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.
We have reached the letter G.
G is for Ghosttown. The second single from Madonna’s last studio album, Rebel Heart, this is classic Madonna in ballad territory but with production that was bang up to the minute. It didn’t set the charts alight but we agree with Diplo, (who was involved in the album) when he told Rolling Stone that ageism in the Music Industry was to blame and another act would’ve had a big no.1 hit with the song.
- The video for Ghosttown features Empire star Terence Howard
- Ghosttown is about a city after armageddon and how the few people who are left have to pick the pieces and start over. A deeper tone of humanity self-destructing is also present.
- Ghosttown received remix treatment from dance producer/DJ Armand Van Helden amongst others, helping it achieve a no.1 on the US Dance Club Chart
- The track was co-written withE Kidd Boggart, Jason Evigan and Sean Douglas. The latter two had worked together on Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty and Madonna was a fan of the track and so a writing session was set up.
There were lots of options for the letter G. From 80s Madonna with Gambler, to a cluster of 2000s Madonna singles; Get Together, Give It 2 Me, Give Me All Your Luvin and Girl Gone Wild. Did we pick the right one? Tell us @entfocusmusic and what you’d pick for the letter H.
See our other choices (updated daily) in our Madonna A to Z of singles.