Today in Madonna History: October 24, 1987

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On October 24 1987, “Causing A Commotion” climbed to its peak position of number-two in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. It remained in the runner-up spot for three weeks, with Michael Jackson’s “Bad” blocking it from the top for the first two weeks and Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” overtaking it on the third.

The song was the second and final Madonna single from the Who’s That Girl soundtrack in North America, while some international markets were treated to a third single – the underrated ballad “The Look Of Love.”

Today in Madonna History: August 25, 1987

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On August 25 1987,  “Causing a Commotion” was released as the second single from the soundtrack album “Who’s That Girl“, by Sire Records. “Causing a Commotion” was written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, the song was inspired by Madonna’s relationship with then husband Sean Penn, and his abusive and violent nature.

Today in Madonna History: July 21, 1987

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On July 21 1987, the “Who’s That Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” album was released.

Who’s That Girl” was released as the lead single from the soundtrack, it became Madonna’s sixth single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first artist to accumulate six number-one singles in the 1980s, and the first female performer to get that many number-ones as a solo act.

The album’s second single, “Causing a Commotion“, was released on August 25, 1987. In the United States, the single quickly climbed up the chart, ultimately peaking at number two in the week of October 24, 1987, the same week Michael Jackson’s “Bad” advanced to the pole position. It remained in second position for three weeks, before descending from the chart.

The third song released from the album was the European single “The Look of Love“. In the United Kingdom, “The Look of Love” was released on December 12, 1987, and entered the UK Singles Chart at position 15.  The next week, it reached a peak of nine on the chart, her first single to miss the top five since “Lucky Star” in 1984.

The only Madonna song not to be released as a single from the soundtrack was “Can’t Stop“.