Madonna is an artist who has been one of the most influential women in music for over 30 years. She has sold more than 300 million records, singles and albums worldwide, making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time. To date Madonna has released 50 studio albums and produced 13 number one singles globally.
The album, Finally…Madonna Number 1’s is a collection of Madonna’s number one singles across the globe. The album was released on November 9, 2013 and was available on iTunes with a “complete list of tracks including never before released remixes” and an exclusive track titled “Love Spent” from the then yet to be released studio album “Rebel Heart” (2015).
Before its release, she also used her Twitter account to promote the album and uploaded various pictures. She wrote that her goal was to have 50 number one singles in her career; she had 44 at the time when she announced the release of this collection.
I like having this on CD. It’s divided into 3 discs that start with her oldest hits and bring us up to her latest club hits. It’s just fun and will bring back lots of memories. The music is edited to all flow together nicely. Put it on and “Dance and sing, Get up and do your Thing!”
Shawn Arthur Wells –
Very Well Packaged, Love these 50 #1 Remixes, the only wish, it had more photos of her when she was younger and now! But in all I love it
Amazon Customer –
I loved this set. The artwork, the liner notes and the music. All of these mixes are pretty great. I particularly loved her remixes in the 90’s, the Junior Vasquez ones, the William Orbit ones. I don’t mind that most are shortened. If she had released the full length versions, it would have been a 4 or 5 disc set which would have cost more to produce and probably wouldn’t have sold as much. No big deal. I actually prefer the shorter versions. Can’t please everyone. But I’m pleased. Great collection! Long live Madonna!
This new set is very good, but then again I love Madonna’s music. This whole cd set is remakes of her songs and extended versions. All very good. I like this album. Not same old same old .Touches on almost all her albums from the first to the last .The remixes are done quite well, and I am not a fan of remixes. but then again she didn’t over mix these covers. I like it. Will play a lot <3
Madonna’s 3 disc remix album is beyond indescribable! This really takes long time fans back to certain songs that are part of our teenage years to our young adult lives to nearly 50 and older in what marks her 40 years in music. For me the best part is the remastering of the older songs. Express Yourself Open Your Heart (the never before released video version) and Vogue sound amazing! These songs were really in need of an upgrade and this is top quality. My favorite surprise is the remix for Turn Up The Radio, which I had never heard. This release has a bunch of brand new never before released remixes that are incredible. Keep It Together Impressive Instant and Living For Love are standouts. Add these to your gym workouts, you will feel the energy! This really is a treasure trove for fans and the not so big fan would love this as well. I do have 3 small issues with this release. Causing A Commotion, a number 1 from 1987 was not included on this release, I believe because there was a single vinyl release on its own, still , would have been great to have it here! 2nd, the remix of Like A Prayer here is not the popular dance version the radio always played, Madonna for whatever reason added a different version that I really don’t care for. 3rd, the remix of Fever should have been the video remix. The one on this release is a little underwhelming. Nevertheless, this is an epic collection that is long overdue that Madonna produced herself. Finally Enough Love, finally!!!
Braden Pickering –
As someone still mourning the demise of the CD single, compilations such as this can come as a real treat. And as a huge fan of Madonna in particular – with the tattoo to prove it – the gaps in my collection of physical media is especially heart wrenching as we’ve moved into the digital age. Though a lot of the material on Finally Enough Love isn’t completely new to me, I can still appreciate older songs in edited and/or remastered form (“Everybody,” “Physical Attraction,” “Like a Prayer,” to name a few), and anything past about the MDNA era which was never issued on CD maxi-single at all (such as “Turn Up the Radio,” “Ghost Town,” “Medellin”) definitely makes it worth the purchase, at least to me.At this point the only thing left is the subjective argument of whether they selected the best remixes available for this collection. Personally, I would have swapped out the so-so Thunderpuss mix of “Don’t Tell Me” for the more exciting Vission mix, for example, or perhaps included a less dubby version of “What It Feels Like For a Girl,” but we could go back and forth like that all day. In the end nothing that made the final cut is bad enough to warrant knocking off any points from what is otherwise a 5-star effort. Nor would I lose sleep over what some might call technical issues; nobody cares if a song fades two and a half seconds earlier on this CD than it did on its original 1984 release :PAll in all, hardcore fans, though often nitpickly, should ultimately just be satisfied this album exists at all, while more casual buyers will be pleased to discover all new aspects to their favorite Madonna hits they probably never knew existed before. Here’s to fifty more, I say!
R. ANIL –
Excellent collection of 50 hits of the Queen of Pop, updating to today’s sound and quality.The most selling female artist of all time with more than 400 millions records sold.
Royal Showing –
Spanning Compilations Celebrate The Icon’s Record 50 #1 Club Hits Across Four Decades. A Treasure of Pop Sound, Makes the Sub Woofer Blast and Cry for Help. The Mixes Heartwarming with the Your Chest Beating. Go for It !!
Scarlet Jupiter –
Writing this review while listening to this collection, cannot help but think about how incredible it must be for longtime fans to realise that they have been following the woman who changed the face of pop music for the most part of their lives.64 years old this week, the one and only and most celebrated pop icon is also celebrating 40 years in the business with this, a 50-track collection of remixes, all of which charted at the top of the Billboard Dance Chart. Primarily aimed at fans, “FEL” is the first in the series of reissues following Madonna’s return to Warner.This is the most complete out of the 7 CD and vinyl variations. It is a cute 8-panel digipack, with a frugal 12-page booklet giving some background info about each remix, no photos. The music itself is the most important aspect of the release obviously: even the avid Dan will at some point marvel at the grandeur of the material selected here, some of which is quite simply astonishing (“Everybody”, “Like a prayer”, “Express yoursel”, “Bedtime story”, “What it feels like for a girl”, “Sorry”, “Celebration”).It becomes more impressive when someone realises that some of her biggest hits ever are not included on here simply because they did not chart at the top spot of the Dance Chart (no “Live to tell”, “Papa don’t breach”, “La isla bonita”). But it’s pretty wild to know that there is an artist who has never stopped offering material and surprising fans and critics alike with the diversity and inspiration that is exhibited in these remixes. This is a must-have to any music fan’s collection.
Thomas D Chan –
I love these CDs by Madonna so much. They keep be awake and wanting to dance on my road-trip and make time go by so fast. All the dance remixes are amazing. I can listen to these CD over and over again be the songs are all great. Madonna is the only Queen of Music.