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Peak Positions
6 Holiday Jan 1984 
14 Lucky Star Mar 1984 
56 Borderline Jun 1984
3 Like A Virgin Nov 1984 
3 Material Girl Mar 1985 
2 Crazy For You Jun 1985 
1 Into The Groove Jul 1985 
2 Holiday (re-entry) Aug 1985 
5 Angel Sep 1985 
4 Gambler Oct 1985 
5 Dress You Up Dec 1985 
2 Borderline (reissue) Jan 1986 
2 Live To Tell Apr 1986 
1 Papa Don't Preach Jun 1986 
1 True Blue Oct 1986 
4 Open Your Heart Dec 1986 
1 La Isla Bonita Apr 1987 
1 Who's That Girl Jul 1987 
4 Causing A Commotion Sep 1987 
9 The Look Of Love Dec 1987 
1 Like A Prayer Mar 1989 
5 Express Yourself Jun 1989 
3 Cherish Sep 1989 
5 Dear Jessie Dec 1989 
1 Vogue Apr 1990 
2 Hanky Panky Jul 1990 
2 Justify My Love Dec 1990 
2 Crazy For You ("remix") Mar 1991 
3 Rescue Me Apr 1991 
5 Holiday (reissue) Jun 1991 
3 This Used To Be My Playground Jul 1992 
3 Erotica Oct 1992 
6 Deeper And Deeper Dec 1992 
10 Bad Girl Mar 1993 
6 Fever Apr 1993 
7 Rain Jul 1993 
7 I'll Remember (Theme From 'With Honours') Apr 1994 
5 Secret Oct 1994 
16 Take A Bow Dec 1994 
4 Bedtime Story Feb 1995 
8 Human Nature Aug 1995 
5 You'll See Nov 1995 
16 Oh Father Jan 1996 
11 One More Chance Mar 1996 
10 You Must Love Me Nov 1996 
3 Don't Cry For Me Argentina Dec 1996 
7 Another Suitcase In Another Hall Mar 1997 
1 Frozen Mar 1998 
2 Ray Of Light May 1998 
10 Drowned World (Substitute For Love) Sep 1998 
6 The Power Of Good-Bye / Little Star Dec 1998 
7 Nothing Really Matters Mar 1999 
2 Beautiful Stranger Jun 1999 
1 American Pie Mar 2000 
1 Music Sep 2000 
4 Don't Tell Me Dec 2000 
7 What It Feels Like For A Girl Apr 2001 
3 Die Another Day Nov 2002 
2 American Life Apr 2003 
2 Hollywood Jul 2003 
2 Me Against The Music Nov 2003 
11 Love Profusion Dec 2003 
1 Hung Up Nov 2005
1 Sorry Feb 2006
7 Get Together Aug 2006
9 Jump Nov 2006
1 4 Minutes Apr 2008
7 Give It 2 Me Jul 2008
39 Miles Away Nov 2008
3 Celebration 2009
130 Revolver 2009
37 Give Me All Your Luvin' 2012
73 Girl Gone Wild 2012
68 Masterpiece 2012
175 Turn Up the Radio 2012

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I think it's humorous how well AMERICAN PIE did in the UK, but went no where in the U.S.

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Madonna’s Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles [updated 3/7/2015]

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/madonna-s-official-top-40-biggest-selling-singles__8266/#Top40

 

