Madonna

Celebration

(Digital Download - Warner Bros. #)

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Madonna's run at the top of the charts lasted so long, longer than almost any other star, it's almost impossible to squeeze all the hits onto one collection. And so it is that Celebration, a double-disc, 36-track set that also has a companion single-disc condensation, misses a few songs, hits as gorgeous as "Rain" and as goofily camp as "Hanky Panky," but truth be told, they're not greatly missed on this parade of pop genius that's hampered only slightly by its non-chronological order. Out of order, it does emphasize Madonna's consistency, and the bigger problem with the collection is that it mixes up album mixes, single edits, Q-Sound mixes pulled from The Immaculate Collection, and a couple of stray odd edits and mixes. This is a mess, but not quite enough to dilute what is one of the greatest bodies of work in modern pop -- even in this mixed-up confusion, these singles are a joy to hear.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
05:36 SpotifyAmazon
2
03:45 SpotifyAmazon
3
05:16 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:09 Amazon
5
06:08 SpotifyAmazon
6
04:10 SpotifyAmazon
7
03:08 SpotifyAmazon
8
04:45 SpotifyAmazon
9
05:42 SpotifyAmazon
10
04:33 SpotifyAmazon
11
03:58 SpotifyAmazon
12
03:59 SpotifyAmazon
13
03:49 SpotifyAmazon
14
03:58 SpotifyAmazon
15
04:28 SpotifyAmazon
16
04:30 SpotifyAmazon
17
04:54 SpotifyAmazon
18
feat: Lil Wayne
03:40 Amazon
19
04:02 SpotifyAmazon
20
04:00 SpotifyAmazon
21
04:02 SpotifyAmazon
22
04:29 SpotifyAmazon
23
03:38 SpotifyAmazon
24
03:42 SpotifyAmazon
25
03:44 SpotifyAmazon
26
03:58 SpotifyAmazon
27
03:43 SpotifyAmazon
28
05:20 SpotifyAmazon
29
05:51 SpotifyAmazon
30
04:20 SpotifyAmazon
31
04:22 SpotifyAmazon
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04:36 SpotifyAmazon
33
04:09 SpotifyAmazon
34
03:49 SpotifyAmazon
35
03:35 SpotifyAmazon
36
03:58 SpotifyAmazon
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