Jem about Madonna’s Nothing Fails
Canadian music website ChartAttack features an interview to Jem, the U.K. trip-pop singer and composer who wrote what later became Madonna’s “Nothing Fails“. This is an excerpt from the interview by David McDougall.
You co-wrote the song “Nothing Fails,” that ended up going to Madonna?
[Producer Guy Sigsworth] wanted to write something for his wife, and he’d written the first verse and got stuck. So he asked if I would help him out and if I could do it by the next day. I did it and then didn’t hear anything for another eight months – it’s not like I didn’t think much of it, but it was like “OK, here you go” and I went on my way.
Do you like what Madonna did with it?
I did – y’know what, I wanted to listen to her version, like, a million times, so that would be the version. Because I’d heard mine for years, it was a long time before hers came out. I mean, it was fascinating actually, because when I wrote the words “nothing fails” it was like an afterthought and I remember saying to Guy, “Oh, I’ve just thrown in that bit there, maybe we’ll change it later.”
Check the full article on ChartAttack.com