TRACK / CHART PEAK / YEAR

1 INTO THE GROOVE 1 1985

2 LIKE A VIRGIN 3 1984

3 CRAZY FOR YOU 2 1985/1990

4 HOLIDAY 2 1984/1985/1990

5 PAPA DON'T PREACH 1 1986

6 HUNG UP 1 2005

7 LIKE A PRAYER 1 1989

8 TRUE BLUE 1 1986

9 FROZEN 1 1998

10 BEAUTIFUL STRANGER 2 1999

11 VOGUE 1 1990

12 4 MINUTES 1 2007

13 LA ISLA BONITA 1 1987

14 MUSIC 1 2000

15 AMERICAN PIE 1 2000

16 MATERIAL GIRL 3 1985

17 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA 3 1996

18 WHO'S THAT GIRL 1 1987

19 BORDERLINE 2 1986

20 YOU'LL SEE 5 1995

21 RAY OF LIGHT 2 1998

22 LIVE TO TELL 2 1986

23 JUSTIFY MY LOVE 2 1990

24 DRESS YOU UP 5 1985

25 GAMBLER 4 1985

26 ANGEL 5 1985

27 OPEN YOUR HEART 4 1986

28 DEAR JESSIE 5 1989

29 HANKY PANKY 2 1990

30 SORRY 1 2006

31 DIE ANOTHER DAY 3 2002

32 CAUSING A COMMOTION 4 1987

33 CHERISH 3 1989

34 DON'T TELL ME 4 2000

35 EXPRESS YOURSELF 5 1989

36 THE POWER OF GOOD-BYE 6 1998

37 GIVE IT 2 ME 7 2008

38 THIS USED TO BE MY PLAYGROUND 3 1992

39 ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (WITH BRITNEY SPEARS) 2 2003

40 RAIN 7 1993

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Madonna’s Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Singles [updated 3/7/2015]

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/madonna-s-official-top-40-biggest-selling-singles__8266/

 

1. Into The Groove (1985) - 871,300

2. Like A Virgin (1984) - 826,700

3. Crazy For You (1985, 1991) - 775,000

4. Holiday (1984, 1985, 1990) - 709,400

5. Papa Don’t Preach (1986) - 645,000

6. Hung Up (2005) - 617,000

7. Like A Prayer (1989) - 593,300

8. True Blue (1986) - 556,900

9. Frozen (1998) - 551,400

10. Beautiful Stranger (1999) - 532,500

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I live in the UK and im kind of shocked how her popularity has dropped in the last few years especially her chart positions since 2009 ? I guess living for love will drop out of the top 40 today after its disappointing number 26 entry last week :(((

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^ it's obvious that she's more of an albums artist nowadaysThe album will sell well and of course the tour tooI don't think that just because a bunch of teens aren't buying your songs on Itunes means your popularity is dropping?I mean Beyonce didn't have a big hit off od her last album and she's more than 20 years younger than Madonna

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I dont think its just teens who buy songs ? And i think its safe to say the album will sell the most in its first week - no.1 im sure in US and UK and then it will drop the next week ? She doesnt seem to have that staying power in the charts like she used to - i would love Ghosttown to be a massive No.1 single as i think its amazing and im so happy shes gonna release a ballad for a single too - Its been too long - I think its her best Ballad since Youll See :)) But sadly as shes not singles seller it will be missed which is a real shame

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M's UK airplay and sales peaks (since 1992), so you can see how a single fared on one component vs. the other:

(weeks at No. 1 for sales are one week, unless otherwise noted; I believe LFL's airplay peak was No. 60; "Revolver" not listed)

Compiled by HolidayGuy

 

This Used To Be My Playground: No. 2 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

Erotica: No. 3 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

Deeper And Deeper: No. 2 Airplay/No. 6 Sales

Bad Girl: No. 4 Airplay/No. 10 Sales

Fever: No. 2 Airplay/No. 6 Sales

Rain: No. 3 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

I'll Remember: No. 7 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

Secret: No. 1 Airplay/No. 5 Sales

Take A Bow: No. 4 Airplay/No. 16 Sales

Bedtime Story: No. 11 Airplay/No. 4 Sales

Human Nature: No. 22 Airplay/No. 8 Sales

You'll See: No. 2 Airplay/No. 5 Sales

Oh Father: No. 12 Airplay/No. 16 Sales

One More Chance: No. 14 Airplay/No. 11 Sales

You Must Love Me: No. 43 Airplay/No. 10 Sales

Don't Cry For Me Argentina: No. 3 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

Another Suitcase In Another Hall: No. 95 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

Frozen: No. 1(4 weeks) Airplay/No. 1 Sales

Ray Of Light: No. 3 Airplay/No. 2 Sales

Drowned World (Substitute For Love): No. 41 Airplay/No. 10 Sales

The Power Of Goodbye: No. 3 Airplay/No. 6 Sales

Nothing Really Matters: No. 12 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

Beautiful Stranger: No. 1(5 weeks) Airplay/No. 2 Sales

American Pie: No. 3 Airplay/No. 1 Sales.

