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Bye bye baby

(Written by Madonna/Shep Pettibone/Anthony Shimkin. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Maverick Records in November 15, 1993

Found in:
Erotica (1992)

Certification: None

Live performances:
The MTV Video Music Awards (1993)
The Girlie Show (1993)

CHART RUNS:

Australia: #15
Italy: #7
Japan: #15
New Zealand: #43
Switzerland: #28

The single was released by mid november during the Australian and Japan leg of The Girlie Show, becoming the sixth and final single from “Erotica”. “Bye bye baby” is Madonna’s 38th single and it was not issued in the United States, only in some European countries, Japan and Australia. Surprisingly, Madonna decided to perform this song at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards and not her current single at the time “Rain”, where she gave us a prelude of what the tour would look like, as this performance was exactly the same as the one on The Girlie Show. 

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Rain

(Written by Madonna/Shep Pettibone. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Maverick Records in July 17, 1993

Found in:
Erotica (1992)
Something to remember (1995)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 316,500 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 38,660 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
The Girlie Show (1993)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: July 24, 1993
Peak date: September 11, 1993
Final week on chart: December 4, 1993
Peak: #14
Chart run: 52-37-30-29-26-18-17-14-16-16-20-28-27-32-40-43-61-77-72-75-off (20 weeks)
HOT 100 1993 YEAR END CHART: #67 

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: July 24, 1993
Peak date: September 25, 1993
Final week on chart: November 13, 1993
Peak: #31
Chart run:
 64-55-49-47-43-35-31-32-32-31-36-40-46-48-52-56-71-off (17 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: July 24, 1993
Peak date: September 18, 1993
Final week on chart: November 13, 1993
Peak: #11
Chart run: 54-37-28-23-19-16-14-13-11-14-20-19-23-26-30-34-?
-off (17 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: July 31, 1993
Peak date: October 23-30, 1993
Final week on chart: November 27, 1993
Peak: #7
Chart run: 30-24-21-19-14-14-12-14-14-11-10-9-7-7-10-21-27-29-off (18 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
DID NOT CHART

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: August 21, 1993
Peak date: August 28, 1993
Final week on chart: September 25, 1993
Peak: #13
Chart run: 32-13-20-25-30-50-off (6 weeks)

UK Singles
Debut date: July 31, 1993
Peak date: July 31-August 7, 1993
Certification: None
Sales: 130,700 copies
Peak position: #7 (2 weeks)
Final week on chart: September 18, 1993
Chart run: 7-7-10-15-26-46-54-65-off (8 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #5
Austria: #24
Belgium (Flanders): #13
Canada: #2
Germany: #26
Ireland: #7
Italy: #9
Japan: #2
Netherlands: #36
Sweden: #16
Switzerland: #11


The fifth and final single from “Erotica”, “Rain” is Madonna’s 37th single and 31th released in the United States. Released in the summer of 1993, while Madonna was rehearsing for her upcoming World Tour “The Girlie Show”, it fared considerably well on the charts, taking into account that it was already the 5th single of the album and considering that 1993 wasn’t a very pleasant year for Madonna regarding all the criticism the media took on her. US radio really embraced the song and helped the single go Top 20 at #14, a much better result than her previous single, the mildly received “Bad girl”. It’s her 28th Top 20 single and 29th entry on the Hot 100. It could also be said that “Rain” helped saving “Erotica” from vanishing from the charts too early, it’s success created a new interest on the album and finally the album spent a healthy 53 weeks on the Billboard 200.

In the elegant video  for “Rain”, directed by Mark Romanek, Madonna tones down her image and shows a softer side, putting aside (at least temporarily) her overtly sexual image. The video garnered two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Art Direction and Cinematography, but failed to achieve a Best female Video nod. It’s a fan favorite and a highlight in Madonna’s already extensive video reinventions (this time aided by a wig).


