|Single by Robbie Williams featuring Pet Shop Boys|
|from the album Rudebox|
|B-side||"Never Touch That Switch"|
|Released||5 March 2007|
|Format||CD single, DVD single|
London, United Kingdom
|Length||4:16 (album version)
4:00 (radio edit)
|Producer||Pet Shop Boys|
|Robbie Williams singles chronology|
"She's Madonna" is the third and final international single released from Robbie Williams's seventh studio album Rudebox. A collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, it is a love song to pop star Madonna and was released on 5 March 2007. A promotional copy was released to European radio in late January to precede the CD single. The song became one of Williams' lower-charting hits in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 16. Despite this, it is still regularly played on cable music video channels and radio stations in the UK. It was confirmed that this single was not going to be released in Latin America. In spite of this, the single was released as a digital download in Mexico. The video was also aired on MTV Brazil and on other Brazilian music channels.
"She's Madonna" was inspired by a conversation Robbie Williams had with Guy Ritchie's ex-girlfriend Tania Strecker, about the way Ritchie left her for Madonna. Strecker quoted Ritchie as saying, "Look, you know I really love you, but she's Madonna." According to the BBC's Top of the Pops website, Williams had played the song to Madonna shortly after writing it, receiving a positive reaction. According to the UK tabloid newspaper The Sun, Williams wanted Madonna to star alongside him in the video, but Ritchie, her husband at the time - they divorced in November 2008 - objected, having realised that the song with its chorus: "I love you, baby, but face it, she's Madonna. No man on earth could say that he don't want her" was based on the line he used to leave Strecker for Madonna. Williams himself has commented: "In case anyone asks... there is nothing tongue in cheek about this song at all, I have always fancied Madonna."  Musically, the song was inspired by Kraftwerk's track "Tour de France" - Williams stated: "I played "Tour De France" by Kraftwerk and said “I like this, can we do something like this, but not much like this", but then everything else came together pretty quickly." "She's Madonna" was the subject of a controversy after Ashley Hamilton claimed that he came up with part of the song with Williams.
The music video was shot in Los Angeles and features Williams as a professional drag queen in full regalia, as well as performing to drag queens in a nightclub, dressed in a white jacket. Alexis Arquette appeared as one of the drag queens, along with RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Tammie Brown. The video was directed by Johan Renck, who had previously directed the videos for Madonna's "Nothing Really Matters" in 1999 and "Hung Up" in 2005.
- UK CD1
- "She's Madonna" – 4:16
- "Never Touch That Switch" (Switch Remix) – 5:06
- UK CD2
- "She's Madonna" – 4:16
- "She's Madonna" (Chris Lake Remix) – 7:58
- "She's Madonna" (Kris Menace Vocal Re-Interpretation) – 4:24
- "She's Madonna" (Kris Menace Dub) – 5:37
- UK DVD single
- "She's Madonna" (video)
- "Never Touch That Switch" (Nightmoves Remix audio) – 6:52
- "Never Touch That Switch" (Dark Horse Remix audio) – 4:33
- Photo gallery and video clip
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||14|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||3|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||10|
|Czech Republic (IFPI)||2|
|European Hot 100 Singles||4|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||13|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||4|
|Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)||7|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||3|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||8|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||16|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||12|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Gold||7,500^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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