Madonna was a pop culture icon as well as a trendsetter for girls who watched her during her career. She did many risqué performances as well as music videos and she spoke her mind as she felt. Her influence on the music industry as well as pop culture is apparent in her wanting to empower women to express themselves.
Billboard's first comprehensive record chart was published. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was ‘I'll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.