Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
30 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to July 1, 1989
compiled and provided by

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1 / 6
week 3
Express Yourself - Madonna
Sire - 2 weeks at No.1
2 / 4
week 5
Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
London / MCA
7 / 10
week 3
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red
Elektra / Warner Bros.
3 / 3
week 9
This Time I Know It's For Real - Donna Summer
Atlantic / Warner Bros.
new.JPG (991 bytes) Batdance - Prince
Warner Bros.
9 / -
week 2
I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper
Epic
6 / 2
week 15
The Look - Roxette
EMI
new.JPG (991 bytes) Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
Hansa / Arista
5 / -
week 2
Satisfied - Richard Marx
EMI Manhattan
4 / 1
week 16
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Sire
 

"Express Yourself" was released on May 9, 1989 as the second single from the album Like A Prayer. The song is a tribute to American funk and soul band Sly And The Family Stone. The main inspiration behind the song is female empowerment, urging women never to go far seond-best and to always express their inner feelings. The accompanying music video, directed by David Fincher, was inspired by the Fritz Lang classic film Metropolis from 1927. It had a total budget of $5 million, which made it the most expensive music video made up to then. The video portrayed a city full of tall skyscrapers and railway lines. Madonna played the part of a glamorous lady and chained masochist, with muscular men acting as her workers. "Express Yourself" reached no.1 in Canada, Italy and Switzerland, no.2 in the United States and New Zealand, and no.3 in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, and Finland.

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