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Madonna video discography
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Madonna performing "Celebration" during her MDNA Tour (2012). The music video for the song was heralded as a return to her "dance roots".
Releases
Music videos 67
Concert tour videos 10
Documentaries 2
Video compilations 4
Video singles 4
Box sets 2
Promotional videos 4

American entertainer Madonna has released 67 music videos, 10 concert tour videos, 4 music video compilations, 4 music video singles, 2 documentaries, 2 box sets, and 4 promotional videos. In 1982, Madonna signed a recording contract with Sire Records and released her first two singles before launching her eponymous debut album.[1] Her first video to receive attention on MTV was "Borderline" which was followed by "Lucky Star".[2] In 1984, Madonna released "Like a Virgin", whose video portrayed the singer roaming through the streets of Venice and lying in a white wedding dress. These videos resulted in a surge of Madonna's image, fashion and popularity.[3] With the "title track" from her third studio album True Blue, Madonna's impact on MTV and popular music was established when a contest entitled Making My Video, was held to create a music video for the song.[4] "La Isla Bonita" and "Who's That Girl", both released in 1987, portrayed Madonna's fascination with Hispanic culture and included religious symbolism.[5] In 1989, Madonna signed a $5 million deal with Pepsi to use her song "Like a Prayer" in one of their commercial advertisements. The video portrayed her dancing in front of burning crosses, receiving stigmata, kissing a black saint and having sex with him in a church altar. When she released it, the video faced strong reaction from religious groups and media.[6] "Express Yourself" released the same year was critically appreciated for its positive feminist themes.[7]

In 1990, Madonna released the song "Vogue", which portrayed the underground gay subculture dance routine called voguing, and the glamorous look of golden era Hollywood.[8] The same year she released "Justify My Love", whose video featured Madonna in an erotic dream containing sadomasochism, voyeurism, and bisexuality. MTV deemed the video too explicit and banned it from airing on their channel.[9] In 1992, Madonna released her fifth studio album, Erotica. The eponymous lead single's video portrayed Madonna as a masked dominatrix.[10] The video of "Deeper and Deeper" depicted Madonna as Andy Warhol's protégé Edie Sedgwick.[11] "Secret", the lead single from her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories, showed scenes of rebirth, transvestites and damnation.[12] "Bedtime Story", from the same album, showed a dream sequence, inspired by paintings of Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo, while incorporating new age surrealistic images.[13] In 1998, Madonna released her seventh studio album, Ray of Light. The music video for the lead single, "Frozen", ushered in a new image for her with the incorporation of Indian influences.[14] The video for the title single was a high-speed one, portraying Japanese people going through their daily lives, interspersed with Madonna in black denim dancing to the music.[15] Her incorporation of Asian culture continued with the video of "Nothing Really Matters" (1999) where she appeared as a geisha.[16]

In 2000, Madonna released her eighth studio album, Music. The video for the title song featured her in the role of a glamorous cowgirl-cum-pimp.[17] The video for the last single, "What It Feels Like for a Girl", portrayed Madonna going around the city in a car, accompanied by an old woman, committing crimes and vandalism.[18] Her portrayal of violence continued with the music videos of "Die Another Day" (2002) and "American Life" (2003).[19] The video for the latter, shot pre-Iraq war of 2003, portrayed a military-chic fashion show.[20] "Hung Up", lead single from Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) was a tribute to John Travolta and his movies.[21] "4 Minutes", the lead single from Hard Candy, portrayed her as a superhero tackling physical obstacles.[22] Her more recent music videos like that of the song "Celebration" (2009) was critiqued as a return to her dance roots.[23] This continued with 12th studio album MDNA video for the single "Girl Gone Wild", which was shot in black-and-white and a homage to her past videos such as "Vogue" or "Human Nature" and "Justify My Love".[24]

