Single: Like A Prayer

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Like A Prayer

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Single details


Released: 27 February 1989
Related album: Like A Prayer
Label(s): Sire Records
Non-Album track(s):

Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:41)
Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:37)
Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:23)
Like A Prayer (Dub Beats) (4:36)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 18 March 1989 1 (3) 16
USA: Billboard Dance Music Club Play 25 March 1989 1 (2) 10
USA: Billboard Adult Contemporary 18 March 1989 3 11
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles Sales 29 April 1989 20 12
USA: Billboard 12-Inch Singles Sales 8 April 1989 1 (3) 12
CAN: RPM Singles Chart 6 March 1989 1 16
UK: UK Top 40 18 March 1989 1(3) 13
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 16 May. 1989 Gold (500,000)
RIAA, USA 16 May. 1989 Platinum (1 million)
BPI, UK 1 April 1989 Gold (400,000)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Like A Prayer
(album)
Keep It Together
(single)
Likeaprayer album.jpg Keepittogether single.jpg

Like A Prayer was the first single to be released from Madonna’s fourth album Like A Prayer. It was released three weeks prior to the album, and was released worldwide.

The song features Prince on guitar (uncredited). Only a part of contribution appeared on the album version as the intro of the song. Other and longer of his his guitar work were used for the 7" Remix/Edit, the 12" Club, the 12" Extended Remix and the Dub Beats versions of the track that appeared on a variety of the single’s formats.

Interestingly, the Dub Beats mix of Like A Prayer by Bill Botrell includes a sample of Bob George from the cancelled Black Album (five years before the studio version of the song was officially released).

The single’s b-side, Act Of Contrition, also contained uncredited guitar and production work by Prince.

The single reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as number 1 on the UK Top 40 Chart. The song also topped the number 1 spot in 13 other European countries, Australia and Japan and became one of the best-selling singles of 1989.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Like A Prayer (7" Version) (5:19)
B. Act Of Contrition (2:18)

  • Cat #: USA: 9 27539-7; 7-27539

 UK: W 7539, 927 539-7
 EUR: 927 539-7, W 7539
 JAP: 07P7-6112
 CAN: 9 27539-7
 AUS: 9 27539-7, 7-27539



Cassette

A. Like A Prayer (7" Version) (5:19)
B. Act Of Contrition (2:18)

  • Cat #: USA: 4-27539


A1. Like A Prayer (12" Dance Mix) (7:50)
A2. Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:21)
A3. Like A Prayer (Churchapella) (6:14)
B1. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:35)
B2. Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:41)
B3. Act Of Contrition (LP Version) (2:18)

  • Cat #: USA: 0-21170, 9 21170-0

 CAN: 92 11700
 AUS: 0-21170
 BRA: 670.4267


A. Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:21)
B1. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:35)
B2. Act Of Contrition (LP Version) (2:18)

  • Cat #: UK: W 7539 (TX), W 7539 TP (picture disc)

 EUR: W 7539 T, 921 189-0
 GER: 9 21192-0 (picture disc)


A. Like A Prayer (12" Dance Mix) (7:21)
B1. Like A Prayer (Churchapella) (6:14)
B2. Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:41)

  • Cat #: UK: W 7539 (TX)

 EUR: W7539TX, 921 190-0

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
3" CD 7" Promo

1. Like A Prayer (7" Version) (5:19)
2. Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:21)
3. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:35)

  • Cat #: EUR: 921 191-2, W 7539 CD



1. Like A Prayer (5:05)
2. Act Of Contrition (2:18)

  • Cat #: JAP: 10P3-6112




5" CD

1994 reissue
1. Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:21)
2. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:35)
3. Act Of Contrition (LP Version) (2:18)

  • Cat #: GER: 7599 21189-2



1. Like A Prayer (12" Dance Mix) (7:21)
2. Like A Prayer (Churchapella) (6:14)
3. Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:41)

  • Cat #: GER: 7599 21190-2


A. Like A Prayer (Fade) (5:08)
B. Act Of Contrition (2:19)

  • Cat #: ITA: PROMO 348




12" Promo

A1. Like A Prayer (12" Dance Mix) (7:21)
A2. Like A Prayer (Instra Dub) (6:11)
A3. Like A Prayer (Bass Dub) (5:48)
B1. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:35)
B2. Like A Prayer (Dub Beats) (4:40)
B3. Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:41)

  • Cat #: USA: PRO-A-3472



A. Like A Prayer (LP Version) (5:40)

  • Cat #: HOK: No cat. #



A1. Like A Prayer (LP Version) (5:39)
A2. Like A Prayer (Fade Version) (5:06)
B1. Like A Prayer (LP Version) (5:39)
B2. Like A Prayer (Fade Version) (5:06)

  • Cat #: BRA: 6WP.1015




2021 Digital reissue

  1. Like A Prayer (12" Dance Mix) (7:52)
  2. Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) (7:24)
  3. Like A Prayer (Churchapella) (6:08)
  4. Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) (6:38)
  5. Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) (5:44)
  6. Act Of Contrition (2:19)
  7. Like A Prayer (7" Version) (5:23)
  8. Like A Prayer (Instra Dub) (6:13)
  9. Like A Prayer (Bass Dub) (5:49)
  10. Like A Prayer (Dub Beats) (4:43)

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva


References
Neontelephone single.jpeg 1988
Neon Telephone
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1989
Lolly Lolly
Lollylolly single.jpg