MADONNA—BEING NO. 1 NEVER GETS OLD & NEVER DOES SHE

MADONNA—BEING NO. 1 NEVER GETS OLD & NEVER DOES SHE

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MADONNA—BEING NO. 1 NEVER GETS OLD & NEVER DOES SHE

Here at Beato’s Blog we just cannot (and should not) overlook pop icon Madonna’s most recent accomplishment. With her recent historical Billboard charting (Ghosttown) Madonna now holds the most all time number one dance club hits (45) on the Billboard chart. “Thanks to all my fans on and off the dancefloor,” Madonna said. “I’ll (always) be your partner.” With her 45th number one dance club song Madonna edges out Beyonce and Rihanna. Indeed, Madam pop has more number one hits than both performers combined. (They have 22 between them).

Ghosttown is found on Madonna’s 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, which itself launched at number one on the March 28 Top Album Sales chart. Various remixes from Don Diablo, Mindskap and Armand Van Helden, among others, helped the track top Dance Club Songs. Madonna wrote Ghosttown with Evan Bogart, Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan and its theme, she says, “is about the city after Armageddon. The burnt-out city, the crumbling buildings, the smoke that’s still lingering after the fire. There’s only a few people left. How do we pick up the pieces and go on from here? Kind of dramatic.”

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To fully understand the scope of this remarkable achievement, here are the songs beginning with the double-sided single Holiday/Lucky Star which reached the top the week of Sept. 24, 1983.

1983 Holiday/Lucky Star

1984 Like a Virgin

1985 Material Girl

1985 Angel/Into the Groove

1987 Open Your Heart

1987 Causing a Commotion (Remix)

1988 You Can Dance (LP Cuts)

1989 Like a Prayer

1989 Express Yourself

1990 Keep It Together

1990 Vogue

1991 Justify My Love

1992 Erotica

1993 Deeper and Deeper

1993 Fever

1994 Secret

1995 Bedtime Story

1997 Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

1998 Frozen

1998 Ray of Light

1999 Nothing Really Matters

1999 Beautiful Stranger

2000 American Pie

2000 Music

2001 Don’t Tell Me

2001 What It Feels Like for a Girl

2001 Impressive Instant

2002 Die Another Day

2003 American Life

2003 Hollywood

2003 Me Against the Music (Britney Spears featuring Madonna)

2004 Nothing Fails

2004 Love Profusion

2005 Hung Up

2006 Sorry

2006 Get Together

2006 Jump

2008 4 Minutes (Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

2008 Give It 2 Me

2009 Celebration

2012 Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)

2012 Girl Gone Wild

2012 Turn Up the Radio

2015 Living for Love

2015 Ghosttown

This is one of those moments in entertainment when you simply let the scene play out without commentary. You know, like after a team has dramatically won a world championship and the announcer simply lets the moment breathe. The event speaks for itself. Here, Madonna’s accomplishment really speaks for itself. Regardless of your views of her antics, opinions, or appearance, her musical accomplishments are legendary and beyond dispute. For this Material Girl who is always in Vogue she never gets Hung Up and Nothing Fails. Good job girl.

KEN “K BO” BIEDZYNSKI
EDITOR

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