2. Take A Bow
Seriously, did nobody see this one coming?
I think 'Take a Bow' is one of the most beautiful songs ever, and is definitely Madonna's best ballad. It has that signature 90's R&B sound, which was perfect for when it released, hence why it managed to become her biggest US hit, despite Madonna not even being very popular at the time.
I know some fans find this song boring and overrated and they're quite annoyed that it will always remain Madonna's biggest hit in the US. Sometimes, even I find the song a bit dull if I'm not in the right mood to listen to it, but most of the time, it is a joy to listen to and it builds up so nicely. The bridge is perfection and Madonna's vocals throughout are great. The video is also one of her best and I remember seeing it be played a lot when I was a kid.
The production is lovely and so mature. I think Babyface really worked well with Madonna so for me, it's a shame that she rejected him for 'Ray of Light' because I would have liked to hear them make some more music together.