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Like a prayer

Release Date Chart Position Weeks on chart
Japan March 1989 1  
US billboard March 1989 1 16
UK March 1989 1 12

Madonna returned in 1989 endorsing Pepsi to promote the new record. The advert was shown the week prior to the new single but was pulled after Pepsi executives saw the video to the song. A massive hit worldwide. Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard from the most personal album she'd made 'Like A Prayer'.

Released in the UK -

  1. 7" W7539 Like a prayer 7" version / Act of Contrition
  2. 12" W7539T Like a prayer 12" Extended Remix / 12" Club version / Act of contrition
  3. 12" Remix W7539TX Like a prayer 12" Dance Mix / 12" Churchapella / '7" Remix/Edit'
  4. 12" Picture disc W7539TP Like a prayer 12" Extended Remix / 12" Club version / Act of contrition. Sticker on pvc sleeve. (rumoured initial copies came with a 12" X 12" insert.)
  5. Cassingle W7539C Like a prayer 12" Extended Remix / 12" Club version / Act of contrition
  6. 3" CD single W7539CD Like a prayer 12" Extended Remix / 12" Club version / Act of contrition

An impressive catalogue for just one singles release, the late 80's & 90's were times of multi-formatting.

Items from my personal collection.

 

UK 7"

W7539

  1. Like a prayer 7" version
  2. Act of contrition (prod. by Madonna & P.Leonard)
  • Card sleeve, disc made in UK.

 

UK 7"

W7539

  1. Like a prayer LP version
  2. Act of contrition (prod. by the powers that be)
  • Thin sleeve, disc made in Germany for UK market.

 

UK 3" CD

W7539CD

  1. Like a prayer
  2. 12" extended remix
  3. 12" club version

 

UK Cassette

W7539C

  1. 12" extended remix
  2. 12" club version
  3. Act of contrition
  • Repeated both sides

 

UK 12"

W7539T

  1. 12" extended remix
  2. 12" club version
  3. Act of contrition
  • Thin sleeve with printing on front.

 

UK 12"

W7539T

  1. 12" extended remix
  2. 12" club version
  3. Act of contrition
  • Box style sleeve, 'east' and 'west' sides

 

UK Remix 12"

W7539TX

  1. 12" dance mix
  2. Churchapella
  3. 7" remix/edit
  • Box style sleeve, 'east' and 'west' sides

 

UK 12" Picture Disc

W7539TP

  1. 12" extended remix
  2. 12" club version
  3. Act of contrition
  • Barcode sticker on sleeve.

 

French 7"

927 539-7 / W7539

  1. LAP 5:19
  2. Act of contrition
  • Card sleeve, side opening, back sleeve different.

 

US 7" Promo

7-27539-DJ

  1. 7" version with fade 5:06
  2. 7" remix/edit 5:41
  • Issued in commercial picture sleeve

 

US 7"

9 27539-7

  1. LAP 5:19
  2. Act of contrition

 

US Promo 12"

PRO-A-3472

  1. 12" dance mix
  2. Instra dub
  3. Bass dub
  4. 12" club version
  5. Dub beats
  6. 7" remix/edit
  • Trks 2,3, & 5 are unique to this record.

 

US 12"

9 21170-0

  1. 12" dance mix
  2. 12" extended remix
  3. Churchapella
  4. 12" club version
  5. 7" remix/edit
  6. Act of contrition

 

German 7"

927 539-7 / W7539

  1. LAP Fade 5:08
  2. Act of contrition
  • Unique fade

 

German 5" CD

7599-21189-2

  1. 12" extended remix
  2. 12" club version
  3. Act of contrition
  • disc incorrectly quotes trk 3 7" remix/edit when it is actually LP version. Inlay is correct.
  • Issued in 1995

 

German 5" CD

7599-21190-2

  1. 12" dance mix
  2. Churchapella
  3. 7" remix/edit
  • Issued in 1995

 

Canadian 7"

92 75397

  1. 7" Version
  2. Act of contrition
  • Issued in WEA sleeve

 

Canadian 12"

92 11700

  1. 12" dance mix
  2. 12" extended remix
  3. Churchapella
  4. 12" club version
  5. 7" remix/edit
  6. Act of contrition

 

Australian 7"

7.27539

  1. Album version 5:08
  2. Act of contrition

 

Portuguese 7"

9275397

  1. LAP 5:19
  2. Act of contrition

Japanese EP CD

7599260222

  • Remixed Prayers - Mini album
  1. 12" dance mix
  2. 12" extended remix
  3. Churchapella
  4. 12" club version
  5. 7" remix/edit
  6. Express yourself non-stop express mix
  7. Express yourself stop & go dubs
  8. Express yourself local mix