REVIEW: Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild” (Remixes)

By: Ben Norman

Alright, so Madonna’s MDNA album has been out for a while, and her second single from it, “Girl Gone Wild,” has already been getting airplay. Peaking at #6 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under, it’s obvious that the track doesn’t have the push for the top of the chart that “Give Me All Your Luvin” did. Perhaps it’s the self-indulgent diatribe at the beginning that seems to be begging for Lady Gaga’s attention, but at the same time Gaga only does these things to get Madonna’s attention. Perhaps Madonna is vying for her own attention. When it comes to the video of the track, it’s pretty sexual. But at the same time, it’s hardly anything that we haven’t seen from her before, and fairly tame in retrospect. Androgynous pop group Kazaky perform as backup dancers, rocking those heels like they always do and looking hot while they do it. While I have yet to understand why this video was removed for raciness, I can say it’s quite entertaining and was the turning point in my enjoyment of this track. And try as he might, Benny Benassi’s production is fun but wasn’t what finally got me to like this track, and it certainly wasn’t Madonna’s use of the words ?808 drums.? I kinda wanted to slap her after that. No, it was definitely the video, giving me all those images to attach the track to and I finally gained appreciation for it.

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