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4 Minutes


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(Timbaland:)

I'm outta time and all I got is 4 minutes

4 Minutes, hey

(8x)

Come on

Yeah

Break down

Come on

 

(Justin:)

Hey uh, come on, Madonna

Take it

 

(Madonna:)

Come on boy

I've been waiting for somebody

To pick up my stroll, uh

 

(Justin:)

Well don't waste time

Give me the sign

Tell me how you wanna roll

 

(Madonna:)

I want somebody to speed it up for me

Then take it down slow

There's enough room for both

 

(Justin:)

Well, I can handle that

You just gotta show me where it's at

Are you ready to go

(Are you ready to go)

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

If you want it

You already got it

If you've thought it

It better be what you want

If you feel it

It must be real just

Say the word and imma give you what you want

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

Time is waiting

We only got 4 minutes to save the world

No hesitating

Grab a boy

Grab a girl

Time is waiting

We only got 4 minutes to save the world

No hesitating

We only got 4 minutes, 4 minutes

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

Keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey

Madonna, uh

You gotta get 'em a hop

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

That's right, keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey

Madonna, uh

You gotta get 'em a hop

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

 

(Madonna:)

Sometimes I think what I need is a you intervention, yeah

 

(Justin:)

And you know I can tell that you like it

And that it's good, by the way that you move, ooh, hey

 

(Madonna:)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, yeah

 

(Justin:)

But if I die tonight

At least I can say I did what I wanted to do

Tell me, how bout you?

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

If you want it

You already got it

If you've thought it

It better be what you want

If you feel it

It must be real just

Say the word and imma give you what you want

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

Time is waiting

We only got 4 minutes to save the world

No hesitating

Grab a boy

Grab a girl

Time is waiting

We only got 4 minutes to save the world

No hesitating

We only got 4 minutes, 4 minutes

 

(Madonna & Justin:)

Keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey

Madonna, uh

You gotta get 'em a hop

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

That's right, keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey

Madonna, uh

You gotta get 'em a hop

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

 

(Timbaland:)

Breakdown

Yeah

(tick tock tick tock tick tock)

Yeah, uh huh

(tick tock tick tock tick tock)

I only got 4 minutes to save the world

 

Credits

Written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake and N. Hills

Produced by Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Danja

Programmed and mixed by Demacio "Demo" Castellon

Protools editing by Ron Taylor

Drums by Timbaland

Keyboards by Danja

Scratching by DJ Demo

Featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

Album

Hard Candy, the album

 Hard Candy

Single

4 Minutes, the singleThis is the first single from the album Hard Candy. It's sung as a duet with Justin Timberlake, combined with Timbaland's signature heavy hip hop beats and his usual shout-outs. Lyrically the song is a sexual but playful teasing between Madonna & Justin. The single premiered on radio on March 17th, was released digitally on March 25th and is available as a physical single from April 21st (29th in the US). Remixes of the song were made by Peter Rauhofer, Tracy Young, Bob Sinclar, Junkie XL & Marcos Castellon. The track debuted at #7 on the UK chart and #68 on Billboard Hot 100, and in its second week, it became Madonna's all-time record breaking 37th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (a record previously held by Elvis Presley) when it jumped to #3! In the UK, it got to #1 in its fifth week, became her 13th UK #1 hit and stayed there for 4 weeks and became Madonna's longest running single in the Top 10, with 12 weeks! It also got to #1 in Australia (her 11th #1 there), Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland & Italy.

4 Minutes eventually became Madonna's second double Platinum single in the US in August 2008, for selling 2 million paid downloads, making it her best selling US single ever, alongside Vogue.

» Follow the detailed chart run here.

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Video

4 Minutes, the videoWhile Justin & Timbaland helped Madonna to spice up the song, she turned to French masterminds Jonas & François to direct the video of this duet. It was shot in London late January 2008 and premiered on iTunes on April 3rd. Matching this bouncy hip hop-esque song, the video is fully charged with hot imagery of Madonna and Justin in action. As the world around them dissolves, a sexy black-clad Madonna and Justin jump through a variety of decors, that represent some of our daily consumption routines. While Timbaland tells them to 'break it down', Madonna and Justin compete with their hip & groovy dance moves. In the background of the performance scene, a giant clock counts down the 4 minutes they have to save the world, before they dissolve themselves in a close liplock.

Tour

4 Minutes @ Sticky & Sweet TourThe final segment of the Sticky & Sweet Tour arrives with the heavy beats of 4 Minutes. Madonna appears as a superhero wearing shoulder pads and breastplate. Justin Timberlake joins her on the moving video screens for a virtual duet. These screens make up an active part of the choreography, as they turn around to bring out the dancers and slide over the stage. Madonna humps Justin's video image and performs parts of the video choreography. The duet became real when Justin made a guest appearance at the LA show. Timbaland joined Madonna and his video alter-ego during the show in Miami.

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