Composed by Madonna and Patrick Leonard. Recorded by Madonna for her third studio album, True Blue. Originally composed by Patrick Leonard for the score of the film Fire with Fire, the instrumental was shown to Madonna who decided to use it for then-husband Sean Penn’s film At Close Range. Madonna wrote all the lyrics, co-composed the melodies, and co-produced it with Patrick Leonard. In an interview in 1986, Madonna said that the mood of the song was inspired by a different facet of her image makeover and her desire to focus on something different. Madonna’s look for the video was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.
As well as being a talented music artist, Madonna is also a philanthropist through her Ray of Light charity. Find out more here: http://www.rayoflight.org.
|Chart History (1986)||Peak Position|
|Canada Adult Contemporary Chart||1|
|Canada Top 100 Singles Chart||1|
|Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart||3|
|Netherlands Single Top 100 Chart||3|
|USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart||1|
|USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart||1|
|Year-End Charts (1986)||Final Position|
|Canada Top 100 Singles Chart||2|
|Netherlands Single Top 100 Chart||22|
|USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart||12|
|USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart||35|