Saturday, August 15, 2009

celebration revelation

The tracklisting for Madonna's forthcoming greatest hits collection, aptly titled "Celebration", has been unveiled. Huzzah!


1. Hung Up
2. Music
3. Vogue
4. 4 Minutes
5. Holiday
6. Like A Virgin
7. Into The Groove
8. Everybody
9. Like A Prayer
10. Ray Of Light
11. Sorry
12. Express Yourself
13. Open Your Heart
14. Borderline
15. Secret
16. Erotica
17. Justify My Love
18. Celebration


1. Dress You Up
2. Material Girl
3. La Isla Bonita
4. Papa Don't Preach
5. Lucky Star
6. Burning Up
7. Crazy For You
8. Who's That Girl
9. Frozen
10. Miles Away
11. Take A Bow
12. Beautiful Stranger
13. Hollywood
14. Die Another Day
15. Don't Tell Me
16. Live To Tell
17. Cherish
18. Revolver

There are a few interesting inclusions and omissions. "Miles Away", her lowest charting hit, internationally, makes an appearance over "Hard Candy" favorite and top 10 UK smash, "Give It To Me". I would've included "I'll Remember" or "Causing A Commotion", both #2 hits in the US, over "Hollywood". "This Used To Be My Playground", a #1 hit, gets kicked to the curb. I think all of her #1 US singles should've been included. But that's purely my personal opinion.

"Angel", "Oh Father", "American Life", "True Blue", "Deeper And Deeper", "Power Of Goodbye", "You'll See", "Bedtime Story", "Rescue Me", "Bad Girl" and "American Pie" (I hear you laughing at the back!) have all been admonished and are standing quietly in the corner for misbehaving in front of the relatives.

"Human Nature" isn't included despite imagery from the video featuring prominently in the television ads. "Rain" would've been a nice addition. And the inclusion of "Burning Up" is a welcomed surprise! All I know is "Live To Tell" better be featured in its original, single edit or there will be hell to pay!

Why didn't Madonna just put together a limited edition, five CD set featuring all of her singles with a bonus DVD featuring every last one of her videos alongside rare television performances? Her significant fan base would've bought up every last copy. After all, I do this kind of stuff for a living. You'd think she would call me up and ask my advice. She's got me on speed dial.

1 comment:

  1. I'll second you on "American Life". I -love- that track, and I have an amazing remix of it to boot.

    She should have done a full single package, I agree. Repackaging greatest hits makes my teeth hurt.