Madonna’s ‘Finally Enough Love’ Celebrates Her 50 Dance Club Number Ones

When looking back through Madonna‘s singularly magnificent career, it isn’t the quirky pop songs (‘Holiday’, the admittedly silly ‘Like a Virgin’) that still so strongly resonate, but rather the times she courted controversy (‘Papa Don’t Preach’), flaunted her considerable sexuality (‘Justify My Love’), and especially when she drew sonically and spiritually upon the (New York) club culture that actually gave birth to her. To be sure, tracks like ‘Lucky Star’, ‘Burning Up’, ‘Into the Groove’ and especially her arguably greatest single ever, ‘Open Your Heart’ – which sounds as thrilling now as it did when it was released in 1986 – still resound with the same exuberance and exhilaration which surely went into writing and recording them back then.

So a proper celebration of her long history of as the “dance” Madonna, as opposed to just the “pop” Madonna seemed virtually inevitable. And a new partnership with Warner Music Group will this summer gift the world with Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, which gathers together the fifty songs with which she topped the Billboard Dance Club Chart in the last 40 or so years – the highest tally for any single artist on any chart…ever.

The list of remixers is head-spinning, reminding not only of her remarkable ability to recognize zeitgeist-defining talent, but also of how much all those icons of dance culture coveted the chance to collab with the Queen of Pop. And so the considerable credits here include the likes of Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone, Sasha, Jacques Lu Cont, the late, lamented Avicii, and even Pet Shop Boys with ‘Sorry (PSB Maxi Mix Edit)’. Basically, if you were the shit, you got a call from Madonna – and you definitely took the call.

And the tracks? ‘Justify My Love (Orbit Edit)’, ‘Erotica (Underground Club Mix)’, ‘Secret (Junior’s Luscious Single Mix)’, ‘Frozen (Extended Club Mix Edit)’, ‘American Pie (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Radio Mix)’, ‘American Life (Felix Da Housecat’s Devin Dazzle Edit)’…and for Bond devotees, ‘Die Another Day (Deepsky Radio Edit)’, to name but a few. More than 20 are being made available for the first time ever, pure catnip to Madonna completists, and to anyone else who can just never get enough Madge. (And really, we never can get enough of her.)

If it all seems a bit too overwhelming, there’s a 16-track version as well, with the title truncated to simply Finally Enough Love, due out June 24. But the main event – which will also be available on cool red and black vinyl – drops August 19, just in time to close out the summer with a mad, marvelous Madonna dance party. And we honestly couldn’t think of it ending any other way.

“Get up on your feet…”

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