Madonna Greatest Hits 1980-1999

 
Color Photo of Madonna

Color Photo of Madonna

Madonna Overview

Madonna greatest hits are a review of her career and her achievements as a singer. She was born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is known all throughout pop music industry as the “Queen of Pop”.

Her father worked as a design engineer for Chrysler and General Motors. As Madonna had the same name as her mother, family members called her “Little Nonni“. She was raised in the Detroit suburbs of Pontiac and Avon Township (now part of Rochester Hills). Her mother died of breast cancer at the age of 30, in 1963. Mrs. Ciccone, at a loss to explain her medical condition, would often begin to cry when questioned by Madonna. Madonna later acknowledged that she had not grasped the concept of her mother dying.

Early Childhood

She attended St. Frederick’s and St. Andrew’s Catholic Elementary Schools, and then West Middle School. She was known for her high grade point average, and achieved notoriety for her unconventional behavior: she would perform cartwheels and handstands in the hallways between classes, dangle by her knees from the monkey bars during recess, and pull up her skirt during class—all so that the boys could see her underwear.

High School Picture Photo of Madonna

High School Picture Photo of Madonna

Madonna later attended Rochester Adams High School where she became a straight-A student and a member of the cheerleading squad. After graduating, she received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. She convinced her father to allow her to take ballet lessons and was persuaded by Christopher Flynn, her ballet teacher, to pursue a career in dance.

In 1978, she dropped out of college and relocated to New York City. She had little money and worked as a waitress at Dunkin’ Donuts and with modern dance troupes. While performing as a dancer for the French disco artist Patrick Hernandez during his 1979 world tour, she became romantically involved with Dan Gilroy. Together they formed her first rock band, the “Breakfast Club”, for which Madonna sang and played drums and guitar. In 1981 she left Breakfast Club and, with her former boyfriend Stephen Bray as drummer, formed the band “Emmy”. Their music impressed DJ and record producer Mark Kamis who arranged a meeting between Madonna and Sire Records founder Seymour Stein.

Recording Career

After Madonna signed a singles deal with Sire, her debut single, “Everybody”, was released on April 24, 1982, and became a dance hit and only reached #107 on Billboards Bubbling Under chart. In 1983, she released her first studio album titled “Madonna” and reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. To date, this album has sold over five million copies and is certified platinum 5 times by the RIAA. From this album she had besides “Everybody” which was not released to the Pop charts, did have three top forty Hot 100 hit songs. Her first top 20 hit was “Holiday” #16 in 1983; “Borderline” became her first top 10 hit at #10, and “Lucky Star” #4.

Madonna Take A Bow Cover Photo

Madonna Take A Bow Cover Photo

Her second studio album titled “Like A Virgin” was released in late 1984, and four singles from this album hit Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. All four were top ten hits for Madonna. Included was her first #1 song “Like A Virgin” which was #1 for 6 weeks. The album was her first #1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart for 3 weeks. The album has sold over 10 million copies and is certified ten times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Her third studio album titled “True Blue” released in 1986 was a huge success. It had five singles reach the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and also three more #1’s. This album was number 1 for five weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. To date, this album has sold over 7 million copies world-wide. Her best #1 hit from this album was “Papa Don’t Preach” which was #1 for 2 weeks. This album reached #1 in twenty eight countries.

Her most successful album of her career came with her 10th studio album titled “Confessions on a Dance Floor” which went #1 in forty countries and earned her a Guinness Book of World Records achievement for any artist. The single “Hang Up” also reached #1 in 41 countries and is a Guinness Book of World Records record. The song only reached the top ten at #7 on the Hot 100 chart. In total, this album has sold over 12 million copies world-wide.

45 RPM Single Madonna Take A Bow Best Hit Single of Her Career

45 RPM Single Madonna Take A Bow Best Hit Single of Her Career

Madonna’s last number one song was “Music” in 2000; #1 for four weeks. Her last top ten charted Hot 100 single was “4 minutes” #3 in 2008. Her last recorded single on the charts is “Celebration” #71 in 2009.

All told, Madonna had 12 #1’s, 37 top 10, 43 top 20, and 49 top 40 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. She had a total of 19 top ten albums and 6 #1’s.

Awards

She was voted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Her worldwide commercial accomplishments have given her multiple Guinness World Records citations, including the title for the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female albums artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums sold.

All told, Madonna had 12 #1’s, 37 Top 10, 43 Top 20, and 49 Top 40 hits. She also had 19 top ten albums. Madonna is ranked as the #3 artist from 1980-1989, the #3 artist from 1990-1999, and the #4 artist of all-time from 1955-2010, on the Hot 100 chart. Her #1 singles spent a total of 32 weeks at the top spot.

Madonna had 5 #1’s, 15 Top 10, 21 Top 20, 33 Top 40 hits. She is ranked as the #26 artist of all-time from 1961-2001 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Madonna’s #1’s & Top Ten Hits

Below is a complete list of Madonna’s number one and top ten singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts showing title, peak date, peak weeks at #1, #2, & #3 in (). All number one singles will be in bold.

