"The Power of Good-Bye" of this electronic ballad, written by Madonna and Rick Nowels, are supposedly about the singer's ex-husband, actor Sean Penn. Their tumultuous marriage lasted from 1985 - 1989. In the UK, "The Power of Good-Bye" was released as a double A-side with "Little Star", a track from Ray of Light. In the rest of Europe, the song was included on the major single releases as a B-side. Also notable is that the European releases included several experimental remixes of the song by Luke Slater plus one remix by Dallas Austin, who previously worked with Madonna on Bedtime Stories.
It is an electronic melancholy love ballad, with its arrangement being "anchored by a crisp shuffle beat and sweetened by occasional orchestral string flourishes and constrasting acoustic guitar strumming." It also infuses computer blips and techno effects.
- "The Power of Good-Bye", along with eleven other songs, is referenced in Madonna's 2015 track "Veni Vidi Vici".
|Released||September 10, 1998|
|Location||Silvertop House, Malibu Beach|
|VEVO views||2+ Million Views|