163 SCORE: 6.621 2015 PLACEMENT: UP 6 - 169 of 210 (5.981) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 2 (@Up Down Suite @godspeed) LOWEST SCORE: 2 x 1 (@Aester) MY SCORE: 6.5/10 Well, it's been a pretty good turn out for "I'd Rather..." when you factor in its performance in 2015. Up five places and over two thirds of a point, along with leapfrogging "Don't Stop" which it didn't manage to do five years ago. That said, I'm not entirely surprised it's the next one out. My criticisms of it are similar to "Don't Stop" in the sense that I don't think Madonna embodies the vibe of the track fully, and it ends up sounding rather clinical instead of legitimately sexy and warm. I'm... also a raising my eyebrow a little at Madonna offering to be a guy's "brother". Like, okay, nice white lady. Work, I guess. It would appear this was one of the tracks that originally started out in Shep Pettibone's hands (Similar to "Secret" demo "Something's Coming Over Me" which @torontodj mentioned... maybe two days ago?) before moving on to a different producer. Sampling 1969 track "It's Your Thing" by Lou Donaldson, it basically takes that jazzy original and turns it into a contemporary RnB song. While the released version features a verse from Meshell Ndegeocello, there is actually an unreleased version featuring none other than 2Pac, presumably recorded when they were dating one another in the early nineties. Remember when she dropped that bomb during the Rebel Heart era? QUEEN. I've included the 2Pac version of the track (which is infinitely superior) along with the track that it samples. Enjoy!