On August 2 2008, the second single from Madonna’s Hard Candy album, Give It 2 Me, debuted at #2 on the Hot Dance Singles Chart in the USA. The single would go on to spend 3 non-consecutive weeks at #1.
Here’s the AllMusic.com review of the single by Anthony Tognazzini:
Madonna’s Hard Candy continued the electronica-oriented, disco-centric vibe she began with Confessions on a Dance Floor, and Give It 2 Me, the album’s second single, is a case in point. Co-written and co-produced by industry heavyweight Pharrell Williams, Give It 2 Me pulses, surges, and sashays with all the pop smarts that her fans expect from Madonna.
The Give It 2 Me maxi-single contains 8 remixes of the song from artists as diverse as Paul Oakenfold, Freddie Le Grand, and Sly & Robbie (whose dancehall interpretation of the track truly takes it someplace new). The remixes highlight the song’s incessant danceability, and should have any Madonna fan, especially those of Hard Candy, gyrating with pleasure.
Give It to Me is a brilliant Madonna song!
I have to disagree. I thought this song was a weak second single from HC. The polka dance start for instance. Devil would have been the best choice IMO. Oh well. Can’t change the past 🙂
Agreed. I’d have to say Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You is in my Top 10 favorite Madonna songs. I really liked the remix version of Give It 2 Me though.
Yep. The Remixes of GITM were ok. But the album version was lacking IMO. Devil is up there for me as well!