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Give Me All Your Luvin’ – Track/Video Reviews

So, is Give Me All Your Luvin’ any good? Well, it’s not bad. Musically it’s a pretty joyful four minutes, featuring bouncing beats, acoustic riffs and Gwen Stefani-style cheerleader chants, but there’s something a bit flat about Madonna’s delivery. Given all the love she’s demanding, you’d think she’d be more excited. Instead she sounds like she rush-recorded the vocal before a screening of W.E. Perhaps that’s why MIA and Nicki Minaj were drafted in, to give the whole thing a bit more oomph. Guardian

“Give Me All Your Luvin” is a little creepy (those masked cheerleaders!), a little campy (well, a lot campy), and a little bit different from anything else that’s out there right now. That’s our girl! Idolator

People of Earth, bow before Madonna! LATimes

“Give Me All Your Luvin'” harks back to the sound that made Madonna stick — solid bubblegum pop with a healthy dose of camp and fun. And while we’re sure the football theme might have something to do with that little halftime show she’s planning at the Super Bowl this weekend, it also speaks to a larger idea: Madonna’s never been the cute and innocent homecoming queen, but those wholesome, all-American football players still wanna kick it with her. That’s talent… and she’s honed it to perfection. MTV

Madonna’s Super Bowl single “Give Me All Your Luvin’ ” (Live Nation/Interscope) is certainly big. Featuring both Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., it’s part cheerleader chant, part slick Euro-pop dance number, sounding like a cross between Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” Madge’s “Ray of Light” and a Target commercial. It comes across as an all-out demand for pop-radio submission, with its chant-along chorus “L-U-V! Madonna! Y-O-U! You wanna?!” Subtlety? You may need to go elsewhere on the upcoming “MDNA” album. Fun? Totally. Newsday

It’s the right stance for the song. “Give Me” breaks rank with the cool and sophisticated dance songs that marked Madonna’s excellent last CD, “Hard Candy.” Instead it’s a pure snap of bubble gum, closer to an early single like “Burnin’ Up” than any of her more recent club hits. Only the rap cameos from the quite camp Nicki Minaj, and the less so M.I.A., tell us what decade we’re in. Similarly, Madonna pushes aside the more womanly voice she has used since “Evita,” in favor of the yap and squeak of her early days. She even makes lyrical reference to her early ’80s single, “Lucky Star.”
“Luvin'” doesn’t have that song’s pop perfection. It’s just a trifle. But it’s a fun one, brimming with a kind of humor Madonna could always use more of. NYDailyNews

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. PopCrush

Is it risible? Yes. Infectious? Yes, that, too. Everything here is as dumb as the titular spelling, but the campiness has its charm, at least if you like the old musicals that some of the tracking shots here are paying homage to. And there are very few things in life, popular entertainment included, that don’t go better with pompons. Reuters

The last time Madonna got divorced, we got “Like a Prayer,” so it’s hard to ignore how decidedly vapid “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is by comparison. There’s nothing wrong with that per se: She’s done frivolous bubble-gum pop before, and while the timing for a song like this might be perfect for pop radio (with boosters Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. tacked on for added marketability, natch), it feels shockingly…reductive. Slant

The Madonna- and Martin Solveig-produced song — the first single from March 26’s M.D.N.A. — channels the retro vibe of her Austin Powers single “Beautiful Stranger” through the “Mickey” filter (Tony Basil is even rocking a similar cheerleader chic look in its single cover). But Madonna has a little additional firepower here: Minaj contributes a blitzkrieg 16 referencing “boy toy” and her own alter ego Roman, while M.I.A. joins in a few seconds later with a handful of slo-mo bars that ends with a gun blast censoring her parting shot, “I don’t give a shit.” In short: Everyone plays themselves perfectly. Spin

Sorry Haters, Madonna still has it. This clip is a touchdown. Wall Street Journal

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  • Leo

    Is it growing inside you…NOPE. Does it hook…NOPE. Can you remember when HUNG UP came out?

  • LUCA

    Ed Ed Ed …oh my God…here you are again..already finished with the big dildo?..coome on…relax..have fun…buy another one…

    • ED

      I GAVE IT TO YOUR MOTHER

  • Universe is full of stars

    GMAYL is mediocre!

  • Jason tells it like it is!

    I heard that the instant download of GMAYL with MDNA is not eligible as a single, but will count on the albums release. The same happened with Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’. So if it doesn’t chart highly on the UK singles chart this weekend…it certainly should when the album receives it’s official release!

    Evidence (wikipedia):

    Paradise” is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song was released on 12 September 2011 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.[2] The song received its radio debut at 7:50am on The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) on 12 September 2011.[3][4] According to Coldplay’s official website, the single was not initially chart eligible in the United Kingdom, because it was available on iTunes as an “instant grat” (immediate download) when pre-ordering the album.[5]

    Following the release of the album on 30 October 2011, the song became chart eligible in the UK and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14, before taking the number 1 spot on its tenth week, becoming the band’s second number-one single after “Viva la Vida” in 2008. The song was met with positive reviews.

