Radio 2 celebrates the biggest selling UK singles of three major artists and a hugely influential record label, in four special countdown shows. 


Tuesday 30 Dec 2008

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She's been dubbed the "Queen of Pop", listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s most successful female recording artist of all-time, and released her eponymous debut album a quarter of a century ago.

Back in August 2008 she achieved something of a milestone when she celebrated her 50th birthday.

As a tribute to Madonna’s enduring appeal, Simon Mayo presented a countdown of her top 30 biggest selling singles in the UK to date using data supplied by the Official Charts Company.

As well as the cream of her hits the programme also featured comments from many other big names in the music world and some rare archive material.

      Into The Groove

      1 Into The Groove

        Like A Virgin

        2 Like A Virgin


          3 Holiday

            Crazy For You

            4 Crazy For You

              Papa Don't Preach

              5 Papa Don't Preach

                True Blue

                6 True Blue

                  Hung Up

                  7 Hung Up

                    Like A Prayer

                    8 Like A Prayer

                      Beautiful Stranger

                      9 Beautiful Stranger


                        10 Frozen

                          11 Vogue
                          12 La Isla Bonita
                          13 4 Minutes [with Justin Timberlake]
                          14 Music
                          15 Material Girl
                          16 American Pie
                          17 Who's That Girl
                          18 Don't Cry For Me Argentina
                          19 You'll See
                          20 Borderline

                            21 Gambler
                            22 Live To Tell
                            23 Erotica
                            24 This Used To Be My Playground
                            25 Ray Of Light
                            26 Dear Jessie
                            27 Causing A Commotion
                            28 Justify My Love
                            29 Hanky Panky
                            30 Dress You Up

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