What is odd about Borderline, it stalled at #10 in the U.S. but spent 15 weeks in the top 40, longer than any other Madonna song during the 80's, even Like A Virgin which spent 7 weeks in a row at #1 didn't spend 15 weeks in the top 40.Yes it made top twenty in April 84. I’ve always thought it was odd they released Borderline in US and Lucky Star in Europe as follow ups for Holiday but they probably made the right choice going with Lucky Star in UK as Borderline was released a few months later and flopped.
I’ve always wondered when the videos were made for each but given she had even filmed Like A Virgin by August, I’m assuming videos were ready for both singles by March (and Lucky Star was filmed first?).
It was only in the last few years I realised quite how late in 84 Lucky Star was released in the US. I think it peaks in Oct/Nov just as Like A Virgin is released, they obviously couldn’t wait any longer!
Hence Lucky Star precedes Borderline on the chronological Immaculate Collection.