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Music is a 2000 album by Madonna. It contains the hits "Music", "Don't Tell Me", and "What It Feels Like for a Girl". It was the follow-up to the hugely successful Ray of Light.


  1. "Music" (3:44)
  2. "Impressive Instant" (3:37)
  3. "Runaway Lover" (4:46)
  4. "I Deserve It" (4:23)
  5. "Amazing" (3:43)
  6. "Nobody's Perfect" (4:58)
  7. "Don't Tell Me" (4:40)
  8. "What It Feels Like for a Girl" (4:43)
  9. "Paradise (Not for Me)" (6:33)
  10. "Gone" (3:24)
  11. "American Pie" (4:33)


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  • Alliterative Title: "Impressive Instant"
  • Changed for the Video: The dance mix version of "What It Feels Like For A Girl" was used for its video instead of the original from this album.
  • Country Music: "Don't Tell Me" is a country/dance song.
  • Cover Version: "American Pie" by Don McLean.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: "Music"'
    Music... makes the people ... come together...YEAH!
  • Darker and Edgier: Yes, the album has quite a number of dance-electronica songs, but "I Deserve It" and the final three tracks on the standard version are a huge downer.
  • Double Standard: She explores the topic in "What It Feels Like for a Girl" with its spoken intro "Girls can wear jeans, And cut their hair short, Wear shirts and boots 'Cause it's OK to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading 'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading."
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  • Driven to Suicide: In the video for "What It Feels Like for a Girl", Madonna's character takes an old lady out for a violent joy ride before she crashes the last car she and her passenger were in.
  • Face on the Cover: Madonna... in a cowgirl's hat.
  • Hymn to Music:
    Music, music
    Music makes the people come together
    Music mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel
  • One-Word Title: "Music", "Amazing", and "Gone"
  • The Power of Rock:
    Music makes the bourgeoisie wanna rebel!
  • Record Producer: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï, William Orbit, Guy Sigsworth, Mark "Spike" Stent, and Talvin Singh.
  • Refuge in Audacity: In the music video of "Music" Madonna plays a female pimp, complete with actual scantily clad women acting like whores. A normal image in most videoclips starring men, but the fact that a woman is in charge here is pretty unconventional.
  • Reusable Lighter Toss: In the music video for "What It Feels Like For A Girl", Madonna's character dumps a lit cigarette lighter onto spilled gasoline to cause a gas station to explode before she drives off.
  • Special Guest: Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G in the "Music" video.
  • Spoken Word in Music:
    • "Music".
    Hey mister DJ... put a record on ... I wanna dance with my baby
    • The beginning quote in "What It Feels Like for a Girl" was said by Charlotte Gainsbourg in the movie The Cement Garden.
  • Stylistic Suck: The guitar lick in "Don't Tell Me" is deliberately chopped up in a way that makes it sound like the CD is skipping.
  • Title Track: "Music"
  • Water Guns and Balloons: A realistic-looking water pistol is used by Madonna's character on a couple of cops in the video for "What It Feels Like For A Girl".
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Ali G tries it in the video for "Music", to Madonna's annoyance.


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