The tenth full-length studio album by legendary American Pop singer.
“Confessions On A Dance Floor” is a complete departure from previous studio album "American Life" (2003). The album includes influences of 1970s and 1980s Disco, as well as modern-day club music. Musically, the album is structured like a DJ's set. The songs are sequenced and blended together so that they are played continuously without any gaps. The title arrived from the fact that the album track listing consists of light-hearted and happy songs in the beginning, and progresses to much darker melodies and lyrics describing personal feelings and commitments. Songs on the album sample and reference the music of other dance-oriented artists like ABBA, Donna Summer, Pet Shop Boys, the Bee Gees and Depeche Mode, as well as Madonna's 1980s output.
Four singles were released from the album. "Hung Up", the lead single, topped the charts in a total of 41 countries. According to Billboard, it was the most successful dance song of the decade. It was followed by "Sorry" which became Madonna's twelfth number-one single in the United Kingdom. "Get Together" and "Jump" were released as the third and fourth singles respectively, both becoming top-ten hits in several countries.
With the "Confessions On A Dance Floor" era, Madonna broke several world records and the album resuscitated her music sales and popularity, after the critical and commercial disappointment of "American Life". Most critics calling it a return to form for Madonna and ranking it alongside her best albums. Madonna was honored with a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2007, as well as International Female Solo Artist at the 2006 BRIT Awards. According to The Jerusalem Post, the album sold 4 million copies worldwide during the first week of release. Madonna became the best-selling female artist in the European market and the fifth best-selling artist overall, with a quadruple Platinum award by the IFPI.
Commercially, the album peaked at number one in 40 countries, earning a place in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for topping the record charts in the most countries. In the United Kingdom, "Confessions On A Dance Floor" became one of the fastest selling albums ever, with first week sales of 217610 copies according to the Official UK Charts Company. Ranked third on "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time" by Vice Magazine, the album is noted as a testament to Madonna's longevity with the ability to continuously reinvent herself in the third decade of her career. With estimated sales of over 10 million copies worldwide, "Confessions On A Dance Floor" is considered to be one of the best-selling albums of the 2000s!!
Release comes in gatefold cover and generic die-cut inner sleeves with rounded corners.
Warner Bros. Records Inc., 2005 (9362-49460-1). Made in EU. Ltd Edition Pink Vinyl. First press.
1. Hung Up 5:36
2. Get Together 5:30 3. Sorry 4:43
4. Future Lovers 4:51
5. I Love New York 4:11
6. Let It Will Be 4:18
1. Forbidden Love 4:22
2. Jump 3:46
3. How High 4:40
4. Isaac 6:03
5. Push 3:57
6. Like It Or Not 4:31
Total playing time: 56:28 min.