Today in Madonna History: July 28, 1990

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On July 28 1990, Hanky Panky hit its peak position of number-ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

The rarely seen official video for Hanky Panky was recorded at the May 27th 1990 concert in Toronto, Canada. Rather than use live audio from the tour, Warner opted to overdub the live performance with the album version. The video was broadcast for a few weeks and then withdrawn from rotation in most countries. Although no official reason was given, it is assumed that due to the low-budget nature of the video, it was only ever intended to serve as an initial promotional push for the song, with its subsequent withdrawal from rotation being part of the plan.

2 responses

  1. AND NO WONDER! Madonna’s not very good when she’s naughty, sexual or voyeuristic! Hanky Panky-one of her low points and embarrassments in her otherwise brilliant legacy!

    • “embarrassment” is strong I think. not my favorite song, but occasionally enjoyable. the fact that it made it to #10 shows what incredible star power she had at the time. kind of like how these days taylor swift could release a track of her yawning and it would probably hit the top 10.

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