Billboard #1 Hits: #561: ‘Like A Virgin’- Madonna. December 22, 1984. #1 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Like A Virgin’- Madonna
- Record Company-Sire
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
- Time: 3:38
- B-side: ‘Stay’
- Album- Like A Virgin
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Canada and Japan.
This was Madonna’s 4th Hot 100 single- and first of an eventual dozen #1 hits. It was also the #1 hit that was #1 the longest- in her career. I think it’s the single which signaled she was going to be around for a long long time. ‘Like A Virgin’ was the #1 hit the last couple weeks of 1984 and the first month of 1985. She would rule the singles chart for the rest of the decade and into the early years of the 1990’s. Like her or not [ I like her singles- not a fan of the persona- ] she was a genius at selling her brand.