Express Yourself by Madonna was released on May 9, 1989, with The Look of Love as the B side. It was a single from her fourth studio album, Like a Prayer.
The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at No. 5.
Madonna’s first live performance of Express Yourself was at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. The song’s video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated in the categories of Best Female Video, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction; it won the last three categories.