Her Madgesty is celebrating her 60th birthday this month so we’re dedicating August to the Queen of Pop. We will be picking our A to Z of Madonna singles each day this month as well as asking you to vote for your favourite Madonna album.
Today is brought to you by the letter C.
C is for Cherish. The third single from Madonna’s Like a Prayer album is just sheer joy. The video sees Madonna frolicking in the waves with a gorgeous merman and having the time of her life. It was a much lighter image and poppier sound for Madonna following the controversial Like A Prayer and dominating looks of Express Yourself. It’s perfect for the summer and remains a firm favourite.
- Cherish was co-written with Patrick Leonard who Madonna worked with extensively from 1985 to 1990 and again for Ray of Light
- The song reached no.3 on the UK singles chart in September of 1989
- It contains a line from a 1960s song of the same title by The Association – ‘Cherish is the word I use’
Other ‘Cs’ in Madonna’s singles back catalogue include the beautiful ballad Crazy For You (which reached no.2 in 1985 and again in 1991), the dancey Celebration and Causing a Commotion from Who’s That Girl movie soundtrack. Do you agree with our choice? Tell us @entfocusmusic and what you’d pick for the letter D.
See our other choices (updated daily) in our Madonna A to Z of singles.