Money Don't Matter 2 Night
|"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"|
UK 7" single
|Single by Prince|
|from the album Diamonds and Pearls|
|B-side||"Call the Law"
"Push" (UK 12" and CD)
|Released||March 3, 1992|
|Recorded||Warner Pioneer Studios, Japan, 1990|
|Length||7" edit: 4:12
Album/12" single: 4:48
|Label||Paisley Park/Warner Bros.|
|Prince singles chronology|
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation from their 1991 album, Diamonds and Pearls. Co-written with Rosie Gaines, the lyrics deal directly with money, poverty, and greed. The vocal delivery is similar to that of "When Doves Cry", but more subtle. Overall, the song is a smooth delivery with layered vocals by Prince.
While the distorted vocals on the song were unintentional, engineer Michael Koppelman liked the effect and it is assumed that Prince did as well, since his performance was never replaced with a non-distorted take.
The B-side is a previously unreleased track "Call the Law", with lead vocals by Tony M., supplemented by Rosie Gaines on the chorus. Prince provides guitar solos throughout the song. The track was added to the New Power Generation release Goldnigga in 1993. The UK 12" single and CD release also included the album track "Push".
The song is notable for its promotional video, directed by Spike Lee. Featuring a poverty-stricken African-American family, with no shots of Prince, it was considered overly political and not "MTV friendly". A second version was issued, which included footage of the song performed by Prince and The New Power Generation.
The song was an overall modest hit, reaching #23 and #24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts respectively, #14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and #27 on the Airplay chart. It reached #19 in the UK.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||23|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||24|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Airplay||27|
|UK Singles Chart||19|
|Australian Singles Chart||18|
- "Prince & The New Power Generation - Money Don't Matter 2 Night at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
- "Prince & the New Power Generation - "Money don't matter 2night"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13.