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April, 1999

Week of  April 3, 1999:

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #71 (55 weeks/24,000 copies/3,085,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #10 (4 weeks)

HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #7 (8 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #45 (54 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #26 (40 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #41 (3 weeks)

TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #25 (4 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #38 (119 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #35 (4 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #13 (56 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 ”Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS
#2 ”Believe” CHER
#3  “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING  
#4 “Strong enough” CHER
#5 ”Wish I could fly” ROXETTE
#6  ”Maria” BLONDIE
#7 ”Dango 3 Kyodai” DANGO GASSHODAN & CO
#8 ”Big big world” EMILIA
#9 “As” GEORGE MICHAEL & MARY J. BLIGE
#10 “Nothing really matters” MADONNA (3 weeks)  

Week of  April 10, 1999:
04/13/1999: “Nothing really matters” is released

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #83 (56 weeks)  

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #9 (5 weeks)

HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #8 (9 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #44 (55 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #27 (41 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #47 (4 weeks)

TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #26 (5 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #42 (120 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #51 (5 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #15 (57 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 ”Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS
#2 ”Believe” CHER
#3  “No scrubs” TLC  
#4 “Strong enough” CHER
#5 ”Maria” BLONDIE 
#6  “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING 
#7 ”Wish I could fly” ROXETTE
#8 “Flat beat” MR OIZO
#9 “Nothing really matters” MADONNA (4 weeks)  
#10 “As” GEORGE MICHAEL & MARY J. BLIGE

Week of  April 17, 1999:

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #92 (57 weeks)  

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #18 (FINAL WEEK/6 weeks)

HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #14 (10 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #46 (FINAL WEEK/56 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #33 (42 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #47 (5 weeks)

TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #28 (6 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #40 (121 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #46 (6 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #16 (58 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 ”Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS
#2 “No scrubs” TLC
#3 ”Believe” CHER
#4 ”Maria” BLONDIE  
#5 “Strong enough” CHER
#6  “Every morning” SUGAR RAY 
#7  “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING
#8 “Nothing really matters” MADONNA (5 weeks)
#9 “I still believe” MARIAH CAREY
#10 “Flat beat” MR OIZO

Week of  April 24, 1999:

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #98 (58 weeks)  

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #23 (11 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #35 (43 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #44 (6 weeks)

TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #38 (FINAL WEEK/7 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #41 (122 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #58 (7 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #24 (59 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 ”Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS
#2 “No scrubs” TLC
#3 ”Believe” CHER
#4 “Strong enough” CHER
#5 ”Maria” BLONDIE  
#6  “Every morning” SUGAR RAY 
#7  “Nothing really matters” MADONNA (6 weeks)
#8 “I still believe” MARIAH CAREY
#9 “Flat beat” MR OIZO
#10 “Wish I could fly” ROXETTE

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March, 1999

Week of  March 6, 1999:

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #60 (51 weeks/25,000 copies/2,963,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #59 (21 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #2 (4 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #43 (50 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #24 (36 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #24 (19 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #39 (Re-entry/115 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #11 (52 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #22 (19 weeks)  

Week of  March 13, 1999:
“Ray of light” returns to the Top 40 in Billboard after 1 year and sells over 3 million copies

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #37 (52 weeks/42,000 copies/3,005,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #63 (FINAL WEEK/22 weeks)
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #25 (DEBUT)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #1 (5 weeks/1 week at #1)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #35 (51 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #22 (37 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #24 (20 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #37 (DEBUT)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #35 (116 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #7 (DEBUT)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #12 (53 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #28 (FINAL WEEK/20 weeks)  

Week of  March 20, 1999:
“Nothing really matters” spends a second week at #1 on the Dance Chart

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #49 (53 weeks/30,000 copies/3,035,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #14 (2 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #1 (6 weeks/2 weeks at #1)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #36 (52 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #22 (38 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #54 (DEBUT)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #30 (21 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #31 (2 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #35 (117 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #16 (2 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #17 (54 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“Nothing really matters” #11 (DEBUT)  

Week of  March 27, 1999:
03/29/1999: “Evita, the Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack” is certified 5xPlatinum

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #58 (54 weeks/26,000 copies/3,061,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100: “Nothing really matters” #10 (3 weeks)

HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #3 (7 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #40 (53 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #23 (39 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Nothing really matters” #29 (2 weeks)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #30 (FINAL WEEK/22 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “Nothing really matters” #27 (3 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #35 (118 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“Nothing really matters” #24 (3 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #11 (55 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“Nothing really matters” #11 (2 weeks)  

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Drowned World/Substitute for love

(Written by Madonna/William Orbit/Rod McKuen/Anita Kerr/David Collins. Producer: Madonna/William Orbit)
Released by Maverick Records in August 24, 1998

Found in:
Ray of light (1998)
GHV2 (2001)

Live performances on Tour:
The Drowned World Tour (2001)
The Confessions Tour (2006)

CHART RUNS:

UK Official Top 100 Singles
Debut date: September 5, 1998
Peak date: September 5, 1998
Sales: 90,600 copies (Aug 2008)
Certification: None
Sales Peak: #10
Airplay Peak: #41
Final week on chart: October 3, 1998
Chart run: 10-27-40-50-66
off (5 weeks)

Rest of the world
Australia: #1
Austria: #3
Canada: #18

France: #3
Germany: #12
Italy: #12

Japan: #12
Netherlands: #43
New Zealand: #2
Spain: #1
Sweden: #12
Switzerland: #33

“Drowned World/Substitute” was the third worldwide single release from Madonna’s 7th studio album “Ray of light”. It wasn’t released in the United States. It’s the song that opens the album and it sets the mood instantly; the lyrical and musical departure from Madonna’s previous work is noticeable at first listen. Personally one of my all-time Madonna favorites, for me there’s a before and after with “Drowned World”, it’s like saying goodbye to the past while embracing a luminous future. Even though it wasn’t a huge success on the charts, it even managed to top the charts in Spain and Australia, and went Top 10 in some countries, including the UK. The video ignited a small controversy, as it was compared with the same scenario in Princess Diana’s death a year earlier; the video has Madonna being chased by paparazzi on motorcycles, but overall it’s her interpretation on fame and love.

The song has been performed on the Drowned World Tour and the Confessions Tour, as well as in some TV shows in Europe that were part of her promotional Tour in 1998.





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February, 1999

Week of  February 6, 1999:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #81 (17 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #65 (47 weeks/23,000 copies/2,873,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #63 (31 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #47 (17 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #24 (46 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #19 (32 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (15 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #42 (112 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “You’ve come a log way, Baby” FAT BOY SLIM 
#2 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS  
#3 “Talk on corners” CORRS
#4  “Step one” STEPS 
#5 “Forgiven, not forgotten” CORRS 
#6 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL  
#7 “Where we belong” BOYZONE  
#8 “There it is” 911
#9 “Ray of light” MADONNA (48 weeks/19 weeks at Top 10)

#10 “Americana” OFFSPRING

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON
#3  “Big big world” EMILIA 
#4 “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING 
#5 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS  
#6  “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C 
#7 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY 
#8 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (15 weeks)  
#9 “Miami” WILL SMITH
#10 “Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS

Week of  February 13, 1999:
“Ray of light” completes a 20-week run in the UK’s Top 10

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #88 (18 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #66 (48 weeks/20,000 copies/2,893,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #72 (32 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #49 (18 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #21 (DEBUT)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #29 (47 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #22 (33 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (16 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #43 (113 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “You’ve come a log way, Baby” FAT BOY SLIM 
#2 “Talk on corners” CORRS 
#3 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS  
#4  “Step one” STEPS 
#5 “Forgiven, not forgotten” CORRS 
#6 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL  
#7  “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” LAURYN HILL 
#8 “Where we belong” BOYZONE
#9 “Ray of light” MADONNA (49 weeks/20 weeks at Top 10)

#10 “Americana” OFFSPRING

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Big big world” EMILIA 
#3 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON
#4 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#5  “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C 
#6  “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING 
#7 “Miami” WILL SMITH 
#8 “Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS 
#9 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY 
#10 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (16 weeks)  

Week of  February 20, 1999:
“The power of goodbye” spends the last of 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #96 (FINAL WEEK/19 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #64 (49 weeks/21,000 copies/2,914,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #70 (FINAL WEEK/33 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #54 (19 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #9 (2 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #37 (48 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #17 (34 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #21 (17 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #43 (114 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #12 (50 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Winter again” GLAY 
#3 “Big big world” EMILIA  
#4 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON 
#5  “Pretty fly (For a white guy)” OFFSPRING 
#6  “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C 
#7 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#8 “Baby one more time” BRITNEY SPEARS 
#9  “Miami” WILL SMITH
#10 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (17 weeks)  

