Today in Madonna History: January 20, 1996

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On January 20 1996, Madonna’s You’ll See re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 at #10.

The lead single from Madonna’s Something To Remember ballads collection debuted at #8 on December 8, peaked at #6 on December 16, and in the following weeks fell to #9, #11, #12, #11 and then climbed back to #10.

Larry Flick had this to say about You’ll See:

Foster’s flair for musical melodrama inspires Madonna to turn in what is easily her most assured and full-bodied vocal performance to date. Amid a swirl of strings and Spanish guitars, she spews the song’s declaration of romantic independence with a theatrical verve that perfectly matches the stagey, potentially overpowering tone of Foster’s arrangement without flying over the heads of her youthful top 40 following. A stunning effort that could easily become the ‘I Will Survive’ of this generation.

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2 thoughts on “Today in Madonna History: January 20, 1996

  1. What a fitting post for today of all day’s here in the U.S., especially this verse:

    “You think that you are strong, but you are weak
    You’ll see
    It takes more strength to cry, admit defeat
    I have truth on my side
    You only have deceit
    You’ll see, somehow, someday…”

  2. I agree Robert! In light of today’s dark and sad events, we just have to let that Rebel Heart beat and that Ray of Light shine on brightly! In brilliant ballad You’ll See, Madonna has Truth on her side! We just have to keep going!

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