Confessions on a Dance Floor [Explicit Lyrics]

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
After 2003's disappointing and thematically heavy-handed American Life, Madonna rebounds with a straight-ahead dance record that's sure to please her core audience. Although there's nothing on it quite as catchy as "Lucky Star" or as innovative as Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor finds a solid dance groove and builds upon the sleek nouveau disco Ms. Ciccone touched upon with Erotica's entrancing "Deeper and Deeper." As the disc's title suggests, this is music primed for the clubs, a theme underscored by the sweat-inducing lack of breaks between tracks. The infectiously dizzying "Get Together" borrows lyrically from the S.O.S. Band classic "Take Your Time ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
After 2003's disappointing and thematically heavy-handed American Life, Madonna rebounds with a straight-ahead dance record that's sure to please her core audience. Although there's nothing on it quite as catchy as "Lucky Star" or as innovative as Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor finds a solid dance groove and builds upon the sleek nouveau disco Ms. Ciccone touched upon with Erotica's entrancing "Deeper and Deeper." As the disc's title suggests, this is music primed for the clubs, a theme underscored by the sweat-inducing lack of breaks between tracks. The infectiously dizzying "Get Together" borrows lyrically from the S.O.S. Band classic "Take Your Time Do It Right"; the droning "Future Lovers" recalls a vintage Donna Summer track; and the catchy lead single, "Hung Up," would've fit right in at the original Studio 54. While Esther her Kabbalah moniker denies slipping in lyrical references to the ancient Jewish faith she champions, she does spout Yiddish on the glowstick-ready "Sorry," and the mantra-like "Isaac" is rumored to be about influential Kabbalah scholar Isaac Luria. If the former material girl-turned-spiritual matriarch's proselytizing is a turn-off, however, there are plenty of whirling synths and booming bass lines here to keep you distracted. Besides, Madge has always been provocative in a calculated way. And even as she approaches 50, she continues to express herself -- and to keep the public interested in what she has to say.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Kevin Johnson
[Grade: B+] Madonna opens up a bag of guilty pleasures that seem certain to make "Confessions on a Dance Floor" the dance album of 2006.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2008
  • Label: Wea Int'l
  • UPC: 093624946014
  • Catalog Number: 49460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hung Up (5:36)
  2. 2 Get Together (5:30)
  3. 3 Sorry (4:43)
  4. 4 Future Lovers (4:51)
  5. 5 I Love New York (4:11)
  6. 6 Let It Will Be (4:18)
  7. 7 Forbidden Love (4:22)
  8. 8 Jump (3:46)
  9. 9 How High (4:40)
  10. 10 Isaac (6:03)
  11. 11 Push (3:57)
  12. 12 Like It or Not (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist
Monte Pittman Acoustic Guitar
Yitzhak Sinwani Vocals
Technical Credits
Benny Andersson Composer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Guy Oseary Management
Anders "Bag" Bagge Composer, Producer
Giovanni Bianco Graphic Design, Art Direction
Stuart Price Composer
Henrik Jonback Composer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï Composer, Programming, Producer
Peer Astrom Composer, Producer
Angela Becker Management
Stewart Price Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Pontus Winnberg Composer
Christian Karlsson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Amazing

    "Confessions" and "Ray of Light"...even "Candy" are amazing...I love them! However, don't jack with "Music"...it sucks. The new one..."MDNA"...kinda sucks too. Bummer

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

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    this is madonna at her best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    she keeps getting better and better with each album she releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's done it again!!!!!!!!!

    From Material girl to like a virgin to ray of light and now to her latest album Confessions on a Dance Floor. The Queen of Pop iz back and she's better than ever!!!! of course the best song on teh album is HUNG UP by far. then Sorry then Jump and onto Isaac are the best on the discs. The Concert iz also very good as well. she's truly done it again!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Have you CONFESS?

    This is indeed the best album released by the Queen of POP!! You can hear Madonna confessing her sins on the dance floor. You can easily dance away to every track on the album. Madonna states that she ain't going no where, and no one will take her crown as the Queen of POP!! All bow to the Queen of POP!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Confess your sins...

    This is the best album ever released by the Queen of POP!! It was the return of the Queen to wear she started first DISCO!! Every track on the album you can dance too. She declares war on everyone else who tries to copy her. Everyone I present to you the QUEEN OF POP!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome CD

    Madonna is my number one favorite artist, I am a huge Madonna fan I have almost all of her CD's. This one is my favorite, it blows every other album she's ever done away. What I love about Madonna is that everytime she does a new CD it blows all of her previeous recordings away. This CD is awsome I love every song on it, but if I had to pick my favorite songs I would say I find myself repeating Get Together and Jump. Whether, your a Madonna fan, or not this is definetly a CD worth adding to your CD collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I love Madonna she is my number one favorite artist. I own alot of her cd's, but this one is my favorite one. This is her best album yet every album she does blows the other albums away. I love every song on this album. The ones I find myself hitting repeat on are Get Together and Jump. I highly recommend if you're a huge Madonna fan or not, that you get this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's good to hear the conscience of the artist.

