"The Power of Good-Bye" is a song by American singer and songwriter Madonna, taken from her seventh studio album Ray of Light (1998). It was written by Madonna and Rick Nowels, and was additionally produced by Madonna, William Orbit and Patrick Leonard. Musically, the melancholy ballad is an electronic inspired song, with its instrumentation consisting in shuffle beats, acoustic guitars and sweeping strings, arranged by Craig Armstrong.
"The Power of Good-Bye" received acclaim from music critics, who went on to recognize the song as one of the best on Ray of Light, with praising going to its instrumentation and electronic vibe, while also praising Madonna's vocals and comparing to "Frozen" for its thematic. The song attained commercial success across Europe, reaching the top-ten in over nine countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, while in the United States it reached number 11, becoming her 37th top-twenty hit and her seventh highest debut at the time. Its blue-green music video was directed by Matthew Rolston in Malibu, California and features actor Goran Višnjić as her love interest.
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