Madonna Readies "Celebration" Definitive Hits Collection, New Single Out August 3rd

July 23, 2009 9:33 AM ET

Madonna confirmed plans to release her definitive greatest hits compilation Celebration today, due September 29th as both a single and double album. As if the lure of 37 Top 10 hits wasn't enough, Celebration will also feature a pair of new tracks she recently recorded in New York, including the collection's first single "Celebration," which was co-produced by house music legend Paul Oakenfold. Celebration's cover, created by street pop artist Mr. Brainwash, is up now on Madonna's official Website.

While the "Celebration" single won't be released until August 3rd, remixes of the song are already on their way to the clubs according to the press release. "Celebration" will also be accompanied by a music video, which will be featured on the Celebration DVD. On July 18th, Madonna's official Website recruited fans in Milan, Italy, to appear in the "Celebration" video, asking them to "come dressed to impress, bring all Madonna memorabilia, T-shirts or Madonna outfits you have and be ready to perform, dance or just be yourself." Music video vet Jonas Akerlund ("Ray of Light") is confirmed to direct.

While the album's track list hasn't officially been announced, among the confirmed tracks are hits "Everybody," "Express Yourself," "Vogue" and "4 Minutes." As Rock Daily previously reported, Madonna's fans had a hand in the collection's track list, sending the Material Girl requests and recommendation through her manager Guy Oseary's Twitter. The Celebration DVD will be released simultaneously on September 29th and will feature a collection of Madonna's iconic videos, including a few that have never been on DVD before. No official word yet regarding the other new song on Celebration, but it's rumored to be leaked song "Revolver."

Celebration is Madonna's third greatest hits compilation and marks the last release under the Warner Music umbrella before the Material Girl leaves her career-spanning record company for a Live Nation 360 deal.

Related Stories:
Madonna to Record New Songs for Greatest Hits Collection, Slated for September
Madonna "Devastated" After Deadly Stage Collapse in France
Early Madonna Recordings Hit Web, Feature Material Girl's First Songs

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »