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.
- "Music" (3:44)
- "Impressive Instant" (3:37)
- "Runaway Lover" (4:46)
- "I Deserve It" (4:23)
- "Amazing" (3:43)
- "Nobody's Perfect" (4:58)
- "Don't Tell Me" (4:40)
- "What It Feels Like for a Girl" (4:43)
- "Paradise (Not for Me)" (6:33)
- "Gone" (3:24)
- "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."
- 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 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:
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.