On December 21 1996, Madonna’s You Must Love Me (the lead single from EVITA) spent its final week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay Chart in the USA. The hit single spent a total of 9 weeks on the chart.
Peter Keough of the Boston Phoenix had this to say about the song:
“You Must Love Me is an aching farewell that dispels the illusion of a romance-of-convenience to reveal the inescapable love and tragedy beneath”.
9 weeks? That’s not many… Would not call it a hit single either
Easily her most aching, saddest and most beautiful ballad, Madonna started crying on You Must Love Me-and she let you know about it! I absolutely love You Must Love Me! Love Madonna! Madonna Forever in her sadness and Detroit brilliance!