” Like A Virgin ” by Madonna ( Madonna Louise Ciccone ), the American singer. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly with production by Nile Rodgers. The song was taken as the title song from Madonna’s second album from 1984, Like A Virgin.
Released by the record label Sire Records on November 6th, 1984 as the first single from the album of the same name.
” Like A Virgin ” was a commercially successful single worldwide and the first number one for Madonna on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for six weeks.
Along with chart success in the US, the song also reached number one in Australia, Canada, and Japan; other countries saw the song reach the top 10.
” Like A Virgin ” was to be the first of twelve Number One hit records on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, entering the chart at number forty-eight in November 1984 before moving to the top slot in December.
Along with success on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the song also reached the top of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart and her first to reach the Top Ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart reaching number nine.
In Canada, the song entered the RPM Singles Chart at number seventy-one before climbing to top the chart in January 1985 staying on the chart for twenty-three weeks. Madonna didn’t quite manage to take ” Like A Virgin ” to the top of the UK Single Chart reaching number three after a climb from an entry of fifty-one, the song spent a total of eighteen weeks on the chart.
Selling 500,000 copies of the single the BPI ( British Phonographic Industry ) certified ” Like A Virgin ” Gold, however according to the Official Charts Company the sales figure was nearer 780,000 copies.
Success for the song continued throughout Europe with Top Ten positions in countries like Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.
Another Number One was reached on the Australian Kent Music Report chart and also in Japan on the Japanese International Singles Chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1, Eurochart Hot 100 (Billboard) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5, France (SNEP) 8, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Italy (FIMI) 16, Japan International (Oricon) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 8, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 15, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 9
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