Madonna Further Proves She’s The Undisputed Dance Queen

Mariah Carey has 15. Kristine W has 16 under her belt. Beyonce and Rihanna are tied with 18. Even Janet Jackson who’s the closest, only has 19 to her name. With her current single, “Turn Up The Radio“, Madonna notches her record 43rd No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart, further extending her lead on her dance compatriots. The 54-year-old singer may not be relevant on radio anymore, but she’s still able to pack them to the dance floor. She’s definitely the undisputed dance queen.

If Madonna scores another chart topper on the Dance Club chart, it would bring her total to 44 No. 1s. That would place her in a tie with George Strait as having the most toppers on ANY single Billboard chart. The country singer has 44 titles, dating back to 1981 all the way to 2009. With just two more dance hits, Madge could be the Queen of the Billboard charts. How many of the Material Girl’s 43 dance hits do you remember? Check out all of them below, beginning with her first club hit “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” from September 1983.

No. 1 Hits During The 1980s

* number in parenthesis represents weeks at No. 1

  • 1983: “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” (five)
  • 1984: “Like a Virgin” (three)
  • 1985: “Angel”/”Into the Groove”
  • 1987: “Open Your Heart”
  • 1987: “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
  • 1988: “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)”
  • 1989: “Like a Prayer” (two)
  • 1989: “Express Yourself” (three)

No. 1 Hits During The 1990s

  • 1990: “Keep It Together”
  • 1990: “Vogue” (two)
  • 1991: “Justify My Love” (two)
  • 1992: “Erotica”
  • 1993: “Deeper and Deeper”
  • 1993: “Fever”
  • 1994: “Secret” (two)
  • 1995: “Bedtime Story”
  • 1997: “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
  • 1998: “Frozen” (two)
  • 1998: “Ray of Light” (four)
  • 1999: “Nothing Really Matters” (two)
  • 1999: “Beautiful Stranger” (two)

No. 1 Hits During The 2000s

  • 2000: “American Pie”
  • 2000: “Music” (five)
  • 2001: “Don’t Tell Me”
  • 2001: “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
  • 2001: “Impressive Instant” (two)
  • 2002: “Die Another Day” (two)
  • 2003: “American Life”
  • 2003: “Hollywood”
  • 2003: “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears featuring Madonna (two)
  • 2004: “Nothing Fails”
  • 2004: “Love Profusion”
  • 2005: “Hung Up” (four)
  • 2006: “Sorry” (two)
  • 2006: “Get Together”
  • 2006: “Jump” (two)
  • 2008: “4 Minutes,” Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two)
  • 2008: “Give It 2 Me”
  • 2009: “Celebration”

No. 1 Hits During The 2010s

  • 2012: “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
  • 2012: “Girl Gone Wild”
  • 2012: “Turn Up the Radio”

Which of Madonna’s dance hits are your favorites? Do you think she’s capable of scoring two more club chart toppers to become Billboard chart royalty? Sound off below.

  • Peter

    she’ll easily take the record at some point, whether it’s with this album or the next one. it’s just a shame that the hot 100 chart doesn’t love her as much as the dance/club play chart does. if katy perry or rihanna sang “turn up the radio” it would be #1 on the hot 100 already.

  • EvChemical

    If she releases Gang Bang as a single, she’s get her 44th. No question

  • Justin

    she could probably release five more singles off of MDNA and they would probably end up as number ones on the dance chart. for some reason singles from albums released for a while still are able to top the chart like kylie minogue did with some of her aphrodite singles.