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“Ray of Light” is the second single by American songstress Madonna from her 1998 album of the same name, and is based on Curtiss Maldoon’s “Sepheryn”, although other than the first verse the comparison is loose. The song was written by Madonna, William Orbit, Clive Muldoon, Dave Curtiss and Christine Leach, and was produced by Madonna and Orbit.

Song information

The song is based on the track “Sepheryn”, which was originally written by Clive Maldoon and Dave Curtiss. William Orbit re-recorded the song with Christine Leach before he started working with Madonna. However, it ended up being recorded by Madonna with its lyrics only changed in a few areas, but with a different melody and instrumentation. All five (Madonna, Orbit, Maldoon, Curtiss and Leach) are credited for Madonna’s version of the song. The song was remixed by Victor Calderone, Sasha and Orbit.

Madonna performed “Ray of Light” with Lenny Kravitz at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards (where it won six awards including “Best Female Video” and “Video of the Year” awards), at an Oprah Winfrey show in 1998, and at the 2006 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. “Ray of Light” was also performed during the Drowned World Tour, the Confessions Tour [1], the Sticky & Sweet Tour, Live 8 and Live Earth.

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  • VasilijeM

    Gives me all the energy I need. No coffee for me, just play me this song. [2] Out of this universe song.

    21 Aug 10:48am Reply
  • DouglasCostaAx

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [42]

    19 Aug 5:27pm Reply
  • bicknor

    Rayon du lumiere..................

    11 Aug 4:10pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    What a fucking song, it's iconic, it's like a ray of light made into a song

    6 Aug 9:44pm Reply
  • Devocion

    Essa música me dá forças pra viver.

    26 Jul 4:55pm Reply
  • xMattheus

    Uma das músicas mais fodas que ela já fez.

    3 Jul 12:05am Reply
  • MDNAforEver

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [41]

    21 Jun 10:23pm Reply
  • bicknor

    From the shouts below it would seem at least 40 persons are affected by the ray............

    27 May 3:36pm Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    Gives me all the energy I need. No coffee for me, just play me this song.

    20 May 12:57am Reply
  • machine80

    "She's got herself a uniiiiveeeeeeeerrrrsssseee!!!!!!! " (4:17-4:23) The climax to this song never fails to put a spring in my step and a fire in my belly

    4 May 5:06pm Reply
  • lucxcx

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [40]

    28 Apr 3:37pm Reply
  • rick_chisholm

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [39]

    27 Apr 3:50pm Reply
  • WhySoSeriousx

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [37]

    8 Apr 5:58pm Reply
  • yoolka

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [36]

    16 Mar 11:36pm Reply
  • bicknor

    No doubt it is UV...........................

    9 Mar 5:11pm Reply
  • MindBodyNMusic

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [35]

    4 Mar 6:10am Reply
  • niqart

    spicecrafts your ears need be updated, coz Madonna's singing on this song is one if the best thing she ever did.

    15 Feb 9:12pm Reply
  • yerbyderby

    I´m not really a Madonna Fan, but Ray of Light is an exception

    12 Feb 2:41pm Reply
  • wandervsf

    and I feeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA [34]

    25 Jan 7:36am Reply
  • Vinyltrap

    "but I feel like Madonna sings off key" I thought that was a "given" with her ?

    3 Jan 4:18pm Reply
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