Give It 2 Me

Hyde Park Updates

As some fans may have heard 'The Hit Factory Live' event that was due to take place in Hyde Park tomorrow has been cancelled. Here is the latest update on how this may effect Madonna's MDNA show there next week:

Live Nation and The Royal Parks forced to cancel ONE show in Hyde Park tomorrow - The Hit Factory Live.
All other Hyde Park events and concerts to go ahead as planned.

Live Nation and The Royal Parks have today announced that they have been forced to cancel The Hit Factory Live concert tomorrow (Wednesday 11 July).
Following the severe and unprecedented weather conditions across the country the site was declared unfit this morning to host the concert. The decision was made following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities and the safety advisory group. The safety of our customers, performers and production crew is of utmost importance and the decision was made unanimously. The potential risk to staff and music fans was too great for the event to go ahead.
Live Nation and The Royal Parks sincerely regret the disappointment caused by this cancellation.
John Probyn, Live Nation COO said, 'The moment the Wireless Festival ended, we put in place a massive plan to prepare the site for tomorrow. Eight thousand cubic metres of wood chip is currently being put in place and over the past 24hours crews have started to make the site safe for our customers. Despite best efforts time has beaten us, but I want to reassure that Hard Rock Calling concerts with Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon, plus Madonna on 17 July and the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration concert and the events will go ahead.'
Steve Edwards, Hyde Park manager, said: 'Woodchip is being laid on the concert site as part of plans to ensure concert goers can be welcomed back as soon as possible. We are confident that the action being taken will enable Hard Rock Calling and the remainder of the summer concert series to go ahead as planned.'

Give It 2 Me shines on Billboard

According to Billboard Madonna's latest single Give It 2 Me is doing well despite not getting airplay in the US - this is thanks in part to the songs popularity at Dance Radio and Clubs all across America!

#1 - Hot Dance Singles Sales
#3 - Hot Pop Single Sales
#5 - Hot 100 European Singles
#6 - Hot Dance Airplay
#7 - Hot Dance Club/Play

Thanks to Micheal

Give It 2 Me celebrates 5 weeks at the top

On Friday the new Dutch Top 40 was announced and Madonna is still number one with Give It 2 Me for the fifth week in a row!

This marks the longest stay at the top of the charts for a single in 2008. This is also the first time that Madonna hits the number one spot with two consecutive singles and it's her second longest number one hit apart from Hung Up.

Thanks to Arend

European radio loves Madonna

American radio may not want to give it to Madonna but the rest of the world certainly has. According to Nielsen, Madonna's Give It 2 Me is the 4th most played song across Europe!

#1 - Viva La Vida / ColdPlay
#2 - All Summer Long / Kid Rock
#3 - Take A Bow / Rihanna
#4 - Give It 2 Me / Madonna
#5 - Mercy / Duffy

Thanks to Micheal

Give It 2 Me in the UK midweek charts

The UK single chart midweeks have just been announced and it looks like Madonna is heading for another Top Ten hit.

Although McFly look untouchable at the top of the chart, the rest of the top six are very close - so remember every download and purchase counts - so let's get Madonna into the Top Five.

#1 McFly 7695
#2 Dizzee Rascal 3042
#3 Kid Rock 3040
#4 Basshunter 3001
#5 Jordin Sparks 2989
#6 Madonna 2989

Thanks to Chris

Give It 2 Me not getting enough adds on US radio

The leading radio monitor in America has just released the Top40 add alert report for the week.
Madonna was not the top add. The Jonas Brothers were added at 47 radio stations over Madonna who was added at only 8 radio sations.
Last week 11 radio stations added the song hopefully they wont abandon the song. With the combined 19 stations the song will hopefully build momentum and eventually be added across the board.
We Madonna must unite and make our voices heard. Everyone must call their Top40 station in their respective cities and request Give It 2 Me. We cannot allow US Radio to ignore Madonna yet again.
If fans want all the singles from Hard Candy played in America fans must call Top 40 stations with our requests....but be polite!

Thanks to Micheal

Dutch Charts: Give It 2 Me

Fantastic news for Give It 2 Me in Holland. After spending only one week in the Tipparade, Madonna enters the official Dutch Top 40 charts at #19. She is the second highest new entry after Kid Rock with All Summer Long.
This is great news when as this is based on airplay and downloads alone. Meanwhile 4 Minutes drops a little to #7.

Thanks to Kimberley at

Dutchman Fedde Le Grand remixes Madonna

The news from Le Grand HQ never stops. To be honest, we're feeling a bit like CNN with the amount of stuff going on recently. It was only a few weeks ago we told you that Madonna had mixed Fedde's Put Your Hands Up for Detroit with her timeless classic - Music. Well we're back again with more Fedde/Madonna news, this time it's bigger, in fact it's much bigger!
For those who have had their heads stuck in the sand, Hard Candy is the latest long player from Madonna, and features collaborations from Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Following on from the debut single 4 Give it 2 Me, which in our opinion is one of the best cuts on the album.
Well, just a few weeks ago Madonna came knocking on Le Grand's door once again, this time requesting Fedde's remixing skills! The result of course is another Fedde Le Grand masterpiece. Fedde follows in the footsteps of fellow Dutch DJ/Producer Junkie XL, and becomes only the second Dutchman to ever remix the queen of pop.
The track will be available in July, and as soon as we can - we'll make it available at Fedde's myspace.

From Get In! Press Release

Remixers had to turn down Madonna

Pop superstar Madonna has been sensationally snubbed by chart-topping DJs Freemasons - because they are too busy.
The duo - who has previously teamed up with Kelly Rowland to remix her single Work - was approached by the Material Girl hitmaker for a new collaboration, but they were forced to turn her down because of their already packed work schedule.
DJ Russell Small says, 'We turned down Madonna the other week, not because we wanted to, but because of a time issue.'
'We've two more remixes to do and we've just co-produced a track for the Will Young album, so we just didn't have time.'
'And we wanted to make an album at the end of the summer, so we're not taking on new material.'


Give It 2 Me: Video Review

Take a look at Madonna's hot new video for 'Give It 2 Me' and keep in the back of your mind that she turns 50 this summer.
She struts her stuff in heels and clothes that shows off her still stunning body, and, thanks to assistance from Pharrell Williams, the song is as current as anything else on the pop music market.
Once agin it's time to be in awe of Madonna's amazing staying power as one of the world's top pop stars for 25 years! Don't get wrapped up too much in the superlatives. Just enjoy the video.

From By Bill Lamb

UK TV: Give It 2 Me Video

Channel 4 are broadcasting Madonna's Give It 2 Me video as a 'video exclusive' tonight (Thursday 05 June) at 11:45pm.

This is a great night to premiere the video on TV as it immediately follows the launch night of the new series of Big Brother and should hopefully get more viewers than normal!

Thanks to StevieM