141 SCORE: 7.009 11 x 1 (@HEARTCORE) 2015 PLACEMENT: UP 14 - 155 of 210 (6.266) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 11 (@Tigerlily @nanafan @Ana Raquel @Andy French @fatyoshi @joeee @Michael17 @Crisp X @wintersleep @Mr Blonde @Bangers&Bops) LOWEST SCORE: 1 x 1 (@Markus1981) MY SCORE: 6.5/10 The 11/10s are really starting to fall thick and fast. I'm surprised to see my score is so low when I generally really like this, but I think that tracks that slip through the cracks like this one does do end up suffering in terms of how they're perceived. Although maybe that's not entirely true; "Goodbye To Innocence" improves on its 2015 placement by over ten places and gains nearly a full point from the voters, so I'd say that's pretty good going for a track that was buried on a random compilation CD. But yes, this slaps. It is a slapper; slapping is its field. Originally popping up as a deeply chopped and screwed version of itself known as "Up Down Suite" on the b-side to "Rain" (happy anniversary to that also!), the fully intact version of the track eventually surfaced on the Just Say Roe pro-choice benefit CD in 1994, a year after its dub mix self had been released. From what I can gather, this song went through a good amount of changes before Madonna eventually decided to cut it from Erotica and more or less cannibalised it for her version of "Fever", which you can kinda hear in the production. Apparently Madonna just started riffing the lyrics to "Fever" over the beat in the studio one day, decided it was better, and had the rights to the cover by the end of the day. I... can kind of hear why it was cut. The album covers a lot of the same ground but better, and spoken word verses are a little too reminiscent of "Rescue Me" to be satisfying. Still though, the verses are great, and I should have given this at least 7/10. I'm a fool. Now we pass over to @HEARTCORE for what might be the most interesting 11/10 choice in the rate, "This song pretty much encompasses everything I love about M." And now we take back over from @HEARTCORE. Here's "Up Down Suite", the dub mix of the song that was released officially through a proper Madonna release. This came on at a club I was at one time and cleared the dancefloor, but honestly, that sax and that hi-hat had me living. I can't even remember the name of the DJ, but dropping a 1993 Madonna b-side dub mix in the middle of his set might be the queerest thing I've ever seen anyone ever do, so we're gonna clap for that hooker tonight.