Today in Madonna History: April 22, 1995 April 22, 2022 By sonicboy19 in 1995, April Tags: Bedtime Story, Billboard Hot 100, Burning Up, Charts 5 Comments On April 22 1995, Bedtime Story debuted at number 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100, on the issue dated April 22, 1995. One week later, the song peaked at number 42, becoming the first Madonna single since Burning Up (1983) to miss the top 40. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
I was shocked when I saw “Bedtime Story” was released as a single. I don’t think I ever heard it on the radio back in 1995, or since. And as incredible as the video is, I don’t remember seeing it pop up on MTV–at least not like “I’ll Remember,” “Secret,” and especially “Take a Bow” did back then. I’ve always wondered if “Human Nature” would’ve been a stronger follow-up to “Take a Bow.”
Agreed. For me personally…the whole BS album was just meh. I know a lot of people love it and that’s great. I just didn’t care for much of it. Of course there are gems…
“Bedtime Story” was poorly promoted and ultimately too experimental for the mainstream masses. But it presaged one of the most creatively adventurous periods in Madonna’s career, which was her venture into tripped out electronica beginning with the “Ray of Light” album.
The Sex era reached a low point with Bedtime Story-in which Madonna confesses-“And inside/We’re all still wet!/Longing and yearning/How can I explain how I feel?”-you can almost hear Madonna’s loss of confidence as she cried in sadness and tears. The Sexploits wouldn’t end until the unleash of Ray of Light in 1998.
Cool song great video but the follow up to take a bow should have been forbidden love a missed opportunity.