Ray Of Light was Madonna's 7th studio album released on February 22, 1998. In honor of it celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release, let's do a quick and easy rankdown.
Please PM me your list of all 14 songs (I am using the Japanese edition of it which includes the bonus track "Has To Be") by April 14. If a particular remix or alternate version would affect your ranking of a certain song, you may rank it based on that. I will gladly extend the rankdown submission period if anyone needs additional time.
Drowned World/Substitute for Love Swim Ray of Light Candy Perfume Girl Skin Nothing Really Matters Sky Fits Heaven Shanti/Ashtangi Frozen The Power of Good-Bye To Have and Not to Hold Little Star Mer Girl Has to Be
Spotify playlist for the standard album (tracks 1 to 13):
my top 10 songs of the week: 1) Beauty Is Truth - xPropaganda 2) Midnight Legend - Special Interest 3) Wolf - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 4) Walk Home - Young The Giant 5) What Feels Like Eternity - Metric 6) Frenzy - Iggy Pop 7) Everybody's Cool - Two Door Cinema Club 8) Life Is Yours - Foals 9) Should've Been Me - Mitski 10)David Lynch Has A Painting Made Of Flies Eyes - SSVU
Post by Az Paynter on Apr 18, 2018 15:50:55 GMT -5
Crap, I was gonna do this one and I thought the deadline had been pushed back further. Can you wait a couple hours for me?
I love that we are always finding ways to try to get someone to listen to our flop faves. No YOP thread, RT theme, or Games section stone will be left unturned in our mission to get somebody, anybody to validate our taste in music. That is when you know the love of the music is real. Like "LISTEN TO THESE SONGS THEY'RE GREAT DAMMIT PLEASE GIVE MY FAVES 0.0000002 CENTS ON SPOTIFY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD." It's the modus operandi of Pulse so much at this point.
With the last submission sent in just a few hours ago, the submission period has ended.
I will begin posting the reveals later today. Let's kick things off with this article from the February 28, 1998 issue of Billboard in which they covered the surprise club performance at the Roxy Madonna did to begin the Ray Of Light album era over Valentine's weekend.
The song sung in Sanskrit based on the Yoga Taravali starts things off. This had been at #14 since almost the very beginning. When Madonna originally recorded it, there were some issues with the pronunciation. She did go in and correct some of them but still it's not quite there. Sonically, there is a lot going on in the song from the hard drums and electric guitars to the deep bass to the filtering and the Bollywood string samples. The song served as the B-side to "Frozen" for many editions of the single. It was only performed live twice including the Roxy club gig mentioned above and then at the MTV awards that year as a medley with "Ray Of Light."
Points: 320 Standard Deviation: 2.6268 Average Ranking: 11.85
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