Madonna Makes History With 50 No. 1 Hits

For a long time, Madonna has been referred to as the Queen of Pop, and while that’s certainly a fitting description, she should also be known as the Queen of the Dance Floor, as her biggest songs have always performed well in clubs all around the world. The superstar is no stranger to scoring No. 1 hits on pop and dance charts, but her latest win is truly special, as she makes history by rising to the top of one of Billboard’s genre-specific tallies once again.

On the soon-to-be-published Dance Club Songs chart, which ranks “the most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports from a national sample of club DJs,” according to the media outlet, Madonna lifts from No. 2 (where she currently ranks) to No. 1 with “I Don’t Search I Find.” The song is her fiftieth chart-topper on the list, and that’s not just a record on that one tally.

According to Billboard, Madonna is now the first musician to collect 50 No. 1 hits on any chart. The company now compiles dozens of rankings every week, and throughout the decades, no artist has racked up as many leaders on any list as the Queen of both pop and dance now has on the Dance Club Songs roster.

“I Don’t Search I Find” is featured on Madonna’s recent album Madame X, which dominated the Billboard 200 last year for a single frame. The tune benefits thanks to a handful of popular remixes, which is common for a new cut from the singer-songwriter. It’s the fourth No. 1 from the set, following “Medellín” with Maluma, “I Rise” and “Crave” with Swae Lee. 

Madonna already held the record for the most No. 1 hits on any one Billboard chart before this week, but reaching 50 rulers is a milestone worthy of noting. Country favorite George Strait has earned 44 No. 1 smashes on the Hot Country Songs tally throughout his career, which continues to stand as the second-greatest accumulation of leaders on any list.

Coming in a distant second place when it comes to No. 1s on the Dance Club Songs chart is Rihanna, who has pushed 33 tunes to the top. She reached that sum faster that Madonna did, and she will likely continue to add to her total whenever she has new music to share.

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Madame X wraps up London!

Madonna played the last night at The Palladium yesterday in London.

Starting with ‘Vogue’ people were presented with the short version of the show as expected (it was the 2nd of two in a row). The polaroid sold for 1.3K.

According to people present Adele and Bridget Fonda were there. People were once again raving about the evening.

Le Grand Rex here she comes!

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Only 1 more show to go London!

Madonna wrapped up her 11th show at The Palladium in London last night, started on time.

She performed the full show and according to people there was absolutely on fire! She sold her polaroid for 2.5K and the beer bitch of the night was Gwendoline Christie (GoT). People present said that Penelope Cruz was there along with Guy Oseary.

There was a Piers Morgan reference during the ‘small penis joke’. 

On to the final London show tonight!

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Joe Mantegna says working with Madonna is like ‘working with Godzilla’ (in a good way!)


A 400-foot-tall radioactive lizard is probably not what comes to most people’s minds when thinking of Madonna. Yet Joe Mantegna, who costarred with her in the 1993 film Body of Evidence, insists that comparing the iconic musician to Godzilla is meant in the best possible way.

“It’s not because of her acting ability, and not about her personally. It’s like working with Godzilla because she was so huge in the whole world,” Mantegna explains in the latest episode of PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing. He adds that the two of them “got along really well,” both while working on the infamous film and, earlier, on the original Broadway production of David Mamet’s play Speed-the-Plow in 1988.

“Some of the things about Broadway, I think, confused her a bit, because it was new territory for her,” the Criminal Minds star says. “So a lot of times, she’d call me at night, after rehearsal… because sometimes the director would say things to her that she didn’t quite [understand]. And I’d tell, her, ‘Honey, relax, don’t worry about it. Just do what you do, you’ll be fine.


Asked if he worried that Madonna’s star power and “notoriety” would “overshadow either of the projects,” Mantegna notes, “I think producers love that, because it’s like, ‘Well, we’re selling a lot of tickets.’” (Not exactly, in the case of Body of Evidence: The critically derided film grossed just over $13 million, on a $30 million budget.)

You can watch the Couch Surfing clip above, or head over to PeopleTV to check out the full episode

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Find Out What Madonna Thinks of Her Historic 50th Dance Club Songs No. 1: Exclusive

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Queen of Pop Madonna also continues to be the Queen of Dance Clubs, as the superstar collects her landmark 50th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart with “I Don’t Search I Find.”

“Dance is my first love,” Madonna tells Billboard in an exclusive statement, “so every time one of my songs is celebrated in the clubs and  recognized on the charts it feels like home!!”

“I never take the support of my fans for granted and it’s always like the very first time.”


With the new No. 1 (on the chart dated Feb. 22, which will post to Billboard‘s website on Feb. 19), Madonna becomes the first act ever to score as many as 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard chart, extending her record over George Strait, who has earned 44 leaders on Hot Country Songs.

Further, Madonna becomes the first act to have tallied at least No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart in five separate decades, having collected nine leaders in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and now, in the 2020s.

The Dance Club Songs chart measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs, and which launched as national survey in the Billboard magazine issue dated Aug. 28, 1976. Madonna continues to have the most No. 1s on the list. She outpaces runner-up Rihanna, who has 33 No. 1s.

“Search” is the fourth Dance Club Songs No. 1 from Madonna’s album Madame X, which became her ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2019. “Search” follows “Medellín,” with Maluma (June 29, 2019), “I Rise” (Aug. 31, 2019) and “Crave,” with Swae Lee (Nov. 16, 2019).

“Search” was remixed for clubs by, among others, Honey Dijon, Endor and DJLW.