Music: No. 2 Airplay/No. 1 Sales

Don't Tell Me: No. 1 Airplay/No. 4 Sales

What It Feels Like For A Girl: No. 7 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

Die Another Day: No. 4 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

American Life: No. 11 Airplay/No. 2 Sales

Hollywood: No. 3 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

Me Against The Music: No. 20 Airplay/No. 2 Sales

Love Profusion: No. 33 Airplay/No. 11 Sales

Hung Up: No. 1(8 weeks) Airplay/No. 1(3 weeks) Sales

Sorry: No. 1(5 weeks) Airplay/No. 1 Sales

Get Together: No. 8 Airplay/No. 7 Sales

Jump: No. 3 Airplay/No. 9 Sales

4 Minutes: No. 3 Airplay/No. 1(4 weeks) Sales

Give it 2 Me: No. 8 Airplay//No. 7 Sales

Miles Away: No. 8 Airplay/No. 39 Sales

Celebration: No. 2 Airplay/No. 3 Sales

Give Me All Your Luvin’: No. 40 Airplay/No. 37 Sales

Masterpiece: No. 24 Airplay/No. 68 Sales

Living For Love: No. 60 Airplay/No. 17 Sales

Ghosttown: No. 17 Airplay/No. 65 Sales

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Peak Positions

 

3 Celebration 2009

130 Revolver 2009

37 Give Me All Your Luvin' 2012

73 Girl Gone Wild 2012

68 Masterpiece 2012

175 Turn Up the Radio 2012

 

I live in the UK and im kind of shocked how her popularity has dropped in the last few years especially her chart positions since 2009 ? I guess living for love will drop out of the top 40 today after its disappointing number 26 entry last week :(((

I think she hasn't necesserily made the best choices for singles in recent years. I think Miles Away is a fan fave but i really can't stand to hear it- i find it so middle of the road and boring, and maybe the rest of the general public agreed as it only just made the top 40. I think Hard Candy gets some stick but I think there are some real gems on there which I think would have done so much better (She's Not Me, Voices, The Beat Goes On, hell even Spanish Lesson as it's more interesting [to me anyway]).

 

I know it wasn't released as standard on Celebration but i think It's So Cool would have been better as a single than Revolver (also Broken is a much better song than Revolver too). I think songs like Lovespent or I'm Addicted would have fared much better on the charts than TUTR (which to me is just very genericand boring) and GGW (as much as i hated that song i think i've come around to appreciating it now lol).

 

I seem to remember a mess up with GMAYL being offered free if you pre-ordered MDNA on itunes, but these weren't eligible for some reason to count towards actual sales, hence it's lower chart position. If the free download wasn't offered or if it did actually contribute GMAYL would of charted a lot higher. I feel sorry for that song LOL, i think it get's some unfair press but i like it (i prefer the demo without Nicki or M.I.A though if i'm totally honest).

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The OCC has just published an up-date of Madonna's Top 40 Best Selling UK Singles.

 

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/madonna-s-official-top-40-biggest-selling-singles__8266/

Madonna’s Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles
16 August 2016 | By Justin Myers 

She made it through the wilderness, somehow she made it through… and 32 years after her very first hit Holiday, Madonna still gets everybody talking.

There’s plenty to say about her performances, her fashion sense, her pushing of boundaries and buttons when it comes to sex and ageing and religion and art, but to do any of that, Madonna has needed one thing – her massive collection of hits.

