Ray of Light (song)

1997 single by Madonna

"Ray of Light" is a 1998 song by American singer Madonna. It is the second single from her 7th studio album of the same name. It went to number 1 in Croatia, Greece and Spain, number 2 in the United Kingdom and Finland, number 3 in Canada, number 5 in Italy and the United States, number 6 in Australia and Hungary, number 9 in Iceland and New Zealand and number 16 in Ireland. It won 2 Grammy Awards in 1999 and was nominated for Song of the Year.

"Ray of Light"
Single by Madonna
from the album Ray of Light
B-side"Has to Be"
ReleasedApril 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
Recorded1997
Studio
Genre
Length5:21
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Madonna
  • William Orbit
Madonna singles chronology
"Frozen"
(1998)
"Ray of Light"
(1998)
"Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
(1998)
Music video
"Ray of Light" at YouTube

Track listings and formats

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References

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  2. Walters, Barry (November 2, 2004). "Madonna". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 509.
  3. Ray of Light (US 12" vinyl liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. SAM 3269.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. Ray of Light (US 2 x 12" vinyl liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 9 44523-0.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. Ray of Light (EU 12" vinyl liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. W 0444 T.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. Ray of Light (EU CD Single liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 9362 44535-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. Ray of Light (US 7" vinyl liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 7-17206.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. Ray of Light (US CD Single liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 9 17206-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. Ray of Light (AU CD Single liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 5439-17209-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. Ray of Light (JP CD Single liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. WPCR-10525.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. Ray of Light (UK cassette single liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. W0444C.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. Ray of Light (UK Maxi-CD liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 9 44523-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. Ray of Light (AU Maxi-CD liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. 9362-44521-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  14. Ray of Light (EU Maxi-CD liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. W 0444 CD.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  15. Ray of Light (JP Maxi-CD liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. WPCR-1860.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  16. Ray of Light (UK CD single 1 liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. W 0444 CD.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  17. Ray of Light (UK CD single 2 liner notes). Madonna. Maverick Records. 1998. W 0444 CD2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)