16. Madonna, "Ray of Light"
Disco transcendence celebrating a gal who saves the
world by shaking her hips – maybe a daughter, maybe a mother, maybe herself.
"Ray of Light" was Madonna in her new hippie-mom incarnation, letting
her hair down with Euro electro-beats and rock guitar – the loosest, warmest,
friendliest Madonna yet. It opened the door to future glories like
"Beautiful Stranger," Music and Confessions on a Dance
Floor. And she feels, and she feels, and she feels some more.