Dirty Mind (Prince song)
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|
|Recorded||Minneapolis, May–June 1980|
|Genre||Pop, new wave|
|Length||7" edit: 3:54
|Writer(s)||Prince, Doctor Fink|
|Prince singles chronology|
"Dirty Mind" was the follow-up single in the U.S., and title track to Prince's third album, released in 1980. 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. Along with the tracks "Uptown" and "Head", "Dirty Mind" reached number five on the dance charts.
- "Dirty Mind" (edit) – 3:54
- "When We're Dancing Close and Slow" – 5:18
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 471.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 208.