On April 22 Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” tops the music charts…

On April 22, 1989 “Like A Prayer” by Madonna reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Like A Prayer” – Madonna
Warner Brothers Records

The song was featured in Madonna’s album of the same name. The song was a critical and commercial success, holding the number-one spot for three weeks. The song itself has become one of Madonna’s signature songs, while the video itself has become iconic in its own right. The video features Madonna dancing in front of burning crosses, as well as kissing religious monuments.

Madonna dancing in front of burning crosses in her

Madonna dancing in front of burning crosses in her “Like A Prayer” music video
Warner Brothers Records

Random Pop Culture Fact: Actor Leon Robinson, who plays a saint in the video, is the ex-husband of Cynthia Bailey, who appears on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He is also the father of her daughter and occasionally makes an appearance on the show.

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