Monday, August 15, 2022

Song of the Day: 'The Power of Good-Bye' by Madonna


I'm kicking off Week 3 of my series of Songs That Peaked at No. 11 with Madonna's one and only just-missed Top 10 single. "The Power of Good-Bye" was the third U.S. release from her Grammy-winning "Ray of Light" album -- and the third in a row to get short-shrift from the record-buying public. First came "Frozen," a haunting release that was freezed out at No. 2. Then the title track -- a kaleidoscopic masterpiece -- peaked at No. 5. (I'd have retired at that point if I recorded a song that good and it didn't top the charts.) And then came today's pick, The song attained success around the world, reaching the Top 10 in more than 10 countries, yet narrowly missed it in her (original) homeland. Worth noting that she's had three No. 10 singles -- "Borderline," "Hanky Panky," "Give Me All Your All Your Luvin'" -- and that the latter two were far inferior to today's Song of the Day. (Note to self: It could be worse. "Rain" peaked at No. 14 -- talk about utter bullshit!) 

Beautiful video directed by Matthew Rolston.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

When she was at her best and the most beautiful