Friday, July 31, 2015


An inkling of what was to come from her Ray of Light album three years later, Madonna released Bedtime Story as the third single form her Bedtime Stories album and introduced the world to her electronic music glory. Co-written by Nellee Hooper, Marius De Vries and Bjork, Bedtime Story is an electro-ballad with hints of acid, house and ambient music tied in. The trippy, fantastic video, directed by music video auteur Mark Romanek, only upped the ante of it's Bjork-ishness and made for one of the most visually stunning works of Madonna's career. Though it just missed the top 40 in the US (#42), it was a top 10 hit in the UK and other territories and foreshadowed Madonna's massive Ray of Light incarnation that would catapult her back into critical and commercial success. It is most definitely one of the most unique singles of Madonna's career. Here is the trip-hop gem Bedtime Story. Happy Madonna Friday!

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