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Songs that should've been singles and were not

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Madonna:

Physical Attraction deserved a proper single release and a video.

Like a Virgin:

  1. Like a Virgin (b/w Stay)
  2. Material Girl (b/w Pretender)
  3. Crazy for You (b/w Gambler)
  4. Angel (WITH a video) (Europe) / Into the Groove (US) (Double-A Side)
  5. Dress You Up (b/w Shoo-Bee-Doo)
  6. Over and Over (b/w Love Don't Live Here Anymore)

True Blue / Who's That Girl / You Can Dance Era:

  1. Live to Tell
  2. Papa Don't Preach (b/w Ain't No Big Deal)
  3. True Blue (b/w Jimmy Jimmy)
  4. Open Your Heart (b/w White Heat)
  5. La Isla Bonita (b/w Love Makes the World Go Round)

 

  1. Who's That Girl (b/w The Look of Love)
  2. Causing a Commotion (b/w Can't Stop)
  3. Where's the Party [YCD Remix] (b/w Santa Baby) - released in December 1987

Like a Prayer / I'm Breathless:

  1. Like a Prayer (b/w Act of Contrition)
  2. Express Yourself (b/w Love Song)
  3. Cherish (b/w Supernatural)
  4. Till Death Do Us Part (b/w The Look of Love) - October 1989
  5. Oh Father (b/w Dear Jessie) - December 1989
  6. Spanish Eyes (b/w Promise to Try)  - February 1990

 

  1. Vogue / Keep It Together (Double A-Side) - March 1990 (both would have gotten a video)
  2. Hanky Panky (b/w More) - June 1990
  3. He's a Man (b/w Back in Business) - September 1990
  4. Sooner or Later [Remix] (b/w Santa Baby) - December 1990

The Immaculate Collection:

  1. Justify My Love (b/w Express Yourself '90)
  2. Rescue Me (b/w Holiday) - WITH A VIDEO

Erotica:

  1. This Used to Be My Playground

 

  1. Deeper and Deeper - September 1992
  2. Erotica - November 1992 - album release also in November
  3. Fever (b/w Goodbye to Innocence) - Febraury 1993 (NO Body of Evidence!)
  4. Bad Girl (b/w Thief of Hearts) - May 1993
  5. Words (b/w Why's It So Hard) - July 1993
  6. Rain (b/w Waiting) - September 1993

 

  1. I'll Remember (b/w Secret Garden) - March 1994

Bedtime Stories / Something to Remember:

  1. Secret (b/w Let Down Your Guard) - September 1994
  2. Take a Bow (b/w Love Tried to Welcome Me) - December 1994
  3. Human Nature (b/w Don't Stop) - February 1995
  4. Bedtime Story (b/w Sanctuary) - June 1995

Bedtime Stories Tour - early July - late October 1995

  1. I Want You (b/w Forbidden Love) - October 1995
  2. You'll See (b/w Verás) - December 1995
  3. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (b/w One More Chance) - March 1996

Ray of Light:

  1. Frozen (b/w Shanti/Ashtangi) - late February 1998
  2. Ray of Light (b/w Has to Be) - early May 1998
  3. Nothing Really Matters (b/w To Have and Not to Hold) - late June 1998
  4. The Power of Good-Bye (b/w Swim) - September 1998
  5. Drowned World/Substitute for Love (b/w Little Star) - December 1998
  6. Sky Fits Heaven (b/w Mer Girl) - March 1999
  7. Beautiful Stranger - June 1999
  8. Skin (b/w Candy Perfume Girl) - September 1999
  9. Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi Corazón) (with Ricky Martin) - December 1999

Ray of Light Tour - September 1999 - December 1999 (NO THE NEXT BEST THING!)

Music:

  1. Music - November 2000
  2. Don't Tell Me (b/w I Deserve It)  - January 2001
  3. Amazing (b/w Runaway Lover) - March 2001
  4. Impressive Instant (b/w Cyber-raga) - May 2001
  5. What It Feels Like for a Girl (b/w Lo Que Siente La Mujer) - August 2001 (NO REMIX VIDEO!)
  6. Paradise (Not for Me) - January 2002

Music Tour - September 2001 - December 2001

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  1. Over And Over (instead of Dress You Up)
  2. Thief Of Hearts (instead of Bad Girl)
  3. Intervention or Easy Ride (instead of Nothing Fails)
  4. Future Lovers (instead of Get Together)
  5. She's Not Me or Beat Goes on (instead of Give It 2 Me)
  6. Voices (instead of Miles Away)
  7. Lovespent (instead of Turn Up The Radio)

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Physical Attraction

Stay

Wheres the Party 

Till Death Do Us Part 

Skin

Paradise (not for me)

Mother and Father 

Forbidden Love (COAD)

She´s not me 

Love Spent

Joan of Arc 

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On 2017. 08. 20. at 3:03 AM, G House said:

Bedtime Stories: Don't Stop, Love Tried To Welcome Me and Your Honesty

Come on now, it's one of her all-time worst.

Gang Bang would have been a horrible single choice, the cheap production, the drag queen vocals and the nursery rhyme lyrics have no commercial value whatsoever, it would have been trashed by the media more than the other singles of the album.

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4 hours ago, Elazul said:

Come on now, it's one of her all-time worst.

Gang Bang would have been a horrible single choice, the cheap production, the drag queen vocals and the nursery rhyme lyrics have no commercial value whatsoever, it would have been trashed by the media more than the other singles of the album.

