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She's been crowned the Queen of Pop, but can you identify some of Madonna's songs by just a lyric? Good luck!
‘Vogue’ was originally written as the B-side to ‘Keep It Together,’ a single release that was to be released in the US only. However, when the record company heard ‘Vogue’ they decided that the song was too good to waste on a B-side. Too true!
‘Holiday’ was offered to Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, but she turned it down. We wonder if she regrets that decision now?
Madonna had recently divorced actor Sean Penn when this was released. The cover of the single was drawn by her brother, Christopher, and contained the letters ‘MLVC’, with a ‘P’ falling away. They represented Madonna's initials, ‘Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone,’ with the ‘Penn’ falling away.
Open Your Heart was written for Cyndi Lauper, but she never got to hear the demo. Madonna recorded it, altered some lyrics and made it more of a dance track.
This song featured in the film Desperately Seeking Susan and was Madonna's first UK number one hit.
Released in 1998, ‘Frozen’ reached number one in the UK.
Released in 1999, this song was written for the soundtrack and motion picture Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Mike Myers (Powers) also appeared in the song’s music video.
According to reports, ‘True Blue’ was a favourite expression of Madonna's husband at the time, Sean Penn. The name, of the same name, was inspired by her feelings for him. We prefer those reports to those that Penn didn't treat her very well...
Co-written by Madonna, ‘Human Nature’ peaked at number eight in the UK. How well did you do on this ultimate Madonna quiz? Let us know!