MADONNA’S “CRAZY FOR YOU” BECAME A NUMBER-ONE HIT, 30 YEARS AGO

CE1gNFEVIAEdl9D‘Crazy For You’ was Madonna’s first ballad to become a hit, and we’re celebrating 30 years of its impact on popular music.

Madonna has never been a pop star to play by the rules, but she continues to win at the game. After breaking out almost 35 years ago, she has quite a lot of claim to her name — she isn’t called the “Queen of Pop” for nothing.

After selling over 300 million albums worldwide, she’s been crowned the most successful chart-performing solo artist and top-touring female artist of all time. The global music icon is even worth a whopping $800 million.

‘Crazy For You’ was originally written for the film “Vision Quest,” which saw moderate success in the box office. However, the song became a massive hit on adult contemporary radio all around the world. It even nabbed Madonna her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1986. The song went on to become her second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

It’s moments in musical history, like this, when we’re reminded of the bona fide pop star that Madonna truly is.

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