September 29, 2009
10 Thoughts About Madonna's new Hits Collection
1 Best image in the booklet (2-disc version only; 1 disc = useless!): shown above
2 Wonkiest lyric: From What It Feels Like For A Girl: "Hands that rest on jutting hips, repenting." No Madonna, the image of hands on hips - arms akimbo? - suggests defiance, not repentance.
3 Sharpest lyric: From Don't Tell Me: "Tell the bed not to lay like the open mouth of a grave / Not to star up at me like a calf down on its knees." Lines most likely written by her brother-in-law, Joe Henry.
4 Track that has aged better than expected: the weird, sensual Justify My Love
5 Song that does not deserve to be here: The shiteous new Lil Wayne "feature" Revolver
6 Most missed song: sweet pop Angel or rare disco gem Gambler or soul lifter Nothing Fails
7 Most unexpected song, but a good choice: Dress You Up
8 Version of Madonna missing from the video collection: Herky Jerky Geisha Madonna from Nothing Really Matters
9 Video I could have lived without: Love Profusion
10 Celebration? Get back to me in a year to say whether it's just fine or great.
XO's Top Ten Plus One Madonna Songs, in no order...
Like A Prayer
Live To Tell
Into The Groove
Papa Don't Preach