Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Madonna's 25 Most Popular Songs


1998-1999

18. "Frozen" (1998)

This single, which featured dark themes, eastern instruments, and techno beats, was a huge hit for the recently reinvented Madonna. "Frozen" reached number one or two in most major music markets, foretelling the enormous success of Ray of Light, the album on which it was featured.

19. "Ray of Light" (1998)

This techo-infused dance hit broke a record for Madonna, selling 73,000 singles in the first week of its release. The second track from her Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, "Ray of Light" was a massive club hit that received major remix attention from the most in-demand deejays. The single reached the top ten on charts the world over, peaking at number five in the States.

20. "Beautiful Stranger" (1999)

Another song-from-a-movie hit for Madonna, this bouncy tune was penned by Madonna and Ray of Light album coproducer William Orbit for the second Austin Powers movie, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The song reached number 19 in the United States -- even though it was never officially released -- and it garnered the singer another Grammy.