On June 22 1985, Angel/Into The Groove spent its second week at #1 on the Hot Maxi-Single Sales chart (then titled 12 inch Single Sales). It also inched its way closer to the top of the Hot Dance/Club Play chart (then titled simply Club Play), moving from #3 to #2.
Mainly driven by the popularity of Into The Groove (which was available exclusively on the Angel maxi-single in North America) with its heavy rotation on MTV, in clubs and its prominent appearance in the hit film Desperately Seeking Susan, the release would spend a total of twelve weeks in the top-5 of the Hot Maxi-Single Sales chart, including seven non-consecutive weeks at #1. Being a niche format that rarely generated enough mainstream interest to earn certification-level sales, Angel/Into The Groove has the distinction of being only the fourth maxi-single in history be certified Gold in the U.S.
In Canada, interest in Into The Groove prompted Warner Music Canada to issue Madonna’s first North American cassette maxi-single in addition to the standard 12 inch vinyl. The experiment clearly proved successful, as Warner Music Canada would continue to offer her subsequent releases in both formats several years before the U.S. followed suit.
Madonna-what more can I say!-An absolutely brilliant rendition of Into the Groove! Madonna was now forever immortal!
I think Warner North America should’ve relessed Into the Groove as a separate single. It would’ve hit the top 3. Warner Notth America should’ve released Gambler as a single as well. 1985 saw 7 singles: Like a Virgin, Material Girl, Crazy for You, Angel, Into the Groove (outside North America), Gambler (outside North America) and Dress You Up. 1985 was one of her busiest years.
Into the groove was a number one record that Warner us threw away not a top 3 into the groove was the most sought out record of the year great cover sleeve but Warner made there share of mistakes
WHY ITG was never released as a proper single in the U.S. will always boggle my mind. Lost opportunity for sure
Into the groove was a number one record that Warner us threw away not a top 3 the record was the most sought out record of the year great cover sleeve but Warner made there share of mistakes