Though a fan since Borderline was released, Madonna's Like A Virgin album, which was given to me for my 13th birthday, effectively started my obsession with her. My bedroom walls were suddenly lined with provocative posters of the singer, much to my parents' chagrin, and I played her records so much that I worn them out from overuse.
But my love for all things Madonna started to fade around the release of Music. Sure, I still liked a song here and there, but i stopped buying her albums and her music was starting to become an obscure presence in my life. I was hoping Madonna would have retired by now and she would have gone out on what high note she had left. Then a few days ago I heard Celebration.
Celebration is the single I've been waiting for from Madonna. Co-produced by the legendary Paul Oakenfold, it's love child of Holiday and Hung Up, born on the dance floor circa 1999. Oakenfold's influence is a powerful and welcome addition to the song. Celebration reminds me of the old Madonna I used to worship and if this is where her future is going, I'm sure I'm not the only person would return to her fandom.