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"Papa Don't Preach"
Single by Madonna
from the album True Blue
B-side "Pretender"
"Ain't No Big Deal"
Released June 11, 1986
Format 7", 12", CD Single, CD Video
Recorded 1985
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:29
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Brian Elliot, additional lyrics by Madonna
Producer Madonna, Stephen Bray
Certification Gold (BPI, RIAA)
Madonna singles chronology
"Live to Tell"
"Papa Don't Preach"
"True Blue"

"Papa Don't Preach" is a dance-pop song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The song was written by Brian Elliot with additional lyrics by Madonna, and produced by Stephen Bray and Madonna for her third studio album True Blue, released in June 1986. The song also appears remixed on the 1990 compilation album The Immaculate Collection and in its original form on the 2009 compilation album Celebration. The song's musical style combines pop and classical rhythms, and its lyrics deal with teenage pregnancy and abortion. The music video, directed by James Foley, shows Madonna's second image makeover, featuring her with a more toned and muscular body, and cropped platinum blonde hair.

Released as the album's second single in mid-1986, the song was a commercial success. It became Madonna's fourth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and performed well internationally, reaching the top position in Australia and the United Kingdom. It was generally well-received by music critics and was frequently cited as a highlight in the album.

Shortly after its release, the song caused heated discussions about its lyrical content. Women's organizations and others in the family planning field criticized Madonna for encouraging teenage pregnancy, while groups opposed to abortion saw it as a positive pro-life message. The song also caused her first conflict with the Vatican, as she dedicated the song to Pope John Paul II, who urged Italian fans to boycott her concerts during the Who's That Girl World Tour in 1987.


Writing and inspiration

During the autumn of 1985, Madonna started writing and recording songs for her third studio album, True Blue. She brought back Steve Bray and hired a new songwriter collaborator, Patrick Leonard, to help her co-write eight of the album's nine tracks.[1] The album's first track "Papa Don't Preach", was written by Brian Elliot, who described it as "a love song, maybe framed a little bit differently".[2] The song is based on teen gossip he heard outside his studio, which has a large front window that doubles as a mirror where schoolgirls from the North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles regularly stopped to fix their hair and chat.[3] The song was sent to Madonna by Michael Ostin, the same Warner Bros. executive that discovered "Like a Virgin".[4] Madonna only contributed with some minor lyrical revisions, making "Papa Don't Preach" the only song in the album that she did not have a strong hand in writing.[4] In 2009, during an interview with Rolling Stone Madonna was asked by the interviewer Austin Scaggs as to why the theme of the song was meaningful to her. She replied saying,

"[The song] just fit right in with my own personal zeitgeist of standing up to male authorities, whether its the pope, or the Catholic Church or my father and his conservative, patriarchal ways. [...] For 'Papa Don't Preach' there were so many opinions – that's why I thought it was so great. Is she for 'schma-smortion', as they say in Knocked Up? Is she against abortion etc."[5]


"Papa Don't Preach" is a dance-pop song with instrumentation from acoustic, electric, and rhythm guitars, keyboards, and string arrangements. It is set in common time, and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute.[6] The song is written in the key of F minor, an unusual choice for a pop song, but commonly used in classical music, like Beethoven's Appassionata sonata. The combination of key and tempo produces a disjuncture between pop and classical rhythms, underlined by the instrumentation during the introduction.[7]

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The song begins with a distinctly Vivaldian style, as the fast tempo and classical-style chord progression anticipates the lyrics to follow. The opening chords and the melody emphasize the tonic of the leading notes: Fm---E---D---Cm---D-E-Fm---D-E-Fm, resembling a Baroque work. This is followed by the sound of dance music, produced by a powerful beat from the instruments.[7] Madonna's vocal range spans from F3 to C5,[6] and has a different sound from her previous work, more mature, centered, and with a lower range.[7]

The lyrics shows Madonna's interest in her Roman Catholic upbringing, as the song theme is about a teenage girl who admits to her father that she is pregnant and refuses to have an abortion or give up the baby for adoption despite what her friends are telling her to do.[8]

