On April 20 2018, Tim Bergling (Avicii) died. Avicii first worked with Madonna on a remix of Girl Gone Wild from the MDNA album. Avicii later worked with Madonna on the Rebel Heart album, producing the following tracks: Rebel Heart (title track), Devil Pray, Wash All Over Me, Addicted, Messiah and HeartBreakCity. In addition to the songs that made it onto Rebel Heart, several tracks did not make the cut: Never Let You Go, Borrowed Time, 2 Steps Behind Me and Alone With Me.
Madonna tweeted her reaction to the news of Tim’s death:
So Sad……. So Tragic. God Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon.
On April 9 2012, Avicii released the Ultra Music Fest Remix of Girl Gone Wild. The remix kept all of Madonna’s original vocals, but the Swedish hitmaker lent his signature electro sounds to the back beat of the UMF Mix version. While Madonna’s album version of Girl Gone Wild was danceable as is, the revamped Avicii version made the song into an all-out party, with intense synth and Eurodance beats added to the MDNA track.
On April 2 2012, Madonna’s MDNA was the #1 album in the UK. MDNA was also Madonna’s 12th #1 album in the UK, the most by any solo artist in the UK’s chart history at the time.