Madonna, ‘Give Me All Your Luvin” Feat. Nicki Minaj + M.I.A. – Song Review
“L-U-V, Madonna! Y-O-U, you wanna?!” Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. are chanting cheerleaders throughout most of Madonna’s new dance-pop song ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’.’ So, do we really love Madge’s new single?
‘Give Me All Your Luvin” kicks off with a drum roll and the aforementioned cheerleader backup cries from Minaj and M.I.A. We feel like the women are getting us pumped up at a pep rally for the main event that is Queen Madge. We also can’t help but draw comparison to Toni Basil’s iconic cheer track ‘Mickey’ when Madge’s sexy and edgy backup girls are crying out, pom poms in hand.
Soon enough, the full beat kicks in, and it’s a dance-inducing blend of retro ’60s-inspired tones (a la Madge’s 1999 tune ‘Beautiful Stranger’) and contemporary elements, like hectic yet bouncy synth, in addition to groovable, hard-hitting drums. It’s an undeniably catchy beat, and Madonna’s high-pitched, hypnotizing voice sounds as good as ever when she croons the chorus, “Don’t play the stupid game / Cause I’m a different kind of girl / Every record sounds the same / You’ve got to step into my world / Give me all your luvin’, give me your love / Give me all your love today.”
The Harajuku Barbie and the ‘Paper Planes’ hitmaker later step down from their cheer pyramids for their own individual rap verses. Minaj comes through like a bull in a china shop as her alter ego Roman Zolanski as she light-speed raps, “You can be my boy, you can be my boy toy / In the nick of time, I can say a sicker rhyme / Cause it’s time for change, like a nickel or a dime / I’m Roman, I’m a barbarian, I’m Conan.” After a short, dubstep-esque breakdown, M.I.A. slows down the pace as she gets her swag on and rap-sings in her signature voice.
Overall, Madonna will surely please her millions of fans with this uptempo tune. While some might label the cheerleading elements as annoying, Madonna’s new song has an infectious quality that really sticks in your head. On ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’,’ Madge has once again proved that she can morph and change with the times, as evidenced by her collabos with Nicki and M.I.A. as well as the whole sound of the effervescent, dance-and-clap-inducing track. Expect to hear this one on the radio a lot in the coming months.
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