"The Power of Good-Bye" is a song byAmerican singer and songwriter Madonna, taken from her seventh studio albumRay of Light(1998). It was written by Madonna and Rick Nowels, and was additionally produced by Madonna, William Orbit and Patrick Leonard. The song was released as the fourth single from the album on September 22, 1998. "The Power of Good-Bye" was additionally released as a A-Side single in the United Kingdom with "Little Star". Lyrically, the song talks about how freeing and empowering saying good-bye or ending a relationship can feel. Musically, the melancholy ballad is an electronic inspired song, with its instrumentation consisting in shuffle beats,acoustic guitars and sweeping strings, arranged by Craig Armstrong.