Today in Madonna History: November 27, 1999

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On November 27 1999, Madonna: The Video Collection 1993-99 hit #3 on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart.

Heather Phares from Allmusic gave the release five out of five stars and said:

Madonna’s Video Collection: 1993-1999 adds to her status as one of the best represented artists on DVD. Though it doesn’t offer much in the way of DVD-specific features, the artistry of directors like Mark Romanek, Stephane Sedaoui, David Fincher, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, as well as Madonna herself, is on full display with videos like ‘Take a Bow’, ‘Bedtime Story’, ‘Human Nature’, ‘Frozen’, and ‘Ray of Light’. All in all, it’s a worthwhile collection of memorable videos from one of pop’s trendsetters.”

Today in Madonna History: September 10, 1998

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On September 10 1998, Madonna performed “Shanti/Ashtangi” and “Ray Of Light” at the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.  “Ray Of Light” won Best Video, Best Female Video, Best Direction (Jonas Åkerlund), Best Choreography, Best Editing and “Frozen” won Best Special Effects.

Today in Madonna History: April 4, 1998

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On April 4, 1998, Madonna’s “Frozen” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.

Frozen” was the first single released from Ray of Light.

Lyrics:

You only see what your eyes want to see

How can life be what you want it to be

You’re frozen

When your heart’s not open

You’re so consumed with how much you get

You waste your time with hate and regret

You’re broken

When your heart’s not open

Mmm, if I could melt your heart

Mmm, we’d never be apart

Mmm, give yourself to me

Mmm, you hold the key

Now there’s no point in placing the blame

And you should know I suffer the same

If I lose you

My heart will be broken

Love is a bird, she needs to fly

Let all the hurt inside of you die

You’re frozen

When your heart’s not open

Mmm, if I could melt your heart

Mmm, we’d never be apart

Mmm, give yourself to me

Mmm, you hold the key

You only see what your eyes want to see

How can life be what you want it to be

You’re frozen

When your heart’s not open

Mmm, if I could melt your heart

Mmm, we’d never be apart

Mmm, give yourself to me

Mmm, you hold the key

If I could melt your heart