On October 3 1985, Geffen Records released Gambler as a single in Europe. It was the second Madonna single released from the Vision Quest soundtrack.
Concerned about potential overexposure, Warner Brothers successfully managed to suppress a North American release of the track, although the music video was serviced to MTV. It was issued as a single in most other major markets – including Japan, Australasia & South America.
Gambler was written by Madonna, produced by Jellybean Benitez and arranged by Stephen Bray. Extended and instrumental remixes by Benitez were also issued commercially outside North America.
Maybe one day I’ll obtain Vision Quest from Amazon.com because I’m a Gambler is an aggressive rocker by Madonna’s standards anyway!
Should have been a single in us Madonna owned the planet at that time and the states should have capitalized on all of it. You’re just jealous cause you can’t be me great line
STILL one of my favorite Madonna tracks. So encapsulates everything Madonna was in those days.