On July 14, 2003, “Hollywood” was released as the second single from the “American Life” album. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.
On May 16, 1994, Madonna’s “I’ll Remember (Theme From With Honors)” became the number-one single in Canada. The song remained at the top of the Canadian singles chart for five weeks before finally being dislodged on June 20th by All-4-One’s hit, “I Swear”. Incidentally, it was the same song that blocked “I’ll Remember” from reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., where it spent four weeks in its peak position of number-two.
On May 2, 1987, “La Isla Bonita“, the fifth and final single from Madonna’s True Blue album hit #4 in the USA.
The instrumental version of the song was first offered to Michael Jackson before Madonna both accepted it and wrote the lyrics and melody. “La Isla Bonita” is noted for being the first Madonna song to have a Latino influence in it, with arrangements of Cuban drums and Spanish guitar,maracas, harmonicas and a mix of synthesized and real drumming.
On March 3, 1989, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” video premieres on MTV.
The video for “Like A Prayer” features a lingerie-clad Madonna getting frisky with black Jesus, dancing around burning crosses, and the scars of the stigmata on her hands. The Vatican cried heresy and Pepsi backed out of an endorsement.