Sister Fate

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"Sister Fate"
Single by Sheila E.
from the album Romance 1600
B-side "Save the People"
Released 1985
Format 7", 12" vinyl single
Genre R&B, funk
Length 3:50 (album version)
3:39 (single version)
5:45 (extended 12" version)
Label Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince, Sheila E.
Sheila E. singles chronology
"The Belle of St. Mark"
(1984)
"Sister Fate"
(1985)
"A Love Bizarre"
(1985)

"Sister Fate" is a song by Sheila E. from the album album Romance 1600. It was released as the first single from the album in 1985. The album version of the song features an organ and percussion intro and has a running time of 3:50; the single version omits the intro and has a running time of 3:39.

Music video[edit]

The video introduced a new image for Sheila E., dressed in a fashion similar to Prince and with a similar haircut.

Chart performance[edit]

The song stalled on the charts and went no higher than #36 on the R&B charts, and did not chart on the Hot 100. Its greatest chart position was when it peaked at #8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. Because of the under performance of "Sister Fate", the second single, "A Love Bizarre" (a duet with mentor Prince) was rush released.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 36
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 26

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. 7"
  1. "Sister Fate" (edit) – 3:39
  2. "Sister Fate" (instrumental) – 3:39
U.S. 12"
  1. "Sister Fate" (extended) – 5:45
  2. "Save the People" – 8:28

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