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 thought on “Today in Madonna History: September 22, 1998

  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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