(2009) Celebration

Madonna

... read moreMadonna's run at the top of the charts lasted so long, longer than almost any other star, it's almost impossible to squeeze all the hits onto one collection. And so it is that Celebration, a double-disc, 36-track set that also has a companion single-disc condensation, misses a few songs, hits as...

02:44′:50″ 38 Songs

1
Madonna
Hung Up
5:38
2
Madonna
Music
3:47
3
Madonna
Vogue
5:16
4
Madonna
4 Minutes (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
3:09
5
Madonna
Holiday
6:08
6
Madonna
Everybody
4:10
7
Madonna
Like A Virgin
3:08
8
Madonna
Into The Groove
4:45
9
Madonna
Like A Prayer
5:42
10
Madonna
Ray Of Light
4:33
11
Madonna
Sorry
3:58
12
Madonna
Express Yourself
3:59
13
Madonna
Open Your Heart
3:50
14
Madonna
Borderline
3:58
15
Madonna
Secret
4:29
16
Madonna
Erotica
4:30
17
Madonna
Justify My Love
4:54
18
Madonna
Revolver (Feat. Lil Wayne)
3:40
19
Madonna
Dress You Up
4:04
20
Madonna
Material Girl
4:00
21
Madonna
La Isla Bonita
4:02
22
Madonna
Papa Don't Preach
4:30
23
Madonna
Lucky Star
3:38
24
Madonna
Burning Up
3:42
25
Madonna
Crazy For You
3:46
26
Madonna
Who's That Girl
3:58
27
Madonna
Frozen
6:20
28
Madonna
Miles Away
3:43
29
Madonna
Take A Bow
5:22
30
Madonna
Live To Tell
5:51
31
Madonna
Beautiful Stranger
4:20
32
Madonna
Hollywood
4:23
33
Madonna
Die Another Day
4:38
34
Madonna
Don't Tell Me
4:09
35
Madonna
Cherish
3:52
36
Madonna
Celebration
3:34
37
Madonna
Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix Edit)
3:58
38
Madonna
It's So Cool
3:26
Released 18 September 2009, 2009 This Compilation P2009 Warner Records Inc.

Review

Madonna's run at the top of the charts lasted so long, longer than almost any other star, it's almost impossible to squeeze all the hits onto one collection. And so it is that Celebration, a double-disc, 36-track set that also has a companion single-disc condensation, misses a few songs, hits as gorgeous as "Rain" and as goofily camp as "Hanky Panky," but truth be told, they're not greatly missed on this parade of pop genius that's hampered only slightly by its non-chronological order. Out of order, it does emphasize Madonna's consistency, and the bigger problem with the collection is that it mixes up album mixes, single edits, Q-Sound mixes pulled from The Immaculate Collection, and a couple of stray odd edits and mixes. This is a mess, but not quite enough to dilute what is one of the greatest bodies of work in modern pop -- even in this mixed-up confusion, these singles are a joy to hear. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine