Madonna, "Celebration"

65 Billboard Rating

Madonna's latest single won't start any new trends, but it does return the singer to her dancefloor roots. "Come join the party... 'cause everybody wants to party with you," she sings on "Celebration," the title track and one of a reported two new songs on her best-of set that's due Sept. 29. A notable assist comes courtesy of trance DJ/ producer Paul Oakenfold, who co-wrote and co-produced the buoyant dance stomper. He supplies a surging beat that could have easily been lifted from the star's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" period ("Hung Up," "Sorry,") but can be traced even further back to her 1992 hit "Deeper and Deeper." The melody, meanwhile, recalls her last single "4 Minutes" in its urgency. Consider "Celebration" a score for Madonna's retro-futuristic fan base and a nice bookend to her collection of chart glories. --Chris Williams