“Vogue”, the world’s best selling single of 1990, topped the charts in over 30 countries and remains one of Madonna’s biggest international hits
A house song with disco influences, the six-million-plus seller was co-written and co-produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone. It was a trend setter for dance music in the 1990s, ranked fifth by VH1 in a list of Greatest Songs of the 90s and No. 3 by Slant Magazine in their list of 100 Greatest Dance Songs. AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine claimed the song was “Madonna’s finest single moment”.
It won three awards at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards out of a total of nine nominations.
A major influence on popular culture, “Vogue” took its inspiration from “vogueing”, a dance craze popular in the gay community where dancers used elaborate hand gestures and frequently stopped to pose. This song brought the dance style to the mainstream and cemented Madonna’s standing as an icon in the gay community.
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