Batter up! 121 SCORE: 7.309 2015 PLACEMENT: DOWN 2 - 119 of 210 (6.934) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 16 (@discoteca @Sprockrooster @maverick_79 @rav4boy @torontodj @Modeblock @Daniel_O @Sideout @joeee @Bleu Noir @Epic Chocolat @phoenix123 @Pop Life @wintersleep @Remorque @Mvnl) LOWEST SCORE: 1 x 1 (@theelusivechanteuse) MY SCORE: 6/10 And now, an anthem for all the children who have had their playgrounds locked because of the pandemic and children have grubby, grubby, virus-transmitting hands all the time because they're vile. In fact, do children even use playgrounds these days? Don't they just use iPads? Shep Pettibone takes production duties here as Madonna sings beautifully about retreating to simpler times in your head when times are tough, and I really cannot understate how beautiful her vocal is here, because it is, but I'm sorry... this is mostly just a very pretty snooze of a track. I zone out around the three minute mark each time. I'm sure many of you are going to respond that I'm simply a philistine for not being stunned by its beauty, but yeah, Madonna has a trove of incredible ballads. This, despite it's perfectly executed lyrical conceit, simply isn't one of them to me. However, it would appear I'm in the minority, because the song was a smash. Recorded in aid of promoting A League Of Their Own, a film that all metrics appear to tell me is A Good Madonna Film, it was done fresh off the Erotica sessions and went from conception to completion in a fairly remarkable two days. She really had such a great rapport with Shep and Patrick back in the day; the rate at which they spat out amazing material together is incredible. But yes, it was Madonna's tenth No.1 on the Hot 100, and peaked stupidly high in several other territories as well. The song, despite being huge, has never found its way onto a single Madonna setlist. I could have sworn it made some kind of appearance during Tears Of A Clown for some reason or maybe even the acoustic section of the Rebel Heart Tour where she picked hits at random to perform, but alas, no. It does have a suitably maudlin video though, along with, somehow, an even longer version if you haven't lost enough of your life to it already. Enjoy?