30 years ago today, one of Madonna’s most epic and memorable ballads was released. Written and Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, it became Madonna’s third number 1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts.
The song appeared in the movie At Close Rage starring her then husband Sean Penn and Christopher Walken, directed by James Foley, who also directed the iconic music video for the song
Madonna premiered the song at a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden to raise money for medical research for AIDS. She dedicated the song to the memory of her friend, artist Michael Burgoyne.
Madonna has performed the song live on 3 of her tours, Who’s That Girl World Tour 1987, Blond Ambition Tour 1990 and Confessions Tour 2006.