Dirty Mind (Prince song)

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"Dirty Mind"
U.S. 7" single cover
Single by Prince
from the album Dirty Mind
B-side "When We're Dancing Close and Slow"
Released November 26, 1980
Format 7" single
Recorded Minneapolis, May–June 1980
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 7" edit: 3:54
Album: 4:11
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince, Doctor Fink
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Uptown"
(1980)
"Dirty Mind"
(1980)
"Controversy"
(1981)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Sexy Dancer"
(1980)
"Do It All Night"
(1981)

"Dirty Mind" was the follow-up single in the U.S., and title track to Prince's third album, released in 1980.[1] The song is built around a keyboard riff created by Doctor Fink, which dominates the song. The demo-like[who?] song lacks a chorus, and is a stark departure of the smooth R&B sound of Prince's first two albums. The lyrics concern sexual thoughts, which are fairly representative of the other songs from the album. The single's B-side is the ballad "When We're Dancing Close and Slow", from the previous year's Prince. "Dirty Mind" only reached number sixty-five on the soul chart and did not crack the Hot 100.[2] Along with the tracks "Uptown" and "Head", "Dirty Mind" reached number five on the dance charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirty Mind" (edit) – 3:54
  2. "When We're Dancing Close and Slow" – 5:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Prince-Dirty-Mind/master/109236
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 471. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 208.