And what a back catalogue it is - her Top 40 biggest sellers alone amounts to over 15 million singles sales.

Jump to the full Top 40, or stick with us as we look over her Top 10, and, yes, we’re doing it in reverse order…

10. Beautiful Stranger (1999)

Outselling seven of Madonna’s chart-toppers is this William Orbit-produced slice of kitsch perfection, from the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Possibly the greatest Number 1 that never was for Madge, Beautiful Stranger had strong first-week sales of over 135,000 copies, but could not compete with S Club 7’s debut – Bring It All Back beat her to it, and denied Beautiful Stranger a place in chart history.

SALES: 534,800


CHART FACT: This was the ninth time Madonna had seen a single stall at Number 2 – she’s had 12 runners-up in total.

MADGE FACT: Madonna has only performed this song on tour once, during the Drowned World Tour in 2001.

9. Frozen (1998)
Now that’s what you call a comeback. After a few years off having her first baby Lourdes and making Evita – which won her a Golden Globe – Madonna returned with a new attitude and an album full of trance bangers and trippy beats.

Lead single Frozen was the perfect introduction and kicked off her work with William Orbit, who’d go on to collaborate with her on two further albums.

SALES: 556,000


CHART FACT: Frozen was Madonna’s first Number 1 in eight years – she hadn’t enjoyed a chart-topper since Vogue in 1990.

MADGE FACT: Madonna didn't really go brunette in the video for Frozen; it was a wig. The video was filmed in bright sunshine in the Californian desert, with the 1998 equivalent of about a million Instagram filters over the top to make it look colder.

8. True Blue (1986)

In many ways, Madonna’s most overlooked Number 1, True Blue came right bang in the middle of the star’s ‘imperial phase’. Written for and about her then-husband Sean Penn, True Blue is very much the unloved stepchild of Madonna’s back catalogue. She never performs it on tour and seems a little bit embarrassed by it.

It didn’t put off anybody buying it, though. While it was Number 1 for just a week, True Blue has outsold some of her more famous Number 1s, including poor old Vogue, which just misses the Top 10.

SALES: 556,900


CHART FACT: True Blue was knocked off Number 1 by EastEnders’ star Nick Berry’s anthem Every Loser Wins. I guess he was proven right that week at least.

MADGE FACT: True Blue was last performed on the Who's That Girl Tour in 1987. Let's just say Madonna does not take True Blue's calls. Not even at Christmas.

7. Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna’s show-stopper and an instant classic, Like A Prayer was the centre of huge controversy upon release – all in a day’s work for Madge, really. A video featuring burning crosses and a violent murder was always going to grab some attention, and thanks to a well-known soft drinks firm pulling the plug on an advertising campaign featuring the song, its notoriety took it all the way to Number 1.

Also, Madonna hair fans, this was the first time she had led a new album campaign as a brunette. She’d do it only once more, on American Life in 2003.

SALES: 613,300


CHART FACT: Like A Prayer spent three weeks at Number 1 before being toppled by the Bangles’ Eternal Flame.

MADGE FACT: The saint who Madonna snogs in the church is widely, and mistakenly, believed to be based on Jesus. That's not true. He's actually supposed to be St. Martin de Porres, the patron saint of those seeking interracial harmony, which makes perfect sense when you watch the video.

6. Hung Up (2005)
When you start to count up Madonna’s comebacks and reinventions, you run out of fingers pretty quickly. Following what you might call a lukewarm reception to previous album American Life, Madonna decided it was time to crank up the disco beats and fill dance floors up and down the country, which she did with Hung Up, the lead from Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Featuring a mega-famous sample of Abba’s Gimme Gimme Gimme, Hung Up gave Madonna her biggest global hit in years, showed there was plenty of time for us all to get fit enough to buy a leotard and, more importantly, put Madge back at Number 1 where she belonged.

SALES: 625,600


CHART FACT: Hung Up was Madonna’s first Number 1 to spend more than a week at the top since Vogue in 1990.

