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Madonna: The Discography Rate - COMPLETE

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by RJF, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Whew Delilah is great!

  2. I'm just going to be delusional and anticipate the shock elimination to be "Bitch I'm Madonna".

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  3. The generation of @Music Is Life

    Edit: nope wrong generation
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  4. Ah my students. People who have no clue who Beyoncé is aside from playing Nala in the Lion King adaptation. When I played some hits (Crazy In Love / Single Ladies) from her they recognized but had no clue it was the same person. Imagine that. The last time I felt that old was when I talked about the attack on 9/11 and they all looking confused until I realised they were born after that happened.
  5. RJF


    We go hard...

    And sometimes we go home...

    And sometimes on our way home...

    We do some shopping.

    SCORE: 6.588

    2015 PLACEMENT: 162 of 210 (6.103)
    HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 4 (@eatyourself @JMRGBY @Crisp X @japanbonustrack)
    LOWEST SCORE: 2 x 4 (@Euphoria @2014 @Aester @Markus1981)
    MY SCORE: 7/10

    Are you gagged? I'm a bit gagged if I'm honest. I thought that if there was any track that would benefit from a Hard Candy reappraisal, it would be this one, but no. Madonna's "Run The World (Girls)" before Diplo was even a twinkle in Beyoncé's eye and an obvious favourite of hers, be it down to genuine affection or the fact that she knows it pisses off the people who still pay £600 for a front row seat to hate 70% of her setlist anyway, but we'll get to that in the end of this post...

    Acting as the opening track to Hard Candy, "Candy Shop" is the result of Madonna asking Pharrell for "hot shit" and getting this laid onto her hands in return, and she loved it. If memory serves me correctly, she even fought to have this be the lead single for the album before Warner overruled with "4 Minutes", to which Madonna replied, "Oh whatever I just signed a contract with Live Nation for $120M do what you want." and skipped off to find a nice public restroom to do the album photoshoot in and deciding to stay in Adidas tracksuits for the rest of the era. I can't really remember where I stood on this back in 2015, but I don't think I was nearly as kind as I was this year. It's just so stupid and fun; Madonna likening her pussy to a candy store. Like of course Pharrell can't resist panting all over it but Madonna sounds like she's having a blast, it's insanely catchy, and the production is suitably chewy and delightful; that bouncy instrumental just after the chorus is sublime. "My sugar is raaahhh!!!!" is also just iconic at this point, and you can stay mad. Stick-stick-stick-sticky and sweet.

    "Candy Shop" has been performed on more tours than several actual multi-platinum mega hits, if you wanted confirmation of Madonna's love for it. The first time was when it opened the show at Sticky & Sweet in 2008, the second time saw it take a few elements from "Erotica" when it popped up during the MDNA Tour in 2012, and at the time of writing, its last outing was on the Rebel Heart Tour during the final 1920s-themed act. She also performed a few times around the album launch, and will no doubt perform it in the future particularly when she got the back room of her candy shop refurbished last year. I have compiled all those listed performances below, flavours galore... but I hate Turkish delight. Can I have something else to suck?

  6. RJF


    Tomorrow: a tie! See you then!

    166. Candy Shop - 6.588
    167. Wash All Over Me - 6.561
    168. HeartBreakCity - 6.558
    169. Bitch I'm Loca (Feat. Maluma) - 6.548
    170. Your Honesty - 6.524
    171. Beautiful Scars - 6.461
    172. Something To Remember - 6.458
    173. Love Don't Live Here Anymore - 6.448
    174. Over And Over - 6.433
    175. Another Suitcase In Another Hall - 6.409
    176. Stay - 6.367
    177. Don't Stop - 6.339
    178. Girl Gone Wild - 6.324
    179. I Know It - 6.267
    180. Act Of Contrition - 6.245
    181. Fighting Spirit - 6.227
    182. I Don't Give A (Feat. Nicki Minaj) - 6.203
    183. It's So Cool - 6.191
    184. Illuminati - 6.167
    185. Funana - 6.161
    186. Dance 2Night - 6.152
    187. Borrowed Time - 6.118
    187. History - 6.118
    189. Sooner Or Later - 6.109
    189. One More Chance - 6.109
    191. Back That Up To The Beat - 6.076
    192. Let Down Your Guard - 6.036
    193. Killers Who Are Partying - 6.015
    194. I'm A Sinner - 6.012
    195. I Fucked Up - 5.964
    196 - Some Girls - 5.933
    197. He's A Man - 5.924
    198. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.) - 5.921
    199. Buenos Aires - 5.894
    200. Super Pop - 5.848
    201. Revolver (Feat. Lil Wayne) - 5.827
    202. Can't Stop - 5.77
    203. Ain't No Big Deal - 5.736
    204. Turn Up The Radio - 5.727
    205. Best Friend - 5.721
    206. Graffiti Heart - 5.697
    207. Hanky Panky - 5.691
    208. Love Makes The World Go Round - 5.679
    209. Back In Business - 5.67
    210. Pretender - 5.661
    211. Lament - 5.615
    212. Cyber-Raga - 5.603
    213. Incredible - 5.545
    214. Jimmy Jimmy - 5.521
    215. Now I'm Following You - 5.497
    216. Ring My Bell - 5.424
    217. S.E.X. - 5.373
    218. Spanish Lesson - 4.997
    219. Shoo-Bee-Doo - 4.948
    220. More - 4.852
    221. What Can You Lose - 4.436
    222. Superstar - 4.391
    223. Auto-Tune Baby - 4.121
    224. Cry Baby - 3.367
    225. I'm Going Bananas - 3.327
    226. B-Day Song (Feat. M.I.A.) - 3.000
    227. Hey You - 2.976
  7. Oh my god!

    This is the one I wanted to change from an 8 to a 9 (or 10?) at the last minute. It’s a Madonna classic at this point. There’s plenty of average material left in the rate that should have left before this.

    I’m gooped.
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  8. I HATE F-WORDS THIS SONG IS A STUPID BOP THAT DESERVED AT LEAST TOP 150 AND I LOVE IT. I knew I'd be second-guessing some of my own scores (I gave it an 8) but not like this!!!
  9. I bet Madonna is watching this rate and is going to punish us on the next tour setlist for this.
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  10. That's Gen Z dd. Gen X is the generation between boomers and millenials.
  11. RJF


    It wouldn't have made a difference if it's any consolation.

    A kii: I cheated and took the video from the Olympia in Paris for the MDNA performance. Considering how shaky the audience were making the camerawork in other videos, I think the solid, steady picture tells us everything we need to know about how the audience were feeling about it sksksksks
  12. I jumped out when I saw that I was tagged, but I didn't expect this elimination at all.

    Bunch of sour candies.
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  13. Madonna taking suggestions for her next tour setlist:

  14. So sweet then they get a little tasteless, yeah
  15. Oh. The Steps fans then.
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  16. Candy Shop at #166!? I some people's sugar just isn't raw, sticky or sweet. Sad.
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  17. RJF


    Me going inside the candy shoppe to inspect Madonna's goods after she promised she had so much more

  18. Surveillance footage of me in a candy shop aisle.

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  19. You’re more obsessed with Steps than actual Steps fans!

    I think I’ve been Stockholm Syndrome-d into loving Candy Shop which is basically what M wanted us all to do. It’s become a running joke now that she hauls this out every time. I was half expecting a fado mix on the Madame X tour just to keep it up! People who didn’t score this well clearly don’t have candy galore.
  20. I've missed quite a bit, but what the actual fuck at "Candy Shop" going already?
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