The song ‘4 Minutes’, initially named "4 Minutes to Save the World", was produced by Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland for her 2008 album, ‘Hard Candy’.
In an interview with MTV, Madonna explained the meaning of the song:
“Well I don't think it's important to take it too literally. I think the song more than anything is about having a sense of urgency; about how we are you know, living on borrowed time essentially and people are becoming much more aware of the environment and how we're destroying the planet. We can't just keep distracting ourselves we do have to educate ourselves and wake up and do something about it. You know at the same time we don't want to be boring and serious and not have fun so it's kind of like well if we're going to save the planet can we have a good time while we are doing it?”
‘4 Minutes’ achieved worldwide success by reaching number one in twenty-one countries, including
Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the . In the United Kingdom , "4 Minutes" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Madonna her 37th top-ten single, breaking the record previously held by Elvis Presley as the artist with most top-ten hits. United States