Aided by both a single version and an extended remix, as well as a black and whi (More)
Aided by both a single version and an extended remix, as well as a black and white video directed by David Fincher, the song shot to number one in several territories in which it was released. In the UK, the song knocked Snap!'s "The Power" off the number one slot and stayed there for four weeks, continuing a trend of club/pop crossovers going to number one. In the US, the single reached multi-platinum status. In Australia, it was released as a double A-side to "Keep It Together", and it went to the top spot.
Ma*sive airplay and sales demand in response to the popular music video (discussed below) in April 1990 made way for "Vogue"'s #39 debut the week of April 14. The song made it to #1 by its sixth week, knocking Sin�ad O'Connor out of the top spot, where "Nothing Compares 2 U" had ruled for four weeks. "Vogue" kept several singles in May 1990 from reaching #1, and was slow to descend off the chart, finally exiting the top 40 nine weeks after it left the top spot.
The success of "Vogue" boosted the sales of the I'm Breathless album, and combined with Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour, generated ma*sive publicity for the Dick Tracy movie. (Less)