"Everything in life moves in cycles... there's a period where you're quiet, and there's a period where you explode. In the time leading up to 'Ray of Light', I was in a quiet space, it was an introspective, questioning time. Then, almost without warning, I felt like I needed to explode. I didn't feel the need to be so introspective. I felt like dancing. And that's reflected in these songs." - Madonna
''I wanted the collaborations with Madonna to get out the best out of her. The challenge was to make something current appear, something hidden in her personality. Everybody knows Madonna as a chameleon, as a businesswoman. I wanted to show her potential as a musician.'' - Mirwais
''The inspiration behind "Music" came from a Sting concert that I had attended in New York City. The audience was pretty well-behaved and enthusiastically polite for stuff that he was doing off of his new album. But then, when he did the old Police songs , people lost their inhibition and their politeness, and everyone was singing the songs and practically holding hands. It really moved me. And I thought, “That’s what music does to people.” It really does bring people together, and it erases so much. And so that’s how I came to the hook of that song. - Madonna
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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