Week of  February 27, 1999:
02/24/1999: Madonna performs “Nothing really matters” at The Grammy Awards
Wins 4 Grammies including Best Pop Album

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #68 (50 weeks/24,000 copies/2,938,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #58 (20 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Nothing really matters” #4 (3 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #34 (49 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #23 (35 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #23 (18 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” (DID NOT CHART)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #15 (51 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #16 (18 weeks)  

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January, 1999

Week of  January 2, 1999:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #43 (12 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #65 (42 weeks/75,000 copies/2,687,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #56 (26 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #27 (12 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #59 (14 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #23 (41 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #15 (27 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (10 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #38 (15 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #30 (6 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #30 (5 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #12 (43 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#3  “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY   
#4 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (10 weeks) 
#5 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE 
#6 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON  
#7   “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL 
#8 “Sweetest thing” U2
#9 “Big big world” EMILIA
#10 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE

Week of  January 9, 1999:
“Ray of light” returns to the Top 10 in the UK

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #44 (13 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #65 (43 weeks/79,000 copies/2,766,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #56 (27 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #27 (13 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #72 (15 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #20 (42 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #13 (28 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (11 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #40 (16 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #40 (7 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #36 (6 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL
#2 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS
#3 “Step one” STEPS
#4 “Talk on corners” CORRS
#5 “Where we belong” BOYZONE
#6 “B’Witched” B’WITCHED
#7 “The Best of 1980-1990” U2
#8 “Ray of light” MADONNA (44 weeks/15 weeks at Top 10)
#9 “Five” FIVE
#10 “The Best of” M PEOPLE

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#3  “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY   
#4 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (11 weeks) 
#5 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON   
#6 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE 
#7  “Big big world” EMILIA 
#8 “Sweetest thing” U2
#9 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL 
#10 “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C

Week of  January 16, 1999:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #54 (14 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #69 (44 weeks/35,000 copies/2,801,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #50 (28 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #31 (14 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #75 (FINAL WEEK/16 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #18 (43 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #11 (29 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #16 (12 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #39 (FINAL WEEK/17 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #40 (8 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #41 (Re-entry/109 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #41 (7 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS 
#2 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL
#3 “Talk on corners” CORRS 
#4 “Step one” STEPS
#5 “Where we belong” BOYZONE
#6 “You’ve come a log way, Baby” FAT BOY SLIM
#7 “Ray of light” MADONNA (45 weeks/16 weeks at Top 10)  
#8 The Best of 1980-1990″ U2
#9 “The Best of” M PEOPLE

#10 “Life thru a lens” ROBBIE WILLIAMS

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#3  “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON   
#4  “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY
#5 “Big big world” EMILIA 
#6  “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (12 weeks) 
#7 “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C
#8 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE 
#9  “Sweetest thing” U2
#10 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL 

Week of  January 23, 1999:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #70 (15 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #53 (45 weeks/26,000 copies/2,827,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #46 (29 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #38 (15 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #20 (44 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #11 (30 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (13 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #39 (FINAL WEEK/9 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #33 (110 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #52 (8 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “You’ve come a log way, Baby” FAT BOY SLIM 
#2 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS  
#3 “Where we belong” BOYZONE 
#4 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL 
#5 “Step one” STEPS
#6 “Talk on corners” CORRS 
#7 “Ray of light” MADONNA (46 weeks/17 weeks at Top 10)  
#8 “Forgiven, not forgotten” CORRS 
#9 The Best of 1980-1990″ U2 

#10 “The Best of” M PEOPLE

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON
#3  “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#4  “Big big world” EMILIA
#5 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY
#6  “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (13 weeks) 
#7 “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C
#8 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE 
#9  “Miami” WILL SMITH
#10 “Hands” JEWEL

Week of  January 30, 1999:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #78 (16 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #70 (46 weeks/23,000 copies/2,850,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #54 (30 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #42 (16 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #24 (45 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #16 (31 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #14 (14 weeks)

