Today in Madonna History: July 12, 1986

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On July 12 1986, Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach reached #1 in the UK and stayed there for 3 weeks.

Madonna’s first-ever CD single was for Papa Don’t Preach. The single was produced in the UK for distribution in the USA. The rare gold disc CD single featured 3 audio tracks as well as the official video for Papa Don’t Preach in NTSC format.

The single included:

  • Papa Don’t Preach (7″ Version) (4:27)
  • Papa Don’t Preach (12″ Version) (5:43)
  • Pretender (LP Version) (4:28)
  • Papa Don’t Preach (Video) (5:05)

2 responses

  1. I’ve heard the 12″ version and am thinking the 7″ version must be the one that’s on the promo It’s that Girl released in 1987.

  2. Papa Don’t Preach-one of many Madonna tunes with a classical influence-Both Vivaldi and Mozart would be proud of Madonna courtesy of that violin hook!

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