It is constructed in a verse-chorus form, with a bridge before the third and final chorus. At the beginning, she addresses her father directly, asking him to talk to her as an adult, "You should know by now that I'm not a baby". The transition to the chorus employs a more dramatic voice with a higher range, ending nearly in cries as she sings the word "Please". Leading to the chorus, Madonna switches to a pleading voice, singing the song's main hook in a high tone. During the bridge, the song features a Spanish-inspired rhythm, one of the earliest examples of the influence that Hispanic music had on Madonna's musical style.[7]


Critical response

"Papa Don't Preach" was generally well-received by pop music critics. Davitt Sigerson from Rolling Stone magazine in a review of the album True Blue said that if there is a problem with the album "it's the lack of outstanding songs", adding that "only the magnificent 'Papa Don't Preach' has the high-profile hook to match 'Like a Virgin', 'Dress You Up' and 'Material Girl'."[9] In its review of True Blue, Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that "she is using the music to hook in critics just as she's baiting a mass audience with such masterstrokes as 'Papa Don't Preach'."[10] Robert Christgau in a review for The Village Voice felt that "she [Madonna] doesn't speak for the ordinary teenaged stiff any more", adding that the "antiabortion content of 'Papa Don't Preach' isn't unequivocal, and wouldn't make the song bad by definition if it were, the ambiguity is a cop-out rather than an open door, which is bad."[11]

Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine said that "with songs like 'Papa Don't Preach', Madonna made the transition from pop tart to consummate artist, joining the ranks of 80s icons like Michael Jackson and Prince."[12] David Browne from Entertainment Weekly in a review of her first compilation album The Immaculate Collection, commented that "in theory a 30-ish urban sophisticate singing in the voice of a pregnant teen, sounds ridiculous", but added that "with the help of collaborators like Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard, though, turns into a perfectly conceived pop record".[13] Blender's Tony Power said that the "baroque faux strings and abortion dilemma of 'Papa Don’t Preach' herald a new, less querulous Madonna, girlishly in love with Sean Penn and bolstered by writer-producer Pat Leonard."[14] In 2005, the same magazine placed the song at number 486 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".[15] In 1987, the song was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 29th Grammy Awards,[16] but lost to Barbra Streisand's The Broadway Album.[17]

Chart performance

"Papa Don't Preach" was released in the United States in June 1986. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number forty-two,[18] and within eight weeks of its release, it had reached the top of the chart,[19] making it Madonna's fourth number-one single in the U.S.[20] It maintained the top position for two weeks, and spent eighteen weeks on the chart.[19] In October 1998, the single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[21] In Canada the song debuted at the fifty-three position of the RPM singles chart on July 5, 1986,[22] reached the top for two weeks in August 1986,[23] and stayed on the chart for twenty weeks.[24]

In the United Kingdom "Papa Don't Preach" was released on June 23, 1986. The next week the song debuted at number thirteen on the UK Singles Chart, before climbing to number one two weeks later.[25] It then spent three consecutive weeks at the top, stayed fifteen weeks on the chart,[25] and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in August 1986.[26] Across Europe, "Papa Don't Preach" was successful, topping the Eurochart Hot 100 for eleven weeks. It reached the top position of the singles charts in Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and Norway,[27][28][29][30] and peaked inside the top five in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.[31][32][33]

Music video

Madonna in a scene from the music video, sporting the gamine look. She stands in the hallway during the tension with her father (in the distance) after telling him about her pregnancy.

For the music video Madonna sported a complete image makeover. She changed the heavy jewelry and make-up, and adopted the gamine look, which is notably applied to describe the style and appearance that Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn used during the 1950s.[34][35] In the video Madonna played a tomboy, dressed in jeans, a black leather jacket, and a slogan T-shirt that announced "Italians do it Better". The video alternated between tomboy shots and those of a sexier Madonna with a more toned and muscular body, cropped platinum blonde hair, and figure-revealing clothing, consisting of a 1960s-style black bustier top and capri pants.[36] It was directed by James Foley,[37] produced by David Naylor and Sharon Oreck, and Michael Ballhaus was in charge of the photography.[38]

