On July 15 1990, Madonna’s “Hanky Panky” single was released in the UK.
On June 23, 1990, Madonna’s “I’m Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy” hit #2 in the USA.
After the filming of “Dick Tracy” was complete, Madonna began work on the film’s soundrack, with songwriter Stephen Sondheim, producer Patrick Leonard and engineer Bill Bottrell. She also worked with producer Shep Pettibone on the album’s first single, “Vogue“. The album was recorded in three weeks in California.
On May 22, 1990, Madonna’s “I’m Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy” album was released.
In the December 1994 issue of Q magazine, Madonna declared:
“I would have to say the favourite record that I’ve made is the soundtrack to Dick Tracy (“I’m Breathless”). I love every one of those songs… My judgement is never based on the world’s reaction.”
On May 19, 1990, Madonna’s single “Vogue” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.
“Vogue” reached number one in over 30 countries worldwide, becoming Madonna’s biggest hit at that time. It was also the best-selling single of 1990 with sales of more than two million, and has sold more than six million copies worldwide to date.