"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena", often known simply by the title "Maria Magdalena", is a pop song by German singer Sandra. It was first released in March 1985 as the lead single from her debut album, The Long Play, and it was her first single to be released internationally. The song reached #1 on the official German Charts for four weeks between 13 September 1985 and 4 October 1985. A huge hit in Europe, it also peaked at number one (#1) in the Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland; #3 in Italy; #5 in France; #2 in South Africa and #87 in the U.K. It was also a popular radio hit song in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Yugoslavia.