Madonna shoots up UK iTunes chart with ‘Living For Love’

Madonna has shot up to number two on the UK iTunes chart with her new single.

The star’s latest release ‘Living For Love’ was made available in the UK earlier today (February 25), and has quickly scaled the iTunes sales chart.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Madonna performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

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It is only currently behind Noel Gallagher’s promotional track ‘Lock All The Doors’, which has been released to promote his new album Chasing Yesterday.

‘Living For Love’s high sales have been achieved despite Radio 1 refusing to playlist the track as they deemed it irrelevant for their younger demographic – a decision which was protested by Madonna’s fans.

The station said that it makes its playlist decisions “on musical merit and… relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis”.


‘Living For Love’ has been released in the UK today ahead of Madonna’s performance at the Brit Awards this evening.

The star will take to the stage at London’s O2 arena for the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV from 8pm.

Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart – which also features new tracks ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’, ‘Ghosttown’ and ‘Iconic’ – will follow on March 9.

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Living For Love EP1 & EP2 on iTunes now

 

Living For Love (Mike Rizzo’s Funk Generation Club)

Living For Love (Djemba Djemba Club Mix)

Living For Love (Erick Morillo Club Mix)

Living For Love (DJ PAULO Club Mix)

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Living For Love (THRILL Remix)

Living For Love (Dirty Pop Remix)

Living For Love (Offer Nissim Living For Drama Mix)

Living For Love (Offer Nissim Dub)

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Madonna Talks Gaga Feud And Age Appropriateness In Rolling Stone

Madonna is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and as expected from the Queen of Pop, she isn’t mincing her words when it comes to controversial topics–including her infamous beef with her supposed nemesis, Lady Gaga.

Madge labels their highly-publicized feud “really boring,” and chalks the bulk of it down to the media pitting women against each other.

“I don’t think she wants my crown,” she revealed. “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other.”

“The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt she blatantly ripped-off one of my songs,” she continued. “It’s got nothing to do with “she’s taking my crown” or “she’s in some space of mine.” She has her thing. I think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously ran with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly.”

Read full article by Popdust HERE

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Madonna, Rebel Heart, review: ‘she’s in the game again’ #rebelheart

Rebel Heart pairs classic songwriting and contemporary adventure in Madonna’s least desperate album in years, says Neil McCormick

“Who do you think you are?” demands a screeching voice on the self-explanatorily titled B*tch I’m Madonna. If anyone in pop has earned the right to assert herself so rudely it is surely Madonna Louise Ciccone, an iconic A-List superstar for over 30 years. It helps that the track in question fizzes with bright energy, a handclapping rave anthem powered by a fantastically wonky synth line that sounds like a vintage arcade game played on an electronic kazoo, and topped off with a snappy Nicki Minaj rap. Madonna delivers the melody like a playground nursery rhyme, chanting about bad behaviour in a butter-wouldn’t-melt sing-song voice.

Click HERE for full review by the Telegraph

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Gay Times magazine “Rebel Heart” review

The most-comprehensive, in-depth review of Madonna’s Rebel Heart you’re ever likely to find. Gentlemen, is the Queen back? Have a read of what we thought…

The most in-depth full review of the new album

We’ve counted down all 13 previous studio albums, but here’s the big one – an exclusive, and extensive, full track-by-track review of Madonna’s Rebel Heart…

MADONNA – REBEL HEART (2015)

LIVING FOR LOVE
The single chosen to kick off the Rebel Heart campaign deviates a little from the leaked demo. It’s a flashback to old-school, early 1990s Madonna and could have dropped from the mixing desk of one-time go-to-guy Shep Pettibone. ‘Took me to heaven, let me fall down/Now that it’s over, I’m gonna carry on,’ she sings over Alicia Keyes’ pulsating piano before leading into a rousing chorus and a smattering of gospel house female backing vocals. It’s not a lead single with the oomph of Like A Prayer or Hung Up, but praise Jesus, it’s no Give Me All Your Lovin’ either.
Demo: ****
Final mix: ****

DEVIL PRAY
Not, as first assumed, an ode to the joys of narcotics, despite Madonna suggesting she and her beau could smoke weed, get stoned, drink whiskey or even sniff glue (are the kids still doing this?) The drugs mentioned are a metaphor for not giving into temptation of any type, set to a gypsy folk and dance beat echoing Don’t Tell Me. The opening flutes of the demo have been scrapped and producer Avicii reins in his usual balls-out default setting for a finely crafted mid-tempo melody. The end result is a chorus echoing The Animal’s House Of The Rising Sun and Avicii’s collaboration on Coldplay’s Sky Full Of Stars.
Demo: ***
Final mix: ****

Full article HERE

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“Ghosttown” Confirmed As Madonna’s Next Single! #ghosttown

Madonna has handpicked her next single off of her forthcoming Rebel Heartalbum and has chosen a ballad for her second go! “Ghosttown” has been a fan-favorite since its release so she made a lot of people happy with this choice for follow-up single… Personally I would have preferred another upbeat number before she turned to a ballad (“Hold Tight” being my first choice) but I definitely love “Ghosttown” so I won’t complain. M also has long-time collaborator Jonas Akerlund lined up to produce the video, so it’s safe to say we can expect an epic visual to accompany the release! Are you excited forMadonna’s next single choice?

More information HERE

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