Archive for category 10. Into the groove

Into the groove

(Written by Madonna and Steve Bray. Producer: Madonna and Steve Bray)
Released by Sire Records on July, 23 1985

Home album: The first inclusion on any Madonna album was the re-issue of “Like a virgin” (1985)
“You can dance” (1987)
The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Celebration (2009)

Certification: GOLD (1,000,000 copies)
As a B-Side to “Angel”

Live performances on Tour:
The Virgin Tour (1985)
The Who’s that girl Tour (1987)
The Blond Ambition Tour (1990)
The Reinvention Tour (2004)
The Sticky and Sweet Tour (2008-2009)


Billboard Hot 100
Was not eligible to chart

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
(See “Angel”)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
(See “Angel)

UK Singles
Debut date: July 25, 1985
Peak date: August 08-24, 1985
Peak: #1 (4 weeks-GOLD)
Final week on chart: October 26, 1985
Chart run: 4-1-1-1-1-2-4-7-12-20-29-37-49-71-off (14 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #1
Austria :#6

Canada: #5
Japan (International Chart) #1
Belgium: #1
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles: #2
France: #2 (GOLD)
Netherlands: #1
Germany: #3
Ireland: #1
Italy: #1
New Zealand: #1
Norway: #3
Spain: #1
Sweden: #3
Switzerland: #2

Worldwide Sales: 1,500,000

“Into the groove” is Madonna’s 10th single release and the first one not to be issued in the United States. Ironically enough, Into the groove could be regarded as the first breakthrough single to a worldwide audience, becoming number one in nine countries and her first UK number one single. The week Into the groove took the number one spot on the british charts, “Holiday” was sitting at number two, making her the first female to achieve such feat. Due to the overwhelming presence of Madonna in the charts that year, it was tacked as the B-side of “Angel”, in order to not compete with the third single from Like a virgin. To me, it was a wasted chance for another US number one single, proved by the fact that almost everywhere else it had a release it hit either the top spot or the Top 5. It’s also regarded as the truly first dance song by Madonna and also the first one where she had production duties, a job she would continue repeating to this day. 


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