We've moved into the fourth phase of Madonna's career, which is still ongoing albeit in 4th gear as she works on deluxe anniversary editions of her past catalog from a recent deal with Warner Brothers (who already owned the majority of her catalog) but will bring over the rights to her last three albums MDNA, Rebel Heart and Madame X in 2025. As part of the deal, a movie autobiography is in the works with Madonna set to direct.
We all know that Madonna's heart is in touring and connecting with fans. I wouldn't be surprised if she's been quietly working on an album for the past several years while maintaining her familial duties as a mother but who knows? She's already missed the entire 70s and 80s dance/disco revival with popular music now moving into 90s House. Still, it would be a perfect time to revisit her old stomping ground by incorporating all these elements of dance she helped popularize throughout the decades sooner rather than later. Whatever she does, it will be in spectacular fashion.
Despite her reign as the Queen of Pop for much of the 80s and 90s — the hits from this period were harder to come by. Generally, this is an American thing, where radio programming is heavily skewed toward a younger audience and disregards aging pop stars. Her global hit Hung Up reached #1 in 41 countries but barely hit the Top 10 in the United States. This infectious earworm that sampled ABBA's Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) hit all the right notes but resistance from radio in the states was due more to ageism than the song's popularity. Perhaps Madonna's biggest revenge with her continued racking up of #1 dance songs on Billboard's Dance Club chart.
Having grossed over $1.31 billion in touring — Madonna ranks as the #3 highest ranking act in revenue for touring just behind The Rolling Stones and U2. Of course, the Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990 is what kicked off one of the most ambitious productions in the history of tours and set the benchmark for future acts to achieve.
Everyone is aware that Madonna recently released Finally Enough Love commemorating her 50 #1 Dance songs on that chart. The Ultimate Dance Collection is strictly made for fans longing for a continuous mix of her biggest hits so please support the release of her multi-disk set. You can also stream it on Spotify.
Volume three of the Ultimate Dance Collection features remixes from the albums Confessions on a Dance Floor through Madame X with multiple fan favorites that were never released as singles from these albums. Some of these favorites include songs like God Control, Devil Pray, Future Lovers, Forbidden Love, Heartbreak City, and Masterpiece amongst several others.
Party Favorz has spent the better part of two weeks pouring through hundreds of bootleg remixes. The final release in this series will be The Ultimate Bootleg Collection, which is shaping up to be one epic fan-made tour de force. Look for that to drop next Saturday. Until then...ENJOY!
Album: The Ultimate Dance Collection Vol. 3 Genre: Electro House, House, Future House, EDM, Progressive Year: 2022 Total Time: 02:50:26
1. God Control (Offer Nissim Rosh Hashana Remix)
2. Ghosttown (Victor Dinaire & Bissen Remix)
3. Devil Pray (BrandonUK Universal Prayers Full Vocal Bootleg)
4. Miles Away (Johnny Vicious Club Mix)
5. Get Together (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor Kinkyfunk Mix)
6. Hung Up (SDP Extended Vocal)
7. Turn Up The Radio (Marco V Remix)
8. I Love New York (Unknown Mix)
9. Future Lovers (DirtyHands Extended Remix)
10. Celebration (Oakenfold Remix)
11. Forbidden Love (Isak Salazar Trance Mix)
12. Jump (Hitmixers Remix)
13. Dance 2Night (Peter Rauhofer Club Mix) [with Justin Timberlake]
14. Give It 2 Me (Paul Oakenfold Extended Mix)
15. Girl Gone Wild (Avicii's UMF Mix)
16. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.]