Credit: Madonna: Frank Franklin II/AP

Madonna’s announcement about her soon-to-be-released single ”Hung Up,” from her fall album Confessions on a Dancefloor, reveals few details. So it made me wonder:

-How many times has Madonna attempted a comeback by returning to her ”dance-floor” roots? Isn’t that what Music was supposed to be, a few years back, and Ray of Light before that?

-Given the presence of electronica guru Stuart Price (who served as musical director of Madonna’s 2004 Re-Invention Tour) as the single’s producer, should we expect more of the same sounds and styles she’s been using for the past couple years, or is she truly re-inventing herself again?

-Is this a sequel to Michael Jackson’s song and album Blood on the Dance Floor?

-Has Madonna ever actually been ”hung up” about anything? Or ever been truly confessional?

-Does the dance-floor emphasis mean she’s stepping back from the overtly political stance that marked her 2003 flop American Life?

-Is there going to be a children’s book tie-in?


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