In 1995, the Material Girl traded 'Sex' for romance and scored a personal best with "Take a Bow."
MADONNA'S LONGEST RUN AT NO. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 didn't take place until more than 11 years after her first chart hit. On Feb. 25, 1995, her romantic R&B-flavored ballad "Take a Bow" began a seven-week reign atop the ranking. Co-written with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the track vaulted to No. 1 in the wake of the pair's performance of the song at the American Music Awards.