180 SCORE: 6.245 2015 PLACEMENT: 152 of 210 (6.284) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 12 (@Euphoria @Cutlery @Suburbia @elear @Ana Raquel @torontodj @theelusivechanteuse @TheChoirgirlHotel @LTG @Mr Blonde @Music Is Life) LOWEST SCORE: 0 x 2 (@Sideout @Markus1981) MY SCORE: 10/10 Sorry, but I have to scream. "Act of Contrition" finishes its run inside the Top 180, beating out nearly fifty other actual songs to be here. Iconic. I'm only just noticing that it nearly made into the Top 150 last time too. You truly can't keep an absolutely terrifying album outro down. There doesn't appear to be any kind of consensus online as to what this is even about, and Madonna has never specified, so it remains one of the many intriguing mysteries in a career packed with them. My take? Well, I more or less shared it when "Act Of Contrition" came up in conversation in the thread last week. Queen is rather flippantly saying her prayers so she can be absolved of all sins and get past those pearly gates, with the chopped and screwed and reversed "Like A Prayer" cacophony playing underneath her as a representation of all her filthy sinning ways. Unfortunately it turns out that St Peter thinks she's full of shit, and after sincerely apologising for being an asshole in the eyes of the Lord... she turns into a demon on His doorstep because it turns out Booking.com lied to her several times. That's really it. Like A Prayer on a whole has Madonna repeatedly dipping her quill into the church's ink for some naughty (and some not) double entendres, so it makes sense the album ends with a perfunctory and half-hearted apology for doing so. Elements of the track were used in the performance of "Like A Prayer" on Blond Ambition, but... it's a little too early to posting that sort of thing, isn't it?