“Music” by Madonna

This is another one of Madonna’s celebration of music and more specifically that of the dance variety. The way she perceives this form of entertainment is as one which “makes the people come together”. But even beyond that, the vocalist identifies herself as being akin to a clubhead. And what she really enjoys is ‘dancing with her baby’, i.e. her romantic interest. So if the vocalist could have it her way, the music would never stop.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Madonna's Music at Lyrics.org.
Madonna, "Music" Lyrics

When did Madonna release “Music”?

“Music” was officially released by Madonna and her team on the 21st of August, 2000. The song happens to be one of three singles issued from her eighth album, which also goes by the title “Music”.

Credited Composers

There are two credited composers of “Music”. They are:

  • Madonna
  • Mirwais Ahmadzaï

A Number 1 Hit

Madonna’s “Music” is a classic example of an uber successful song. This song shot straight to the top of America’s most important singles chart, the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally it also topped multiple other Billboard charts, including the Dance Club Songs.

Additionally, “Music” topped the UK Singles chart. Furthermore, it reached number 1 in several other regions in including Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

Below is a clear example of how globally successful “Music” was chart-wise:

  • Australia (#1)
  • Austria (#5)
  • Belgium (#4)
  • Canada (#1)
  • Costa Rica (#2)
  • Croatia (#5)
  • Czech Republic (#1)
  • Denmark (#2)
  • Finland (#2)
  • France (#8)
  • Germany (#2)
  • Greece (#1)
  • Hungary (#1)
  • Iceland (#1)
  • Ireland (#7)
  • Italy (#1)
  • Japan (#1)
  • Netherlands (#4)
  • New Zealand (#1)
  • Norway (#1)
  • Poland (#1)
  • Portugal (#1)
  • Romania (#1)
  • Scotland (#2)
  • Spain (#1)
  • Sweden (#2)
  • Switzerland (#1)

At the end of the day, this song ended up being one of the most commercially successful singles of the year 2000. So far, “Music” has sold more than a million copies in just America alone. In Britain that figure is close to half a million.

Grammy Nominations

Aside from the above, “Music” was also honored with multiple nominations at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. One of these nominations was for the “Record of the Year” award. It however, lost that prestigious awards to U2’s smash hit “Beautiful Day“.

The other nominees in that category included the likes of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” and NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”.

“Music” also received another important nomination at the aforementioned Grammys. This was for the “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”. Unfortunately, it also lost this category. The full list of nominees for this category is as follows:

Yes. Since the early 2000s, a number of popular renditions of this song has been released by different singers and bands. Below are just a handful of them:

  • Out of Your Mouth, a Canadian hard rock/tech-metal band covered the track as their first single in 2004
  • The Dynamics, an American R&B group, released their version as an extended reggae cover in 2007
  • Eths, a French metal band, covered the song in their third album, III, in 2012

Appearance in “RuPaul Drag Race”

American’s reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 9 Episode 6. Peppermint lip-synced to the song to victory.

Before the song was released, extracts of it were leaked on the internet on audio streaming site, Napster. This resulted in Madonna’s team taking legal action against them. At the end of the day, Napster was forced to take the song off their site.


The “Music” Album

Madonna’s album, “Music” was launched on September 18 of 2000. It was released as the American singer’s 8th studio album.

The album was produced by Madonna herself with some assistance from the following record producers:

  • Guy Sigsworth
  • Mark “Spike” Stent
  • Mirwais Ahmadzaï
  • Talvin Singh
  • William Orbit

The defunct record label, Maverick, co-owned by Madonna at some time and Warner Bros, an American record label, were responsible for the album’s release.

In 2003, the album was placed at No.452 on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.

The album debuted at No.1 in over 20 countries including Canada, US, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and Poland. Global sales of over 11 million copies have been recorded since its official release.

It has earned numerous certifications including:

  • 3× Platinum in Australia
  • Gold in Brazil
  • 3× Platinum in Canada
  • 5× Platinum in United Kingdom
  • 3× Platinum in the United States

In 2001, “Music” won the award, “Best Recording Package” at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards. The award was credited to Kevin Reagan. At the same event, the album was honored with the “Best Pop Vocal Album” nomination.

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