Some of my musical tastes were instilled by my mom when I was a kid growing up in the 1980's.  That is probably why I can't explain my love for Cher, Neil Diamond, or Madonna.  I remember when my mom first got the Immaculate Collection on CD.  We listened to it a lot.  Thank you for that, mom! 

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.

According to Wikipedia, "Borderline" became Madonna's first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at ten and was placed at 84 on Blender magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born." Time included it on the critic list "All-Time 100 Songs."