With the help of a video directed by David Fincher, the pop star's No. 1 single propelled a dance craze.

One of Madonna's biggest hits -- the 1990 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dance anthem "Vogue" -- had ­surprisingly humble beginnings. "The whole thing was done on a shoestring budget," says Shep Pettibone, the track's co-writer and producer. Allotted just $5,000 by Warner Bros. Records to create what was initially slated as a B-side, he finished the song in three weeks, recording the then-31-year-old pop star's vocals in a "basement on West 56th Street" in New York, where, he says, a closet had been converted into a vocal booth.

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