    As most of her fans know, around the time of the release of Ray of Light, Madonna began to show that, like many artists, she was ready to let her social and spiritual consciences seep into her craft. Wandering from the trendy pop sounds and lyrics that marked her early career, she instead sought to create music that expressed the breadth of her moral, spiritual, and political development. Different intellectual patterns and themes began to weave their ways into each album. In Ray of Light, it was a break from materialism and an acknowledgment of the raw power of love. In Music, it was a hint of feminism in "What it Feels Like for a Girl." American Life was flooded with political and social turmoil as Madonna went the way of Arthur Miller, sharply questioning the "fulfillment" offered by the American Dream. Finally, Confessions on a Dance Floor put forth messages about independence and teamwork, rebelliousness and religious reverence ("Isaac"), and even a bold statement of self-acceptance to finish off the album ("Like it or Not"). Confessions on a Dance Floor seems yet another step in Madonna's reinvented conscientious artistry. Placing aside its moral worth, I did not give this album five stars because while in context of Madonna's career it is a noble move, the music itself seems to lack the less-describable spark and zest that helped Madonna break the mold of pop rock in the 80s. Of the entire album, I find myself only really attracted to four songs: "Hung Up," "Get Together," "Sorry," and "Jump." I appreciate that Madonna can still have fun in her music and produce hits that, more or less, have a niche in the pop scene. And I'm fascinated with her retrospective yet contemporary approach to creating a dance album: a combination of classic imagery and costuming (and, of course, the homage to ABBA) with more current ambient electronic musical sounds. Nevertheless, in context of her prolific career, Confessions on a Dance Floor seems like little more than a blip on the radar for her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She Hopes You Feel the Same Way Too

    If the title 'Confessions on a dance floor' (a formulaic moniker plauged in the chick-lit genre) splashed on a book cover with a red-based primary colour - and trust me, it would be in sparkles and glitter - it would of been another piece of candy in the gumball machine. But it would not be passed over. We want to know how the chick fares this time and how close the boyfriend she gets, as a sign post of self-redemption, comes close to 'the one' we have in our minds. (Guys, this is pretty much why we read them). However, by employing this title to her latest album, Madge is not only playing to the whimsical affects it naturally supplies but a subtle exercise of self-examination on her part as well. Loosely speaking, the entirety of the 'Confessions' album and what it invokes in the listener relying on what he/she brings to it, together, Madonna redeems her music and maybe even herself. No doubt, 'Confessions' is a guilty pleasure but it's okay because Madge knows and she likes it too. But not only that, she does it too and cleverly pokes fun while doing so. Comparatively speaking, 'Confessions on a dance floor' is an almost excellent album in retro progression arcing over 'American Life' 'Music' 'Ray of Light' and so on stopping at 'Immaculate Collection.' On its own, 'Confessions' is a good album aside from 5 tracks ('Sorry' 'Future Lovers' 'I Love New York' 'Isaac' and 'Like It or Not') where there's no reason why they could of benefitted from the same effort of the other 7 of solid sound and lyrics save for, perhaps, extremely particular personal inclinations. And I'm being charitable. Aware as she is of the power of her branded self-image, Madonna turns our nights of sparkling anticipation that fell into our wells of a disappointed memory into an emotional candy, sell it back to our psyche, and make us long for more. Only Madonna - and a relative few others come to mind - can make 'Confessions on a dance floor' and herself appear as a seamless partnership. Because in order to turn the dance floor into a vehicle to her disposal, Madge makes amends with the institution that encapsulated her star before its release. In the stratosphere that's keen on glittery bright lights and supersonic beats, 'Confessions' makes a good attempt at illuminating the star when the music and lights are turned off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best so far!!

    This is by far the best of Madonna!! She really did a great job on making this her own and being original,which is key. It possess modern and contemporary style, which i love. Keep up the great work Madonna!! Can't wait for you upcoming album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna Does It Again!

