A Love Bizarre

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"A Love Bizarre"
Single by Sheila E.
from the album Romance 1600
B-side "A Love Bizarre (Part II)", "Save the People"
Released November 29, 1985
Format 7", 12" vinyl single
Recorded 1984–1985
Genre R&B, funk
Length 12:18 (album version)
3:46 (single version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince, Sheila E.[1]
Producer(s) Prince, Sheila E.
Sheila E. singles chronology
"Sister Fate"
(1985)
"A Love Bizarre"
(1985)
"Holly Rock"
(1986)

"A Love Bizarre" is a song written by Prince and Sheila E.. The song is a duet between both singers and it appears on Sheila E.'s 1985 album Romance 1600. It clocks in at 12:16, but the single version is 3:46 in duration.

The song was Sheila E.'s last major hit and her second biggest behind her debut single "The Glamorous Life". The song was performed in the film Krush Groove, in which Sheila E. also had a major supporting role. The song was a major hit and reached #1 on the Urban radio airplay and Dance/Club play charts [2] On other American charts, "A Love Bizarre" went to #2 on the U.S. R&B charts and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop radio airplay charts.[3] The German 12" single release is backed by the B-side "Save the People" which also served as the B-side for her previous single "Sister Fate". She performed the song as part of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band during their 2001, 2003 and 2006 tours.

Music video[edit]

The club scene from Krush Groove in which Sheila E. and her band are performing the song was used for the majority of the music video with a few scenes from the film edited in. The music video uses the song's single edit.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985–86) Peak
position
Netherlands Top 40 7
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. 7"
  1. "A Love Bizarre" – 3:46
  2. "A Love Bizarre (Part II)" – 3:50
U.S. 12" promo
  1. "A Love Bizarre" (LP version) – 12:18
  2. "A Love Bizarre" (edit) – 3:46
German 12"
  1. "A Love Bizarre (Parts I and II)" – 7:36
  2. "Save the People" – 8:28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry for song
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 232. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 522. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Who's Zoomin' Who" by Aretha Franklin
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
November 30, 1985 – December 7, 1985
Succeeded by
"I Like You" by Phyllis Nelson