Madonna’s “Ghosttown” Would Have Been A Number One Hit For Anyone Else, According To Diplo

Mike Wass | July 15, 2015 2:00 pm
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Diplo thinks Madonna is getting a raw deal. “It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder,” the “Lean On” hitmaker told Rolling Stone. “She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed – ‘Madonna, we’ve been there, done that, now we’re about Kim Kardashian.'” His proof? The failure of Rebel Heart ballad “Ghosttown” to chart stateside.

“Her song ‘Ghosttown’ was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn’t get a fair shot,” the 36-year-old claims. “With ‘Bitch I’m Madonna,’ everyone said there’s no way it will go anywhere, but I’m like, ‘Screw it, it represents you more than anything.'” Diplo has a point. “Ghosttown” was Madonna’s best single in a decade, but couldn’t even crack the top 50 on pop radio. The roll-out of Rebel Heart has been a hot mess from the very beginning, but the casual dismissal of the album’s best tracks reeks of ageism.

[Via Rolling Stone].

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