4 Minutes

\”4 Minutes\” is a song by American singer Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy. It was released as the lead single from the album on March 17, 2008, by Warner Bros. Records. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Madonna her 37th top-ten single. It has sold over three million copies in the United States and a total of five million copies worldwide. It received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 2009 ceremony.

About 4 Minutes in brief

Summary 4 Minutes\”4 Minutes\” is a song by American singer Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy. It was released as the lead single from the album on March 17, 2008, by Warner Bros. Records. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Madonna her 37th top-ten single, breaking the record previously held by Elvis Presley. It has sold over three million copies in the United States and a total of five million copies worldwide. The music video shows Madonna and Timberlake singing and running away from a giant black screen that devours everything in its path. It received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 2009 ceremony. The lyrics carry a message of social awareness, inspired by Madonna’s visit to Africa and the human suffering she witnessed. The recording sessions took place at Sarm West Studios in London, on a 72-channel SSL 9080-channel mixing tool. Ingrid Sischy from Interview magazine said that the song felt like a ballad for the world, with the sounds of a great big marching band. Madonna agreed and responded that it was a funny paradox and was one of the inspirations behind her documentary I Am Because We Are. The song was written by all three artists, along with Nate \”Danja\” Hills, and produced by Timbaland, Timberlake and Danja. In an interview with MTV News, Madonna said the song is about having a sense of urgency; about how we are you know, living on borrowed time essentially and people are becoming much more aware of the environment and how we’re destroying the planet.

She further explained the meaning of the song: I don’t think it’s important to take it too literally. It’s kind of like well if we’re going to save the planet can we have a good time while we are doing it?Madonna clarified that her age did not have anything to do with thesense of urgency reflected in the track; instead, it was just something that she had in mind for a long time and with \”4 Minutes\”, the sense seeped into her music. She also cited the song as the inspiration for the documentary I am Because We are. The lyrics were originally named ‘4 Minutes to Save the World’, but the song was later changed to ‘4 minutes for the sake of rhyming’ The song has been released as a single in 21 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is Madonna’s most successful single to date, topping the charts in the UK, Australia, Germany and Canada. The track was recorded in London and The Hit Factory studio, in New York City. The instrumentation used in the song includes brass, foghorns and cowbells. The sound engineer Demo Castellon first worked on the vocals and then on the beats, while the synths were composed by TimBaland and Danjas.