Hung Up (5:36)

Cover of Confessions on a Dance Floor

From Confessions on a Dance Floor and 14 other releases

“Hung Up” is a electropop song written by American singer-songwriter Madonna, Stuart Price, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and produced by Madonna and Price. The song was released in October 2005, the first single to be lifted from Madonna’s tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
“Hung Up” is Madonna’s biggest selling single to date, reaching number one in a record-breaking 45 countries.

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“Hung Up” was inspired by the 1970s disco era, in particular ABBA, Giorgio Moroder and Saturday Night Fever. A sample of ABBA’s 1979 hit “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” featuring a flute hook forms the basis of the song. After The Fugees, who got written permission to sample a bit from The Name of the Game for their 1996 hit “Rumble in the Jungle”, Madonna is only the second artist the Swedish band has allowed to sample its music, as ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have a strict “no sample” policy.

According to Madonna, she approached Andersson and Ulvaeus by sending her “emissary to Stockholm with a letter and the record imploring them, telling them how much I worship their music; telling them it was a homage to them, which is all true”. Andersson and Ulvaeus quickly gave their permission. They stated, “‘Hung Up’ is really good. If it wasn’t any good we would not have said yes. It is a wonderful track - 100% solid pop music.” Andersson and Ulvaeus asked for co-writer credits and a percentage of the profits.

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  • jamado87

    55 years old and still sexy.

    9 Apr 2:18pm Reply
  • hf1809

    <3**

    1 Apr 1:33pm Reply
  • Kansas-Eskimo

    One of her best songs and one of the best dance & pop songs of all time! :D [60]

    24 Mar 3:12pm Reply
  • LM_77

    One of her best songs and one of the best dance & pop songs of all time! :D [59]

    22 Mar 1:14pm Reply
  • fransin

    Aún recuerdo cuando en 2005 el mundo entero sucumbió a esta joya. No había medio de comunicación ni persona que la reprodujese hasta reventarla, Madonna fue imitada con su maillot rosa por todas partes, introdujo la moda de los cinturones de lentejuelas y rescató las bolas de espejos. Siempre he dicho que Madonna, como buena adelantada a las tendencias, fue el antecedente que hizo que David Guetta levantara el dance definitivamente en un panorama donde el RnB no daba para más. Hung Up fue la última gran revolución antes de la era de las redes sociales, fue la despedida de los patrones de promoción convencionales.

    17 Mar 8:31pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    so the ABBA sample is great, but she completely failed to actually make a song out of it.

    16 Mar 8:41pm Reply
  • sternenfee0

    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Klasse!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

    5 Mar 1:21pm Reply
  • kendradjones

    <3

    21 Feb 2:54am Reply
  • alvike

    Melhor coisa malhar com essa música! Quase morro <3

    16 Feb 5:05pm Reply
  • MrMik98

    Iconic

    13 Feb 10:02am Reply
  • camissw

    <3

    7 Feb 10:26pm Reply
  • LanaDelXtina

    One of her best songs and one of the best dance & pop songs of all time! :D [58] Rainha é assim mesmo, só faz coisas épicas ♥

    2 Feb 7:08pm Reply
  • SoraNelly4Eva

    One of her best songs and one of the best dance & pop songs of all time! :D [57] YES QUEEN!

    25 Jan 6:07pm Reply
  • estevan188

    12 Jan 6:15pm Reply
  • Red_Pain

    One of her best songs and one of the best dance & pop songs of all time! :D [56]

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dsd4

    Best Song of Madonna <3 Piro demais escutando

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • brrrug

    Acabei de tomar um "hit" aqui dentro de casa.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bruno__alves

    Eu piro demais com esse sample. <3 [5] madonna's best song

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ruanLastfm

    Madonna, why can't you make more music like this? Why, Madonna WHYY!!!???!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
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