mnino

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  1. Which hits do you classify as massive worldwide hits? Which ones are her big worldwide hits? What about her moderate hits? And lastly, what singles would you not consider worldwide hits? When talking about M's worldwide hits there is sometimes a tendency to determine how big a hit was based on how well it did in the US and UK (which are the biggest markets, I believe). However, I am curious to know in a worldwide sense what are her biggest hits. So I don't know how accurate the Global Charts are but they are the only site that aggregates all charts into one. I did a little bit of analyzing (I'm a Virgo so I can't help it) and this is what I found out: M's Global TOP 10 hits - I consider these her MASSIVE worldwide hits #10 Like A Virgin - released Oct. 31; would have charted higher because points earned in 1984 were not counted, possibly a Top 5. #8 Live To Tell #1 Papa Don't Preach #4 True Blue - released Sept. 17 so probably could have charted higher since some points were likely earned in 1987. #3 La Isla Bonita #4 Who's That Girl #1 Like A Prayer #9 Express Yourself #2 Vogue #8 This Used To Be My Playground #7 Take A Bow - released Nov. 29; would have charted higher because points earned in 1994 were not counted. #5 Frozen #1 Music #4 American Pie - would have charted probably at #2 if it was properly released in the US. #5 Don't Tell Me - released Nov. 21; would have charted higher because points earned in 2000 were not counted. #8 Hung Up** - released Oct. 17; charted in the Top 10 in two consecutive years at #8 earning 9,709,000 points which would have made it #1 in 2005 or #2 (behind Shakira) in 2006. #4 Sorry #4 4 Minutes M's Global TOP 20 hits - I consider these her BIG worldwide hits #14 Into The Groove*** - ITG did not chart in the US so it would have charted way higher, I bet it would have made it into the Top 10. #15 Open Your Heart*** - released Nov. 19; would have charted higher because points earned in 1986 were not counted; possibly another Top 10. #17 Cherish #16 Justify My Love*** - released Oct. 30; would have charted higher because points earned in 1990 were not counted; possibly another Top 10. #11 Secret*** - released Sept. 20 so probably could have charted higher since some points were likely earned in 1995; likely another Top 10. #20 I'll Remember #11 Don't Cry For Me Argentina #17 Ray of Light #13 Beautiful Stranger*** - would have charted higher if it was properly released in the US; likely another Top 10. #17 Die Another Day*** - released Oct. 22; charted in the Top 20 in two consecutive years at #17 and #18 respectively earning 6,641,000 points which would have made it #2 in 2002 (behind Shakira again) or #1 in 2003; definitely a lost Top 10. *** She could have had 6 additional Top 10 worldwide hits. M's Global TOP 40 hits - I consider these her MODERATE worldwide hits Power of Goodbye - #30 American Life - #22 Give It 2 Me - #34 Hollywood - #25 What It Feels Like For A Girl - #38 Celebration - #40 This is the ranking of her worldwide hits from biggest to smallest since 2000 when the point system was started: Hung Up - #8 4 Minutes - #4 Music - #1 - Music most likely had more points than 4 Minutes but because it was released August 21 some of the points from 2001 were not counted. Die Another Day - #17 American Pie - #4 Beautiful Stranger - #13 Power of Goodbye - #30 American Life - #22 Give It 2 Me - #34 Hollywood - #25 What It Feels Like For A Girl - #38 Celebration - #40 - her last worldwide hit was almost 8 years ago :( Surprisingly missing from the year-end charts: Holiday - suffered from having asynchronous chart performances due to re-releases. I think that Holiday could have possibly made the Top 40 if points from 1984 and 1985 were added. Lucky Star - suffered from having asynchronous chart performances. I think that Lucky Star could have possibly made the Top 40. Borderline - suffered from having asynchronous chart performances due to re-releases. I think that Borderline could have possibly made the Top 20 if points from 1984 and 1985 were added. Material Girl - probably in the Top 40 Crazy For You - probably in the Top 40 Causing A Commotion - probably in the Top 40 Others: Erotica - suffered from late year release but probably would not have made the Top 40 anyway. Deeper And Deeper - suffered from late year release but probably would not have made the Top 40 anyway. So, do you agree with this assessment? Let's see which songs end up in each category according to your criteria!
  2. Ray of Light - most cohesive, it's a journey Bedtime Story - most engaging, it's hypnotic Like A Prayer - most beautiful, it's a masterpiece Madonna - most Madonna, it's on fire True Blue - most nostalgic, it's a classic Confessions on a Dance Floor - Kabbalah aerobic music, it's uplifting Hard Candy - it's a jam Like A Virgin - most iconic I'm Breathless - most underrated, it's cinematic Erotica - daring, it's length took away some of its punch Music - it's a mish mosh that worked American Life - Esther releases her inner hipster, hipster go-to album Rebel Heart - awful track sequence, it was a missed opportunity (some of her best tracks ever but as an album, it didn't do them any favors) MDNA - half of a great album, Guy Ritchie deserved his divorce album to be her worst.
