Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)

Released on November 6th 1984, Like A Virgin was the lead single and title track from the album, and gave Madonna her first number one in America. The song peaked at #3 in the UK. I've always liked the beefy drum track on this tune which really makes you want to get up and dance - maybe not so much these days, though, now I'm in my mid forties. Nonetheless, I was very pleased that you get to hear more of the percussion on this 80s extended dance mix.

The song wasn't actually written by Madonna, but by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, and, interestingly, Steinberg says he wrote it from his own personal sexual experiences and that it wasn't even intended to be sung by a female singer.

Madonna's follow-up single, Material Girl, in which she mimics Marilyn Monroe, didn't quite hit the top spot, peaking at #2 (#3 UK), although it did top the U.S. dance charts.
Madonna Like A Virgin single sleeve