Into The Groove

"Into the Groove" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. It was featured on the 1985 re-issue of her second studio album, Like a Virgin, and released on July 23, 1985 by Sire Records as the album's fourth single outside North America. The song later was included on her 2009 greatest hits album, Celebration, and its remixed versions appeared on the 1987 remix compilation, You Can Dance, and the 1990 greatest hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection. Madonna's inspiration behind the song was the dancefloor, and she wrote it while watching a handsome Puerto Rican man, across her balcony. Initially written for her friend Mark Kamins, Madonna later decided to use it as the soundtrack of her film Desperately Seeking Susan. "Into the Groove" was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios. A remixed version, titled "Into the Hollywood Groove", was created by Madonna in 2003, featuring a rap by Missy Elliott.

"Into the Groove" consists of instrumentation from synthesizers and drum machines. Madonna's voice is double tracked in the chorus; the song also consists of musical contrasts, overdubs, and Madonna's voice in lower register during the bridge. The lyrics of the song are simple, and is written as an invitation to dance with the singer. However, it carries sexual innuendos and undertones in the meaning. The song was appreciated by contemporary critics as well as authors, who frequently called it "Madonna's first great single". The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, where it was Madonna's first number-one single. In the United States, the song was only available as the B-side of "Angel", therefore it was ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. By the end of the 1980s, "Into the Groove" was honored by Billboard magazine as the Dance Single of the Decade.

A music video, consisting of clips from the film, was released to accompany the song. The song has been performed by Madonna in most of her concert tours, the most recent being the Sticky & Sweet Tour of 2008–09, where she performed it while doing Double Dutch jump rope. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Australian singer Dannii Minogue, who combined the song with her single "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling".

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