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 January 5, 1991
compiled and provided by

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2 / 2
week 5
Justify My Love - Madonna
Sire - 1 week at No.1
1 / 1
week 10
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
SBK
3 / 3
week 11
I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
Arista
5 / 6
week 4
Sadeness Part 1 - Enigma
Charisma / Virgin
4 / 4
week 18
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Verve
6 / 5
week 15
Tom's Diner - D.N.A. feat. Suzanne Vega
A&M
8 / -
week 2
Ai Ha Katsu - Kan
Universal Music Japan
7 / 8
week 7
Pray - MC Hammer
Capitol
10 / 9
week 6
From A Distance - Bette Midler
Atlantic
- / 10
week 5
Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
RCA / Polydor
 

"Justify My Love" was released on November 6, 1990 as the lead single from Madonna's first greatest hits compilation album The Immaculate Collection (1990). Musically it's a trip hop song with mid-tempo settings and instrumentation. Producer Kravitz used striking drums, found on Public Enemy's instrumental "Security Of The First World" (1988). The lyrics of the song are primarily about sex and romance. Madonna's vocals are primarily spoken and whispered, but almost never sung, a style that she later employed on her following studio album Erotica (1992). The famous music video for "Justify My Love" was directed in Paris on November 9, 1990, by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, features Madonna's then-boyfriend, model and actor Tony Ward. It caused controversy worldwide, due to its explicit sexual images of sadomasochism, voyerism, and bisexuality, and was subsequently banned from MTV and other TV networks. "Justify My Love" went to the top position in the United States, Canada, Finland and to the runner-up slot in United Kingdom and Italy.

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