Human Nature

(Written by Madonna/Dave Hall/Shawn & Kevin McKenzie/Milo Deering. Producer: Madonna/Dave Hall)
Released by Maverick Records in June 6, 1995

Found in:
Bedtime Stories (1994)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 195,000 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 29,475 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
The Drowned World Tour (2001)
The Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: June 24, 1995
Peak date: July 15-29, 1995
Final week on chart: September 30, 1995
Peak: #46
Chart run: 57-51-51-46-46-46-49-50-48-57-66-72-82-88-98-off (15 weeks)

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: June 24, 1995
Peak date: August 19, 1995
Final week on chart: September 30, 1995
Peak: #35
Chart run:
 54-52-50-53-52-50-53-45-35-40-49-57-64-69-72-off (15 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: June 24, 1995
Peak date: August 5, 1995
Final week on chart: August 12, 1995
Peak: #58
Chart run: 72-62-64-59-65-61-58-65
-off (8 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: August 12, 1995
Peak date: September 16-30, 1995
Final week on chart: October 28, 1995
Peak: #2 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 35-22-10-6-4-2-2-2-8-13-24-47-off (12 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: August 12, 1995
Peak date: August 19, 1995
Final week on chart: October 7, 1995
Peak: #2
Chart run: 5-2-3-8-12-13-31-22-50-off (9 weeks)

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks
Debut Date: July 29, 1995
Peak Date: August 19, 1995
Final Week on Chart: October 14, 1995
Peak Position: #57
Chart run:  87-81-65-57-58-68-64-65-70-75-82-97-off (12 weeks)

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
Debut Date: July 29, 1995
Peak Date: August 19, 1995
Final Week on Chart: September 9, 1995
Peak Position: #48
Chart run: 68-73-61-48-54-70-65-off (7 weeks)

Hot R&B Airplay
Debut Date: August 26, 1995
Peak Date: September 2, 1995
Final Week on Chart: September 30, 1995
Peak Position: #70
Chart run: 75-70-71-70-70-74-off (6 weeks)

Top 40 Mainstream
Debut Date: July 8, 1995
Peak Date: August 5, 1995
Final Week on Chart: August 12, 1995
Peak Position: #30
Chart run: 40-36-36-35-30-37-off (6 weeks)

Rhythmic Top 40
Debut Date: June 24, 1995
Peak Date: August 5, 1995
Final Week on Chart: August 26, 1995
Peak Position: #19
Chart run: 36-26-26-26-25-20-19-20-27-29-off (10 weeks)

UK Official Top 100 Singles
Debut date: August 26, 1995
Peak date: August 26, 1995
Certification: None
Peak position: #8
Final week on chart: September 23, 1995
Chart run: 8-21-28-46-64
-off (5 weeks)

Rest of the world
Australia: #17Canada: #9
Finland: #11
Germany: #50
Ireland: #21
Italy: #10
Japan: #10New Zealand: #37
Switzerland: #17 

“Human nature” was the fourth and final single released from Madonna’s sixth studio album “Bedtime Stories”. It is her 43th single release overall and 36th in the United States. It was becoming customary at this stage in Madonna’s career, that her third and forth singles from her albums were beginning to stall on the charts. Long gone were the days when she could have 5 Top 5 hits off one album, and after the cold reception on the charts of Bedtime Story, her label wanted to release a more radio-friendly song. They were pushing for “Don’t stop”, but Madonna insisted on having Human nature released instead, and she got her wish.

Even though it suffered the same fate as Bedtime story, peaking outside the Top 40, Human nature had a very sarcastic tone and basically she was just making fun of herself and it was acted as a response to all the backlash she suffered because of the Sex book, stating that she had no regrets. The music video, shot by multiple collaborator Jean-Baptiste Mondino, is clearly a classic video nowadays, showing an insane choreography designed by Jamie King, Madonna’s current tour director and choreographer.



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