Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012
Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012

More reader views on Madge, plus a tribute to Dick Clark, whose 'American Bandstand' helped launch her career.

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Hi Gary,

Regarding the last Ask Billboard column about Madonna's latest album, "MDNA", I want to give my opinion on her new "material." I've been following her career since 1984 and she remains not only the Queen of Pop, but also my favorite female singer.

I have to admit that it took me more than eight listenings to finally decide what the best tracks are on the set. As of now, my top five are as it follows:

5, "Girl Gone Wild"

4, "Gang Bang." Excellent club track. Not suitable for radio, I know.

3, "Turn Up the Radio." I love this song. it has that David Guetta signature sound and I think it would wise of Interscope to promote it as a single.

2, "Love Spent." Maybe the banjo can make some noise in the charts, like the sax did it for