Saturday, August 16, 2008

Top 100 Madonna Songs

To celebrate Madonna's 50th birthday I decided to do this little countdown. A lot of people have a lot to say about Madonna, but I don't particularly have anything new to say that I haven't already over the years or that others haven't already said far more eloquently. So, originally I thought of just doing a top 50, but then - and this is evidence of Madonna's greatness - there were still plenty of tracks that deserve mention so I changed it to 100. Because.




I've included remixes, b-sides, tour versions, unreleased tracks and cover version. I think I've heard all the b-sides and unreleased tracks that there are (although some like "Freedom", "Let Down Your Guard" and "Has to Be" have been a bit harder to track down), but there are so many remixes out there that it is impossible to hear them all. I also limited it to only one version of each song although that line gets a bit fuzzy when it comes to some of the bootlegs. Nevertheless, the list is quite extensive, no? Hope you like it.

Happy birthday Madge, you are the greatest.


100. "Supernatural"
("Cherish" B-Side, 1989)
99. "X-Static Process"
(American Life, 2003)
98. "Stay"
(Like a Virgin, 1984)
97. "Human Nature"
(Bedtime Stories, 1994)
96. "Where's the Party"
(True Blue, 1986)
95. "Forbidden Love"
(Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2006)
94. "Runaway Lover"
(Music, 2000)
93. "Fever"
(Erotica, 1992)
92. "Burning Up"
(Madonna, 1983)
91. "Back in Business"
(I'm Breathless, 1990)
90. "The Greatest Hit [7" Edit]"
(By Annie, Samples "Everybody", 1999)
89. "True Blue"
(True Blue, 1986)
88. "Let It Will Be [Paper Faces Vocal Edit]"
(Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2006)
87. "Keep the Trance"
(Unreleased)
86. "He's a Man"
(I'm Breathless, 1990)
85. "The Look of Love"
(OST Who's That Girl?, 1987)
84. "Dress You Up"
(Like a Virgin, 1984)
83. "Another Suitcase in Another Hall"
(OST Evita, 1996)
82. "Cyber-Raga"
(Music, 2000)
81. "I'm So Stupid"
(American Life, 2003)
80. "Angel"
(Like a Virgin, 1984)
79. "Time Stood Still"
(Unreleased)
78. "Nobody Knows Me"
(American Life, 2003)
77. "I Feel Future Lovers"
(Madonna vs Donna Summer, Confessions on a Dance Floor Bootleg, 2007)
76. "Everybody"
(Madonna, 1983)
75. "Think of Me"
(Madonna, 1983)
74. "Erotica"
(Erotica, 1992)
73. "Revenge"
(Unreleased)
72. "Sidewalk Talk"
(Jellybean feat. Madonna & Catherine Buchanan, Wotupski!?!, 1984)
71. "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove"
(Dannii Minogue vs Madonna, Neon Nights, 2003)
70. "I Love New York [Thin White Duke Mix]
(Confessions on a Dance Floor B-Side, 2006)
69. "Mother and Father [Peter Rauhofer ReInvention Mix]
(American Life B-Side, 2003)
68. "Thief of Hearts"
(Erotica, 1992)
67. "La Isla Bonita"
(Madonna feat. Gogol Bordello, @ Live Earth, 2007)
66. "Impressive Instant"
(Music, 2000)
65. "Material Girl"
(Like a Virgin, 1984)
64. "Lucky Star [Confessions Mix]"
(The Confessions Tour, 2007)
63. "Hanky Panky"
(I'm Breathless, 1990)
62. "Beunos Aires"
(OST Evita, 1996)
61. "Music Inferno"
(The Confessions Tour, 2007)
60. "Miles Away"
(Hard Candy, 2008)
59. "Rescue Me"
(The Immaculate Collection, 1990)
58. "She's Not Me"
(Hard Candy, 2008)
57. "Over and Over"
(Like a Virgin, 1984)
56. "History"
("Jump" B-Side, 2006)