It starts with shots of the New York skyline, the Staten Island Ferry, and character close-ups.[39] Madonna plays a teenager, who is seen walking along a lane. Then it shows her thinking about her father, played by Danny Aiello,[36] and how much he loves her. She then sees her boyfriend, played by actor Alex McArthur,[40] coming along. The images are juxtaposed with shots of Madonna dancing and singing in a small, darkened studio. Madonna then moves away from her friends, who warn her from her boyfriend. She and her boyfriend spend a romantic evening together on a barge where they reflect upon their lives after watching an elderly couple. Then Madonna finds out that she is pregnant and after much hesitation tells her father. They have a few days of tension between them. Her father eventually accepts the pregnancy, and the final scene is a reconciliatory embrace between father and daughter.[39]

At the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, the "Papa Don't Preach" video won the Best Female Video award, and was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Overall Performance.[41]

Reaction to the song's theme

As the song's popularity increased in the U.S., so did the criticism and support it received from groups concerned with pregnancy and abortion. In July 1986, shortly after the release of the video for "Papa Don't Preach", Madonna commented on the controversy surrounding the song, to music critic Stephen Holden from The New York Times:[4]

"Papa Don't Preach" is a message song that everyone is going to take the wrong way. Immediately they're going to say I am advising every young girl to go out and get pregnant. When I first heard the song, I thought it was silly. But then I thought, wait a minute, this song is really about a girl who is making a decision in her life. She has a very close relationship with her father and wants to maintain that closeness. To me it's a celebration of life. It says, 'I love you, father, and I love this man and this child that is growing inside me'. Of course, who knows how it will end? But at least it starts off positive.

People that criticized the song's message include Ellen Goodman, a national syndicated columnist, who called the video "a commercial for teenage pregnancy".[42] Feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, the spokeswoman of the National Organization of Women (NOW), angrily called for Madonna to make a public statement or another record supporting the opposite point of view.[43] Alfred Moran, the executive director of Planned Parenthood of New York City, also criticized the song, fearing that it would undermine efforts to promote birth control among adolescents and that it would encourage teenage pregnancy. Recalling how his agency's clinics were filled in 1985 with girls wearing clothes that were an imitation of Madonna's style, Moran said that the song's message is "that getting pregnant is cool and having the baby is the right thing and a good thing and don't listen to your parents, the school, anybody who tells you otherwise—don't preach to me, Papa. The reality is that what Madonna is suggesting to teenagers is a path to permanent poverty."[44][45]

In contrast, groups opposed to abortion saw "Papa Don't Preach" as a positive, pro-life song. Susan Carpenter-McMillan, the president of the California chapter of Feminists for Life (FFL) in the U.S., said that "abortion is readily available on every street corner for young women. Now what Madonna is telling them is, hey, there's an alternative."[45] Tipper Gore, a founder of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), who a year earlier denounced Madonna for the sexual lyrical content of her single "Dress You Up",[46] and had led a campaign against explicit content in music,[47] commended Madonna for speaking candidly about such a serious subject and important social issue.[45]

The song's writer, Brian Elliot, commented about the debate: "I just wanted to make this girl in the song a sympathetic character. As a father myself, I'd want to be accessible to my children's problems."[2] Madonna avoided the controversy, and did not comment on the song's use as an anti-abortion statement. Her publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said that "she [Madonna] is singing a song, not taking a stand", adding that "her philosophy is people can think what they want to think."[45][48]

Live performances

Madonna has performed the song on three of her world tours. She premiered the song in 1987, during her Who's That Girl World Tour, where she danced around the stage wearing a white Spanish-style dress designed by Marlene Stewart,[49] and a black leather jacket similar to the one she used in the music video. The screen in the background showed portraits of Pope John Paul II and then-President of the U.S. Ronald Reagan,[50] along with scenes of John Perry III's short film, The Nightmare,[51] ending with the words "Safe Sex", as Madonna finished the song.[52] She dedicated the song to the Pope, marking her first conflict with the Vatican, as Pope John Paul II urged Italian fans to boycott her concerts.[53][54] Two different performances of the song on this tour can be found on the videos: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan, filmed in Tokyo, Japan, on June 22, 1987,[55] and Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy, filmed in Turin, Italy, on September 4, 1987.[56]

