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Madonna is not only a proven singer, she’s a pop culture icon that symbolizes the musical tastes of different generations over the years. From incorporating dance-pop in the ’80s, switching to soulful lyrics in the ’90s, and tinkering with electronic music in the 21st century, she displays a keen instinct for staying relevant to each decade. Very few music artists possess this ability to reinvent themselves and remain popular for such a long period of time.
Take a tour of the top Madonna songs which have built her career over the years, as well as the creative cover art and photos that added to her attractiveness and allurement.
Take A Bow
“Take A Bow” was released in 1994 and appeared on her sixth album Bedtime Stories. The single debuted number-one on Billboard’s Top 100 and stayed in the spot for seven weeks. In total, the song remained in the Top 100 for 30 weeks. It marked her last number-one song in the United States in the 1990s. Music critics praised the singer’s poetic and soulful lyrics.
Ray of Light
“Ray of Light” was released in 1998 from the album that featured the same name. This song was among one of many that marked Madonna’s departure from her previous styles of singing and combined many different music genres. Reviewers credited the song and album with introducing electronic music into mainstream pop culture and showcasing the singer’s introduction into more “adventurous” and mature music. They also praised the quality of her vocals.
Rolling Stones magazine included the album into its The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
Like A Virgin
“Like A Virgin” debuted on her second album, in 1984, that bore the same title. The single and the album met with mixed reviews, with some dismissing the heavy dance-pop oriented music. Nevertheless, the song exploded into a worldwide phenomenon and garnered her first number-one success on the Billboard 200, staying on the list for a total of 19 weeks. Much later, it gained significance as a cultural artifact of the 1980s.
Die Another Day
“Die Another Day” was originally commissioned by MGM as the theme song for the eventual James Bond movie also named Die Another Day. It was leaked on the Internet a year prior to the film’s release and was later included on the singer’s ninth album, American Life, in 2003.
The song received mixed responses from listeners. One group liked that the singer departed from the previous styles of James Bond soundtracks, while others criticized it for being uninteresting. It achieved commercial success, staying in the Billboard Top 100 list for 17 weeks while receiving a Golden Globe and two Grammy Award nominations.
“True Blue” was a single released in 1986 and it also marked her third studio album. She incorporated classical music into her song mix in order to please an older audience that grew skeptical of her abilities. Music reviewers praised both the song and the album, hailing it as a dance-pop archetype of the late ’80s and early ’90s. The album stayed on the European Top 100 Albums chart for 34 consecutive weeks, longer than any other music album in history. All five singles released for the studio album reached the top five on the Billboard Top 100; “True Blue” remained on the list for 16 total weeks.
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