Song of the Day #4,004: ‘Medellin’ – Madonna feat. Maluma

You have to hand it to Madonna. She just released her 14th studio album in her 36th year of recording and every one of those records has sold at least a million copies worldwide. All but the last couple have sold more than five million. And all but her debut have been in the top three spots on Billboard’s albums chart (eight of them at #1).

It seems like we don’t hear from her much anymore, but her most dedicated fanbase has followed her religiously for nearly four decades. I know, because the guy who cuts my hair went on at great length about her new release the last time he had me in his chair.

That release is Madame X, an album on which Madonna takes on many personas and explores just as many musical styles. It is very much influenced by her new home base of Lisbon, Portugal, which she calls “a melting pot of culture musically, from Angola to Guinea-Bissau to Spain to Brazil to France to Cape Verde.”

The album features appearances by hip-hop stars Quavo and Swae Lee as well as Brazilian performer Anitta and Colombian singer/rapper Maluma. At 60 years old (!), Madonna works alongside all of those young talents seamlessly.

Is it any good? I don’t know. I’ve never been into Madonna’s music, and skipping through this album I didn’t find a lot that made me want to dive in further. But I’m glad she’s still discovering new sounds and building on her legacy in such an interesting way.

And this first single is a banger.

One two one two one two cha cha cha
One two two one two one cha cha cha

I took a pill and had a dream
(yo tambien)
I went back to my seventeenth year
Allowed myself to be naïve (dime)
To be someone I’ve never been
(me encanta)

I took a sip and had a dream
And I woke up in Medellín (te gusta)
The sun was caressing my skin (dime)
Another me could now begin

Tranquila baby yo te apoyo
No hay que hablarnos mucho para entrar en rollo
Si quieres ser mi reina pues yo te corono
Y pa’ que te sientes aqui tengo un trono
Te gusta cabalgar eso esta claro
Si sientes que voy rapido le bajo
Disculpame yo se que eres Madonna
Pero te voy a demostrar como este perro te enamora
Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Si te llevo para un lugar lejano
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you
Te enamoras te enamoras mami
Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Dame de eso que tu estas tomando
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you

Sipping my pain just like champagne
Found myself dancing in the rain with you
I felt so naked and alive
(Show me)
For once I didn’t have to hide

Oye mamacita que te pasa? (yeah)
Mira que ya estamos en mi casa (yeah)
Si sientes que hay un viaje ahi en tu mente
Sera por el exceso de Aguardiente
Pero mami tranquila, tu solo vacila

Que estamos en Colombia y aqui hay rumba en cada esquina
Si tu quieres nos vamos por Detroit
Si se de donde vienes, pues se pa’ donde voy

Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Si te llevo para un lugar lejano
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you
Te enamoras te enamoras mami
Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Dame de eso que tu estas tomando
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you

Si te enamoro
Si t’enamoras
y ahi nos quedamos no no
Pues mami, pues mami nos casamos

One, Two cha cha cha (4x)

Slow down Papi

One, Two cha cha cha (4x)

We built a cartel just for love
Venus was hovering above us
I took a trip that set me free
Forgave myself for being me

Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Si te llevo para un lugar lejano
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you
Te enamoras te enamoras mami
Ven con migo – Let’s take a trip
Dame de eso que tu estas tomando
Ven con migo – I’ll be so good for you

Si te enamoro
Si t’enamoras en menos de un año no no
Nos vamos, nos vamos, nos vamos pa Medallo
Cha cha cha

One, two, Cha Cha Cha (4x)
Slow down Papi
One, two, Cha Cha Cha (4x)
One two two one….

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,004: ‘Medellin’ – Madonna feat. Maluma

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Good for Madonna!

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