Anotherloverholenyohead

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"Anotherloverholenyohead"
U.S. 12" single
Single by Prince
from the album Parade
B-side "Girls & Boys" (U.S.)
"I Wanna Be Your Lover" (UK)
Released July 2, 1986
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded Sunset Sound; December 16, 1985
Genre Funk rock
Length 7" edit: 3:23
Album: 3:58
12 extended version": 7:52
Label Paisley Park
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Mountains"
(1986)
"Anotherlover-
holenyohead
"
(1986)
"Sign “☮” the Times"
(1987)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Girls & Boys"
(1986)
"Anotherlover-
holenyohead
"
(1986)
"Sign “☮” the Times"
(1987)

"Anotherloverholenyohead" is a 1986 song by Prince and The Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the film Under the Cherry Moon.[1] The song is essentially a solo performance by Prince, but with backing vocals from Susannah Melvoin, and the horn section of Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss. The song also features a string arrangement by Clare Fischer. The song is set in a minor key, and written around a piano chord sequence, although the arrangement emphasizes an upfront guitar synth and a drum machine. The lyrics are about a man trying to reclaim a lover who is intent on leaving him for another. The song's title is a combination of the main idea of the song, and the chorus, which says "U need another lover like u need a hole in yo head". The single received a 12" extended release with intricate piano work and some dance commands from Prince.

The B-side was the LP version of "Girls & Boys" in the U.S., but since that was already released as a single on its own in the UK, the B-side there was "I Wanna Be Your Lover", from 1979's Prince.

Despite a large amount of publicity provided by its predecessors and the film Under the Cherry Moon, the single stalled on the charts in both the UK (where it reached #36) and the U.S.

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