Hot 100

  1. Borderline – March 10, 1984 #10
  2. Lucky Star – August 25, 1984 #4
  3. Like A Virgin – December 22, 1984 #1 (6)
  4. Material Girl – February 9, 1985 #2 (2)
  5. Crazy For You – May 11, 1985 #1 (1)
  6. Angel – April 27, 1985 #5
  7. Dress you Up – August 17, 1985 #5
  8. Live To Tell – June 7, 1986 #1 (1)
  9. Papa Don’t Preach – August 16, 1986 #1 (2)
  10. True Blue – October 4, 1986 #3 (3)
  11. Open Your Heart – February 7, 1987 #1 (1)
  12. La Isla Bonita – March 21, 1987 #4
  13. Who’s That Girl – August 22, 1987 #1 (1)
  14. Causing A Commotion – September 12, 1987 #2 (3)
  15. Like A Prayer – April 22, 1989 #1 (3)
  16. Express Yourself – June 3, 1989 #2 (2)
  17. Cherish – August 19, 1989 #2 (2)
  18. Keep It Together – February 3, 1990 #8
  19. Vogue – May 19, 1990 #1 (3)
  20. Hanky Panky – June 30, 1990 #10
  21. Justify My Love – January 5, 1991 #1 (2)
  22. Rescue Me – March 2, 1991 #9
  23. This Used To Be My Playground – August 8, 1992 #1 (1)
  24. Erotica – October 17, 1992 #3 (1)
  25. Deeper And Deeper – December 5, 1992 #7
  26. I’ll Remember – April 2, 1994 #2 (4)
  27. Secret – October 8, 1994 #3 (1)
  28. Take A Bow – February 25, 1995 #1 (7)
  29. You’ll See – December 9, 1995 #6
  30. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – February 22, 1997 #8
  31. Frozen – March 21, 1998 #2 (1)
  32. Ray Of Light – July 11, 1998 #5
  33. Music – September 16, 2000 #1 (4)
  34. Don’t Tell Me – December 9, 2000 #4
  35. Die Another Day – October 19, 2002 #8
  36. Hung Up – November 5, 2005 #7
  37. 4 Minutes – April 5, 2008 #3 (2)

Adult Contemporary

  1. Crazy For You – March 16, 1985 #2 (1)
  2. Angel – May 11, 1985 #5
  3. Live To Tell – May 31, 1986 #1 (3)
  4. True Blue – October 11, 1986 #5
  5. La Isla Bonita – May 23, 1987 #1 (1)
  6. Who’s That Girl – July 18, 1987 #5
  7. Like A Prayer – March 18, 1989 #3 (1)
  8. Cherish – October 7, 1989 #1 (2)
  9. This Used To Be My Playground – July 4, 1992 #4
  10. Rain – July 31, 1993 #7
  11. I’ll Remember – June 11, 1994 #1 (4)
  12. Secret – October 8, 1994 #2 (6)
  13. Take A Bow – February 18, 1995 #1 (9)
  14. You’ll See – November 11, 1995 #5
  15. Frozen – March, 14, 1998 #8

Films & TV

Madonna appeared in eighteen films and on seven television shows.

Films

  1. A Certain Sacrifice 1979
  2. Vision Quest 1985
  3. Shanghai Surprise 1986
  4. Who’s That Girl 1987
  5. Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989
  6. Dick Tracy 1990
  7. Shadows  and Fog 1992
  8. A League Of Their Own 1992
  9. Body Of Evidence 1993
  10. Dangerous Game 1993
  11. Blue In The Face 1995
  12. Four Rooms 1995
  13. Girl 6 1996
  14. Evita 1996
  15. The Next Best Thing 2000
  16. Swept Away 2002
  17. Die Another Day 2002 (Cameo appearance)
  18. Arthur And The Minimoys 2006

TV Show Appearances

  1. 1985 Saturday Night Live – Herself
  2. 1986 Saturday Night Live – Herself
  3. 1991 Saturday Night Live – Herself
  4. 1992 Saturday Night Live – Liz Rosenberg
  5. 1993 Saturday Night Live – Marilyn Monroe
  6. 2003 Will & Grace – Liz
  7. 2009 Saturday Night Live – Herself

Shop Madonna’s Greatest Hits

If you are a huge fan of Madonna, you can own her greatest hits with two albums: Immaculate CollectionMadonna Immaculate Collection and Greatest Hits, Vol. 2Madonna Greatest Hits, Vol. II. These two albums will provide you with all but one of her #1 hits on the Hot 100 chart.

Now, you can shop for individual Madonna’s Grestest Hits by clicking on the link. You will be taken to Amazon’s Try Prime Digital Music page where you can download individual Madonna songs for a small fee.

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