    I might be reading this wrong, but I think all of those initial ‘grat’ releases count as single releases when the album is released?!?!?!

    So we can wait for a British number one with ‘GMAYL’ then or you could just make everyone you’ve ever known download the song, before they download the album NOW! hahahaha

  • Masterpiece

    I personally really, really love the video! Can’t stop re-watching it over and over. My 15 year old (straight) brother thought Madonna looked hot and foxy! He loved the video too! My 13 year old sister thought it was weird, but she loves Madonna! And i’m 18

    • aa

      yesterday when I read in the comment’s sections in youtube from the gmayl video, say: hey madonna u belong to the past generation, ur no! for this one!! I reply: gosh so I must kill myself cus Im 21 year hot straight famous model boy and I dont want a mother moster in this era, MADONNA IS OUR TO ENJOY, SHE’S OUR GENERATION AND MORE TO COME!!! SHE’S THE ROOT OF ALL THIS AMAZING CHANGEING IN MUSIC AND PERSON SPIRIT in EVERY SINGLE WAY!

  • M D

    I love NY daily news and MTV.
    And I am now beginning to love LA Times too, for its to the point review of Madonna’s latest work.

    Her Madjesty Madonna queen of universe is back.

  • summertime

    this song ist just great. maybe the problem is that only real music-fan can understand the brilliance of this song……the great mixture of cool early 80s sound with new vibes from today.

    i personally love this great lightness and joy the song reflects………………..

    • aa

      proud of be in the say group with u in “madonna fans” lov it summertime

    • Leo

      Is this a joke?

    • Michael

      Brilliance? Are you kidding? It’s a pop song designed to appeal broadly. I’d be surprised if even M herself thinks this is brilliant. I know it’s exciting she’s releasing new music but let’s not go overboard. It’s just a pop song, and if anyone else had released this, it would’ve slipped under the radar…
      Looking forward to hearing MDNA, particularly the Orbit tracks because I don’t have much hope for the Solveig collaborations.

  • Michael

    I have to agree with DailyNYNews who called it “a trifle”. When GMAYL leaked, I thought, NO WAY THAT CAN”T BE IT!! After 4 years, this “snap of bubblegum” is what she comes back with? What demographic is she after now? She hasn’t released a kick-off (pardon the pun) single for a new album this insignificant since LIKE A VIRGIN. I’m sure she knows what she’s doing but all her fans know how obsessive she’s been about that silly film and this, and the Megamix, all sounds rushed and soulless.
    She looks great in the video, just stunning, but this is a dreadful song and that rap is f—–g repulsive. It sure doesn’t help any that M.I.A. and Minaj look like transsexuals.
    Can’t wait to hear the tracks she produced with Orbit. They’d have to be better than this.

  • GVNI

    COME ON PEOPLE¡¡¡ LET S THOSE FUCKING HATERS TALK THEIR SHIT, AT LEAST MADONNA PROVE ONCEEEEEEE AGAIN WHY SHE IS THE ONLY ONE QUEEN OF POP…… #1 ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    I LL JUST ENJOY THE MDNA ERA, GMAYL… THATS IT.

  • Kyle

    Lady Gaga’s new song will be “Give Me All Your Hate”

  • Jamey

    I love Madonna!

  • Danilo S

    The Guardian is always bitchin her, nothing new. The surprise is Slant Mag, which always support her (the only ones who like W.E.). Oh well…. there’s always someone bitchin, I guess. Madonna is an easy target.

  • ED

    HERE ASS KISSERS ENJOY THIS HORRIBLE SONG AND AGAIN THIS WHORE HAS NO CLASS WITH THESE TWO NEW
    WHORES http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1678478/madonna-give-me-all-your-luvin-video.jhtml

  • ED

    EVEN PROMOTING THIS AWFUL SONG AT THE SUPER bALL, IT WILL NOT MAKE IT ..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • ED

    BRING IT ON ASS KISSERS ,I DONT CARE A GOOD YOU SAY THIS SONG IS, .IS A AWFUL, AWFUL SONG, IT TAKES AWAY ALL HER TALENT IS MARTERCRAP

    • Mega-Madonna-Fan

      WISHFUL THINKING – THAT”S ALL!

  • ED

    THIS IS A HORRIBLE SONG, SHE IS ACTING LIKE SHE IS 15, LOURDES SHOULD BE SINGING THIS SONG. FLOP, FLOP. FLOP,

    • aa

      when sarcastim and smart/fun introspect/genius some how wise way of act will be in ur dictionary, u’ll love it and let behind ur problem with age and another stupid ilusion that make u unhappy to u consciously or unconsciously. while that miracle happen please go away and go for artists that can full ur little mind, after old grow up take times, good luck;)
      by the way!! WHO’S READY FOR ANOTHER MADONNA ERA TO ROCK THE WORLD!!!!!?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      GIV U ALL UR LOVING!!!