Three years later on her Blond Ambition World Tour, Madonna evoked Catholic images during the "Papa Don't Preach" performance. She wore a black kaftan and energetically danced with an accompaniment of six male dancers, with a platform full of votive candles in the background.[57] Two different performances were taped and released on video, the Blond Ambition - Japan Tour 90, taped in Yokohama, Japan, on April 27, 1990,[57] and the Live! - Blond Ambition World Tour 90, taped in Nice, France, on August 5, 1990.[58] In 2004, during the Re-Invention World Tour, Madonna performed the song wearing a Scottish kilt, and a T-shirt that said "Kabbalists do it Better" on most of the shows, and "Brits do it Better" and "Irish do it Better" T-shirts during the shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland, reminiscent of the one she used in the song's music video.[59]

Cover versions

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"Papa Don't Preach" has been covered by numerous artists. In 2002, British singer Kelly Osbourne recorded together with Incubus' members Mike Einziger (guitar), and Jose Pasillas (drums), a hard-rock cover of the song that was produced by her brother Jack Osbourne.[60] It was included as a bonus track on her debut album Shut Up and on the soundtrack of MTV's reality television program The Osbournes.[61][62] The song was released in the United Kingdom on September 2002, peaking at number three.[63] In the rest of Europe, the song peaked inside the top ten in Ireland and Finland,[64][65] and the top twenty in Sweden.[66] In Australia the song debuted at number three,[67] and received a platinum certification by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[68] This version was panned by music critics, who thought that the cover "makes precisely zero sense", and that it "reeks of opportunism", also criticizing Incubus' collaboration, describing it as "unimaginative", and that "their presence makes the whole mess barely distinguishable".[69][70]

French group Mad'House made an Eurodance cover of the song, that was included on their 2002 album Absolutely Mad.[71] Covers of the song on tribute albums include Brook Barros on The Music of Madonna, released in 2005,[72] and a jazz version on Bo. Da's Plays Madonna in Jazz, released in 2007.[73] The song has been sampled at the beginning of Mario Winans' 2004 single "Never Really Was", and a slowed down version by Keshia Chante sample the song in the 2006 single "Fallen" The television show Glee released a cover version performed by Dianna Agron.[74]

Formats and track listing

  • 7" Single
  1. "Papa Don't Preach" – 4:27
  2. "Ain't No Big Deal" – 4:12
  • 7" Single (Japan)
  1. "Papa Don't Preach" – 4:27
  2. "Think of Me" – 4:54
  • 12" Maxi-Single
  1. "Papa Don't Preach" (Extended Remix) – 5:43
  2. "Pretender" (LP Version) – 4:28
  • 12" Limited Edition (Europe)
  1. A1."Papa Don't Preach" (Extended Version) – 5:45
  2. B1."Ain't No Big Deal" – 4:12
  3. B2."Papa Don't Preach" (LP Version) – 4:27
  • International CD video single
  1. "Papa Don't Preach" (LP Version) – 4:27
  2. "Papa Don't Preach" (Extended Remix) – 5:43
  3. "Pretender" (LP Version) – 4:28
  4. "Papa Don't Preach" (Video) – 5:00

Credits and personnel


Chart (1986) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report[75] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[76] 4
Belgian VRT Top 30[27] 1
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[23] 1
Dutch Top 40[32] 2
French Singles Chart[77] 3
German Singles Chart[31] 2
Irish Singles Chart[28] 1
Italian Singles Chart[29] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart[78] 3
Norwegian Singles Chart[30] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[79] 6
Swiss Singles Chart[33] 2
UK Singles Chart[25] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[19] 1
Preceded by
"The Edge of Heaven" by Wham!
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
June 28, 1986 - July 5, 1986
Succeeded by
"The Lady in Red" by Chris De Burgh
UK Singles Chart number-one single
July 12, 1986 - July 26, 1986
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
August 2, 1986 - October 11, 1986
Succeeded by
"True Blue" by Madonna
Preceded by
"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" by Samantha Fox
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
August 4, 1986 - September 8, 1986
Succeeded by
"Venus" by Bananarama
Preceded by
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
Canadian RPM number-one single
August 9, 1986 - August 16, 1986
Succeeded by
"Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera
Preceded by
"Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
August 16, 1986 - August 23, 1986
Succeeded by
"Higher Love" by Steve Winwood


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