POP CATALOG ALBUMS:
“The Immaculate Collection” #30 (111 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #61 (FINAL WEEK/9 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
#1 “You’ve come a log way, Baby” FAT BOY SLIM 
#2 “I’ve been expecting you” ROBBIE WILLIAMS  
#3 “Talk on corners” CORRS
#4 “Ladies & Gentlemen-The Best of” GEORGE MICHAEL 
#5 “Step one” STEPS
#6 “Where we belong” BOYZONE 
#7 “Ray of light” MADONNA (47 weeks/18 weeks at Top 10)  
#8 “Forgiven, not forgotten” CORRS 
#9 “Big Willie Style” WILL SMITH 

#10 The Best of 1980-1990″ U2

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON
#3  “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS 
#4  “Big big world” EMILIA
#5 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY
#6  “When you’re gone” BRYAN ADAMS FEAT. MEL C 
#7 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (14 weeks) 
#8 “Miami” WILL SMITH 
#9 “Have you ever” BRANDY
#10 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE

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December, 1998

Week of  December 5, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #30 (8 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #61 (38 weeks/31,000 copies/2,492,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #65 (22 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #22 (8 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #45 (10 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #28 (37 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #13 (23 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #24 (6 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #18 (11 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #21 (2 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #6 (DEBUT)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #34 (39 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER
#2 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#3 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE
#4 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL
#5 “Sweetest thing” U2
#6 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY
#7 “I don’t want to miss a thing” AEROSMITH
#8 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (6 weeks)
#9 “No matter what” BOYZONE
#10 “Doo-Wop (That thing)” LAURYN HILL

Week of  December 12, 1998:
12/11/1998: “Ray of light” Album is certified 3xPlatinum

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #30 (9 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #70 (39 weeks/36,000 copies/2,528,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #63 (23 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #24 (9 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #51 (11 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #23 (38 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #13 (24 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #22 (7 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #22 (12 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #24 (3 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #17 (2 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #33 (40 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#3 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (7 weeks) 
#4 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL
#5 “Sweetest thing” U2 
#6 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY 
#7 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE 
#8  “I don’t want to miss a thing” AEROSMITH
#9 “No matter what” BOYZONE 
#10 “Doo-Wop (That thing)” LAURYN HILL

Week of  December 19, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #31 (10 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #69 (40 weeks/36,000 copies/2,564,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #63 (24 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #26 (10 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #50 (12 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #21 (39 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #14 (25 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #21 (8 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #27 (13 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #26 (4 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #25 (3 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #26 (41 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#3 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (8 weeks) 
#4 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY  
#5 “Sweetest thing” U2 
#6 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL
#7 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE 
#8  “I don’t want to miss a thing” AEROSMITH
#9 “No matter what” BOYZONE 
#10 “My favorite game” CARDIGANS

Week of  December 26, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #41 (11 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #67 (41 weeks/48,000 copies/2,612,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #55 (25 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #27 (11 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #55 (13 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #28 (40 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #17 (26 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #17 (9 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #34 (14 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #28 (5 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100: 
“The power of goodbye” #32 (4 weeks)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #15 (42 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Believe” CHER 
#2 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (9 weeks) 
#3  “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#4 “I’m your angel” CELINE DION & R. KELLY  
#5 “When you believe” MARIAH CAREY & WHITNEY HOUSTON 
#6 “Sweetest thing” U2
#7   “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL 
#8  “Goodbye” SPICE GIRLS
#9 “Big big world” EMILIA
#10 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE

1998 BILLBOARD YEAR END CHART:

Top Pop Artists: #14
Top Billboard 200 Albums: Ray of Light #18
Top Billboard 200 Album Artists: #18
Top Billboard 200 Album Artists – Female: #5
Hot 100 Singles Artists: #12
Hot 100 Singles Artists – Female: #5
Hot 100 Singles: “Frozen” #32
Hot 100 Singles: “Ray of Light” #75
Hot 100 Singles Sales: “Frozen” #48
Hot 100 Singles Sales: “Ray of Light” #65
Hot 100 Singles Airplay: “Frozen” #37
Hot Dance Club Play Artists: #1
Hot Dance Club Play Singles: “Ray of Light” #1
Hot Dance Club Play Singles: “Frozen” #5
Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales Artists: #4
Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales: “Ray of Light” #4
Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales: “Frozen” #8
Top Video Sales: Evita #72
Top Video Sales: “Madonna: Ray of Light” #92

