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3,402: Who’s That Girl

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Who’s That Girl by Madonna was number one in the UK thirty years ago. A long time ago, eh.

Not one of my favourite Madonna songs, and not a song I listen to very often, frankly. I never saw the movie of the same name. Or heard the soundtrack album. Kinda strange that it’s credited as a Madonna album on the sleeve even though only four of the nine songs are by Madonna. More pertinent to not listening to it very often, though, is that it’s not on The Immaculate Collection, her first greatest hits. More often than not, unless I wanna listen to specific non-singles, I will just open up either of her first two best ofs.

I like best ofs. But my brain likes them best when they follow a couple of rules: every single, and in chronological order. The Immaculate Collection does the later, but not the former. Even if we ignore her first two singles (Everybody and Burning Up) which weren’t hits in the Billboard or UK charts, It’s missing a whopping eleven singles from between 1983 and 1990: Angel, Dress You Up, Gambler, True Blue, Who’s That Girl, Causing a Commotion, The Look of Love, Oh Father (UK only single), Dear Jessie, Keep It Together, Hanky Panky.

One could definitely argue that if you were gonna drop eleven singles from a singles compilation they chose the right eleven to drop, but still.

Previous posts about number ones from thirty years ago:
18/1/2017: Jack Your Body
1/2/2017: I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
15/2/2017: Stand By Me
8/3/2017: Everything I Own
22/3/2017: Respectable
29/3/2017: Let It Be
19/4/2017: La Isla Bonita
3/5/2017: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
31/5/2017: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
14/6/2017: Star Trekkin’
28/6/2017: It’s a Sin

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Cut to the Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen

On this day
Steven Robinson, 19 July 2012

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article

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Written by Craig

July 19th, 2017 at 12:05 am

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