The album also gave her first appearance on the Guinness Book of World Records.

"At the time we were doing the groove stuff on the True Blue album, it was semi-innovative. God forbid that I might have contributed to the mess we're in now." The Spanish "La Isla Bonita" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" deal with escapism from normal life, with the latter talking about anti-war and anti-poverty and using Latin drums and samba-influenced rhythms.

"Papa Don't Preach"'s lyrics talk about a young woman who tells her father that she is pregnant out of wedlock, but is going to keep her baby.

True Blue is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on June 30, 1986, by Sire Records.

She co-wrote and co-produced the entire album with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard.

With this album, Madonna toned it down for a more bubblegum-pop voice.

The songs on the album reflect this and a number of instruments were used in the songs to bring out the different moods which the lyrics emphasized.The song was written for Michael Jackson's Bad album, but he had turned it down.While working with Leonard, Madonna accepted it in Jackson's place and re-wrote the lyrics, earning herself a co-writing credit."It's my ultimate statement about what it's like to be in the middle of this Press stuff with everybody on my back, my world about to cave in.The album was promoted on Madonna's second concert tour, the Who's That Girl World Tour, which visited cities of North America, Europe and Asia in 1987.True Blue is credited as being the album which established Madonna's position as the biggest female artist of the 1980s, rivaling male musicians like Michael Jackson and Prince.True Blue deals with her visions of love, work, dreams as well as disappointments, and was inspired by her then husband Sean Penn, to whom Madonna dedicated the album.