Girl Gone Wild - biggest pop stomper on the album.
Gang Bang - very theatrical vocals about taking revenge on a lover who ruined her life. She apparently yells on the record 'Drive bitch, Die bitch!' Kind of Stupid, kind of amazing, kind of funny and kind of fucked up! Full of one essential thing that her contenders lack: DRAMA!
Shot you dead,
Shot my lover in the head...
I'm going straight to hell...
I've got a lot of friends there
Drive bitch, die bitch!
I Don't Give A - tour-de-force moment on the album. recounting a typical day, becomes intensely honest, telling-off of her critics. The track builds up to a genius, choral, almost Tom Burton-esque conclusion.
This is your life,
Children on your own,
Gotta plan on the phone,
Meet the press,
Buy a dress,
Do all this to impress...
Do ten things at once
And if you don't like it
I don't give a...
I tried to be the perfect wife...
I diminished myself...
It swallowed me...
If I was a failure
Then I don't give a...
Turn Up The Radio - Strongest most immediate section on MDNA. Begins like a delicate ballad, pleading the audience to stop for a moment and get away from the world through music. May sound trite, but there's urgency in it's simplicity. Transforms into the albums most pounding moment, reaching a climax that threatens to blow the speakers. Some might find it unusually generic, but she makes it her own. Sure to please fans, fill dancefloors, shake clubs and find a slot on the next series of Glee.
Superstar - one of the later highlights on the album. The sweetest song she has released since 'Cherish'. Twirls along, an open-top summer anthem. Serenading a new lover with a hypnotic chorus. It's simple and pretty and a perfect song to sing on her summer concerts! And should definately be a single!
Falling Free - deep melancholia! One of the saddest songs she has ever written.
Beautiful Killer - 80's sounding, string laden song as a tribute to french actor Alain Delon.
'I Fucked Up' - Only described as confessional.
Overall it might not have the serious pop intensity of Confessions, it's not as a drastically new or experimental as music critics might like, but it's fun, fucked up, dancey, and full of drama. It's what her fans have been waiting for: a wallop enough of an album to put her back up there, a checkmate against Lady Gaga, who despite her brilliance, doesn't quite give you songs that are as easy to disco dance to as some of these are. Is Madonna still 'the Queen' as Nicki Minaj gabs at one point? On the strength of MDNA, it's hard to argue against.
From Attitude Magazine - thanks to markm