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Madonna, Prince and the pope

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Madonna was back on top of the charts 30 years ago this week with her most controversial song to that point in her career. "Like a Prayer" was a mashup of religion and sexuality. 

Pope John Paul II felt that the video for the song was blasphemous and called for a boycott of Madonna's performances in Italy. 

The producer of the song revealed in an interview that Prince recorded a guitar solo, which was cut from the final mix.  You can hear him playing for few seconds at beginning of the track before the sound of the door slamming.