 

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On 4/11/2018 at 7:21 AM, ulisan543 said:

isn't Physical Attraction A Promo single from YCD or is not? I think i've seen something like that. Not quite but i must get info 

 

Edit: Nevermind. Spotlight was the only single.

In Japan.  It wasn't a single anywhere else.  But radio still played it elsewhere and it charted in the U.S. simply because of that. 

And I know that I made some few suggestions that I thought would have made good singles, but in the end, thank goodness we fans aren't in charge of her career.  She would have imploded and never been heard from again.  LOL!  Earlier in her career, she already was over-saturating the market.  I do think "Where's The Party" would have become a single, but that's if Who's That Girl didn't come along.  I wouldn't change that for anything.  It may have been a bomb of a movie, but I love it anyway and I love the songs it's produced.  So yeah, I'm actually happy how things turned out so far in her career.  She's still making music and she's still making waves. It may not be at the impact of how she used to make waves, but she's still doing it.  People will always be fascinated with her.  And I don't see Madonna toning it down due to her age.  I think she will only push back more at all the negative stereotypes and society views of an aging pop star.

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Where's The Party

Till Death Do Us Part

Sky Fits Heaven

Time Stood Still

Paradise (Not For Me)

Future Lovers

She's Not Me

I'm Addicted (should've been the lead single!)

Gang Bang

Love Spent

Rebel Heart

Joan of Arc

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Madonna/The First Album

  1. Physical Attraction (a proper single release with video).
  2. Think of Me (I've always loved this song).

Like A Prayer

  1. Angel
  2. Stay (the 1981 demo. that version is PERFECTION).

Erotica

  1. Waiting
  2. Where Life Begins*
  3. Why's It So Hard

Bedtime Stories

  1. Inside of Me*

Ray of Life

  1. Swim
  2. Candy Perfume Girl*

Music

  1. Impressive Instant

American Life

  1. Nobody Knows Me
  2. Nothing Nails (with  video)

Hard Candy

  1. Dance 2night*
  2. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You

MDNA

  1. Beautiful Killer
  2. Love Spent

Rebel Heart

  1. Rebel Heart (acoustic demo or Avicii demo)
  2. Unapologetic Bitch*

* = BIIIG maybes.

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Updating my list, after almost a year listening to Madonna and her whole discography (not just the albums), videography and tour videos.

Madonna: The First Album:

Physical Attraction

Like A Virgin 

Dress You Up (w/ an actual music video, not a promo one)

Angel (w/ an actual video)

True Blue:

Where's the Party

White Heat

Like a Prayer:

Promise to Try

Spanish Eyes

Dear Jessie (w/ an alternative video, although the official one is so cute)

Just A Dream (Madge shoulda kept the song for herself)

Erotica:

Thief of Hearts

In This Life

Words

Waiting

Shame

Bad Girl (Guitar Demo)

Bedtime Stories:

Forbidden Love

Ray of Light:

Sky Fits Heaven

Mer Girl

Arioso

Music:

I Deserve it

Nobody's Perfect

Paradise

American Life:

Nothing Fails (w/ an official video)

Intervention

X- Static Process

Nobody Knows Me (this one is so epic, one of the best Madonna's songs)

Petite Jeune Fille

VISUAL ALBUM STILL

Confessions:

Future Lovers

Forbidden Love

Isaac

Fighting Spirit

Hard Candy:

Heartbeat

She's Not Me

Across the Sky

MDNA:

Love Spent

Masterpiece

Falling Free

Rebel Heart:

Unapologetic Bitch

Inside Out

Joan of Arc

Rebel Heart (Avicii Demo)

 

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Personally I'm very content with the chosen singles from MadonnaLike A Virgin and True Blue, so I'll start with...

Like A Prayer - Spanish Eyes

I'm Breathless - He's A Man

Erotica - (1) Thief Of Hearts, (2) Why's It So Hard, (3) Secret Garden

Bedtime Stories - (1) Don't Stop, (2) Love Tried To Welcome Me

Ray Of Light - (1) Swim, (2) To Have And Not To Hold

Music - (1) I Deserve It, (2) Amazing, (3) Paradise (Not For Me)

American Life - Intervention

Confessions On A Dancefloor - Future Lovers

Hard Candy - (1) Beat Goes On, (2) Voices

MDNA - (1) I'm Addicted, (2) Some Girls

Rebel Heart - Best Night

 

A video for 'Voices' would have been amazing. When I listen to it I always imagine Justin Timberlake being kept on a leash... :tongue:

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Madonna: Physical Attraction

Like A Virgin: Leave as is

True Blue: Leave as is

Like a prayer: Oh Father and spanish eyes as promo singles, promise to try as a single.

Breathless: Now I'm following You, Something To Remember

Erotica: Thief Of Hearts, Words, wish as a promo

Bedtime stories: Don't Stop & Your honesty as a promo, inside of me as a single

Something to remember: Forbidden Love as a single (Promoting the Compilation Album along with the other 3 new songs

Evita: Leave as is

Ray of light: Swim, skin and sky fits heaven as singles, Shanti as a promo

Music: Amazing as a promo, runaway lover and Gone as singles

AL: Intervention and X-static process as singles

RIT: Promote Imagine as a single of the tour

COADF: Future Lovers and Let it will be as singles, History and superpop add to the album and make a promo with remixes of history.

Hard Candy: Heartbeat

MDNA: 1) Love Spent 

              2) Turn Up The Radio

              3) Masterpiece

              4) Girl Gone Wild

              5) Beautiful Killer

              Promo - Falling Free

Rebel Heart

1) Unapologetic Bitch

2) Rebel Heart

3) S.e.x

4) Devil Pray

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