On October 18 1986, Madonna’s True Blue debuted at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales chart. True Blue spent 10 weeks on the chart, eventually peaking at #4 on November 15.
On September 12 1986, Madonna appeared on the cover of Movieline magazine: the complete guide to movies in Los Angeles.
On September 10 1986, True Blue was released as a single in Canada. Written & produced by Madonna & Stephen Bray, the title-track of her third album was a 1960’s Motown-inspired love letter to her husband, Sean Penn.
After including True Blue on 1987’s Who’s That Girl World Tour set list, the song appeared to have been written out of Madonna’s repertoire following her split from Sean. By 2015’s Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna had made amens with both Sean and True Blue, performing the track as a stripped-down, crowd-pleasing acoustic number.
Shep Pettibone’s remixes of the single marked his first of many collaborations with Madonna.
On August 23 1986, Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach spent a third week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales chart and a second week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart.
On August 9 1986, Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach spent the first of two weeks at #1 on the Top 100 Canadian Singles Chart.