Like a Prayer

Label
Sire/Warner Bros.
Release date
13 Sep 2005
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
51:08

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Like a Prayer 5:40 490,528
2 Express Yourself 4:39 188,556
3 Love Song (Album Vesion) 4:52 1,525
4 Till Death Do Us Part 5:18 32,034
5 Promise To Try (Album Vesion) 3:38 1,610
6 Cherish 5:03 143,930
7 Dear Jessie (Album Vesion) 4:21 1,648
8 Oh Father 4:58 54,538
9 Keep It Together 5:03 29,258
10 Pray For Spanish Eyes 5:17 9,992
11 Act of Contrition 2:19 26,708

About this album

Like a Prayer is the fourth studio album by Madonna, released on March 21, by Sire Records. The RIAA certified it Gold, Platinum & Double Platinum on May 23rd 1989 & Quadruple Platinum on July 16th , recognizing four million shipments in the U.S. - making it her seventh best-selling album there. Worldwide, it has sold more than fifteen million copies.

Like a Prayer incorporates , , , , and elements into the album. Rolling Stone magazine hailed it “as close to art as pop music gets”. It was recorded in 1988 with collaborators Patrick Leonard and Stephen Bray, and also includes a duet with R&B pop singer Prince. It featured the first of several songs throughout her career in which she talked openly about her mother’s death, Promise to Try; Madonna even dedicated the album to “my mother who taught me to pray”. She also addresses the end of her marriage to actor Sean Penn in the song Till Death Do Us Part.

Before the commercial release of the first single and title track, Pepsi decided to use the song as part of their soft drink commercial featuring Madonna. In addition to this, the company had also struck a deal to sponsor her Blond Ambition Tour. The commercial was aired twice before the release of the music video on MTV. Pepsi had no idea about the controversial content depicted in the video; Madonna witnesses a murder, kisses a black saint, displays stigmata after cutting her palms on a knife, and dances in a field of burning crosses.

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  • laserbeanz

    ray of light >>> like a prayer. No one of the "likes" of Madonna is good. Like a Prayer and Like a Virgin.

    17 Aug 3:06am Reply
  • laserbeanz

    overrated

    17 Aug 3:04am Reply
  • caiochaves

    ...as close to art as pop music gets. ♥ [17]

    8 Aug 2:40am Reply
  • enxe3

    Like A Prayer and Ray Of Light go hand in hand in the epic road of perfection. [2]

    31 Jul 5:28pm Reply
  • Igor_Dave

    ...as close to art as pop music gets. ♥ [16]

    23 Jul 4:29am Reply
  • enxe3

    ...as close to art as pop music gets. ♥ [15]

    11 Jul 2:52pm Reply
  • MDNAforEver

    ...as close to art as pop music gets. ♥ [14]

    21 Jun 6:20pm Reply
  • fckblur

    Like a Prayer >>> Ray Of Light >>> Music

    6 Jun 5:34pm Reply
  • junmoraex

    Like A Prayer and Ray Of Light go hand in hand in the epic road of perfection.

    2 Jun 4:31pm Reply
  • fckblur

    "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [13]

    1 Jun 11:48pm Reply
  • secondbench

    Very good album

    3 May 5:35pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    pop music can get very very arty. The Beach Boys and Kate Bush for example. This is gold too.

    23 Mar 10:13pm Reply
  • FelipeCiccone

    25 years ♥ [15] it's a religious experience...

    23 Mar 5:44pm Reply
  • lucasgilardi

    25 years ♥ [11] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [12]

    22 Mar 12:13pm Reply
  • Tony--

    25 years ♥ [10] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [11]

    22 Mar 9:50am Reply
  • Maximuss96

    25 years ♥ [9] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [10] The best album of 80's ♥

    22 Mar 9:18am Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    25 years ♥ [8] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [9]

    22 Mar 3:20am Reply
  • Diego_Humphrey

    25 years ♥ [7] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [8]

    22 Mar 12:56am Reply
  • x-jayque-x

    25 years ♥ [6] "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [7]

    22 Mar 12:51am Reply
  • brunamariano

    "...as close to art as pop music gets." ♥ [6]

    21 Mar 8:55pm Reply
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