MADGE FACT: Madonna had a nasty fall from her horse not long before the video was shot and broke her arm and some ribs. She said when she was dancing her arm felt like it was "flapping like a chicken wing". Hung Up's video had a kind of sequel, with the Sorry video picking up where Hung Up left off. Madonna hadn't done this since 1995, when You'll See carried on the story of the Take A Bow video.

Top 5! Are you ready? I’m waaaaaiting…

5. Papa Don’t Preach (1986)

Madonna’s first Number 1 from her classic True Blue album was one of her first major brushes with controversy. Papa Don’t Preach, which told the story of a pregnant teenage girl, angered both anti-abortion and pro-choice campaigners, but political wrangling aside, it was a brilliant pop song.

Madonna’s second Number 1, it ruled the Official Singles Chart for three weeks of summer 1986.

SALES: 650,700


CHART FACT: Papa Don’t Preach ended Wham’s reign at the top with Edge Of Heaven. It was eventually dispatched by Chris de Burgh’s romantic slow-dance classic The Lady In Red.

MADGE FACT: Madonna resurrected her famous 'Italians Do It Better' T-shirt on her 2004 Re-Invention Tour, sometimes switching out the nationality depending on where she was.

4. Holiday (1984, 1985, 1990)
The tune where it all began, which was so popular, she released it three times. Landing at Number 6 in winter 1984 and scoring Madonna her first Top 10, the song went on to bigger success the following year. Released in summer, which makes much more sense when you think about it – it’s about taking some time off, after all – Holiday zoomed to Number 2.

Madge obviously thought she might as well have another crack at Number 1 with Holiday, and so in 1991 released it again – as Madonna’s greatest hits mania was in full swing with the release of The Immaculate Collection. This time, it reached Number 5, but three entries in the Top 10 for the same song isn’t bad at all, really.

SALES: 717,600

CHART FACT: So who kept Holiday off the top? Well, it was the lady herself! One week in 1985, Holiday sat at Number 2 right behind Into The Groove at the top of the Official Singles Chart.

MADGE FACT: In the rarely seen official video for Holiday – that we imagine Madonna would probably rather pretend never happened – Madge's brother Christopher can be seen dancing on the left. They'd later have a huge falling out when Christopher wrote a tell-all book, but she's confirmed they're speaking again now.

3. Crazy For You (1985, 1991)

Madonna’s most successful ballad is officially this track that never actually appeared on any of her studio albums. Taken from the frankly dodgy movie Vision Quest – which would later be renamed Crazy For You for reasons we’re sure aren’t that hard to work out – Crazy For You saw Madge slow things down in the middle of the Madonna mania of the mid-eighties and reach Number 2.

Crazy For You was another of her old tunes that got a chance to chart again, coming out again in 1991 and, remarkably, hitting Number 2 once more.

SALES: 781,900

CHART FACT: On its first run, Crazy For You was kept off Number 1 by Sister Sledge’s Frankie. On its return to Number 2 in 1991, it was kept at bay by two records.

The Simpsons’ Do The Bartman (!) held it off first of all, then a rerelease of The Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go leapfrogged over her to take the top spot.

MADGE FACT: Gambler was featured in Vision Quest too. Madonna hasn't performed that on any of her tours since her very first in 1985.

2. Like A Virgin (1984)

This is the one where everything changed for Madonna and she began to resemble the unstoppable force that would dominate pop in the Eighties. The Nile Rodgers-produced track didn’t just kick off the campaign for Madonna’s second album of the same name, Like A Virgin was also the first of an incredible run of 36 consecutive Top 10 entries. No star has bettered that yet.

Also incredible is that Madonna’s second biggest selling single wasn’t even a Number 1 – a question commonly incorrectly guessed in pub quizzes – it reached Number 3.

SALES: 832,200

CHART FACT: Like A Virgin was the 18th bestselling single of 1984.

