There were no two bigger pop stars in the world in 1989 than Prince and Madonna. The Purple One was at a strange point in his career, stuck between the world-conquering pop of his initial style and the harder-edged R&B funk that he would adopt in the ’90s. But Prince was still scoring number one hits, even if it was ‘Batdance’ from the Batman soundtrack.
Meanwhile, Madonna was about to unleash Like a Prayer on the world, an artistic tour de force that would court controversy and establish her as the biggest pop singer on the planet. When Pepsi pulls out of its multi-million dollar endorsement and you get a public condemnation from The Vatican, you’re operating on another level. But Like a Prayer also contained introspective tracks, chart topping singles, and most exciting of all, a Prince collaboration.
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