Revolver

Album: Celebration (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is one of two new songs on Madonna's third Greatest Hits compilation, Celebration, however this only appears on the two disc deluxe compilation. The other fresh recording is the album's "title track."
  • The track features hip hop artist Lil Wayne, who on his guest verse claims he is "Mr. Shoot 'Em Down/ I leave hearts on the ground."
  • The song should not be confused with Lil Wayne's Cool & Dre-produced track "Hot Revolver."
  • The single release included various remixes by David Guetta and Afrojack, Paul van Dyk and Tracy Young. David Guetta's "The One Love Club" mix won a Grammy in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
  • Madonna was keen to work with Guetta again until he he made the mistake of revealing his star sign to the singer. The French DJ told the McFly et Carlito YouTube channel that the Queen of Pop arranged a meeting to discuss him producing her next album. "I arrive for lunch. We talk about everything - the music, what she wants to do with the album. Super nice. It's just her and me. Very relaxed, very cool. We have lunch."

    Convinced a collaboration was in the stars, Guetta recalled thinking, "It's happening. Very good."
    However, when Guetta revealed that he is a Scorpio, the plans fell flat.

    "Suddenly, she makes a face and she says to me, 'I'm sorry, we're not going to be able to work together. It was a pleasure to know you. Goodbye!'" he recalled.

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