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Fever

(Written by Eddie Cooley/John Davenport. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Maverick Records in March 22, 1993

Found in:
Erotica (1992)

Certification: None 

Live performances:
Saturday Night Live (1993)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1993)
The Girlie Show (1993) 

CHART RUNS:

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: April 3, 1993
Peak date: May 15, 1993
Final week on chart: June 6, 1993
Peak: #1 (1 week)
Chart run: 36-20-11-8-5-2-1-10-14-17-32-off (11 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
(Charted as Fever/Bad Girl)
Debut date: April 3, 1993
Peak date: April 24-May 1, 1993
Final week on chart: May 29, 1993
Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
Chart run: 11-4-3-1-1-3-10-22-40-off (9 weeks)

UK Singles
Debut date: April 3, 1993
Peak date: April 3, 1993
Certification: None
Peak position: #6
Final week on chart: May 8, 1993
Chart run: 6-7-18-30-50-72-off (6 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #51
Belgium (Flanders): #22
Finland: #1
France: #31
Ireland: #6
Italy: #12
Japan: #7

“Fever” is Madonna’s 36th single and fourth single from the album “Erotica” in Europe, as it wasn’t released as a single in the United States, where it served as B-single to “Bad girl”, but featuring remixes on the maxi single, allowing it to appear on the Dance Charts. This is a special case in Madonna’s catalog, because at the time this was only her second cover she had ever done, the first one being the cover of Rose Royce’s “Love don’t live here anymore”, included in “Like a virgin”. Apparently “Fever” was added at the last minute and was the last recording of the Erotica sessions, but Madonna liked it so much she decided to give it a go, even though she’s not very fond of doing covers of other artists.

Fever did reasonably well on the charts, reaching the Top 10 in the UK and topping the Dance Club Play Chart, becoming the 15th number one single in that chart. In the playful and colorful music video directed by Stephane Sednaoui, she appears as a redhead for the first time and completely covered in silver painting. Madonna gave memorable performance of Fever in The Girlie Show, as she sings the last verse “what a lovely way to burn” she disappears from the stage with two dancers completely surrounded by fire. She also gave a magnificent rendition with a live band at the Arsenio Hall Show in 1993.




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Bad girl

(Written by Madonna/Shep Pettibone/Anthony Shimkin. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Maverick Records in February 22, 1993

Found in:
Erotica (1992)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 171,590 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 9,930 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
Saturday Night Live (1993)


CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: February 20, 1993
Peak date: March 27, 1993
Final week on chart: May 1, 1993
Peak: #36
Chart run: 75-60-49-43-39-36-39-58-72-83-97-off (11 weeks)

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: March 6, 1993
Peak date: April 3, 1993
Final week on chart: May 8, 1993
Peak: #36
Chart run:
 65-54-50-40-36-39-44-50-56-72-off (10 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: March 20, 1993
Peak date: March 27, 1993
Final week on chart: May 1, 1993
Peak: #44
Chart run: 57-44-46-45-46-46-59
-off (7 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
DID NOT CHART

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
DID NOT CHART

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
SEE “FEVER”

UK Singles
Debut date: March 6, 1993
Peak date: March 13, 1993
Certification: None
Peak position: #10
Final week on chart: April 17, 1993
Chart run: 11-10-20-30-44-67-75-off (7 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #32
Canada: #5
France: #44
Germany: #47
Ireland: #20
Italy: #3
Netherlands: #34
Switzerland: #25

The third single from “Erotica”, “Bad girl” is Madonna’s 35th single and 30th released in the United States. This song marks a before and after in Madonna’s career, while it can’t be called a complete disaster on the charts, for the first time ever a Madonna single didn’t crack the Top 20 in Billboard, ending an astonishing record of 27 back to back Top 20 singles, (from Holiday in 1983 to Deeper and deeper in 1993) and a shorter reign of 8 consecutive Top 10 singles, (from Keep it together in 1990 to Deeper and deeper in 1993). Still the song managed to stay in the Top 40 for 3 weeks, but it’s clear that Bad girl is not a conventional single crafted for radio, and despite the underwhelming results, I’m glad Madonna had the guts to risk chart performance and release material that had deeper meanings and a darker side.