55. "Die Another Day [Album Mix]"
(American Life, 2003)
54. "West End Jump"
(Madonna vs Pet Shop Boys, Confessions on a Dance Floor bootleg 2007)
53. "Love Profusion [Headcleanr Rock Mix]
(Remixed & Revisited, 2004)
52. "Nothing Really Matters"
(Ray of Light, 1998)
51. "Ain't No Big Deal"
("True Blue" B-Side, 1986)
50. "Skin"
(Ray of Light, 1998)
49. "Incredible"
(Hard Candy, 2008)
48. "Dear Jessie"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
47. "White Heat"
(True Blue, 1986)
46. "What it Feels Like for a Girl [Above & Beyond Mix]"
(Music B-Side, 2000)
45. "Easy Ride"
(American Life, 2003)
44. "Gone Gone Gone"
(Unreleased, 1998)
43. "One More Chance"
(Something to Remember, 1995)
42. "What You Hung Up For?"
(Madonna vs Gwen Stefani, Confessions on a Dance Floor bootleg, 2006)
41. "Promise to Try"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
40. "Secret"
(Bedtime Stories, 1994)
39. "Sorry [Pet Shop Boys Maxi-Mix]"
(Confessions on a Dance Floor B-Side, 2006)
38. "Waiting"
(Erotica, 1992)
37. "Nothing Fails"
(American Life, 2003)
36. "More"
(I'm Breathless, 1990)
35. "Papa Don't Preach"
(True Blue, 1986)
34. "Causing a Commotion"
(OST Who's That Girl?, 1987)
33. "Gambler"
(OST Vision Quest, 1984)
32. "You'll See"
(Something to Remember, 1995)
31. "Into the Groove(y)
(By Ciccone Youth, The Whitey Album, 1988)
30. "Deeper & Deeper"
(Erotica, 1992)
29. "Who's That Girl?"
(OST Who's That Girl?, 1987)
28. "Music"
(Music, 2000)
27. "Bedtime Story"
(Bedtime Stories, 1994)
26. "Take a Bow"
(Bedtime Stories, 1994)
25. "Don't Tell Me"
(Music, 2000)
24. "Borderline"
(Madonna, 1983)
23. "Hung Up"
(Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2006)
22. "Like a Virgin [Confessions Tour Mix]"
(The Confessions Tour, 2007)
21. "Like a Prayer"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
20. "Ray of Light"
(Ray of Light, 1998)
19. "Holiday [Reinvention Tour Mix]"
(I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, 2006)
18. "American Life [Reinvention Tour Mix]"
(I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, 2006)
17. "Rain"
(Erotica, 1992)
16. "This Used to be My Playground"
(Something to Remember, 1992, from the film A League of Their Own)
15. "Get Together"
(Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2006)
14. "Frozen"
(Ray of Light, 1998)
13. "Justify My Love"
(The Immaculate Collection, 1990)
12. "The Power of Goodbye"
(Ray of Light, 1998)
11. "Hollywood"
(American Life, 2003)
10. "Open Your Heart"
(True Blue, 1986)
9. "Cherish"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
8. "I'll Remember (Theme from With Honors)"
(OST With Honors, 1994)
7. "You Thrill Me (Erotic)"
(The Confessions Tour, 2007)
6. "Crazy For You"
(OST Vision Quest, 1984)
5. "Into the Groove"
(Like a Virgin (Re-Issue), 1985, from the film Desperately Seeking Susan)
4. "Oh, Father"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
3. "Express Yourself [Immaculate Mix]"
(Like a Prayer, 1989)
2. "Live to Tell"
(True Blue, 1986)
1. "Vogue"
(I'm Breathless, 1990)



Madonna x 13 = Still Not Enough!

4 comments:

nick plowman said...

OMG, she really is the greatest! What a tribute, God I love this woman.

NATHANIEL R said...

i love this love this love this. Particularly the ending.

sexii-sally said...

Love this :)

sexii-sally said...

Loved this my personal fav is stay :)