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December, 1988

BILLBOARD YEAR END CHART FOR 1988:

Top Pop Albums: “You Can Dance” #82
Top Pop Album Artists: #80
Top Dance Club Play Singles: “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)” #44
Top Soundtrack Albums: Who’s That Girl #8
Top Music Videocassettes: “Madonna Ciao Italia: Live From Italy” #2
Top Videocassette Sales: “Madonna Ciao Italia: Live From Italy” #27

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August, 1988

Week of August 27, 1988: 

08/28/1988: Madonna performs the last show in “Speed the plow” on Broadway at The Royal Theater, New York 

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May, 1988

Week of May 7, 1988: 

05/03/1988: “Speed the plow” opens on Broadway at The Royal Theater, New York 

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April, 1988

Week of April 2, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#101 “You can dance” (18 weeks)

Week of April 9, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#111 “You can dance” (19 weeks)

Week of April 16, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#138 “You can dance” (20 weeks)

Week of April 23, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#135 “You can dance” (21 weeks)

Week of April 30, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#191 “You can dance” (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/22 weeks)

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March, 1988

Week of March 5, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#48 “You can dance” (14 weeks)

Week of March 12, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#63 “You can dance” (15 weeks)

Week of March 19, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#79 “You can dance” (16 weeks)

Week of March 26, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#93 “You can dance” (17 weeks)

03/23/1988: “MADONNA” is certified 4xPLATINUM
03/29/1988: “Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour” is certified Multi-platinum (100,000 units)

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February, 1988

Week of February 6, 1988:

HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “Spotlight” #32 (4 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#19 “You can dance” (10 weeks)
#193  “Who’s that girl” (26 weeks)
#186 “True blue” (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/82 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #50 (11 weeks)

Week of February 13, 1988:

HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “Spotlight” #40 (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/5 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#21 “You can dance” (11 weeks)
#199  “Who’s that girl” (27 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #53 (12 weeks)

Week of February 20, 1988:

BILLBOARD 200:
#30 “You can dance” (12 weeks)
#192  “Who’s that girl” (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/28 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #70 (13 weeks)

02/23/1988: Madonna begins rehearsals for David mamet’s play “Speed the plow” in New York

Week of February 27, 1988: 

BILLBOARD 200:
#37 “You can dance” (13 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #78 (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/14 weeks)

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January, 1988

Week of January 2, 1988:  

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
#97  “Causing a commotion” MADONNA (17 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#19 “You can dance” (5 weeks)
#105  “Who’s that girl” (21 weeks)
#163 “True blue” (77 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK SINGLES: “The look of love” #16 (4 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “True blue” #85 (78 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “Who’s that girl” #96 (23 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #18 (6 weeks)

Week of January 9, 1988:  

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
#98  “Causing a commotion” MADONNA (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/18 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#17 “You can dance” (6 weeks)
#106  “Who’s that girl” (22 weeks)
#173 “True blue” (78 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK SINGLES: “The look of love” #15 (5 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “Like a virgin” #88 (Re-entry/151 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “True blue” #65 (79 weeks)

UK ALBUMS: “Who’s that girl” #64 (24 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #12 (7 weeks)

Week of January 16, 1988:  

HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “Spotlight” #37 (DEBUT) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#17 “You can dance” (7 weeks)
#110  “Who’s that girl” (23 weeks)
#163 “True blue” (79 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK SINGLES: “The look of love” #36 (6 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “True blue” #80 (80 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “Who’s that girl” #92 (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/25 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #25 (8 weeks)

01/20/1988: “YOU CAN DANCE” is certified PLATINUM

Week of January 23, 1988:

HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “Spotlight” #35 (2 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#14 “You can dance” (8 weeks)
#158  “Who’s that girl” (24 weeks)
#168 “True blue” (80 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK SINGLES: “The look of love” #65 (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/7 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “True blue” #94 (FINAL WEEK ON CHART/81 weeks)
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #34 (9 weeks)

Week of January 30, 1988:

HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “Spotlight” #33 (3 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
#16 “You can dance” (9 weeks)
#172  “Who’s that girl” (25 weeks)
#170 “True blue” (81 weeks)

UNITED KINGDOM
UK ALBUMS: “You can dance” #39 (10 weeks)

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