We’ve only got four minutes…

… to save the world! You simply must hear Madonna’s newest single, “4 Minutes.” I wasn’t so hot on it the first time I heard it (it was a rather poor quality radio rip, so that may have had something to do with it) but now – oh man! This track is awesome and will get you moving, even if you’re a couch potato like me! ;) What I like best about it – aside from those fantastic horns! – is that it follows Madonna’s recent trend of singing about life, the universe, and everything, but packages the message in a cool hip-pop sound.

gcomadonna4minutes11sv2To be perfectly honest, the leaked “The Beat Goes On” had me a little scared about the forthcoming album, and the leak of “Candy Shop” had me positively frightened. (I’ve since warmed a little to “The Beat Goes On” – though I stand by the criticisms I leveled at it last September – and look forward to hearing how it has been reworked for the album, but I’m still not big on “Candy Shop”.) With “4 Minutes,” however, my fears are gone. Hard Candy (dig that title!) is going to rock. (“I’m gonna kick your ass but it’s going to make you feel good”, incidentally, is how Madonna describes the album. And that’s why she’s the Queen!)

By the way, here is the official cover and track list for Hard Candy in case you haven’t seen it yet!

4910707a15Hard Candy
Global Release: April 28 2008 / US Release: April 29 2008

1. Candy Shop
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

2. 4 Minutes
Written by: Madonna and Justin Timberlake
Produced by: Timbaland

Background Vocals by: Justin Timberlake
3. Give It 2 Me
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

4. Heartbeat
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

5. Miles Away
Written by: Madonna and Justin Timberlake
Produced by: Timbaland

6. She’s Not Me
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

7. Incredible
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

8. Beat Goes On
Written by: Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: The Neptunes

9. Dance Tonight
Written by: Madonna and Justin Timberlake
Produced by: Timbaland
Background Vocals by: Justin Timberlake

10. Spanish Lessons
Written by Madonna and Pharrell Williams
Produced by: the Neptunes

11. Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You
Written by: Madonna and Justin
Produced by: Timbaland
Co-Produced by : Danja
Background Vocals by: Justin Timberlake

12. Voices
Written by: Madonna and Justin Timberlake
Produced by Danja
Co-Produced by: Timbaland
Background Vocal: Justin Timberlake

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