Village Voice Media. Retrieved June 24, Retrieved February 16, Music Canada. Madonna songs. Digital Spy. Michael Jackson sold more albums and Prince was more prolific, but of the three singular musical icons born inMadonna is still the one who most set the template for what a pop star could and should be:
Madonna called upon Kanye West and Mike Dean to produce this downright nasty track, which is a revved up version of her seductive Erotica -era bedroom romps.
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There's so much lovely ambiguity happening in the only American Life track where Madonna goes full-on folkie. If the extra voices joining in on the uplifting "I'm gonna carry on" hook doesn't put some pep in your step, a thundering house beat courtesy of Diplo and Ariel Rechtshaid with Alicia Keys on piano! Lyrically, the song is written from the perspective of a girl who once had nothing and the theme centers around love. Hung Medien. Notably, she left it off subsequent hits comps in favor of superior fare, but the arresting, thick AF bass line and the sugary determination of her delivery make this a delight, albeit a relatively slight one.