Madonna's new single '4 Minutes To Save The World' is a rather enormous Timbaland production featuring a lot of trumpets and Justin Timberlake.
As might be expected, a low quality leak of '4 Minutes To Save The World' with a French DJ yelling over the top has been thoroughly discussed and dissected in the Popjustice forums.
So what seems to be the general opinion?
Froths Diamond Doggie Bag: "I was won over within about five seconds — that intro is awesome! I think Madonna and Justin's voices work together surprisingly well. Vocally, this is sounding like one of JT's best songs."
Splutters sushimuffin: "I was moderately ambivalent about this song earlier today when I first heard it. And yet, somehow, I love it now. A bit bombastic, but a great song, and JT is fantastic in it."
Adds Pravavc: "Nice song. Not earthshattering — but nice. It's been ages since I've said that about a Madonna track (even though she is my favorite female artist of all time). Not a classic but definitely current. I just wish she'd sung the entire thing. I don't really get what Justin Timberlake contributes to this effort. While I am not a fan of Timbaland, I think his production on this track is top notch."
Explains Carl: "I love it. Not so much Madonna, but the track itself. It's much better than I expected, although I think that without Justin the song would be mediocre — I can't imagine it as a Madonna solo."
Expresses andifeel: "Killer hook, loving the 80s style chorus, you call clearly tell it's Timberland but it is 'grander' than anything else he's done of late."
Gushes someboy0716: "Absolutely amazing; Madonna, as expected, has elevated Timbaland and Timberlake to perhaps their best moment yet (maybe not Timbaland, but certainly Justin). I don't want to hear any, 'there's too much Justin,' even if Madonna was featured for ten seconds, it would be HER song. Really, it's fantastic, I hope she gets a Billboard Number 1."
Dimisses Orbit: "Way too much Timberlake, she must really want that US radio play."
Agrees Samiart: "She wants to crack USA. It might work it might not, but who cares I think it will be a hit everywhere else. She has sold out for doing this but from what I hear there are some fabulous Madonna pop songs on the album so I'm happy."
Declares Christopher (the original): I have absolutely NO OPINION on Madonna's contributions to this track — which speaks volumes."
Blasts Passionoia: "All people seem interested in now when it comes to Madonna is who's she's working with, it's what defines her nowadays which of course is important but when it's the ONLY discussion point and the ONLY opinion you have on a popstar then that's not good."
Declares Special K: "She is aware she hasn't had a hit in the states for years and that's what the woman wants! She wants a number 1 Billboard smash and she's going all out to make sure she gets it!"
Notes Mynl: "Exactly how many times is this woman gonna rhyme 'waiting' with 'hesitating'?"
We'd estimate a 60/40 split against 'Four Minutes To Save The World'. What would Leona Lewis do?