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"Like a Virgin"
Released 8 June 1984
Length 3:38
Writer(s) Billy Steinberg
Tom Kelly
Producer(s) Nile Rogers

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"Like a Virgin" is a song by Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin. It was released as the lead single from the album on 8 June 1984


"Like a Virgin" was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Steinberg explained that the song was not only not written for Madonna, it was not even written for a female singer but was inspired by his personal experiences. He elaborated: "I wasn't just trying to get that racy word virgin in a lyric. I was saying ... that I may not really be a virgin — I've been battered romantically and emotionally like many people — but I'm starting a new relationship and it just feels so good, it's healing all the wounds and making me feel like I've never done this before, because it's so much deeper and more profound than anything I've ever felt."


The song is a dance-oriented song, composed of two hooks. Madonna's voice is heard in a high register while a continuous arrangement of drums are heard along the bassline.

Cross references

"Like a Virgin", along with eleven other songs, is referenced in Madonna's 2015 track "Veni Vidi Vici".

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna_-_Like_A_Virgin_(video) Released 8 June 1984
Length 3:49
Director Mary Lambert
Production Co None
Choreographer None
Filmed 18-20 May 1984
Location Italy and New York
VEVO views 21+ Million Views


I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat, incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

You're so fine and you're mine
Make me strong, yeah, you make me bold
Oh, your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out what was scared and cold

Like a virgin, hey!
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat next to mine

Woah, woah
Ahh, woah

You're so fine and you're mine
I'll be yours till the end of time
'Cause you make me feel
Yeah, you make me feel I've nothin' to hide

Like a virgin, hey!
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat next to mine

Like a virgin
Ooh, like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me
And your heart beats
And you love me

Ohh, ohh, ohh
Ooh baby, yeah

Can't you hear my heart beat?
For the very first time

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