The good news is that “Bad girl” gave birth to one of the most interesting videos not only of the Erotica era, but of her whole career. Directed by David Fincher, “Bad girl” could well be a short film with a storyline. It depicts Madonna as a high positioned female executive with a predilection for alcohol and men, and Christopher Walken as her guardian angel. The dark nature of the video and the ending where Madonna’s character “Louise Oriole” is killed by one of her one-night stands is clearly not uplifting or happy, but it’s definitely one of Madonna’s most interesting videos. The nineties was the pinnacle for the production of innovative and visually stunning music videos, as well as the popularity of MTV, and Madonna already had a reputation for making great videos in the past, but in this decade she continued expanding her creativity through this media, giving us memorable performances like “Bad girl” and many more to come. Unfortunately, this video wasn’t recognized with any nominations on the MTV Video Music Awards but it has become a fan favorite. Madonna has only performed it live once, in Saturday Night Live, and never on tour.


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Deeper and deeper

(Written by Madonna/Shep Pettibone/Anthony Shimkin. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Maverick Records in December 8, 1992

Found in:
Erotica (1992)
GHV2 (2001)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 270,320 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 28,440 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
The Girlie Show World Tour (1993)
The Reinvention Tour (2004) 

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: December 5, 1992
Peak date: January 30, 1993
Final week on chart: March 27, 1993
Peak: #7
Chart run: 38-24-16-13-11-11-10-8-7-9-14-23-35-52-67-82-88-off (17 weeks)

BILLBOARD HOT 100 Top 10: (January 30, 1993)
#1 “I will always love you” WHITNEY HOUSTON
#2 “If I ever fall in love” SHAI
#3 “In the still of the nite” BOYZ II MEN
#4 “Saving forever for you” SHANICE
#5 ”Rump shaker” WRECKX-N-EFFECT
#6 “A whole new world” PEABO BRYSON
#7 “Deeper and deeper” MADONNA (9 weeks/3 weeks at Top 10)
#8   “Good enough” BOBBY BROWN
#9  ”Rhythm is a dancer” SNAP
#10 ”7″ PRINCE & THE NEW POWER GENERATION

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: December 26, 1992
Peak date: January 23, 1993
Final week on chart: April 3, 1993
Peak: #15
Chart run:
 20-17-21-16-15-16-20-28-33-38-45-53-64-61-75-off (15 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: November 14, 1992
Peak date: December 19, 1992-January 2, 1993
Final week on chart: March 13, 1993
Peak: #8 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 
53-41-24-19-11-8-8-8-10-11-9-9-15-22-29-41-52-67-off (18 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
DID NOT CHART

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: December 19, 1992
Peak date: January 30, 1993
Final week on chart: March 6, 1993
Peak: #1 (1 week)
Chart run: 32-16-16-4-2-2-1-5-8-13-27-50-off (12 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: January 9, 1993
Peak date: January 30-February 6, 1993
Final week on chart: March 20, 1993
Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
Chart run: 6-2-2-1-1-3-9-17-28-45-48-off (11 weeks)

UK Singles
Debut date: December 12, 1992
Peak date: December 19, 1992
Certification: None
Peak position: #6
Final week on chart: February 6, 1993
Chart run: 10-6-10-13-12-30-40-59-61-off (9 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #11
Austria: #30
Belgium (Flanders): #10
Canada: #1
European Hot 100 Singles: #9
France: #17
Germany: #26
Ireland: #7
Italy: #1
Netherlands: #17
Sweden: #22
Switzerland: #23
United World Chart: #3

“Deeper and deeper” is Madonna’s 34th single and 29th released in the United States. It’s the follow up to the highly controversial lead single “Erotica”, that even though was a proven hit, it drew many people away. With this single Madonna gives us another insight into “Erotica” and its deep electronic-dance roots. If the single “Erotica” could be deemed as the sequel of “Justify my love”, “Deeper” could well be the sequel to “Vogue”, in fact Madonna incorporates a verse from Vogue in the last part of the song. While both singles did well on the charts, this wasn’t the typical performance you’d expect from a Madonna single, and maybe the time where everything Madonna touched turned into gold was left behind.

The real issue behind the underperforming singles was probably the media criticism of gigantic proportions Madonna had to face in 1993, and also due to the fact that she had already proven herself after 10 years in the business and she wasn’t the new musical sensation in town. However at the end, Madonna would win the battle with the media, but in some extent, I think that the United States actually never forgave her for the Sex book, even though it was a huge best seller there, ironic isn’t it?


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