True blue

(Written by Madonna/Stephen Bray. Producer: Madonna/Stephen Bray)
Released by Sire Records on September 29, 1986

Found in:
True blue (1986)

Certification: GOLD (1,000,000 copies)

Live performances on Tour:
The Who’s that girl Tour (1987)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: October 4, 1986
Peak date: November 15-29, 1986
Final week on chart: January 17, 1987
Peak: #3 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 40-32-20-13-6-5-3-3-3-12-22-39-57-57-72-90-off (16 weeks)

BILLBOARD HOT 100: (November 15, 1986)
#1 ”Amanda” BOSTON
#2 ”Human” THE HUMAN LEAGUE
#3 ”True blue” MADONNA (7 weeks/3 weeks at Top 10) 
#4 ”Take me home tonight” EDDIE MONEY
#5 ”You give love a bad name” BON JOVI
#6 ”I didn’t mean to turn you on” ROBERT PALMER
#7 ”Word up” CAMEO
#8 “The next time I fall” PETER CETERA & AMY GRANT
#9 ”The rain” ORAN JUICE JONES
#10 ”True colors” CYNDI LAUPER 

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: October 4, 1986
Peak date: November 8-22, 1986
Final week on chart: December 13, 1986
Peak: #3 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 29-20-14-11-6-3-3-3-4-10-24-off (11 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: October 4, 1986
Peak date: November 8-22, 1986
Final week on chart: December 13, 1986
Peak: #3 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 29-20-14-11-6-3-3-3-4-10-24-off (11 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: October 11, 1986
Peak date: November 22-29, 1986
Peak position: #5 (2 weeks)
Final week on chart: January 24, 1987
Chart run: 36-26-18-12-8-6-5-5-6-11-16-22-22-23-?-?-off (16 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: October 25, 1986
Peak date: November 29, 1986
Peak position: #6
Final week on chart: December 13, 1986
Chart run: 33-22-17-14-10-6-13-32-off (8 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: October 18, 1986
Peak date: November 8-22, 1986
Peak position: #4 (3 weeks)
Final week on chart: December 27, 1986
Chart run: 55-22-9-4-4-4-7-11-20-25-49-off (10 weeks)

UK Singles
Debut date: October 4, 1986
Peak date: October 11, 1986
Peak: #1 (1 week). Certification: SILVER
Final week on chart: January 10, 1987
Chart run: 3-1-2-2-5-11-19-30-40-53-63-72-58-59-54 (15 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #5
Austria #9
Canada: #1
Belgium: #3
France: #6
Netherlands: #4
Germany: #6
Ireland: #1
Italy: #4
New Zealand: #3
Spain #12
Sweden: #18
Switzerland: #6

Worldwide Sales: 1,800,000

“True blue” is Madonna’s 15th overall single and 13th in the United States. The third cut from “True blue”, it is a light-hearted, easy romantic tune, probably Madonna’s most romantic song to date. Inspired by the Motown girl groups from the 50’s and 60’s, it was kind of a Valentine’s day present to her husband at the time Sean Penn. It was a succesful single, becoming her third number one single in the UK, but to this day it’s another one of those Madonna forgotten hits. She only performed it at The Who’s that girl Tour, when she was still married to Sean Penn. It hasn’t been included in any of Madonna’s Greatest Hits either.


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