  3. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/europe/london-uk-parliament-incident-latest/index.html Eyewitness tells of shouts, gunfire Journalist Kevin Schofield told CNN's Wolf Blitzer what he had seen and heard as the apparent attack unfolded: "I heard a bang outside -- it sounded like a car crash. I looked out of the window and heard a lot of shouting, people running around. "I looked down to my left and saw a man force his way through a security gate. He went straight for a police officer and wrestled him to the ground. Another police officer walked towards him. "The man's arm was outstretched with I think it was a knife, then I heard a few rounds of gunfire. "Then it all got extremely panicked. I assume the armed police who surround Parliament day and night [took] him out." Shofield says MPs and peers are now being led out of parliament by police.
  4. We're not talking strictly sales here though. We're talking chart points that take airplay into account in many countries. LAP performed better in more markets than Vogue. It was #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US, and the European Hot 100 (16 charts altogether). It also reached #2 in Austria, France and Germany. Vogue was # 1 in 14 charts altogether and #2 in the Netherlands and Ireland. It reached #9 in France and #4 in Germany. So, by a quick comparison, LAP has the lead. LAP stayed 13 weeks on top of the global aggregate chart while Vogue spent 8 weeks in comparison. Again, Vogue may have sold more but LAP was a bigger hit overall. Hung Up in fact was a bigger chart hit than Vogue. They are both MASSIVE hits.
  5. I picked Swim because SFH, THANTH and LS were all b-sides already. Skin remixes would make a great b-side too.
  6. LAP is undeniably her biggest song in a global sense. Vouge may have sold more but it did not dominate the charts like LAP did.
  7. One of my least favorites... GMAYL is actually a great tune with awful lyrics. Some Girls is just so... no thank you. I really like Superstar, IDGA and GGW and I LOVE Masterpiece, Love Spent and Falling Free. It's half of a great album. The track sequencing is awful. Beautiful Killer was criminally left out. Compared to all of her other efforts, it's probably the most inconsistent.
  8. #justiceforhardcandy https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-21-2015/tlYZJb.gif
  9. YS was in the Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks. Three of those weeks were in 1995 so they wouldn't count for 1996 obviously. With only seven weeks in the Top 10 and a peak of #5, it makes sense that it did not end up on the Top 20 biggest songs of 1996. Maybe Top 40?
  10. These charts cover sales and airplay.
  11. Yep, 4 Minutes was huge. Hung Up was one of her biggest hits EVER wordwide; it's probably her second biggest hit ever. Sorry was also a massive hit worldwide and I was surprised to find out how big of a hit Die Another Day was. It could have been the #1 song of 2003 if it was released January 1!!! Now, I already knew that TB was the third biggest hit worldwide from True Blue after PDP and LIB. It was huge. Her biggest hits worldwide are probably in this order: Like A Prayer Hung Up Vogue Papa Don't Preach Music La Isla Bonita Who's That Girl Like A Virgin Frozen 4 Minutes
  12. These were the biggest songs of 1995 worldwide: Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? - Bryan Adams Kiss From A Rose - Seal You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson Fantasy - Mariah Carey Waterfalls - TLC Take A Bow - Madonna Always - Bon Jovi Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze Shy Guy - Diana King I'd say TAB was a big hit. Maybe not in the UK, but it was a big hit otherwise.
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  14. You can't compare Adele's concert to a Madonna production though. Madonna makes more money because her tickets cost exorbitant amounts due to production costs. Adele's doesn't need to charge as much because of a much lower overhead cost. Her tour figures are starting to slow down in the US, UK and some other European countries, hence the arena tour. Could she still sell one or two stadiums in the US? Probably. But unless she starts doing greatest hits tours, she won't sell as many stadiums like she did with S&S in Europe. She can still sell out stadiums in almost any other country in the world because she hardly ever visits them. RHT sales in America were much slower than MDNAT's not only because of the lack of Super Bowl tie-in, but because she's had no radio hit in the US since 2008, her notorious tardy and the high ticket prices. She still is the most bankable solo act in the world but her prime days in touring (commercially) are behind her unless she decides to do a GH tour or somehow manages to have a huge comeback album with a few global hits. It could happen.
  15. THIS. Rebel Heart (Avicii) was apparently OLD in the END of 2014 which was a little over a year after Wake Me Up charted in America. Coldplay scored a Top 10 in the US late in the summer of 2014. But RH was not "fresh" anymore. Guess what? Most of the hits of today are not fresh. If she recorded a song with the Chainsmokers like Coldplay has done, she would be judged by choosing an "old" sound. She can't win for losing with some people.
  16. Ed is their new Madonna...