41 Chart Toppers & Counting — This Will Likely #42!

She is definitely a “girl gone wild”, even in her early 50s!  Madonna is reliving her early 1990s days of “Vogue”, “Erotica”, and “Sex” (that steamy coffee table book she released in the fall of 1992).  Tuesday night, Madonna released her latest video, “Girl Gone Wild”, the second single from her upcoming (March 26th) album, “MDNA”.

That song is just now being released to radio, but it’s already a Top 20 smash right out of the gate on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play chart.  That is a chart that Madonna has owned since her first #1 hit in 1983, “Holiday/Lucky Star”, spent five weeks at the top of that chart.

The first release from “MDNA”, “Give Me All Your Luvin'” recently topped the chart becoming her record-extending 41st #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart.

That extends her lead on the dance chart over Janet Jackson, who is in second place, with 19 number ones.

While Madonna’s first single, “Everybody”, peaked at #3, here is a list of her #1 hits on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.  If a song stayed  at the top more than one week, the number of weeks at No. 1 is noted by parentheses.

1983, “Holiday/Lucky Star” (five weeks; double-sided chart single)
1984, “Like a Virgin” (three weeks)
1985, “Material Girl”
1985, “Angel/Into the Groove” (double-sided chart single)
1987, “Open Your Heart”

1987, “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
1988, “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)”
1989, “Like a Prayer” (two weeks)
1989, “Express Yourself” (three weeks)
1990, “Keep It Together”

1990, “Vogue” (two weeks)
1991, “Justify My Love” (two weeks)
1992, “Erotica”
1993, “Deeper and Deeper”
1993, “Fever”

1994, “Secret” (two weeks)
1995, “Bedtime Story”
1997, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
1998, “Frozen” (two weeks)
1998, “Ray of Light” (four weeks)

1999, “Nothing Really Matters” (two weeks)
1999, “Beautiful Stranger” (two weeks)
2000, “American Pie”
2000, “Music” (five weeks)
2001, “Don’t Tell Me”

2001, “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
2001, “Impressive Instant” (two weeks)
2002, “Die Another Day” (two weeks)
2003, “American Life”
2003, “Hollywood”

2003, “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears featuring Madonna (two weeks)
2004, “Nothing Fails”
2004, “Love Profusion”
2005, “Hung Up” (four weeks)
2006, “Sorry” (two weeks)

2006, “Get Together”
2006, “Jump” (two weeks)
2008, “4 Minutes,” Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two weeks)
2008, “Give It 2 Me”
2009, “Celebration”

2012, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.

While Madonna had more mainstream, Hot 100 chart success in the 1980s and the 1990s, on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, she scored more number ones (18) in the 2000s!

As of now, “Holiday/Lucky Star” and “Music” are Madonna’s longest running #1 dance hits at five weeks each, followed by four weeks for “Ray of Light” and “Hung Up”.  I’m ready for “Girl Gone Wild” to dominate at the top of the Dance/Club Play and Hot 100 charts this spring.

L-U-V M-A-D-O-N-N-A!



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mikey99 on March 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Don’t forget Cindi Lauper! She’s making great blues music these days. Besides, I always thought Cindi was hotter back in the 80’s.


  2. Posted by Mikey99 on April 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Actually, I really like Lady Gaga these days. You talked about her on FB. So I watched some videos on Youtube and I was hooked. She has a tremendous vocal range. All your fault Peeps! I’m just kidding.


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