      • ED

        I GUESS YOU ARE THE POET ON THIS SITE. DO ME A FAVOR SWEET HEART , GO AND MAKE A POEM OF SWEPT AWAY, WOULD YOU?

  • Leo

    I’m a big fun since ’89 and I find “Gimme All Your Luv” pure bubble-gum pop.I hope the album will do better than that…

    • Miguel

      Well, remember she said William Orbit pushed her to be more dark and intimate, and he said they were “going deep”.
      And remember that Madonna sometimes releases the most simple pop songs as promotional singles and saves the best songs for those whop buy the records. Remember “Music”, the song was silly ans simple but the album had awesome songs like Gone or Paradise Not For Me, same happened with Confessions on a Dancefloor. So, have faith in our Queen! She deserves to be given a chance, doesn’t she? Let’s just support her through thick and thin I say.
      I personally love this song and I think the video is absolutely amazing.

      • mainstream madonna

        music (the single) was really good, sophisticated electroncica.

        gmayl is cheap.

      • LUCA

        I agree with you but “Music” was fantastic

      • Leo

        I hope so…I want that “Nobody’s Perfect” feeling back

  • leila

    i’m not a hater..i love madonna but the song is dumb and meaningless..and her voice is autotuned to the max :(..but the video is great and she looks hot..i liked the girls gone wild and turn up the radio snippets better ..

    • Gabor

      Ur fucking dumb!

      • Mega-Madonna-Fan

        That the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Rodrigo

    I loved the Wall Street Jorunal’s review… Couldn’t say it better!

    Touchdown!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nick B

    I really couldn’t care less about the reviews. Good or bad. All I know is I L-U-V the shit out of this song!!

    Fuck the haters, Madonna. They’re just jealous because you’re beautiful, and wildly talented!

  • Sacha

    Can’t wait for the album!!! GAYL’s video is funny.

    • Sacha

      GMAYL!!!!

  • Lady Who?

    Our girl has come up with the goods once again!! x

  • Lola

    Song´s bad, video´s bad. Madonna doesn´t shine at all. What happened to the the-girlie-show goddess? I was hoping M. would match up to that her former self, but the result is awful. I hate it. And by the way: gang bang???????????? we know she´s provocative and I love her for that, but she´s missing her former, her adored taste. I´m sad.

    • de

      She just looks like a real WOMEN. She’s not a men anymore. so if you’re GAY you don’t like her now. I understant it. sucksomething.

  • Peter

    Madonna finally its back to basics, material girl, burning up, hanky panky, “give me all your luvin”; silly but terryfic athems that everyone in this world knows, YOU ARE THE BEST MADGE!

  • L.U.V

    Guardian must feel like an outsider there lol

  • Masterpiece

    Fuck Guardian!!!!

    • moog

      i think the guardian is quite right.
      it´s a flat song, and the video is rubbish.

      madonna can do better! take of your rose-coloured glasses people, she can´t keep up, she´s a pooer copy of her former self.

      hey i like her, but just being realistic.

      • Miguel

        There’s no right and wrong, opinions can’t be right or wrong, they’re subjective. In my case I love the song, and I think the video is fucking genius. I think I didn’t blink or breathe during the whole song the first time I saw it. It’s mind blowing and I can’t stop watching it.

  • arkadiusz

    this is a perfect song for the super bowl!!! its funny, catchy a bit ironic! its gonna be a great show on sunday! cant wait anylonger!

  • candystore

    i’m starting to like it:) more i listen to it more i like it:)

    • Leo

      That’s the problem!

  • Madgefan

    Wow! Generally pretty positive, much better than I expected. Particularly love The Wall Street Journal’s comment, ‘Sorry haters, Madonna still has it. This clip is a touchdown’.

    She sure has :)

  • guanoape

    when i first heard the single i was also sceptical, but after hearing it a several times i must say it’s genius…it’s getting better the often you hear it. and i’m really happy that’s it’s not a cheap gaga-euro-dance-track, it’s great that she’s again making music like nobody else..

    it’s also true that it’s totally 80s – it’s so cool :-)

  • Ricky D

    Pretty much what I expected to read. Somehow, I agree with all of these!

    “Sorry Haters, Madonna still has it”

  • Jason tells it like it is!

    Don’t forget to keep downloading the single… the album’s doing wonders, but the single is flagging in the UK… get downloading!

    http://jasontellsitlikeitis.com/2012/02/03/madonna-give-me-all-you-luvin-feat-nicki-minaj-m-i-a/

    • guanoape

      um, i’ve already bought it 3times…….i think that’s enough.

  • Miguel

    Fans of the world, we must support our Queen!!! Request the song in every radio, buy her single an her album, vote for her in every single chart you could find, request and vote her in MTV and Much Music, watch her video on YouTube, post it on facebook, etc.

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