Where would Madonna be without controversy?
Madonna's uncensored video for her previously unreleased track "Justify My Love" became one of the first-ever music videos to be banned on MTV. In the video, Madonna has herself a bizarre sex party in a Parisian hotel with then-boyfriend Tony Ward.
This sexy single helped the material girl sell over 26 million copies of her 1990 greatest hits LP The Immaculate Collection. Controversy obviously sells records.