Annotation

"This album is dedicated to 'The Pope,' my divine inspiration."

Multiple platinum album that was released as a "Best of" compilation in 1990 with 2 tracks that were yet to be released as singles.
Listed by the BPI as the 10th biggest selling album in the UK ever.

Tracks 1-15 mixed in Q-sound.
Iconic sleeve design by Jeri and John Heiden.

Annotation last modified on 2008-07-31 17:18 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Holiday
3 4:06
2 Lucky Star
3 3:38
3 Borderline
3 4:00
4 Like a Virgin
3.35 3:11
5 Material Girl
4.35 3:53
6 Crazy for You
3.5 3:45
7 Into the Groove
3 4:10
8 Live to Tell
4 5:19
9 Papa Don’t Preach
4.35 4:11
10 Open Your Heart
3.5 3:51
11 La Isla Bonita
3.65 3:48
12 Like a Prayer
4.65 5:51
13 Express Yourself
3 4:04
14 Cherish
4 3:52
15 Vogue
4.5 5:19
16 Justify My Love
2.65 5:01
17 Rescue Me
3 5:31

Credits

CD 1

additional lyricist:
composer:
Stephen Bray (track 7)
Brian Elliot (singer/songwriter, also wrote "Papa Don't Preach") (track 9)
Lenny Kravitz (track 16)
Jon Lind (track 6)
Reggie Lucas (track 3)
lead vocals:
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (tracks 2–4, 6, 10, 13–16)
lyricist:
Brian Elliot (singer/songwriter, also wrote "Papa Don't Preach") (track 9)
Lenny Kravitz (track 16)
John Bettis (track 6)
Ingrid Chavez (track 16)
Reggie Lucas (track 3)
mixer:
Shep Pettibone (track 14)
Michael Hutchinson (track 14)
producer:
Stephen Bray (tracks 7, 9, 13)
Jellybean (US producer John Benitez) (tracks 1, 6)
Lenny Kravitz (track 16)
Patrick Leonard (tracks 8, 10–12, 14)
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (tracks 7–15, 17)
Shep Pettibone (tracks 15, 17)
Nile Rodgers (tracks 4–5)
Reggie Lucas (tracks 2–3)
writer:
Stephen Bray (track 13)
Peter Brown (70s/80s Miami disco artist/songwriter, "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me") (track 5)
Gardner Cole (track 10)
Bruce Gaitsch (track 11)
Curtis Hudson (track 1)
Tom Kelly (songwriter) (track 4)
Patrick Leonard (tracks 8, 11–12, 14)
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (tracks 8, 10–15, 17)
Shep Pettibone (tracks 15, 17)
Peter Rafelson (track 10)
Robert Rans (track 5)
Billy Steinberg (track 4)
Lisa Stevens (track 1)
publisher:
Bleu Disque Music Co. (tracks 13–14)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 11)
Island Music (Island Music Ltd.) (track 13)
Miss Bessie Music (track 16)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (tracks 4, 11)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 4)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 6)
Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 12–14)
Warner/Chappell (tracks 1, 3–4, 7, 9–13, 15)
Black Lion Music, Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1988) (track 13)
Johnny Yuma Music (1988) (tracks 12, 14)
Webo Girl Publishing, Inc. (1988) (tracks 12–14)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 6)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
music videos:
Justify My Love by Madonna (track 16)
remaster of:
Borderline by Madonna (track 3)
remix of:
Crazy for You (soundtrack version) by Madonna (track 6)
sampled by:
Justify My Thug by Jay-Z (track 16)
samples:
is the basis for:
Holiday Rap (track 1)
Just Defy My Love (track 16)
Justify My Thug (track 16)
later parody versions:
Like a Surgeon (track 4)
Lotsa Versions (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
Humppaneitsyt (track 4)
La Isla Con Chicas (track 11)
later translated versions:
La Isla Bonita (English / Spanish version) (track 11)
Olen neitsyt (track 4)
Мой милый (track 11)
海旁獨唱 (track 11)
點都要愛 (track 7)
recording of:
Borderline (track 3)
Cherish (track 14)
Crazy for You (Vision Quest) (track 6)
Express Yourself (track 13)
Holiday (track 1)
Into the Groove (track 7)
Justify My Love (track 16)
La Isla Bonita (track 11)
Like a Prayer (track 12)
Like a Virgin (track 4)
Live to Tell (track 8)
Lucky Star (track 2)
Material Girl (track 5)
Open Your Heart (track 10)
Rescue Me (track 17)
Vogue (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Feels Like a Prayer (track 12)
Riff Off (track 4)
Polka Party! (track 9)

Release

design/illustration: Jeri Heiden
John Heiden
supporting releases: The Holiday Collection
ASIN: US: B000002LND [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/401061 [info]