Madonna has worked with many successful directors and produced music videos that are considered by some as works of art. Her videos have depicted controversial subjects such as teen pregnancy, racism, religion, sex, and violence. In their book, The Madonna Companion, authors Allen Metz and Carol Benson stated that more than any other recent pop star, Madonna has used MTV and music videos to establish her popularity and to enhance her recorded work. According to them, "It's hard to imagine discussing many of her songs without discussing any of the related videos. Most of the controversy surrounding her most-discussed songs, notably 'Like a Prayer', has to do with the video images created to promote the song, rather than the song itself. In fact, many of her seem more significant than they are because of the impact of the accompanying videos."[25] Madonna has been honored with 20 MTV Video Music Awards—the most for any artist—including the lifetime achievement "Video Vanguard Award" in 1986.[26] In 2003, MTV named her "The Greatest Music Video Star Ever" and said that "Madonna's innovation, creativity and contribution to the music video art form is what won her the award."[27]

Music videos[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
1982 "Everybody" Ed Steinberg[28] An in-house video featuring Madonna singing with a group of dancers against a neon-lit background[29]
1983 "Burning Up" Steve Barron[28] The video portrays Madonna, in a white dress, writhing on a road, singing the song about her lover. The boy drives a car, presumably to run her over.[30]
1984 "Borderline" Mary Lambert[28] The video portrays Madonna as a Hispanic girl dancing on the streets. She leaves her boyfriend to be with a photographer but ultimately rejects him and comes back to her boyfriend.[31]
"Lucky Star" Arthur Pierson[28] The video portrays Madonna in her boy-toy image, dancing in front of a white background, flanked by two dancers. One of the dancers, is her brother, Christopher Ciccone, as it says so in his book, "Life With My Sister Madonna."[32]
"Like a Virgin" Mary Lambert[28] In the video, Madonna roams around the streets of Venice and through marble-pillared rooms wearing a white wedding dress; this clip is interspersed by images of a lion and a man wearing a lion mask. It faced negative reaction from family organizations and social workers, who complained that it promoted sex outside marriage and undermined family values, offering an unsavory image of Madonna as a whore.[33]
1985 "Material Girl" Pictured as a video-within-a-video, Madonna sings the song dressed up in a pink sleeveless gown, flanked by boys in black coats. The video imitated Marilyn Monroe's version of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The video and the song together culminated in Madonna's nickname as "material girl" in mainstream media.[34]
"Crazy for You" Harold Becker[28] Made with clips from the movie Vision Quest[35]
"Into the Groove" Susan Seidelman[28] Made with film clips from Desperately Seeking Susan.[28]
"Gambler" Harold Becker[28] Made with clips from the movie Vision Quest[35]
"Dress You Up" Danny Kleinman[28] The video was released with footage from The Virgin Tour.[35]
1986 "Live to Tell" James Foley[36] The video portrays Madonna with a new pale and subtle look, her shoulder-length hair is wavy and golden blond. She gets rid of her junk jewellery and adopts a pale make-up look with shoulder-length golden locks.[37] Footage from the movie At Close Range is interspersed, with Madonna appearing to speak for the character.[38]
"Papa Don't Preach" In this video, Madonna adopts the gamine look portrayed by Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn during the 1950s.[39] She portrays a tomboy who wants to tell her father about her pregnancy. Interspersed with scenes of a sexier Madonna with a toned body, wearing a black bustier.[40]
"True Blue" The American version from MTV's Make My Video Contest was directed by Ángel Gracia and Cliff Guest, where Madonna does not appear. The international release directed by Foley portrays Madonna and her friends in an all-blue diner.[41]
"Open Your Heart" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[28] The video pays homage to actresses Liza Minnelli and Marlene Dietrich. Madonna plays an exotic dancer in a peep-show club who befriends a little boy and escapes from there. The video was negatively criticised, because it portrays the entry of a child in a strip club.[42][43]
1987 "La Isla Bonita" Mary Lambert[28] Madonna plays a woman living in a Spanish barrio. She portrays two characters: a boyishly-dressed Catholic woman and a colorful Flamenco dancer. The video portrays Madonna's fascination with Hispanic culture and the inclusion of religious symbolism.[44]
"Who's That Girl" Peter Rosenthal[45] The video portrays Madonna dressed in Spanish style as a young lady in search of a treasure. It includes scenes from the film of the same name.[46]
1989 "Like a Prayer" Mary Lambert[28] The video portrays Madonna to be a witness of an interracial murder and goes to pray in a church. Various scenes like Madonna kissing a black saint, receiving stigmata, scantily dressed and dancing in front of burning crosses are shown. In the end, she helps to free the man who is falsely accused of murder.[47] Religious groups protested that the video was a blasphemous use of Christian imagery. The Pope banned Madonna from appearing in Italy and urged a national boycott of Pepsi. The latter withdrew their contract with Madonna while letting her keep the $5 million.[6]
"Express Yourself" David Fincher[28] Inspired by the film Metropolis, the video portrays Madonna as the leader of a company, and later as a glamorous lady and chained masochist. Muscular men act as her workers. In the end, Madonna picks one of them to be her date.[48] The music video for "Express Yourself" was the most expensive video at the time of its release with production cost of $5 million.[49] The audio used in the original video is the Shep Pettibone remix instead of the original album version.
"Cherish" Herb Ritts[28] Madonna plays on the beach with mermen and merchild. In the end she falls in love with one of the mermen.[50]
"Dear Jessie" Derek Hayes[28] An animated video featuring Madonna as an animated fairy. The video was released only outside the United States.[51]
"Oh Father" David Fincher[28] A black-and-white video portraying the death scene of a young mother and the tempestuous relationship that ensues between the husband and the daughter. Years later Madonna, as the grown-up daughter, reconciles with the father at the woman's grave.[52]