UNITED WORLD CHART COUNTDOWN FOR 1998:

#1 “My heart will go on” CELINE DION
#2 “The boy is mine” BRANDY & MONICA
#3 “I don’t want to miss a thing” AEROSMITH
#4 “Together again” JANET JACKSON
#5 “Frozen” MADONNA”
#6 “Truly, madly, deeply” SAVAGE GARDEN
#7 “Torn” NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
#8 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE
#9 “Believe” CHER
#10 “Life” DES’REE
#11 “You’re still the one” SHANIA TWAIN
#12 “All my life” KC & JO JO
#13 “Come with me” PUFF DADDY FEAT. JIMMY PAGE
#14 “Ghetto supastar” PRAS MICHEL FEAT. OL’ DIRTY BASTARD & MYA
#15 “Viva forever” SPICE GIRLS
#16 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#17 “Ray of light” MADONNA
#18 “My all” MARIAH CAREY
#19 “Getting jiggy with it” WILL SMITH
#20 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL 

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November, 1998

Week of  November 7, 1998:
11/12/1998: Madonna performs “The power of goodbye” at the MTV Europe Music Awards

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #13 (4 weeks)

“Ray of light” #59 (18 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #43 (34 weeks/30,000 copies/2,367,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #52 (18 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #13 (4 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #35 (6 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Sky fits heaven” #41 (3 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #18 (33 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #8 (19 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #28 (2 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #25 (7 weeks)

POP CATALOG CHART:
“The Immaculate Collection” #35 (106 weeks)  

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #56 (35 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #? (2 weeks)

Week of  November 14, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #14 (5 weeks)

“Ray of light” #63 (19 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #39 (35 weeks/32,000 copies/2,399,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #50 (19 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #16 (5 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #31 (7 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Sky fits heaven” #47 (4 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #16 (34 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #8 (20 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #25 (3 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #23 (8 weeks)

POP CATALOG CHART:
“The Immaculate Collection” #33 (107 weeks)  

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #57 (36 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #? (3 weeks)

Week of  November 21, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #13 (6 weeks)

“Ray of light” #71 (FINAL WEEK/20 weeks) 

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #47 (36 weeks/32,000 copies/2,431,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #55 (20 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #17 (6 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #30 (8 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Sky fits heaven” #48 (5 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #18 (35 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #10 (21 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #26 (4 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #23 (9 weeks)

POP CATALOG CHART:
“The Immaculate Collection” #46 (FINAL WEEK/108 weeks)  

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #54 (37 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
“The power of goodbye” #? (4 weeks)

Week of  November 28, 1998:

BILLBOARD HOT 100:
“The Power of goodbye” #11 (7 weeks)

BILLBOARD 200:
“Ray of light” #50 (37 weeks/30,000 copies/2,461,000 total 

BILLBOARD COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS:
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “Ray of light” #56 (21 weeks)
HOT 100 SINGLE SALES: “The power of goodbye” #19 (7 weeks)
HOT 100 AIRPLAY: “The power of goodbye” #26 (9 weeks) 
HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY: “Sky fits heaven” #50 (FINAL WEEK/6 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Frozen” #30 (36 weeks)
HOT DANCE MUSIC/MAXI SINGLES SALES: “Ray of light” #10 (22 weeks)
ADULT CONTEMPORARY: “The power of goodbye” #26 (5 weeks)
TOP 40 MAINSTREAM: “The power of goodbye” #23 (10 weeks)
TOP 40 TRACKS: “The power of goodbye” #24 (DEBUT)

OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100: 
“Ray of light” #36 (38 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART (TRACKS):
#1 “Crush” JENNIFER PAIGE
#2 “Believe” CHER
#3 “Outside” GEORGE MICHAEL
#4 “Thank you” ALANIS MORISSETTE
#5 “I don’t want to miss a thing” AEROSMITH
#6 “No matter what” BOYZONE
#7 “Sweetest thing” U2
#8 “Millenium” ROBBIE WILLIAMS
#9 “Doo-Wop (That thing)” LAURYN HILL
#10 “The power of goodbye” MADONNA (5 weeks)

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