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POLL: What should have been the fifth single from "Like a Prayer?"

What should have been "Like a Prayer"'s fifth single?  

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  1. 1. What should have been "Like a Prayer"'s fifth single?

    • Love Song
      6
    • Till Death Do Us Part
      36
    • Promise to Try
      6
    • Dear Jessie / Oh Father (each released in areas where the other had already been released)
      5
    • Keep It Together
      36
    • Spanish Eyes
      33
    • Act of Contrition
      0


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On 10/03/2017 at 4:23 AM, Bretticus said:

We were really spoiled in Oz for Madonna in 1989 and 1990, so many singles! 

*Sigh* I wish it was still like that here. Nowadays, all we get are a couple copies of Madonna's latest album shoved under the M section in music stores and that's it. Maybe 1 or 2 radio plays if we are lucky.

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43 minutes ago, Jitterbug said:

*Sigh* I wish it was still like that here. Nowadays, all we get are a couple copies of Madonna's latest album shoved under the M section in music stores and that's it. Maybe 1 or 2 radio plays if we are lucky.

All of the local JB HiFi stores had RH posters on display.  Did that not happen in other cities?

We went through a period in the 90s and 00s of getting pretty much everything that was released internationally.  It would have been good if they'd done that for "The Look of Love" and "Spotlight".  I doubt that TLOL would have been a Top 10 (Top 20, probably), but "Spotlight" would definitely have made it.  It got a lot of airplay here (which was really unusual, given that back then, only official singles were serviced to radio stations in Australia).

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40 minutes ago, Carta said:

All of the local JB HiFi stores had RH posters on display.  Did that not happen in other cities?

We went through a period in the 90s and 00s of getting pretty much everything that was released internationally.  It would have been good if they'd done that for "The Look of Love" and "Spotlight".  I doubt that TLOL would have been a Top 10 (Top 20, probably), but "Spotlight" would definitely have made it.  It got a lot of airplay here (which was really unusual, given that back then, only official singles were serviced to radio stations in Australia).

I think Brisbane had it. The other cities but some did except for 1 which had 2 posters but they gave me 1 the day it came out and the other they kept on the back wall with other posters of other artists which I got just before the tour came to OZ. It's a shame as she is a superstar and should be treated like one. I thought people were willing to pay extremely high prices to see Madonna and shows would sell out in minutes but I overestimated that. She had that power back in 93 as $200 would be equal to $500 in this day and age.

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41 minutes ago, Carta said:

All of the local JB HiFi stores had RH posters on display.  Did that not happen in other cities?

We went through a period in the 90s and 00s of getting pretty much everything that was released internationally.  It would have been good if they'd done that for "The Look of Love" and "Spotlight".  I doubt that TLOL would have been a Top 10 (Top 20, probably), but "Spotlight" would definitely have made it.  It got a lot of airplay here (which was really unusual, given that back then, only official singles were serviced to radio stations in Australia).

I was very young when Hung Up and I remembered hearing that every 5 min on the radio. Same as Sorry. I heard Get Together a couple of times as well as Jump.

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On 17/03/2017 at 5:44 PM, LHakaLH said:

US

1. Like a Prayer

2. Express Yourself

3. Cherish

4. Oh Father

5. TDDUP

WORLDWIDE

6. Keep It Together

AUSTRALIA/JAPAN ONL7

7. Pray For Spanish Eyes

Spanish Eyes would have gone nowhere in OZ/Japan. It would have been an Oh Father/Dear Jessie pt 2.

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10 minutes ago, Jitterbug said:

I think Brisbane had it. The other cities but some did except for 1 which had 2 posters but they gave me 1 the day it came out and the other they kept on the back wall with other posters of other artists which I got just before the tour came to OZ. It's a shame as she is a superstar and should be treated like one. I thought people were willing to pay extremely high prices to see Madonna and shows would sell out in minutes but I overestimated that. She had that power back in 93 as $200 would be equal to $500 in this day and age.

There were only 1000 Gold Circle tickets available per show back in 1993, though.  All other tickets were $60 (so in Brisbane, for example, she sold 1000 tickets at $200 each and around 44 000 tickets at $60 each - a small number were available for $50, which were called "Party Pit" tickets or something like that, but they were released very close to the show, when they figured out that they could squeeze more people in somewhere).

If only the very closest tickets to the stage were $500 and the rest were (say) $150 (the equivalent of $60 in 1993), she would have sold out multiple shows very easily.  People just weren't willing to pay $500 for floor and lower tier seats (all of the cheaper categories sold out very quickly - it was only the expensive seats that moved "slowly").

 

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In how many countries Oh Father was released?

and Dear Jessie was just the UK and Australia, right?

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21 minutes ago, dollhouse said:

In how many countries Oh Father was released?

and Dear Jessie was just the UK and Australia, right?

 

"Oh Father" charted in Australia, Canada, the US and France back in 1989/1990, but it's highly likely that it was released in other territories at the time, too.

DJ was released in several European countries as well as Australia.  It charted in Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

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3 hours ago, Carta said:

 

"Oh Father" charted in Australia, Canada, the US and France back in 1989/1990, but it's highly likely that it was released in other territories at the time, too.

DJ was released in several European countries as well as Australia.  It charted in Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

ok, did some countries have only 3 singles then LAP, EY, C?

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I dislike the idea of releasing some singles in select territories at the same time of others. It's just messy to me.

The era should have gone like that:

First Single: Like a Prayer

Second Single: Express Yourself

Third Single: Cherish

Fourth Single: Oh Father (fuck Dear Jessie)

Fifth Single: Keep It Together

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