Hung Up is a song written by American singer-songwriter Madonna and producer Stuart Price for her 10th studio album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. Initially used in a number of television advertisements and serials, the song was released as the album's lead single Oct. 17, 2005. "Hung Up" contains a sample of the pop group ABBA's hit single "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," for which Madonna personally sought permission to use from ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. "Hung Up" became Madonna's first track to be released to iTunes. Musically the song is influenced by 1980s pop, with a chugging groove and chorus and a background element of a ticking clock that suggests the fear of wasting time. Lyrically the song is written as a traditional dance number about a strong, independent woman who has relationship troubles. "Hung Up" received critical appreciation among reviewers, who suggested that the track should restore the singer's popularity, which had diminished following the release of her 2003 album American Life. Critics suggested it was her best dance track to date and have compared it favorably to other Madonna tracks in the same genre.
Die zweite aus der SSTUDIOS (Software Studio Series) kommt mit improvisierter Musik zwischen Avantgarde und Elektronika.nnDas Trio besteht aus dem norwegischen Noisemaster und Mitglied von Jazzkammer Lasse Marhaug, dem Cellisten Okkyung Lee and C. Spencer Yeh, der als Burning Star Core kein Unbekannter in der freien Musik ist. Wake Up Awesome, by C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), Okkyung Lee, and Lasse Marhaug (Jazzkamer), is the second chapter of Software Studio Series - a new venture in the Software Recording Co.'s expanding catalog that invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision. Inspired by the historical intersections of live performance and studio post-production, Wake Up Awesome is a modern kind of fusion in technique as well as genre. At its core are three artists highly experienced with both instant and labored composition. Together, they found the studio generated improvisations were iteratively developed by each on their own. Passages of real-time improvisation duck and swerve into electro-concrete tangles of samples, edits and juxtaposition all you'd want out of a world of mechanical possibility. If it sounds intentional on the record, it was. If Yeh and Marhaug's more electronic affinities in their respective practices place them as the producers, then Lee's cello often leads the drive as a sort of soloist. The resulting conversation is genuinely both serious and iconoclastic. All three artists have a history of dialogue, but this is the first time they've hung out for the record -- we're very happy that they did. Wake Up Awesome is available via the Software in limited vinyl edition as well as CD and digital formats. TRACKS: 1. Wake Up Awesome 2. Hairslide 3. The Mermen of Poetry 4. Ophelia Gimme Shelter 5. The Mermaids of Extended Technique 6. Magic Seagull Lamp 7. Mission: Lazy 8. Mission: Nothing 9. Throw Down the Fishcake 10. Neutrons Whatever 11. Serious Cat's Milk 12. Anise Tongue and Durian Wet Dream 13. Mission: Possible 14. RSVP Skunk 15. Tonight We Sleep Like Empty Hard Drives