Ray of Light – Madonna

Posted on January 23, 2011

Ray of Light - MadonnaMadonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ is a bit of a contrast to Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’ and perhaps not as iconic, but a great track all the same. Madonna has been around a long time now and managed to re-invent herself at numerous stages throughout her musical lifetime. I know I have really not liked some of her stuff, ‘Like A Virgin’ springs to mind. But her single and album Ray of Light is a favourite and still gets plenty of air time in our house, especially if we are in party mood. This video was released by Madonna VideoHD and has only been viewed aound 10,000 times, even the Warner Bros version has only been viewed about 500,000 times. I guess that isn’t too shabby but I sort of expected to see this visited a lot more than that, it was after all listed as being one of the greatest 500 albums of all time, anyway here it is with a chance to get the viewing figures up. On YouTube anyway.

Ironically Ray of Light was one of two tracks not composed by Madonna, the other was ‘Mer Girl’. The song Ray of Light was based on a record called ‘Sepheryn’ and I seem to remember seeing a TV program that stated the original composers were very happy that Madonna chose it for her new album, if for no other reason than it set them up for life with the royalties they received.

Ray of Light the Album

1. Drowned World/Substitute For Love 5:11
2. Swim 5:00
3. Ray Of Light 5:21
4. Candy Perfume Girl 4:36
5. Skin 6:21
6. Nothing Really Matters 4:29
7. Sky Fits Heaven 4:47
8. Shanti/Ashtangi 4:28
9. Frozen 6:16
10. The Power Of Good-Bye 4:12
11. To Have And Not To Hold 5:22
12. Little Star 5:18
13. Mer Girl 5:31

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