1990s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
1990 "Vogue" David Fincher[28] Black-and-white video recreating the glamorous look of old Hollywood with men in suits and Madonna dressed in gowns.[53] It also displays the dance form called vogue.[8] The video was praised for making the sex and gender roles ambiguous in its portrayal of people, and for bringing an underground culture in the mainstream limelight.[54]
"Justify My Love" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[28] Black-and-white video portraying Madonna coming to a hotel room to satisfy her sexual fantasy. Scenes of sadomasochism, voyeurism and bisexuality are also portrayed.[9] Critics were polarized over the video's content with some of them applauding Madonna's boldness while others took the brazenness of the video negatively. Madonna called the video "a celebration of sex".[9] She released the video as a video single and it went on to become the best-selling music video single of all time, earning a four-times platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[55]
1992 "This Used to Be My Playground" Alek Keshishian[28] The video is a walkthrough of memories. While Madonna melancholically sings about the old days, the viewer flips through a photo album which feature moving images of a singing Madonna as well as images from the movie A League of Their Own.[56]
"Erotica" Fabien Baron[28] Madonna is portrayed as a masked dominatrix with a golden tooth and a whip. Montages of sexual imagery are shown that are shot during the photography of Madonna's Sex book. It is a montage of sexually charged images, designed to shock the audience. MTV put the video into heavy rotation, but only after midnight.[10]
"Deeper and Deeper" Bobby Woods[28] Madonna portrays Warhol protégé Edie Sedgwick. She goes to a disco and looks for something which ends with a man releasing the balloons she is carrying. Interspersed with scenes of Madonna being photographed and she and her friends watching a man dancing in underwear.[11]
1993 "Bad Girl" David Fincher[28] The video opens and closes with shots of a murdered Madonna, who, having lived a life of promiscuous sex, presumably joins her dead lover and guardian angel, portrayed by actor Christopher Walken.[57]
"Fever" Stéphane Sednaoui[28] The video portrays Madonna as a Balinese idol with red hair and another shot of her being silver painted. Interspersed with scenes of a man in thongs, his body painted gold.[58] The audio used in the original video is the "Edit One" remix instead of the original album version.
"Rain" Mark Romanek[28] The video portrays Madonna with short cropped, black hair, recording the song in a studio. Interspersed with scenes of Madonna kissing a man behind a glass on which water falls.[59] Critical appreciation came for the music video, whose technical brilliance was awarded at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.[60]
1994 "I'll Remember" Alek Keshishian[61] Madonna singing the song in a recording studio, while being supervised by herself in an androgynous look. Interspersed with clips from the movie With Honors.[62]
"Secret" Melodie McDaniel[28] Black-and-white video featuring Madonna as a blues singer singing in a club. Scenes of rebirth, transvestites and damnation are interspersed with Madonna walking down a street to her home.[12]
"Take a Bow" Michael Haussman[28] Madonna portrays the mistress of a Spanish bullfighter. Their affair ends after Madonna is being abused by the fighter. Religious imagery forms the backbone of the video.[63]
