Music" (Calderone Radio Edit) - 4:25
  8. "Music" (Deep Dish Dot Com Radio Edit) - 4:15
  9. "Music" (Groove Armada GA 12" Mix) - 5:30

Charts, sales and procession

Charts

Chart (2000)[30] Peak
Position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 5
Belgian Flemish Ultratop 50 6
Belgian Wallonie Ultratop 40 4
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Dutch Top 40 4
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 1
Finnish Singles Chart 2
French SNEP Singles Chart 8
German Singles Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart 7
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 1
Japanese Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 86
Japanese Oricon International Singles 1
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1
Norwegian VG-lista Singles Chart 1
Spanish Singles Chart[31] 1
Swedish Singles Chart 2
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs) 2

End of year charts

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[32] 17

Certifications

Country Certification
Brazil Gold[33]
Germany Gold[34]
Sweden Platinum[35]
Switzerland Gold[36]
United Kingdom Gold[37]
United States Platinum[38]

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"Freestyler" by Bomfunk MC's
Italian FIMI Singles Chart number-one single
August 16, 2000 - September 23, 2000
Succeeded by
"Fuoco nel Fuoco" by Eros Ramazzotti
Preceded by
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
UK Singles Chart number-one single
August 27, 2000 – September 3, 2000
Succeeded by
"Take on Me" by a1
Preceded by
"Sandstorm" by Darude
Norwegian VG-lista Singles Chart number-one single
August 31, 2000 – September 28, 2000
Preceded by
"I'm Outta Love" by Anastacia
Australia ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
(first run)

September 3, 2000 - September 17, 2000
Succeeded by
"On a Night Like This" by Kylie Minogue
Preceded by
"Lucky" by Britney Spears
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
September 3, 2000 – October 1, 2000
Succeeded by
"Could I Have This Kiss Forever" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Whitney Houston
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles number-one single
September 9, 2000 – October 14, 2000
Preceded by
"Bent" by matchbox twenty
Canadian RPM Singles Chart number-one single
September 11, 2000 - November 6, 2000
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
"Doesn't Really Matter" by Janet Jackson
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 16, 2000 - October 7, 2000
Succeeded by
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" by Christina Aguilera
Preceded by
"Stronger" by Kristine W
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
September 16, 2000 - October 14, 2000
Succeeded by
"Your Child" by Mary J. Blige
Preceded by
"Freestyler" by Bomfunk MC's
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart number-one single
October 1, 2000
Succeeded by
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Preceded by
"On a Night Like This" by Kylie Minogue
Australia ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
(second run)

October 1, 2000
Succeeded by
"Most Girls" by Pink

Parodies

References

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  4. ^ "Billboard Charts – Decade-end Singles – Dance/Club Play Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts/decadeendcharts/chart_display.jsp?&f=Dance/Club+Play+Songs&g=Decade-end+Singles. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
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  7. ^ Madonna awards list
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  9. ^ Discogs, Dancemania Speed 6
  10. ^ (2000) Album notes for Music by Madonna [Liner notes].
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  33. ^ "Certificados - Madonna" (in portuguese). abpd.org.br. http://www.abpd.org.br/certificados_interna.asp?sArtista=madonna. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
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