Madonna – “Like a Virgin” – (1984)

This is one of Madonna’s signature songs and it’s sometimes considered the song that cemented her as a pop icon. It was a #1 in the U.S. (and a handful of other countries) – it was the first single off of her second album (which shared the name of the song). How often does the first single of your second album cement you as a legend? Not very. Madonna’s voice on this track is higher than it is on some of her other songs which almost makes her sound kind of Cyndi Lauper-ish. This song was parodied quite wonderfully by Weird Al Yankovic as “Like a Surgeon.”