People often relate these two artists for their looks, female singing, and their debut albums. Both albums definitely impacted the early-mid 1980's with at least 4-5 noticeable hits dominating the 1983 charts. These hits also created an image- defining the 1980's in style. Madonna had 5 hits top 5 on the US Dance charts. She's So Unusual had 4 top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Neither album went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 200, but both fell into the Top 10. Which do you prefer to listen to? Madonna has noticeable dance hits like "Holiday" and "Everybody"... Mainstream pop radio hits like "Borderline" and "Burning Up"... A song that falls into both categories, "Lucky Star". Die-hard fans will know tracks deep tracks like "I Know It", "Think Of Me", and "Physical Attraction". She's So Unusual impacted the Top 40 charts much more than Madonna's debut did. Cyndi's debut includes her biggest hit and a 1980's defining song like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" which also had constant rotation on MTV... Her only #1 song from her debut album (one out of only 2 #1 Billboard Hot 100 songs she had, the other being True Colors), "Time After Time"... Two forgotten high-charting hits like "She Bop" and "All Through The Night"... Also including a #27 hit "Money Changes Everything"... Let's not forget her cover of Prince's hit "When You Were Mine"... and the 45-second mono song featured in the beginning of her MTV video "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "He's So Unusual". Die-hard fans must know hidden songs like "Witness", "I'll Kiss You", and "Yeah Yeah". Both these albums from 1983 can be a real ball-buster of a decision, but if you had to choose, what would you pick? For a full-album play-through, my choice is Madonna. But for listening to half the album or so, I like the tracks better on She's So Unusual. I think I'll go with Cyndi's debut for now.