Madonna, the iconic Queen of Pop, has reason to celebrate as she makes a triumphant return to the UK top 10 singles chart after a staggering 15 years. What’s even more impressive is that she has achieved this feat with a song that is over six months old. Talk about staying power!
Last year, Madonna collaborated with The Weeknd and Playboi Carti on the song “Popular,” which was featured on the soundtrack of The Weeknd’s ill-fated TV drama, The Idol. Initially, the song peaked at number 11 in the UK charts upon its release.
However, thanks to a recent resurgence on streaming platforms, “Popular” has now climbed its way back into the charts, reaching a new high of number 10.
To capitalize on the song’s renewed popularity, an EP was released featuring different versions of “Popular,” including a sped-up, slowed-down, acapella, and instrumental version.
This clever move has undoubtedly helped propel the song back into the UK top 10, giving Madonna a much-deserved spot among the music industry’s elite. This achievement marks Madonna’s first top 10 hit in the UK since her single “Celebration” reached number three in 2009.
“Celebration” was the title track of Madonna’s third greatest hits collection, coinciding with her world tour of the same name. The tour was a celebration of her four decades of groundbreaking music and solidified her status as a true musical legend.
The collaboration between Madonna, The Weeknd, and Playboi Carti was a dream come true for the artists involved.
The Weeknd expressed his admiration for Madonna, stating that he had always wanted to work with her and co-produce a classic Madonna album. While “Popular” may just be the appetizer for their creative partnership, fans are eagerly awaiting the main course.
Madonna’s ability to continuously reinvent herself and remain relevant in the ever-changing music industry is a testament to her visionary talent. Throughout her career, she has pushed boundaries and challenged societal norms, making her an influential figure not only in music but also in popular culture.