Happy 10th anniversary Confessions On A Dance Floor!
Madonna‘s iconic album Confessions On A Dance Floor turns 10 today!
All from this era became one of the strongest and most meaningful imagery in music! It’s still a fresh and avant-garde album.
Madonna was honored with a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2007, as well as International Female Solo Artist at the 2006 BRIT Awards. Commercially, her 10th album peaked at #1 in 40 countries, earning a place in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for topping the record charts in the most countries. Despite being available for sale during the last one and a half months of 2005, the album’s success was such that it still ranked as the world’s sixth biggest-selling of the year. Confessions on a Dance Floor has sold an estimated 12 million copies worldwide.
The album received promotion from the Confessions Tour which began in May 2006. The tour grossed over US $194.7 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist, at that time, a record that only Madonna herself has broken since. Additionally, the tour received the “Most Creative Stage Production” at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, as well as “Top Boxscore” from the Billboard Touring Awards.
When I wrote American Life, I was very agitated by what was going on in the world around me, […] I was angry. I had a lot to get off my chest. I made a lot of political statements. But now, I feel that I just want to have fun; I want to dance; I want to feel buoyant. And I want to give other people the same feeling. There’s a lot of madness in the world around us, and I want people to be happy.
“Hung Up” was released as the album’s lead single on October 17, 2005. Critics claimed that it was her best dance track to date and have compared it to other Madonna tracks in the same genre. Hung Up” became a worldwide commercial success, peaking atop the charts of 41 countries and earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records along with the album. In the United States it became her 36th top ten hit, tying her with Elvis Presley.
“Sorry” was released as the second single from the album on February 28, 2006. The song received positive reviews from contemporary critics who declared the track as the strongest song on Confessions on a Dance Floor. It topped the singles charts in Italy, Spain, Romania and the United Kingdom, where it became Madonna’s 12th #1 single
“Get Together” was released as the third single from the album by Warner Bros. Records on June 6, 2006. The decision was spurred by the fact that “Get Together” was the third most downloaded song from the album. It reached the top ten in countries such as Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Italy, and peaked at number one in Spain.
“Jump” was released as fourth and the final single from the album on October 31, 2006. Critics complimented the song and its empowerment theme. The song peaked inside the top ten of the charts in some European countries, while reaching the peak position in Italy and Hungary.
Which is your favourite Confessions track?