She's Not Me

Album: Hard Candy (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song Madonna admonishes a former partner for taking up with someone new. Q magazine May 2008 asked Madonna about the song's hook. The international superstar replied: "That's actually Pharrell's (Williams, one of Candy Shop's producers) line. I agreed to it. That's my follow-up to Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive.'"
  • Madonna: "We were listening to a lot of Debbie Harry records. It's kind of Debbie Harry meets Gloria Gaynor 'I Will Survive.' Pharrell came up with the hook so we concocted a story about the ultimate jilted lover."

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