• Madonna’s third album True Blue was released on June 30, 1986. Madonna worked on the record with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard, she co-wrote and co-produced.
  • True Blue was dedicated to her husband at the time, Sean Penn (the coolest guy in the universe)
  • The iconic album cover was shot by Herb Ritts, to this day, one of the most iconic album covers of all time
  • The first official single off the album was Live To Tell, previously featured in the At Close Range film (starring Sean Penn)
  • Papa Don’t Preach stirred some controversy regarding teenage pregnancy. Otto von Wernherr (a man she worked with pre-stardom) even released a singing statement titled Madonna don’t preach
  • True Blue hit the top spot in 28 countries across the world. It became the world’s top selling album of 1986, to this day remains one of the best selling albums of all time, selling more than 25 million worldwide
  • For this album Madonna did no promotional performances on television shows, she did some TV interviews, but no live performances
  • She received the Video Vanguard Award at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards
  • La Isla Bonita was originally written for Michael Jackson’s BAD album, but he turned it down. M later rewrote some of the lyrics
  • Love Makes The World Go Round was originally performed for the first time at Live Aid in Philadelphia 1985
  • True Blue gave Madonna her first ever nomination in the 1988 edition of the Guiness Book Of World Records, for being the most succesful singer for 1986
Release Date: June 30, 1986

1. “Papa Don’t Preach”
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Madonna Stephen Bray
2. “Open Your Heart”
Madonna Gardner Cole Peter Rafelson
Madonna Patrick Leonard
3. “White Heat”
Madonna Leonard
Madonna Leonard
4. “Live to Tell”
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Madonna Leonard
5. “Where’s the Party”
Madonna Bray Leonard
Madonna Leonard Bray
6. “True Blue”
Madonna Bray
Madonna Bray
7. “La Isla Bonita”
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Madonna Leonard
8. “Jimmy Jimmy”
Madonna Bray
Madonna Bray
9. “Love Makes the World Go Round”
Madonna Leonard
Madonna Leonard