"Justify My Love" is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 1990 greatest hits compilation The Immaculate Collection and was released on November 6, 1990, by Sire Records. It caused international controversy due to the accompanying music video which was sexually explicit and even banned by MTV. This outraged Madonna and she appeared on ABC's Nightline to defend it. The single was also released as a video-single and became the highest selling video single of all-time. When released, the single rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (her ninth number one) and many other worldwide charts. The single made number two in the UK Christmas charts selling 228,683 copies.