    Seriously, how does this woman manage to stay so popular after all this time? It seems like only yesterday she was coming out with "Holiday" and "Material Girl" and her other older hits. She still manages to keep that quirky, upbeat feeling that I asocciate with her songs. My favorites on this CD are, "Hung Up", "Forbidden Love", and "Issac". Her music always made me wanna dance, and it still does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I was not a Madonna fan until this

    I never really like Madonna because of all the controverseys. But I do love dance music. I heard Hung Up and it really made me feels happy and it had a good beat. I bought the CD and I love every song on it! (Get together and Isaac is my fav!). It is not not heavy trance but relaxing. I recommend this CD and remixes to these songs if you can find them! I have every remix of Hung Up and they are great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LUV,LUV,LUV,LUV,LUV THIS CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This CD rocks, I can't listen to it in my car without wanting to pull over and freaking DANCE! Hung Up is my absolute favorite but there are so many others that are a close second!! I can't stop listening to this CD!! I loved Madonna back in the 80's but was skeptical at first about this CD since it was her first in years but I love Dance/Disco music and am glad I tried it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good album, but far from groundbreaking

    The songs on Madonna's latest album are mostly a melding of the tired Euro-techno pop with bits of disco thrown in. The beats and rhythm are monotonic, droning, polka-esque, oom-pah techno style with little diversity. It is a good album in its simplicity. I don't think it will be regarded as a great album or one that will stand the test of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes me wanna' dance all night long!

    I have been waiting for this CD to come out since I heard "Hung Up" on the radio. I finally purchased it yesterday and started listening to it on the way home in my car and didn't want to stop driving! For anyone who loves to dance or workout to fast-paced music, this is a hit. Madonna constantly evolves into something bigger and better. Interestingly enough, although the songs are all techno-type, they all sound different and have a different feel. This is maybe her best yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's Baaaack

    Now this is the Madonna I remember! After the disappointing CD "American Life", I was reminded how awesome Madonna really is. The music takes you back to the "club" music Madonna capitalized on in the 80's and 90's. I highly recommend this CD to any Madonna fan and even those who wrote her off...when she jumped the pond.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kylie who?

    On her new CD, Madonna not only confesses on the dancefloor, but owns it as well. She delivers the most enthusiastic, catchy dance tracks in years, earning her self-designated nickname "the Queen." Sales and interest in dance music has been on the decline in recent years. As she has popularized vogueing, electronica and to a lesser extent Kaballah, Madonna has the potential to rejuvenate dance music as a genre with this CD, which no artist has been able to do for quite some time. Her vocals are fuller now thanks to her pre-Evita voice training, but retain the sugary texture of her best dance floor anthems. Though her melodies are confections, her lyrics are more tart from experience, adding a layer of ironic depth to her songs. This juxtaposition is used to great effect on Sorry, on which she sings sweetly about not having to be told of her lover's affairs because she already knows and feels contemptuous, but staying with him because it's convenient. This Thanksgiving season, one of the things I'm thankful for is Madonna, for making us want to dance again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna truely the queen of Pop

    So I bought the new Madonna CD. And being in a music major and have studied Opera since i was 12 yrs. of age. SO i think that my ear for music is very well or prolly could be taken as preferance but I love music alot and am very picky about it and i must brag about my cd collection it is full of different genres and genres that most of you prolly haven't heard nor even given a chance to hear them. Well anywho ha :) the Madonna Album now i always liked madonna really since i was little i liked here music though never really was truelly passionate in buying an album. But since i heard the single "Hung up" 3 months ago i was hooked and started to like madonna even more goes to show you music makes you feel, makes you understand or what ever the case is, react different if you may. The Album "Confessions on the dance floor" suprised me very much because some times artist tend to loose that spark or that pizzzazzz if you know what i mean, especially an artist that has been around for a long time though the majority of the times those type of artist know what they are doing. I sometimes i take a risk on artist that i dont really now or go by what i heard in the single..... SO i bought the cd cause i heard it was all dance music and dang since i got into george michael last summer of 04 i've become sooo much open to dance music and even more picky :). Well anyway i placed the disc in my cd player and omg hung up sounded even better than when listening and watching it on tv. the bass was soo awesome and the beats were good because sometimes when you hear artist and they have a dance song or really just what ever the beats in the music just sounds like a lazy job in putting beats together but not in this Album every song has a different beat and the songs all leak into one another until the end..... i love that!!!!! and the beats sound like if it took time in finding really nice beats to make the lyrics sound great. All the songs truelly are great this is really the second album that i didn't skip any songs because they were all good from begining til the end. And all the songs have a flash back to classic madonna styles and vocals aswell Hung up really doesn't have that old madonna sound not really i mean it's Freaken awesome but it really is like new madonna well duh ha but the rest of the songs are like the styles you would kinda hear way back when. Madonna really made an awesome Album especially being gay which i am makes me wanna dress in dragg and go out on the town. :))))) Very good CD buy it you wont be dissapointed you have my approval..........................Tony Presley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hit It

    The cd is wonderfull i find it very fun to listen too very out there and i see her message to all the fans and people i think its another of her best cds and i think we should all buy a copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ABBA Clip on Hung Up

    This CD is addictive and if it doesn't make you move, you are ready for the morgue. The clip from ABBA's Gimme Gimme Gimme (a Man After Midnight) played on "Hung Up" is awesome.

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