Today in Madonna History: June 11, 1998

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On June 11 1998, Ray of Light became Madonna’s highest debuting single, peaking at number-five in its first week on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

The title-track from her seventh studio album was present for a total of twenty weeks on the Hot 100, and placed at number seventy-five on the year-end chart. Much of its chart success was due to strong sales, while on the Airplay chart it fizzled out at number twenty-six. The remixes earned Madonna another number-one on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart, spending four weeks at the top spot and seven weeks in the top-five.

Outside the U.S., the Ray of Light single reached number-three in Canada, number-two in the UK, Italy and Finland, and number-one in Spain.

One thought on “Today in Madonna History: June 11, 1998

  1. I’m still working on my top 500 Rock Songs of all time list! What I Have so far is this promise and premise-
    Madonna as you know is my favorite and the best artist ever and a song called Ray of Light clocks in at #11. I Love this song because Madonna is the Ray of Light she is singing and writing about! Crying and smiling all at once, Madonna makes me glad to be alive! Love you Madonna!

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