Today in Madonna History: August 21, 1993

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On August 21 1993, Rain made its debut on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales chart, bowing in at #32.

While the inclusion of non-album track Up Down Suite (essentially a dub remix of Erotica outtake Goodbye To Innocence, retitled) and a remix of Waiting provided enough incentive for most fans to pick up the Rain maxi-single, interest apparently did not extend very much further. The maxi-single peaked at #13 the following week and would drop off the Maxi-Single Sales chart altogether after an unusually brief (by Madonna’s standards) six-week run.

Today in Madonna History: August 7, 1993

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On August 7 1993, Madonna’s Rain spent its second week at #7 on the UK Singles chart.

Lyrics:

I feel it
It’s coming
Rain

Feel it on my finger tips, hear it on my window pane
Your love’s coming down like
Rain
Wash away my sorrow, take away my pain
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

When your lips are burning mine
And you take the time to tell me how you feel
When you listen to my words
And I know you’ve heard, I know it’s real
Rain is what this thunder brings
For the first time I can hear my heart sing
Call me a fool but I know I’m not
I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top
Till I feel your

Rain
Feel it on my finger tips, hear it on my window pane
Your love’s coming down like
Rain
Wash away my sorrow, take away my pain
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

When you looked into my eyes, and you said goodbye
Could you see my tears
When I turned the other way
Did you hear me say
I’d wait for all the dark clouds bursting in a perfect sky
You promised me when you said goodbye
That you’d return when the storm was done
And now I’ll wait for the light, I’ll wait for the sun
Till I feel your

Rain
Feel it on my finger tips, hear it on my window pane
Your love’s coming down like
Rain
Wash away my sorrow, take away my pain
Your love’s coming down like

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say never go away

Waiting is the hardest thing
I tell myself that if I believe in you
In the dream of you
With all my heart and all my soul
That by sheer force of will
I will raise you from the ground
And without a sound you’ll appear
And surrender to me
To love

Rain is what the thunder brings
For the first time I can hear my heart sing
Call me a fool but I know I’m not
I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top
Till I feel your

Rain
I feel it
It’s coming
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

I feel it
It’s coming
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

Feel it on my finger tips, hear it on my window pane
Your love’s coming down like
Rain
Wash away my sorrow, take away my pain
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

I feel it
It’s coming
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

I feel it
It’s coming
Your love’s coming down like
Rain

I’ll stand out on the mountain top
Until I hear you call
My name

Rain

Today in Madonna History: January 30, 1993

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On January 30 1993, the second single from Madonna’s Erotica album, Deeper and Deeper, hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.

Slant Magazine ranked Deeper and Deeper at number 33 on their list of 100 Best Singles of the 1990s:

“Among Madonna’s finest achievements, the angsty pop anthem Deeper and Deeper is both an acute distillation of Erotica ’​s smut-glam decadence and the singer’s lifelong blond ambition.”