On June 11 Madonna released “Papa Don’t Preach”…

On June 11, 1986 Madonna released “Papa Don’t Preach,” featured on her third studio album, “True Blue.”

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Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
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The song is symbolic due to its lyrics regarding young rebelliousness, referencing teenage pregnancy and abortion. The song itself was both a critical and commercial success for Madonna. It received positive reviews, and became Madonna’s fourth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Like many of Madonna’s music, the song also sparked a bit of controversy. Conservative groups argued that Madonna was encouraging teenage pregnancy, as well as young rebelliousness; while groups against abortion labeled the song “pro-life.” The song also sparked a conflict with the Vatican, in which Madonna dedicated the song to Pope John Paul II, and in return, the Vatican urged Italian fans to boycott her “Who’s That Girl World Tour.”

Madonna in the video for

Madonna in the video for “Papa Don’t Preach”
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Music video for “Papa Don’t Preach”:

The song has been remixed and remade¬† ever since its released. Arguably, the most famous remake occurred in 2002 by Kelly Osbourne, who included the song in her 2002 debut album, “Shut Up.”

Kelly Osbourne performing “Papa Don’t Preach” at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards:

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