The Immaculate Collection

Another landmark album, the 8 year retrospective of Madonna's hits was titled The Immaculate Collection. Madonna includes every relevant hit of hers, minus a few of her weaker singles and gives an accurate view of her previous hits. The important singles such as "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", "Papa Don't Preach and "Like A Prayer" included. The singles she does leave out such as "Dress You Up", "True Blue", "Who's That Girl" and "Keep It Together" to name a few, are left out for the sake that these singles hit high, yet never really did much. Singles that she did choose to include were the cream of the crop. "Into The Groove" makes its second appearance, as a shorter remix. This is the same for every old song in the album, remixed and remastered under Q-Sound and remixed by Shep Pettibone. Therefore, it holds together very well as an album, like a journey from 1983, when Madonna was performing in the clubs with "Holiday", the success of "Like A Virgin" in 1985 to the hit ballad "Crazy For You" which appears for the first time on a Madonna album, the abortion controversy of "Papa Don't Preach", the racial/religious statement in Like A Prayerand finally, her mega hit smash "Vogue". Two originals are included, the gender-bending controversy of "Justify My Love", Madonna's first single to fully address sex as an issue to the great dance track "Rescue Me". If there's one Madonna album to get, it's this one.