After fooling around with forward-looking pop music on Hard Candy, Madonna's next LP has been advertised as a return to her dance heyday, which the singer herself nods to when she name-checks her debut album single "Lucky Star" during "Give Me All Your Love." While "Mickey" -- and to a lesser extent, Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" -- is an obvious influence here, "Give Me" does share a similar sound to previous Material Girl classics like "Beautiful Stranger" and "Ray of Light." Surprise: William Orbit, the mastermind behind those two cuts, produced this latest single. That's not to say this song is tethered to the past: The final act of "Give Me" boasts a requisite dubstep breakdown.
M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj were supposed to appear on "Give Me All Your Love," or at least during the Super Bowl performance, but they're nowhere to be found here. Their absence isn't felt; this is Madonna's strongest, catchiest single since "Hung Up," and it proves that even at the age of 53, she still refuses to give up her Queen of Pop crown.