In 1991, the controversial single ruled the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Green Day & Missy Elliott.

Jan. 5, 1991

MTV famously refused to show the song’s racy video, but that didn’t hurt its popularity. In fact, it fueled its fire. On this date 25 years ago, “Justify My Love” became Madonna‘s ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 12 total).

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