Archive for category 28. Vogue


(Written by Madonna/Shep Pettibone. Producer: Madonna/Shep Pettibone)
Released by Sire Records on March 20, 1990

Found in:
I’m Breathless (1990)
The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Celebration (2009)

Certification: DOUBLE PLATINUM (2,000,000 copies)

Live performances:
The Blond Ambition Tour (1990)
The MTV Video Music Awards (1990)
The Girlie Show (1993)
The Reinvention Tour (2004)
The Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009)
The XLVI Superbowl Halftime Show (2012)


Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: April 14, 1990
Peak date: May 19 – June 2, 1990
Final week on chart: September 22, 1990
Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 39-28-12-4-2-1-1-1-2-5-6-14-20-23-33-40-50-56-58-59-67-67-76-100-off (24 weeks)

BILLBOARD HOT 100: (May 19, 1990)
# 1″Vogue” MADONNA (6 weeks/3 weeks at Top 10/1 week at #1)  

#2  ”Nothing compares to you” SINEAD O’CONNOR
#3 “All I wanna do is make love to you” HEART
#5  ”Sending all my love” LINEAR
#6 ”Alright” JANET JACKSON
#7 ”I wanna be rich” CALLOWAY
#8 ”Poison” BELL BIV DEVOE
#9 “It must have been love” ROXETTE
#10 ”What it takes” AEROSMITH

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: ?, 1990
Peak date: ?, 1990
Final week on chart: ?
Peak: #1
Chart run:
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Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: ?, 1990
Peak date: May 19, 1990
Final week on chart: ?
Peak: #1
Chart run: ? (? weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: May 5, 1990
Peak date: June 16, 1990
Peak position: #23
Final week on chart: July 28, 1990
Chart run: ?-38-34-27-26-25-23-24-28-?-?-?-?-off  (13 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: April 21, 1990
Peak date: May 19-26, 1990
Peak position: #1 (2 weeks)
Final week on chart: June 30, 1990
Chart run: 31-5-2-2-1-1-2-6-15-34
-50-off (11 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: April 28, 1990
Peak date: May 5-June 6, 1990
Peak position: #1 (6 weeks)
Final week on chart: July 21, 1990
Chart run: 4-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-4-5-13-25-48-off (10 weeks)

UK Singles
Debut date: April 7, 1990
Peak date: April 14-May 5, 1990
Certification: GOLD
Peak position: #1 (4 weeks)
Final week on chart: July 7, 1990
Chart run:  4-1-1-1-1-4-6-8-9-15-27-36-48-65-off (11 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #1 (2xPlatinum)
Austria: #7
Belgium: #1
Canada: #1 (Platinum)
European Hot 100 Singles: #1
Finland: #1
France: #9 (Silver)
Germany: #4
Ireland: #2
Italy: #1
Japan: #1
Netherlands: #2
New Zealand: #1 (Gold)
Norway: #1
Spain: #1
Sweden: #1
Switzerland: #2

Worldwide Sales: 6,000,000

“Vogue” is Madonna’s 28th single and 23th released in the United States. Initially slated to be released as the B-side of “Keep it together” it was issued on its own, and later it was tacked at the “I’m Breathless” album, a wise move considering that it’s hard to imagine Madonna’s career without this song being properly promoted, so it can be considered as “I’m Breathless” lead single. Probably one of the biggest Madonna’s monster hits ever and another signature song for her, Vogue became a worldwide phenomenon and helped bring to relevance such genres as dance, house and disco music, and brought “vogueing” into the mainstream. It was the biggest selling single of 1990.

It has stood the test of time as one of Madonna’s most recognized songs and with every new performance and reinvention it gets the favour of the audience, even in an event such as the XLVI Superbowl Halftime Show, the initial notes for “Vogue” are enough to get people out of their seats. One of its most iconic performances was at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, where Madonna showed up dressed in a Marie Antoinette costume, and joined by her Blond Ambition Tour troupe. Unfortunately the David Fincher directed clip won only three moonmen awards (Best direction, editing and cinematography) out of nine nominations, that included Video of the year, Best female video, Best dance video, Best choreography, Best art direction, and viewer’s choice. 

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