Holiday, on 878,000 combined sales, was Madonna's first hit, reaching Number 6 in early 1984, and has outpeaked itself twice upon re-release – hitting Number 2 in 1985 and Number 5 in 1991. Key The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard ' s 1985 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles . In 1985 the #15 song in the charts was Into the Groove by Madonna. Madonna, Wham!, Phil Collins, and Tears for Fears were the only acts to have more than one song reach number one, with Phil Collins having the most with three, while the others have two. “1985” is a cover of SR-71’s song of the same name with slight differences in the lyrics and the instrumental. Since that she played in many films, including the main part in the Evita musical, though she failed to get a desired Oscar for acting. "Gambler" was one of two tracks Madonna contributed to the 1985 film, Vision Quest.

Directed by Harold Becker. Madonna croons for the lovers of 'Vision Quest' in this music video using footage from the film. One of her film partners, actor Sean Penn, was Madonna's husband from 1985 to 1989. In 1985 Madonna debuted in cinema, playing the leading part in the picture titled Desperately Seeking Susan. With Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Matthew Modine.

List of songs with Songfacts entries for Madonna. 'Papa Don't Preach' (1986) This song's lyrics deal with teenage pregnancy and abortion, and was based on teen gossip songwriter Brian Elliot heard outside his recording studio. Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews. Watch the music video and discover trivia about this classic Pop song now. The song was nearly dropped from the soundtrack, but it ended up becoming one of Madonna's biggest hits and arguably the most famous thing about the film! When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.

On April 10, 1985, Madonna kicked off her first-ever concert tour and the 13-song setlist is iconic!