Scandalous!

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"Scandalous!"
U.S. 7" single
Single by Prince
from the album Batman
B-side "When 2 R in Love"
"Sex" (12")
Released November 28, 1989
Format 7" single, 12" single, maxi single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, October, 1988
Genre Soul
Length 7" edit: 4:12
Album: 6:15
Long version: 19:15
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince, John L. Nelson
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"The Arms of Orion"
(1989)
"Scandalous!"
(1989)
"Thieves in the Temple"
(1990)
Prince (DEU) chronology
"The Arms of Orion"
(1989)
"Scandalous!"
(1989)
"The Future"
(1990)
The Scandalous Sex Suite EP

Scandalous is the eighth track on Prince's album Batman and was released as the album's fourth single, five months after the album was released. The music is attributed to Prince and his father, John L. Nelson. A maxi-single was released after the single, titled The Scandalous Sex Suite, which contained a three part 19 minute suite of the song Scandalous, the three parts named The Crime, The Passion and The Rapture. Kim Basinger, who played the character Vicki Vale in Batman, also appeared on the maxi-single.[1][2]

As Prince's final single released in the 1980s, "Scandalous!" reached number five on the U.S Black Singles Chart but didn't touch the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Due to licensing issues with the Batman franchise, Prince was not allowed to include songs from this album on any compilations. Even on concert T-shirts listing Prince's albums, the Batman title was replaced by the song "Scandalous!".[3]

Track listings[edit]

7" single (Scandalous!)
  1. "Scandalous!" (edit) – 4:12
  2. "When 2 R in Love" – 3:58
12" single (The Scandalous Sex Suite)
  1. "The Crime" – 6:25
  2. "The Passion" – 6:20
  3. "The Rapture" – 6:30
  4. "Sex ("the ’80s are over and the time has come 4 monogamy and trust")" – 6:56
  5. "When 2 R in Love" – 3:58
Compact disc EP (Japan)
  1. "The Crime" – 6:25
  2. "The Passion" – 6:20
  3. "The Rapture" – 6:30
  4. "Sex ("the ’80s are over and the time has come 4 monogamy and trust")" – 6:56
  5. "When 2 R in Love" – 3:58
  6. "Partyman" (The Purple Party Mix) – 6:02
  7. "Partyman" (Partyman Music Mix Remix) – 4:31
  8. "Partyman" (The Video Mix) – 6:20
  9. "Feel U Up" (Short Stroke) – 3:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scandalous!". Prince Vault. 
  2. ^ "Scandalous". Prince Vault. 
  3. ^ "Prince Tour T-Shirt (IMAGE)". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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