Additional reporting by Gordon Murray

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Win free tickets to Madame X Tour Aftershow Party with Tracy Young February 22 in Paris! ENTER NOW

In collaboration with Beardrop db / db / db prod and RAPH we are giving away 1 x 2 tickets to the Madame X Tour Aftershow Party on February 22 in Paris!

This not to be missed party where none other than Grammy winner DJ Tracy Young will be spinning tracks, is the ultimate way to extend your Madame X evening.

What to do in order to win?

Answer the following question:

‘for which remixed Madame X track did Tracy Young recently win a Grammy?’

Please e-mail your answer to: before this coming Monday!

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Madonna wraps up February 13 show at The Palladium

Madonna performed the shortened version of the show last night as expected, she started around 9.20pm.

No beer bitch segment but chose to sing ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ again on the stairs, the polaroid went for 1800EUR. Some fans are reporting that she seemed a bit stiff and in pain, she also referred to her injuries again. 

Stop expecting to see either ‘Crave’ or M dancing with the audience during ‘Medellin’, both seem to have been permanently cut.

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Madonna Achieves Milestone 50th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With ‘I Don’t Search I Find’

The Queen of Pop is the first act ever to score as many as 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard chart.

Madonna earns her record-extending, landmark 50th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart, as “I Don’t Search I Find” rises 2-1 on the Feb. 22-dated survey.

The chart, and all rankings dated Feb. 22, will refresh on on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (a day later than usual due to the Presidents’ Day holiday in the U.S. on Monday, Feb. 17).

“Search” was remixed for clubs by, among others, Honey Dijon, Endor and DJLW.

With 50 No. 1s on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs (and which launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976), Madonna outpaces runner-up Rihanna, who has notched 33 No. 1s. Beyoncé and Janet Jackson follow with 22 and 20 leaders, respectively.

With the coronation, Madonna additionally becomes the first act to have scored at least one No. 1 on Dance Club Songs in five separate decades, having tallied nine in the 1980s, 13 in the ’90s, 18 in the 2000s, nine in the ’10s and, now, one (so far) in the ’20s.

Madonna is also the first act ever to score as many as 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard chart, extending her record over George Strait, who has earned 44 leaders on Hot Country Songs.

“Search” is the fourth Dance Club Songs leader from Madonna’s album Madame X, which arrived as her ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in June 2019. It follows “Medellín,” with Maluma (June 29), “I Rise” (Aug. 31) and “Crave,” with Swae Lee (Nov. 16). The set is her first to generate four chart-topping hits since Confessions on a Dance Floor yielded a quartet in 2005-06: “Hung Up,” “Sorry,” “Get Together” and “Jump.”

“Search” further marks Madonna’s 10th consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1, her longest such streak. (Katy Perry holds the record with 18 straight No. 1s in 2009-17.) Twice before, Madonna managed seven No. 1s in a row, first with “Causing a Commotion,” from the Who’s That Girl soundtrack (1987), through “Justify My Love,” from her first greatest hits set, The Immaculate Collection (1991), and then with Ray of Light‘s “Nothing Really Matters” (1999) through Music‘s “Impressive Instant” (2001). Madonna’s current run began with “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., in 2012.

In honor of Madonna’s latest achievement, here is an updated look at her historic 50 Dance Club Songs No. 1s, a run that began with the double-sided single “Holiday”/”Lucky Star,” which reached the top the week dated Sept. 24, 1983. You’ll notice that one of her No. 1s is an entire album: You Can Dance (1988), a collection of mostly remixes of previously-released songs (and one then-new cut, “Spotlight”). Prior to Feb. 23, 1991, the chart wasn’t always song-specific and full albums were, at various points, allowed to chart. (For titles that spent multiple weeks at No. 1, total frames in the lead are noted in parentheses.)

Madonna’s 50 Dance Club Songs No. 1s
1983, “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” (five weeks at No. 1)
1984, “Like a Virgin” (three)
1985, “Material Girl”
1985, “Angel”/”Into the Groove”
1987, “Open Your Heart”
1987, “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
1988, “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)”
1989, “Like a Prayer” (two)
1989, “Express Yourself” (three)

1990, “Keep It Together”
1990, “Vogue” (two)
1991, “Justify My Love” (two)
1992, “Erotica”
1993, “Deeper and Deeper”
1993, “Fever”
1994, “Secret” (two)
1995, “Bedtime Story”
1997, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
1998, “Frozen” (two)
1998, “Ray of Light” (four)
1999, “Nothing Really Matters” (two)
1999, “Beautiful Stranger” (two)

2000, “American Pie”
2000, “Music” (five)
2001, “Don’t Tell Me”
2001, “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
2001, “Impressive Instant” (two)
2002, “Die Another Day” (two)
2003, “American Life”
2003, “Hollywood”
2003, “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears featuring Madonna (two)
2004, “Nothing Fails”
2004, “Love Profusion”
2005, “Hung Up” (four)
2006, “Sorry” (two)
2006, “Get Together”
2006, “Jump” (two)
2008, “4 Minutes,” Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two)
2008, “Give It 2 Me”
2009, “Celebration”

2012, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
2012, “Girl Gone Wild”
2012, “Turn Up the Radio”
2015, “Living for Love”
2015, “Ghosttown”
2015, “B**** I’m Madonna,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj
2019, “Medellín,” Madonna & Maluma
2019, “I Rise”
2019, “Crave,” Madonna & Swae Lee

2020, “I Don’t Search I Find”

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