"Frozen," the first single from Madonna's album Ray of Light, explored a range of new territory and textures musically including richer and deeper electronic sounds as well as eastern style strings and percussion. It was co-written by Patrick Leonard and co-produced by Leonard as well as electronica producer William Orbit. "Frozen" was Madonna's first single to ever debut at the top of the pop singles chart.
"Ray Of Light" is the second single and the title song from Madonna's critically acclaimed album Ray of Light. It was released in May 1998 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, Madonna's highest opening yet. The song embraced electronica bringing the genre full force into the pop mainstream. The accompanying video was inspired by the film Koyanisqaatsi and took him Video of the Year honors from the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.
"Music" is the title song and first single from Madonna's eighth studio album. She collaborated with French electronic music producer Mirwais. The accompanying video for "Music" featured an appearance by Sacha Baron Cohen as his character Ali G. The song shot to #1 in countries around the world and became Madonna's 12th #1 in the US.
"Die Another Day" is the theme song to the James Bond film Die Another Day. It was released in October 2002 near the twentieth anniversary of Madonna's career as a recording artist. Mirwais was again co-writer and co-producer. The song became the most commercially successful James Bond theme since Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill" in 1985.
Following the relative commercial failure of her album American Life, Madonna built the first single from her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor around a sample from Abba's song "Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)." This was only the second time Abba gave permission to sample one of their songs. The first time permission was granted to the Fugees. The song reached #1 in 45 different countries making "Hung Up" one of the biggest international hits of Madonna's career. In the US it was her 36th top 10 hit tying her with Elvis Presley's total.
"4 Minutes" was released as the lead single from Madonna's album Hard Candy. She collaborated with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. It became Madonna's 13th #1 hit single in the UK giving her the highest total for any female recording artists. In the US it moved Madonna ahead of Elvis Presley to give her the title of the recording artist with the most top 10 pop hits in the rock era.