Today in Madonna History: January 9, 1988

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On January 9 1988, Spotlight peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot Crossover Singles chart in the U.S.

Despite not being released as a single commercially outside Japan and receiving no direct promotion in the U.S., Spotlight managed to garner enough airplay for an eight-week run on the Crossover chart. It also appeared on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for five weeks, peaking at #32 in February, 1988.

3 responses

    • Yes and no. Because all of the tracks on You Can Dance were serviced to clubs simultaneously as a series of three promo-only 12″ singles, the songs charted together on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart as the entry “You Can Dance – LP Cuts”, which did hit #1. Cheers!

  1. I Love Spotlight-a gem of a Madonna tune! It’s a positive song with an uplifting Ciccone/Peron/Simpson Detroit message! Dreams do come true! Thank you Madonna for Spotlight!

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