1995 "Bedtime Story" Mark Romanek[28] A surreal dream sequence arising from some sort of controlled experiment on a prostrate Madonna, lying in a blue spaceship-like room.[64] The production cost of the video was $5 million, making it one of the costliest videos.[65] The video was honored as a permanent collection in New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1996.[66]
"Human Nature" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[28] Madonna and her dancers in front of a white background, wearing black, PVC catsuits, perform a number of S&M-inspired dance moves.[64]
"I Want You" (featuring Massive Attack) Earle Sebastian Madonna in an apartment and on a bed, longing for whomever, but not daring to phone him. A very slow b/w-video. Madonna's only video to date for a non-single song.
"You'll See" Michael Haussman[28] Sequel to the music video of "Take a Bow". Madonna leaves the bullfighter but he still chases her around the world. Ultimately she sets herself free from him.[64] The video for the Spanish version of the song, "Verás", intercalates scenes from "You'll See" with footage of Madonna recording the Spanish version of the song.[67]
1996 "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[28] Single-shot sepia-colored video showing Madonna in the middle of an empty suite of an abandoned hotel.[68]
"You Must Love Me" Alan Parker[28] Madonna was pregnant with her daughter Lourdes at the time of shooting the video. Her stomach was hidden behind a piano in the video.[35]
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" Alan Parker[28] The music video for "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" is an excerpt from the film Evita.[35]
"Another Suitcase in Another Hall" Alan Parker[28] The video was the actual performance sequence from the film Evita.[35]
1998 "Frozen" Chris Cunningham[69] An all-blue video shot in the middle of Mojave Desert. Dressed in black clothing from head to foot, her long hair colored black and straight and mehndi on her hands, Madonna portrays a mystical creature and a witchy persona who sometimes turns into a dog, sometimes into a bird and sometimes levitates from the ground.[69]
"Ray of Light" Jonas Åkerlund[63] A high-speed video, showing ordinary people doing their daily routines. In between Madonna, dressed in casual jeans and flowing golden hair, dances to the song, ultimately falling asleep on a dance floor. It won the Video of the Year award at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.[15][63]
"Drowned World/Substitute for Love" Walter Stern[57] Portrays Madonna running away from the paparazzi in a car. After reaching home she takes her daughter in her arms.[57]
"The Power of Good-Bye" Matthew Rolston[70] Madonna and her lover play chess, and Madonna wins. After her lover reprimands her, Madonna goes out to the beach and starts walking along the shore, where she possibly commits suicide.[70]
1999 "Nothing Really Matters" Johan Renck[16] Japanese-themed video, featuring Madonna as a geisha wearing a red kimono and white clad Swedes of Asian heritage performing butoh dance moves.[16]
"Beautiful Stranger" Brett Ratner[71] Shot for the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), the video features Madonna dancing in a club and actor Mike Myers as Austin Power trying to seduce her; his plan ultimately backfiring.[71]

