Her Madgesty is celebrating her 60th birthday this month so we’re dedicating August to the Queen of Pop. We will be picking our A to Z of Madonna singles each day this month as well as asking you to vote for your favourite Madonna album.
Today we reach the letter F.
F is for Frozen. Madonna’s career was still going strong in the 1990s but it appeared her popularity was on the decline with Erotica and Bedtime Stories selling less well than her previous albums in the UK. The lead single from her Ray of Light album, Frozen, soon reinstated Madonna as the Queen of Pop. The William Orbit produced track is a mid-tempo, cinematic masterpiece with a haunting, magical video where a witch-like Madonna morphs into a flock of crows.
- The track became Madonna’s 8th UK no.1 single and her first since Vogue eight years prior
- The video was directed by British director Chris Cunningham who had previously made videos for Aphex Twin and Portishead
- Frozen saw Madonna reunite with Patrick Leonard; a winning formula which previously created the hits La Isla Bonita, Like A Prayer and Cherish to name just a few.
The letter F also gives us Madonna’s cover of Fever by Peggy Lee and her duet with Justin Timberlake 4 Minutes. Did we choose the right track?
Let us know @entfocusmusic and remember to add #MadonnaMonth as well as tell us what we should choose for the letter G.
See our other choices (updated daily) in our Madonna A to Z of singles.