Sounds Like ___: Breaking Down Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Love'

Yes, we are still caught up in the pop whirlwind that is Madonna's leaked-may be finished-is it really her single 'Give Me All Your Love' (and yes, we still have a version here even though its being pulled feverishly from every corner of the Internets as we type).

What struck us most is how the song is wholly original while it also borrows from countless corners of pop and dance music. Everyone in our newsroom heard little bits and pieces of something else in it.

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So, without further ado, we break down just what we heard between the lines.

First off, there's that L-U-V Madonna, Y-O-U you wanna chant that acts like a call to arms.

You don't have to think to hard to land at Gwen Stefani's 'Hollaback Girl' with its cheerleader chatter geared for the dancefloor.

And any cheerleading reference lands you back at the grandmother of all the rah-rah pop songs: Toni Basil's 'Mickey.'

Producer Martin Solveig's fingerprints are all over the single. There's more than one portion of the song that references his work with the Canadian dance-pop group Dragonette ... particularly the infectious 'Boys & Girls.'

Boys & Girls - Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette by djmajr

The more out-of-left-field reference comes from the song that rang through our head when Madonna sings 'and dance the night away.' It sounds identical to the la-la-la-la refrain from The B-52's 1983 single 'Song for a Future Generation.' Don't believe us? Listen around :46 below and tell us that Fred Schneider and Co. don't have a case:

03 Song For A Future Generation by 401K Music Inc

And can Madge borrow from herself? She does a bit here. There are tinges of 'American Life' lyrically, especially when she references pricey Burgandy wine, similar to her much-criticized pilates callout in the 2003 single.

And of course Madonna's callout to 'my lucky star' in the second verse is a good enough excuse for us to go back to this classic:


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