Saturday, May 31, 2008

Top 10 Hard Candy-isms

I've had a change of heart recently in relation to Madonna's Hard Candy. An album I quite liked, but didn't love. In the passing weeks I have grown to love it. Sure, it's still nowhere near as good as Like a Prayer, American Life, Confessions of a Dance Floor or Ray of Light, but it'd take a lot to be as good as those.

So, in celebration, here are a few top ten's related to the album.

TOP TEN SONGS FROM HARD CANDY
1. "Incredible"
2. "Miles Away"
3. "She's Not Me"
4. "The Devil Wouldn't Recognize You"
5. "Spanish Lesson"
6. "4 Minutes"
7. "Give It 2 Me"
8. "Voices"
9. "Beat Goes On"
10. "Dance 2Nite"

TOP TEN MOMENTS OF HARD CANDY
1. 4:20 onwards of "She's Not Me"
2. The refrain of 'so far away' throughout "Miles Away"
3. The swirling synths from 2:55-3:22 (and repeated throughout) of "Incredible"
4. Timbaland's intro of "4 Minutes"
5. Madonna's angry moment from 2:25-2:55 of "Incredible"
6. 2:58 onwards of "Voices"
7. The chorus of "Miles Away"
8. Kanye West's rap on "Beat Goes On"
9. 'Get stupid / Get stupid / Don't stop it' of "Give It 2 Me"
10. The chorus of "Dance 2Nite"

TOP TEN SONGS MADONNA COULD HAVE COVERED ON HARD CANDY
(aka Recommended Listenings)

1. "Got to Give It Up" by Aaliyah
2. "Don't Drop Bombs" by Liza Minnelli
3. "Afterglow" by Tina Turner
4. "Il Macquiallage Lady" by Sister Sledge
5. "Calling All Boys" by The Flirts
6. "Call Me" by Spagna
7. "Star" by Erasure
8. "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by The SOS Band
9. "The Sphinx" by Nico
10. "Pull Up to the Bumper" by Grace Jones

Funnily enough, barely any of those are "hip-hip" or even "r&b". Funny because not much of Hard Candy really turned out to be either of those things, despite that being the general idea behind the album. Works for me though. Can you imagine Nico's "The Sphinx" or The Flirts' "Calling All Boys" as produced by Timbaland? Sure, it'd sound like everything else he does these days, but they'd still be epic.

2 comments:

Dame James Henry said...

Top 10 Favorite Songs
1. "Miles Away"
2. "4 Minutes"
3. "Heartbeat"
4. "Give It 2 Me"
5. "She's Not Me"
6. "Incredible"
7. "Devil Wouldn't Recognize You"
8. "Candy Shop"
9. "Beat Goes On"
10. "Dance 2nite"

Adem With An E said...

My Top 10:

01. She's Not Me
02. Give It 2 Me
03. Miles Away
04. Candy Shop
05. Heartbeat
06. Spanish Lesson
07. 4 Minutes
08. Incredible
09. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
10. Voices

11. Beat Goes On
12. Dance 2night
13. Ring My Bell