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Take a bow

Madonna-Take a bow

(Written by Madonna/Babyface. Producer: Madonna/Babyface)
Released by Maverick Records in December 6, 1994

Found in:
Bedtime Stories (1994)
Something to remember (1995)
GHV2 (2001)
Celebration (2009)

Certification: GOLD
Soundscan: 615,290 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 80,785 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
The American Music Awards (1995)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: December 17, 1994
Peak date: February 25-April 8, 1995
Final week on chart: July 8, 1995
Peak: #1 (7 weeks)
Chart run: 45-18-14-12-8-5-5-4-4-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-6-11-11-15-21-21-28-27-31-37-44-44-off (30 weeks)
HOT 100 1995 YEAR END CHART: #8

BILLBOARD HOT 100 (February 25, 1995):
#1 “Take a bow” MADONNA (11 weeks/7 weeks at Top 10/1 week at #1) 
#2 ”Creep” TLC
#3   ”On bended knee” BOYZ II MEN
#4 ”Another night” REAL MCCOY
#5 “Baby” BRANDY
#6 ”Candy rain” SOUL FOR REAL
#7 ”You gotta be” DES’REE
#8  ”If you love me” BROWNSTONE
#9 ”Sukiyaki” 4PM
#10  ”Hold my hand” HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: December 24, 1994
Peak date: February 18, 1995
Final week on chart: June 17, 1995
Peak: #4
Chart run:
 27-20-19-13-11-7-8-8-4-4-4-5-6-8-10-13-13-15-22-24-35-40-45-47-54-63-off (26 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: December 17, 1994
Peak date: February 18-April 15, 1995
Final week on chart: July 8, 1995
Peak: #1 (9 weeks)
Chart run: 35-18-10-8-8-6-4-3-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-7-11-12-21-20-19-20-29-29
-off (30 weeks)

Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay
Debut Date: July 15, 1995
Peak Date: July 22, 1995
Final Week on Chart: March 16, 1996
Peak Position: #2
Chart run: 3-2-3-4-4-5-5-7-7-13-16-17-18-18-19-17-25-20-19-23-21-25-off-off-off-off-19-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-23-off (24 weeks)

Hot 100 Recurrent Singles
Debut Date: July 15, 1995
Peak Date: July 15, 1995
Final Week on Chart: March 23, 1996
Peak Position: #1 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 1-1-1-4-4-6-5-5-5-7-13-12-12-12-16-16-18-17-20-21-22-26-28-30-off-off-23-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-28-25-28-off (28 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: December 31, 1994
Peak date: February 18-April 15, 1995
Final week on chart: August 26, 1995
Peak: #1 (9 weeks)
Chart run: 28-23-21-18-5-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-3-3-3-5-6-5-8-8-9-13-13-18-19-18-18-15-16-18-off (26 weeks)

Adult Contemporary Recurrents
Debut date: September 2, 1995
Peak date: September 2, 1995
Final week on chart: August 31, 1996
Peak: #1 (1 week)
Chart run in 1995: 1-3-4-4-4-6-5-5-6-6-5-4-5-6-5-5-off-off-
Chart run in 1996: 7-6-10-off-off-off-off-off-off-8-off-10-off-10-9-off-10-10-6-9-7-4-3-5-6-off-7-9-off-8-off-7-off-10-9-off (38 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
DID NOT CHART

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: December 24, 1994
Peak date: December 24, 1994
Final week on chart: March 25, 1995
Peak: #7
Chart run: 7-16-21-30-34-29-30-off-23-36-25-42-44-41-off (13 weeks)

Top 40 Mainstream
Debut Date: December 17, 1994
Peak Date: February 25, 1995
Final Week on Chart: June 3, 1995
Peak Position: #1 (5 weeks)
Chart run: 33-17-8-8-5-4-4-4-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-2-4-4-7-7-15-23-26-29-35-off (25 weeks)

Rhythmic Top 40
Debut Date: December 17, 1994
Peak Date: March 4, 1995
Final Week on Chart: June 3, 1995
Peak Position: #4
Chart run: 32-24-20-16-13-13-12-9-8-6-6-4-6-6-6-9-9-13-15-21-24-25-28-30-39-off (25 weeks)

Adult Top 40
Debut Date: October 7, 1995
Peak Date: October 7, 1995
Final Week on Chart: October 7, 1995
Peak Position: #35
Chart run: 35-off (1 week)

Adult Top 40 Recurrents
Debut Date: October 14, 1995
Peak Date: November 18, 1995
Final Week on Chart: December 9, 1995
Peak Position: #5
Chart run:  7-8-10-6-7-5-off-6-8-off (8 weeks)

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks
Debut Date: February 4, 1995
Peak Date: February 25, 1995
Final Week on Chart: May 20, 1995
Peak Position: #40
Chart run:  57-58-44-40-40-40-43-51-56-67-69-71-76-84-87-94-off (16 weeks)

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
Debut Date: February 4, 1995
Peak Date: March 11, 1995
Final Week on Chart: June 3, 1995
Peak Position: #14
Chart run: 27-30-19-17-17-14-18-19-22-27-32-36-42-47-51-56-58-64-off (18 weeks)

UK Official Top 100 Singles
Debut date: December 17, 1994
Peak date: December 24, 1994
Certification: None
Sales: 102,000 copies
Peak position: #16
Final week on chart: February 11, 1995
Chart run: 17-16-18-21-25-32-44-61-71
-off (9 weeks)

Rest of the world

Australia: #15
Austria: #22
Belgium (Flanders): #19
Canada: #1
Denmark: #8
France: #25
Germany: #18
Ireland: #17
Italy: #2
Netherlands: #34
New Zealand: #9
Norway: #13Sweden: #19
Switzerland: #8

“Take a bow” was the second single released for Madonna’s sixth studio album “Bedtime Stories”. It is her 41th single release overall and 34th in the United States. This single could easily be recognized as Madonna’s biggest hit on the Billboard charts, spending an incredible 30 weeks on the Hot 100 (so far her longest running single on that chart, along with Borderline, 1984) and becoming her 11th number one single in the United States, holding that position for seven straight weeks. I guess no one could have predicted the enormous success that this song was going to have, especially noting that Madonna was already 12 years into her recording career, unfortunately it was more of a local feat for “Take a bow” as in the UK and many other European countries it didn’t even crack the Top 10. In addition, it became Madonna’s 28th Top 10 single, and the second Best Female Video Award for Madonna, at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.

This single also has the distintion for being Madonna’s last number one single of the 1990’s, and so far her last single in topping the Hot 100 Airplay Chart and the Adult Contemporary Chart. Even though it’s one of Madonna’s biggest hits she has performed the song live only once with Babyface, during the 1995 American Music Awards, and other lipsynched performances at Wetten Dass and The San Remo Festival in Italy. It has never been performed on Tour, maybe she will surprise us in 2012? 





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