MADGE FACT: Nile Rodgers, who produced the Like A Virgin album, has said that he was hoping to work with Madonna throughout her career, but his girlfriend didn't get on with actor Sean Penn, who ended up being the first Mr Madonna.

1. Into The Groove (1985)
It’s only right that the song that should rule them all is Her Madgesty’s very first Number 1, the song that started off a run of 13 Number 1 singles, more than any other female artist in British chart history.

Soundtracking Madonna’s big-screen debut in Desperately Seeking Susan, Into The Groove was a huge hit over summer 1985. Despite not having a proper video and thanks in part to not being available on Madonna’s Like A Virgin album – until a reissue solved that problem later on – Into The Groove stormed to the top of the Official Singles Chart and refused to budge for a month.

While Into The Groove may not hold the same affection for many as Holiday or Crazy For You still do, it still pretty much sums up Madonna’s whole ethos. “Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free,†she sings, barely pausing for breath, and she hasn’t stopped busting a move since.

An anthem fit for a queen, Into The Groove takes the throne – it’s her biggest selling song, and you can’t argue with that.

SALES: 877,500. Yep, that’s right, it’s not a million-seller. Madonna is one of the most successful acts of all time to still not nab a million-selling single.

CHART FACTS: Into The Groove is tied with Vogue for her longest stint at Number 1 – four weeks. It knocked Eurythmics’ There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) off the top. It was eventually toppled by UB40 and Chrissie Hynde with their cover of I Got You Babe.

Into The Groove also managed to keep Madonna herself off Number 1 – the rerelease of Holiday sat right behind it from 11–17 August 1985. Coincidentally, that was the week of Madonna’s 27th birthday.

MADGE FACT: Into The Groove would later feature in a jeans commercial, with a guest appearance from Missy Elliott and with refreshed lyrics. Missy would later team up with Madonna, Britney and Christina on that MTV VMAs performance in 2003.

Other notable entries:

Madonna’s 1990 Number 1 Vogue just misses a Top 10 placing, landing at Number 11 with over 530,000 sales.

Her most recent chart-topper 4 Minutes FT Justin Timberlake is just behind it at 12, with 507,000 copies sold.

Material Girl, a Number 3 hit in 1985 thanks to one of her most iconic videos, has to settle for 16th, with over 385,000 sales.

Justify My Love, which was pretty saucy back in the day, and launched Madonna's first greatest hits album The Immaculate Collection, comes in 23rd with 275,500 sales. The Immaculate Collection is one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

Fan-favourite Gambler, which Madonna doesn’t seem to be that fond of and can be very hard to track down, finishes 25th, with a sales tally of 270,000. Its sandwiched between two of Madonna’s hugely overlooked hits Dress You Up and Angel, which both reached Number 5 despite having no video! The power of Madonna in 1985 – if you'd have been able to bottle it, you'd have ruled the world.

Madonna’s collaboration with Britney Spears, Me Against The Music, scrapes into the Top 40 at Number 39, but if you’re a Madonna purist and want to know which Madge solo effort Me Against The Music has pushed into 41st place? Well, it’s bad news for Erotica. That lands just outside.

Madonna’s biggest selling single not to go Top 10? That honour belongs to Lucky Star – a Number 14 hit in 1984 and finishing 42nd on her countdown.

Here’s the full Top 40:

TRACK CHART PEAK YEAR

1... INTO THE GROOVE 1 1985
2... LIKE A VIRGIN 3 1984
3... CRAZY FOR YOU 2 1985/1990
4... HOLIDAY 2 1984/1985/1990
5... PAPA DON'T PREACH 1 1986
6... HUNG UP 1 2005
7... LIKE A PRAYER 1 1989
8... TRUE BLUE 1 1986
9... FROZEN 1 1998
10... BEAUTIFUL STRANGER 2 1999
11... VOGUE 1 1990
12... 4 MINUTES 1 2007
13... LA ISLA BONITA 1 1987
14... MUSIC 1 2000
15... AMERICAN PIE 1 2000
16... MATERIAL GIRL 3 1985
17... DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA 3 1996
18... WHO'S THAT GIRL 1 1987
19... BORDERLINE 2 1986
20... YOU'LL SEE 5 1995
21... RAY OF LIGHT 2 1998
22... LIVE TO TELL 2 1986
23... JUSTIFY MY LOVE 2 1990
24... DRESS YOU UP 5 1985
25... GAMBLER 4 1985
26... ANGEL 5 1985
27... OPEN YOUR HEART 4 1986
28... DEAR JESSIE 5 1989
29... HANKY PANKY 2 1990
30... SORRY 1 2006
31... DIE ANOTHER DAY 3 2002
32... CAUSING A COMMOTION 4 1987
33... CHERISH 3 1989
34... DON'T TELL ME 4 2000
35... EXPRESS YOURSELF 5 1989
36... THE POWER OF GOOD-BYE 6 1998
37... GIVE IT 2 ME 7 2008
38... THIS USED TO BE MY PLAYGROUND 3 1992
39... ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (WITH BRITNEY SPEARS) 2 2003
40... RAIN 7 1993

©2015 Official Charts Company . All rights reserved.

 

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The guy who wrote this article, on the whole, did an OK job, with some interesting facts (some more so than others) and it was a nice little write up. However, he said she never performs True Blue and last performed it on the WTG tour in 1987. Now, we know this isn't true (blue). 😃 He shoulda done his homework.

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10. Beautiful Stranger (1999)


Outselling seven of Madonna’s chart-toppers is this William Orbit-produced slice of kitsch perfection, from the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

 

Possibly the greatest Number 1 that never was for Madge, Beautiful Stranger had strong first-week sales of over 135,000 copies, but could not compete with S Club 7’s debut – Bring It All Back beat her to it, and denied Beautiful Stranger a place in chart history.

 

SALES: 534,800

 


CHART FACT: This was the ninth time Madonna had seen a single stall at Number 2 – she’s had 12 runners-up in total.

 

MADGE FACT: Madonna has only performed this song on tour once, during the Drowned World Tour in 2001.

I'm really happy Beautiful Stranger made the list. TBH I never knew it was in her UK top 10 singles.

 

I remember like it was yesterday... My brother and I both bought a copy of the single each as we didn't want to share a copy lol. I also remember sitting on my bed, playing on my N64 (volume on mute) as I listened to the official UK top 40. I listened to the full chart every week for years but can still remember the week BS's debut position was announced. I knew it would be up near the top and I knew it was up against S Club 7, but as much as I wanted M to win, I knew SC7 probably would get the number 1. Bring It All back was SC7's first single and it was kind of a gimmick with them having 7 members and having their own TV series too. I can still remember that song. It's kinda cheesy and quite MOTR, and TBF M should have got number 1 in my eyes. 😃😃😃😃😃😃

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1 March 2018 
Official Charts Flashback 1998: Madonna - Frozen 
Plus there were new entries from Leanne Rimes, Robyn and more in the UK Top 40 20 years ago this week. 


Frozen was Madonna's first single to debut at Number 1 in the UK, shifting 196,604 copies in its opening week. It's total combined sales to date stand at 582,353, split between 560,000 physical sales/downloads and 2.2 million streams. It's her ninth bestseller in the UK 

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-charts-flashback-1998-madonna-frozen__22005/

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On 3/1/2018 at 2:26 PM, LivingForLove94 said:

1 March 2018 
Official Charts Flashback 1998: Madonna - Frozen 
Plus there were new entries from Leanne Rimes, Robyn and more in the UK Top 40 20 years ago this week. 


Frozen was Madonna's first single to debut at Number 1 in the UK, shifting 196,604 copies in its opening week. It's total combined sales to date stand at 582,353, split between 560,000 physical sales/downloads and 2.2 million streams. It's her ninth bestseller in the UK 

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-charts-flashback-1998-madonna-frozen__22005/

I remember that well. It went to Number 1 on my 21st birthday :)

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