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Album’s Singles Review: “Madonna” and “Like a Virgin” by Madonna

Madonna (album)
Madonna achieved her first success with her “Madonna” album. However, it was not the album which brought her to superstardom. The album had lots of dance and disco tracks and pop tunes. It peaked inside the US top 10 and was certified 5x platinum by RIAA.

Holiday
“Holiday” was released as the third single from the album, but her first two singles did not chart. This song was kinda catchy and a really good song for holiday. It became her first hit single when it reached the top 20 in Billboard charts, while a number 2 hit in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Lucky Star
“Lucky Star”  was the second official hit from Madonna’s self titled album. The dance pop song was a bigger hit in the US when it peaked at 4, while a slower hit internationally.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Borderline
“Borderline” is one of Madonna’s notable singles in her early career. The song is still similar to her previous singles but this song sounds catchier. It became her second US top 10 hit while it reached number 2 in UK charts again.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Like a Virgin (album)
Like a Virgin” served as Madonna’s second album. It became a bigger success as it reached number 1 worldwide. The album contained mostly dance and pop tunes. In US, the album went 10x platinum.

Like a Virgin (single)
“Like a Virgin”, the title track, was released as the first single from the album It was a dance pop track compared to her previous works. The song became an international hit as it reached number 1 in the US.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Material Girl
“Material Girl” was the second single from “Like a Virgin”. It is a perfect follow up to the successful lead single as it followed the previous song’s success too. It went to number 2 on Billboard Hot 100, gaining Madonna another big success.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Angel
“Angel” was the third single from the album, and despite being danceable, it was slower than past singles. It was released along “Into the Groove” in other countries. It reached the top 5 of both UK and US.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Into the Groove
“Into the Groove” was released alongside “Angel” before. However, it was a bigger hit worldwide when it reached number 1 in many countries. It was a dance pop song similar to her past singles.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Dress You Up
“Dress You Up” is another dance pop song for Madonna. This song gave another fame for her when it reached top 10 in most countries.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Gambler
“Gambler” was the final single from the album released mostly in European coumtries. It was a top ten hit in many of thosd countries.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

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