On November 5 1994, Bedtime Stories entered the UK album charts at number-two. It was Madonna’s second consecutive studio album to miss the top position on the UK charts, but it would be her last until 2015’s Rebel Heart, which also topped out in the runner-up position.
Which album denied Bedtime Stories its shot at earning Madonna another number-one debut in the UK? A greatest hits collection by perennial favorite of hockey (or in this case–soccer) moms everywhere, apparently….Bon Jovi.
We welcome you to ease your disbelief with the soothing sounds of the underrated Bedtime Stories album cut, Love Tried To Welcome Me.
“Instead of spring, it’s always winter
And my heart has always been a lonely hunter.”
On October 8 1994, Madonna’s Secret debuted at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.
Madonna’s hairstyle on the cover for Secret was inspired by Jean Harlow.
On August 31 1996, Madonna’s Take A Bow spent its 38th and final week on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrent chart in the USA at #9.
On June 6 1995, Madonna’s Human Nature single was released in physical formats.
Human Nature was the fourth single to be released from her Bedtime Stories album. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Dave Hall.
The b-side for Human Nature was Sanctuary (on the CD and cassette single).
The Human Nature CD maxi-single released in Australia, Canada and the USA contained the following remixes:
- Human Nature (Radio Edit of the Human Club Mix) – 4:09
- Human Nature (Runway Club Mix Radio Edit) – 3:58
- Human Nature (Runway Club Mix) – 8:18
- Human Nature (I’m Not Your Bitch Mix) – 8:10
- Human Nature (Howie Tee Remix) – 4:47
- Human Nature (Howie Tee Clean Remix) – 4:46
- Human Nature (Radio Version) – 4:30
- Human Nature (Bottom Heavy Dub) – 8:08
- Human Nature (Love is the Nature Mix)
What is your favourite remix of Human Nature?
On May 19 1995, the music video for Human Nature premiered on MTV.
Madonna had initially planned to have friend and collaborator Alek Keshishian direct the video for Human Nature. Keshishian had even been named as the director in ICON Magazine, but for unknown reasons this shoot was cancelled during pre-production. Madonna later called in another recurring collaborator – Jean-Baptiste Mondino – to direct the clip instead.
The video marked Madonna’s first collaboration with Jamie King, who can be spotted as a dancer in the video.
On April 13 1995, Bedtime Story was released as a single in North America by Maverick/Sire as the third single from the album Bedtime Stories. The song was written by Björk, Nellee Hooper & Marius DeVries and was produced by Madonna & Nellee Hooper.
The commercial maxi-single featured remixes by Junior Vasquez and Orbital. Additional promo-only remixes by
Bedtime Story was released in Europe in February but the release was delayed for several months in North America due to the prolonged chart reign of her previous single, Take A Bow.