November 12, 1984
Madonna’s second studio album was released on this day 30 years ago.
“Like A Virgin” was officially released three times to date – the original release on November 12, 1984 from Sire Records, its worldwide re-release in 1985 with the inclusion of “Into the Groove” as a bonus track, and the remastered release from Warner Bros in 2001, with two bonus remixes.
The original tracklisting was:
- “Material Girl“, written by Peter Brown and Robert Rans (3:56)
- “Angel“, written by Madonna and Stephen Bray (3:53)
- “Like a Virgin“, written by Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg (3:35)
- “Over and Over“, written by Madonna and Stephen Bray (4:09)
- “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore“, written by Miles Gregory (4:45)
- “Dress You Up“, written by Andrea LaRusso, Peggy Stanziale (3:58)
- “Shoo-Bee-Doo“, written by Madonna (5:14)
- “Pretender“, written by Madonna and Stephen Bray (4:28)
- “Stay“, written by Madonna and Stephen Bray (4:04)
All songs on the original album were produced by Nile Rodgers for Nile Rodgers Productions, inc. On the 1985 re-issue, “Into the Groove” was produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray.
Overall, seven singles were released from the album: “Like a Virgin“, “Material Girl“, “Angel” and “Dress You Up” were somehow the core singles worldwide.
“Into The Groove” was released as the album’s fourth single outside North America while in the US was the B side to “Angel”.
“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” was released as the sixth and final single from the album in Japan. “Over And Over” was only released in Italy – with the rather weird inclusion of “Borderline” as the B side track on the 7″.
MadonnaTribe keeps celebrating the 30th Anniversay of “Like A Virgin” with a series of special articles and interviews.
If you’ve missed some, here are the ones we published so far: