Spotlight (Madonna Song)
"Spotlight" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna, from her 1987 remix compilation You Can Dance. It was released as a single in Japan on April 25, 1988 by Sire Records and Warner-Pioneer Japan. Initially rejected during her True Blue album recording sessions, it was written by Madonna, Stephen Bray and Curtis Hudson. It was inspired by the song "Everybody Is a Star" (1970), by American rock band Sly and the Family Stone. The song was remixed by Shep Pettibone, with additional mixing done by John "Jellybean" Benitez.
"Spotlight" features instrumentation from drums, bass synths and handclaps, accompanied by vocal echos, a piano segment and violin phrases in the musical interlude. The lyrics talk about how one can be famous if one sings about it. The song received mixed reviews from critics. After its release, it reached number 68 on the Japanese Oricon weekly singles chart, as well as number three on its international singles chart. Although not released in the United States, the song managed to chart on Billboard's Airplay chart in early 1988. The song was used in a Mitsubishi VCR commercial, where she appeared.
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... Chart 1988)Peak Position Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 68 Japan Oricon International Singles Chart 3 U.S ... Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 32 U.S ... Hot Crossover Singles 15 ...