2000s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
2000 "American Pie" Philip Stolzl[72] Madonna sings the song in front of a giant Flag of the United States. Interspersed with scenes which are characteristic of the American life. Actor Rupert Everett makes an appearance.[72]
"Music" Jonas Åkerlund[73] Madonna and her friends board a limousine which takes them to a strip-club and disco. The strippers are brought over in the limousine by Madonna and her friends. An animated section is present where Madonna fights with some goons.[73]
"Don't Tell Me" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[74] The video shows Madonna walking on a conveyor belt in front of a video screen where cowboys are shown dancing. They join Madonna in front of the screen near the end of the video.[74]
2001 "What It Feels Like for a Girl" Guy Ritchie[18] Madonna picks up an old woman from an old-age home and speeds down the streets with her in a car. While driving she commits a number of crimes, including theft, destruction of property and murder. The video was banned in the United States for being too violent. The audio used in the video is the Above & Beyond remix instead of the original album version.[18]
2002 "Die Another Day" Traktor[75] Features a heavily-beat-up Madonna being brought to be executed in a gas chamber. Interspersed with scenes of a white-dressed and black-dressed Madonna sword fighting. In the end Madonna escapes from the execution.[75] The former's video was the second most expensive video, production cost being around $6 million.[19]
2003 "American Life" Jonas Åkerlund[76] Original video showed Madonna among military-garbed models at a fashion show. Interspersed with shots of the catwalk was footage of explosions and planes dropping bombs. The video ends with Madonna throwing what appears to be a grenade into the lap of a George W. Bush lookalike.[76] Madonna had initially claimed that the video was non-specific and anti-war. However, before its premiere on music channels in March 2003, Madonna cancelled the release and issued a statement saying that, "I do not believe that it is appropriate to air it [the video] at this time. Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect for the armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video."[20] Because of this, Madonna released the edited version of the video that features her singing in front of the world's flags.
"Hollywood" Jean-Baptiste Mondino[77] Madonna portrays some of Hollywood's former actresses and the upheaval of a glamorous life.[77]
"Me Against the Music" (Britney Spears featuring Madonna) Paul Hunter[78] Britney Spears and Madonna are shown in a club, playing opposite characters with Britney in the dark and Madonna in the white. A cat-and-mouse like chase ensues; Spears catches up to Madonna in the end.[78]
"Love Profusion" Luc Besson[79] Madonna walks on the sky and on the water with fairies, fishes, flowers and clouds surrounding her.[79]
2005 "Hung Up" Johan Renck[21] The video portrays Madonna clad in a pink leotard dancing alone in a ballet studio and concludes at a gaming parlour where she dances with her backup troupe. Interspersed are scenes of people displaying their dancing skills in a variety of settings.[21]
2006 "Sorry" Jamie King[80] A continuation from the "Hung Up" music video. Madonna and her troupe go around the town in a white van and dance in a skating arena.[80]
"Get Together" Logan[81] The video shows Madonna singing the song among graphical visuals portraying volcanoes erupting and a cityscape.[81]
"Jump" Jonas Åkerlund[82] The video features Madonna in a blond bob wig and singing the song in front of several neon signs. The video also features dancers performing the physical discipline parkour.[82]
2008 "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) Jonas & François[22] Madonna and Timberlake sing and run away from a giant black screen that devours everything in its path. At the end of the video, Madonna and Timberlake are consumed by the screen.[22]
"Give It 2 Me" Tom Munro,
Nathan Rissman[83]
Madonna in retro-makeup look dancing in a photography studio in various garments. Cameo appearance by Pharrell Williams.[83]
"Miles Away" Nathan Rissman[84] Live footage from the Sticky & Sweet Tour in Buenos Aires, mostly footage of the fans and stadium before and during the show. Originally unreleased, but finally included on the Celebration: The Video Collection DVD.[84]
2009 "Celebration" Jonas Akerlund[23] A simple dance video featuring Madonna and her dancers doing the popping and locking style of dancing against black-and-white backgrounds. The audio used in the video is the Benny Benassi remix instead of the original album version.[23]

