More trouble for Madonna as new single flops

December 21st, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS  

MadonnaLondon, Dec 21 (IANS) Madonna is going through a rough patch. Apart from battling with divorce proceedings with ex-hubby Guy Ritchie, the pop diva is now dealing with the bad performance of her latest single “Miles Away”, which has completely bombed. “Miles Away” is said to be the worst-ever single in the Material Girl’s history. The song from her album “Hard Candy” scraped to an embarrassing 39 in the charts and now it’s disappeared without trace, reports

A source said: “This is a massive blow for her. Only reaching 39 in the charts is disastrous for her. Madonna is completely obsessed by her career. She has a ridiculous level of ambition and will be furious ‘Miles away’ has flopped. Apart from her kids, there’s nothing else she lives for.”

It is the first time in her 24-year career that she has released a single which has not troubled the Top 20. Her previous low was back in January 1996 when she hit No. 16 with “Oh Father”, a song for an Estee Lauder perfume.

“Miles away” is all about her relationship to Ritchie. She has a dig at the director, saying they were always better when they were living apart.

“Madonna is worried the divorce has damaged her career. But being second best to her work was always the problem with their relationship,” the source said.

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