Today in Madonna History: March 20, 2012

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On March 20 2012, Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild video was released.

The black-and-white music video was directed by Mert Alan and Marcus Piggott. The video featured Madonna and a number of male models in different looks, dancing with the Ukrainian group Kazaky. It received critical acclaim for the editing and the visuals, while reviewers noted that it took inspiration from several past videos released by Madonna, such as Erotica, Justify My Love, Human Nature and Vogue.

Artur Gaspar from Kazaky recalled:

“By the end of the day on set, our feet were bleeding and we had blisters… But if Madonna can repeat the dancing for the 50th time, why can’t we?”

Today in Madonna History: March 2, 2012

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On March 2 2012, Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild single was released by Interscope Records. Girl Gone Wild was the second single to be released from the MDNA album.

Madonna co-wrote the song with Benny Benassi, his cousin Alle Benassi (known together as the Benassi Bros.), and songwriter Jenson Vaughan.

The CD single included:
Album Version – 3:43
Justin Cognito Extended Remix – 4:48

The CD Maxi-Single and iTunes Digital Remixes included:
Madonna vs Avicii – Avicii’s UMF Mix – 5:16
Dave Audé Remix – 8:05
Justin Cognito Remix – 4:48
Kim Fai Remix – 6:33
Lucky Date Remix – 5:06
Offer Nissim Remix – 6:49
Dada Life Remix – 5:15
Rebirth Remix – 6:49

Today in Madonna History: February 3, 2012

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On February 3 2012, Madonna’s Give Me All Your Luvin’ single was released by Interscope Records as the lead single from MDNA.

Give Me All Your Luvin’ featured guest vocals from Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

The song was written by Madonna, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Martin Solveig, and Michael Tordjman, while being produced by Madonna and Martin Solveig.

L-U-V Madonna
Y-O-U you wanna
I see you coming and I don’t wanna know your name
L-U-V Madonna
I see you coming and you’re gonna have to change the game
Y-O-U you wanna
Would you like to try?
Give me a reason why
Give me all that you got
Maybe you’ll do fine
As long as you don’t lie to me
And pretend to be what you’re not

Today in Madonna History: January 31, 2012

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On January 31 2012, M.I.A. revealed that she’d be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj.

“I’m going to the Super Bowl rehearsals. I’m going to be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj.  If you’re going to go to the Super Bowl, you might as well go there with America’s biggest female icon.”

After she worked on Madonna’s single Give Me All Your Luvin’ with Minaj, M.I.A.’s announcement was no real surprise.

M.I.A went on to discuss working with Madonna. “As musicians, we’re two women and we represent two opposite sides of the world. If we can come together on a piece of music or something like the Super Bowl, I feel like that’s actually a cool thing to see.”