2010s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
2012 "Give Me All Your Luvin'"
(featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
Megaforce[85] The video shows Nicki Minaj and M.I.A (who are featured in the song), in cheerleader outfits cheering on Madonna, who is in a black sexy outfit for most of the video. It then leads into a scene where Madonna, Minaj, and M.I.A are all dressed as Marilyn Monroe.[86]
"Girl Gone Wild" Mert and Marcus[87] The black-and-white video opens with Madonna with a retro-glam look, followed by scenes of her against a stark white background, erotic scenes with shirtless / nude male models (Sean O'Pry, Simon Nessman, Jon Kortajarena), and a dance sequence with heeled male dancers (Kazaky).[88][89]
"Turn Up the Radio" Tom Munro[90] After a successful escape from the paparazzi, Madonna rides through Florence, Italy, picking up the best looking men on the roadside.[90]

Video albums[edit]

Concert tour videos[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
1985 Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour
1987 Who's That Girl: Live in Japan
  • Contains the TV special of the same name, recorded during the Who's That Girl World Tour live from Tokyo, Japan, 1987. It was a Japan-only release and was used as a cross-promotion for Mitsubishi Electronics, as Madonna had starred in television commercials in that country.[93]
1988 Ciao Italia: Live from Italy
  • Released: June 1988
  • Studio: Boy Toy, Inc.
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video
  • Format: VHS · Laserdisc · DVD · VCD
  • Contains a date filmed on the Who's That Girl World Tour live from Italy in 1987, which was originally broadcast as a TV special entitled Madonna in Concerto.[94] It was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of 200,000 units in the United States.[92] The video opening sequence credits the title as Madonna: Ciao, Italia! Live from Italy.
1990 Blond Ambition: Japan Tour 90
  • Released: July 1990
  • Studio: Music Guide, Inc.
  • Label: Warner-Pioneer Japan
  • Format: VHS · Laserdisc
  • Contains the TV special from Blond Ambition World Tour, shot live from Yokohama, Japan in 1990. It was broadcast and released commercially in Japan only.[95]
Blond Ambition World Tour Live
  • Released: December 1990
  • Studio: Boy Toy, Inc.
  • Label: Pioneer Artists
  • Format: Laserdisc
1994 The Girlie Show: Live Down Under
  • Released: April 1994
  • Studio: Music Tours, Inc.
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · DVD · Laserdisc · VCD
2001 Drowned World Tour 2001
  • Released: November 2001
  • Studio: Cream Cheese Films, Tadpole Films
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · DVD · VCD
2007 The Confessions Tour
  • Contains the Confessions Tour, shot live from London, England, in 2006. Debuted at fifteen on the Billboard 200 on the issue dated February 2, 2007.[100] The DVD release contained the short documentary Confessions on a Dancefloor: Behind the Scenes.
2010 Sticky & Sweet Tour
  • Released: March 2010
  • Studio: Semtex Films
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD+DVD · Blu-ray · Blu-ray+CD · Digital download
2013 MDNA World Tour
  • Released: September 2013
  • Studio: Semtex Films
  • Label: Live Nation · Interscope
  • Format: 2CD · DVD · DVD+2CD · Blu-ray · Digital download
  • Contains the concert special originally to air on Epix in the United States on June 22, 2013.[103] It features the November 19 and 20, 2012, shows at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, but also will include footage from other concert dates.[104] The show was directed by Danny B. Tull and Stephane Sennour and produced by Madonna.[105]

Tour documentaries[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
1991 Truth or Dare (aka In Bed with Madonna)
  • Documentary following the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. Includes live performances of "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Like a Virgin", "Live to Tell", "Holiday", "Vogue" and "Keep It Together".[106] In 1992, the VHS was re-released in the United States with two additional live videos of "Like a Prayer" and "Hanky Panky", which played after the end credits.[107][108] In the UK an additional VHS "15" certificate, edited version of In Bed with Madonna was released in November 1991, to allow younger teenagers to watch it.[109] A Blu-ray version of the film was released in North America on April 3, 2012.[110] It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipment of 25,000 units in the United Kingdom.[98]
2006 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
  • Released: June 2006
  • Studio: Maverick Films · River Road · Lucky Lou
  • Label: Warner Bros. · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: CD+DVD · DVD+CD · Digital download
  • Documentary following the 2004 Re-Invention World Tour, originally broadcast by MTV on October 21, 2005. The DVD release included an extra six minutes footage and it also included a live CD album. The album debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award at the Grammy Awards of 2007 show in the category Best Long Form Music Video.[111][112] It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipment of 25,000 units in the United Kingdom.[98]

