Today in Madonna History: September 22, 1998

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On September 22 1998, The Power of Good-Bye was released as the third North American single from the Ray Of Light album. It was the fourth single in international markets that opted to release Drowned World/Substitute For Love as the album’s third single.

In the UK, the release was promoted as a double A-side single with Little Star.

The Power Of Good-Bye was written by Madonna & Rick Nowels and was produced by Madonna, William Orbit & Patrick Leonard. An earlier demo version of the track, believed to have been produced by Madonna & Leonard prior to Orbit’s involvement in the project, leaked in 2002.

One response

  1. Another brilliant ballad that got away from Madonna’s chart grip! It’s no wonder Madonna can’t play The Power of Goodbye onstage because as a song that missed Billboard’s Top 10 by one notch-it peaked at a valiant #11, The Power of Goodbye is just too sad, too harrowing-for its own good! Some Madonna songs are better left alone-because I can hear the sadness she feels in her voice. Madonna Forever in her sadness and brilliance!

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