Billboard Ranks Madonna’s 40 Biggest Hits

Today, Grammy winning Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame icon Madonna releases her brand new, and may I say incredibly awesome, album MDNA. (I give the album an “A” grade by the way… It sounds like if Erotica and Confessions on a Dance Floor had a baby and I love it!). To celebrate the new record, Billboard has counted down Madge’s 40 Biggest Hits. Among the list are 37 or her 38 top ten singles (the most of any artist ever!), her 16 consecutive top 5 singles (another record) and her 11 chart toppers. Only her most recent top ten single from MDNA, “Give Me All of Your Luvin'” didn’t make the list. The reason for that is the list is based on overall Hot 100 performance including sales, airplay and weeks on the chart, and “Luvin'” is still very new on the charts. It’s an incredibly impressive list and I have it for you below. For more on all the songs and their accompanying videos, head to the Billboard article here. And for more on Madonna, her amazing new album, her record 41 #1 Dance hits and her upcoming tour, head to her site here.

Madonna’s 40 Biggest Billboard Hits:

40. “Rain” (1993, # 14)
39. “Oh Father” (1990, # 20)
38. “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (1997, # 8) *from the film Evita
37. “Holiday” (1984, # 16)
36. “Hanky Panky” (1990, # 10)
35. “Rescue Me” (1991, # 9)
34. “Hung Up” (2005, # 7)
33. “Die Another Day” (2002, # 8) *from the film Die Another Day
32. “Ray of Light” (1998, # 5)
31. “Erotica” (1992, # 3)
30. “Deeper and Deeper” (1993, # 7)
29. “Keep It Together” (1990, # 8)
28. “You’ll See” (1995, # 6)
27. “Borderline” (1984, # 10)
26. “Don’t Tell Me” (2001, # 4)
25. “Frozen” (1998, # 2)
24. “Lucky Star” (1984, # 4)
23. “Dress You Up” (1985, # 5)
22. “This Used to Be My Playground” (1992, # 1, one week) *from the film A League of Their Own
21. “Angel” (1985, # 5)
20. “4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (2008, # 3)
19. “Secret” (1994, # 3)
18. “La Isla Bonita” (1987, # 4)
17. “Cherish” (1989, # 2)
16. “True Blue” (1986, # 3)
15. “Express Yourself” (1989, # 2)
14. “Causing a Commotion” (1987, # 2) *from the film Who’s That Girl
13. “I’ll Remember” (1994, # 2) *from the film With Honors
12. “Material Girl” (1985, # 2)
11. “Who’s That Girl” (1987, # 1, one week) *from the film Who’s That Girl
10. “Open Your Heart” (1987, # 1, one week)
9. “Music” 2000, # 1, four weeks)
8. “Live to Tell” (1986, # 1, one week) *from the film At Close Range
7. “Papa Don’t Preach” (1986, # 1, two weeks)
6. “Like a Prayer” (1989, # 1, three weeks)
5. “Justify My Love” (1991, # 1, two weeks)
4. “Take a Bow” (1995, # 1, seven weeks~ her longest running chart topper)
3. “Crazy for You” (1985, # 1, one week) *from the film Vision Quest
2. “Vogue” (1990, # 1, four weeks)
1. “Like a Virgin” (1986, # 1, six weeks)

And here’s the classic video for “Like a Virgin”, Madonna’s biggest Hot 100 hit.

Before I go, I just have to mention one of my top five all time favorite Madge songs that didn’t make the list, 1998’s “The Power of Goodbye”. This gorgeous string laden electronica ballad peaked at # 11 and I bet was just one notch away from making the list. But, because I love it so much, I have it for you here too. Enjoy.

Madonna “The Power of Goodbye”

 

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