Madonna Celebrates 30 Years On Billboard Charts

On November 6, 1982, Madonna made her Billboard chart debut with “Everybody“, landing at No. 40 on the dance chart. That track became the first of 60 hits and counting to chart on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs tally. Thirty years later, the 54-year-old singer is churning out songs that still manage to land on the music magazine’s weekly roundup.

Given her multi-format appeal, Madge’s reach extends to various formats including pop, adult contemporary and others, giving her a record 156 chart-toppers across all Billboard charts. Check out a few of the entertainer’s Billboard milestones below.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

The “Like A Virgin” singer has amassed a record 38 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s signature chart. The Beatles rank second with 34 Top 10 hits. Her first one was “Borderline“, an all-time favorite of mine from her. “Borderline” began a streak of 17 consecutive Top 10s until 1989’s “Cherish“.

Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits

Only three artists have more chart-toppers than Madonna- The Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Michael Jackson (13). Madge’s tally of 12 ties her with The Supremes. Her first No. 1 was “Like A Virgin”, while her longest-running No. 1 was “Take A Bow” with seven weeks on top. Her other songs to reach pole position on the Hot 100 are “Crazy for You” (1985), “Live to Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach” (1986), “Open Your Heart,” “Who’s That Girl” (1987), “Like a Prayer” (1989), “Vogue” (1990), “Justify My Love” (1991), “This Used to Be My Playground” (1992) and “Music” (2000).

Billboard Dance Chart

The undisputed dance queen has a whopping 43 club song No. 1s. Janet Jackson is a distant second with only 19. Beyonce and Rihanna are next with 18 apiece.

Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart

Even on easy-listening radio stations, the dance diva can score a hit. “Live to Tell” (1986), “La Isla Bonita” (1987), “Cherish” (1989), “I’ll Remember” (1994) and “Take a Bow” (1995) have all topped Billboard’s AC chart. Personally, I love me a good Madonna ballad.

Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Madonna has eight No. 1 albums and 20 Top 10 LPs. She has the second-most among woman after Barbra Streisand with nine No. 1 albums and 32 Top 10 LPs.

Madonna ‘Everybody’ Music Video (US)

While Madonna isn’t a chart powerhouse as she was during her hey day, the singer is still quite potent. What’s your favorite track from the “Material Girl“? Check out the music video below that began her 30 years on the charts.

Madonna ‘Everybody’ Music Video (International)

  • Eric

    I wish there was a poll for favorite Madonna single! 🙂

  • Peter

    Why, Eric? How could you ever pick just one??

  • justin

    its unfortunate that us radio completely snub madonna nowadays since her american life album. if they didn’t she could have had more hits with airplay support but at least her albums do well even if her singles don’t.

  • Rebel

    I haven’t liked her any of her albums since Confessions of a dance floor.