Music video compilations[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
1984 Madonna
  • Released: November 1984
  • Label: Warner Music Video
  • Format: VHS · Laserdisc
  • Includes the music videos of "Burning Up", "Lucky Star", "Borderline" and "Like a Virgin". Was the top-selling music video cassette of 1985.[113] Was certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of 100,000 units in the United States.[92]
1990 The Immaculate Collection
  • Released: November 1990
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · Laserdisc · DVD · VCD
  • Promotional music videos from 1983 to 1990. Includes "Lucky Star", "Borderline", "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl", "Papa Don't Preach", "Open Your Heart", "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Express Yourself", "Cherish", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and its live performance from the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.[114] It was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipment of 50,000 units in the United Kingdom,[98] and three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of 300,000 copies.[92]
1999 The Video Collection 93:99
  • Released: October 1999
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · DVD · VCD
  • Promotional music videos from 1993 to 1999. Includes "Bad Girl", "Fever", "Rain", "Secret", "Take a Bow", "Bedtime Story", "Human Nature", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "Frozen", "Ray of Light", "Drowned World", "Power of Goodbye", "Nothing Really Matters" and "Beautiful Stranger".[115] It was certified two-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipment of 100,000 units in the United Kingdom,[98] and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of 100,000 units in the United States.[92]
2009 Celebration: The Video Collection
  • Released: September 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: DVD · Digital download

Box sets[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
2000 The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: September 2000
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · DVD
The Madonna Collection
  • Released: September 2000
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS

Promotional videos[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
1987 It's That Girl
  • Released: September 1987
  • Label: Sire · WEA Records UK
  • Format: VHS · Cassette
  • UK-only 14 track promotional instore compilation "to commemorate the 1987 World Tour", created by WEA Records UK and issued to record shop retailers. Includes the music videos: "Holiday" (1984 Top of the Pops performance), "Lucky Star", "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl", "Into the Groove", "Angel", "Dress You Up" (Live), "Borderline", "Live to Tell" (Original version with gun-scene), "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue" (Remix), "Open Your Heart" (Remix), "La Isla Bonita" (Remix) and "Who's That Girl".[119]
1990 She's Breathless
  • Released: July 1990
  • Label: Sire · WEA Records UK
  • Format: VHS · Cassette
  • UK-only 18 track promotional instore compilation to promote the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, created by WEA Records UK and issued to record shop retailers. Includes the music videos: "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl", "Into the Groove", "Angel", "Dress You Up" (Live), "Borderline" (Edit), "Live to Tell" (Edit without gun-scene), "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue", "Open Your Heart" (Remix), "La Isla Bonita" (Remix), "Who's That Girl", "Causing a Commotion" (Live from Italy), "Like a Prayer", "Express Yourself", "Cherish", "Dear Jessie" and "Vogue". A 20-track cassette version was also issued.[120]
1999 Rays of Light
  • UK-only promotional instore compilation which includes all the music videos to all five singles from the album Ray of Light. All five videos were later included on the 1999 compilation The Video Collection 93:99.[121]
2001 GHV2
  • Released: November 2001
  • Label: Maverick · Warner Music UK
  • Format: VHS
  • UK-only promotional instore video including "Music" (Dan-O-Rama Remix) music video to promote GHV2. Artwork also refers to the album being named Greatest Hits – The Second Coming, its original title.[122]

Video singles[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes
1990 "Justify My Love"
  • Released: December 1990
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS
  • Promotional music video of "Justify My Love" and "Vogue" performed live at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. It was certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of 400,000 copies of the single.[92] The video has sold 440,000 copies[123] and is the best-selling music video single of all time.[55]
1998 "Ray of Light"
  • Released: June 1998
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS
  • Special Limited Edition promotional music video for "Ray of Light". It sold 7,381 copies in its first week.[55]
2000 "Music"
  • Released: September 2000
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: DVD
  • Promotional music video for "Music". It was certified gold by boththe Recording Industry Association of America and the British Phonographic Industry for shipment of 25,000 copies of the single.[92][98]
2001 "What It Feels Like for a Girl"
  • Released: April 2001
  • Label: Warner Reprise Video · Warner Music Vision
  • Format: VHS · DVD
  • Promotional music video for "What It Feels Like for a Girl"[18]

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