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Madonna scores 51st entry on U.S. singles chart

Madonna made her debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart 22 years ago with “Holiday.”
This week, she scored her 51st chart entry as “Hung Up,” the first track from her November 15 release, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” made a lofty entrance at No. 20. It’s the sixth Madonna song to debut in the top 20, and the first since “Ray of Light” beamed onto the list at No. 5 in 1998.
Madonna’s highest-ranking debuts to date are:
“Ray of Light,” debuted at No. 5 (1998)
“You’ll See,” No. 8 (1995)
“Frozen,” No. 8 (1998)
“Erotica,” No. 13 (1992)
“Rescue Me,” No. 15 (1991)
“Hung Up,” No. 20 (2005)
“Hung Up” is already Madonna’s highest-charting single since “Die Another Day” peaked at No. 8 three years ago. Of Madonna’s 51 chart entries, 42 have placed in the top 20. If “Hung Up” continues its journey up the Hot 100, it could become the 36th Madonna song to land in the top 10.
“Hung Up” brings two familiar names back to the Hot 100 after an absence of 20 years. Since “Hung Up” is based on ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),” Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson are included in the songwriting credits. This marks their first appearance on the Hot 100 since 1985, when Murray Head went to No. 3 with Bjorn and Benny’s “One Night in Bangkok” (written with Tim Rice), from the musical “Chess.”
As songwriters, Ulvaeus and Andersson have a chart span that is now extended to 31 years, dating back to the 1974 debut of ABBA’s “Waterloo” on the Hot 100.
It’s been a good week for the two male members of ABBA. On October 22, “Waterloo” was named the favorite Eurovision Song Contest winner of all time by viewers of a European TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the competition.
source : reuters