Thunder (Prince song)

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"Thunder"
UK 12" picture disc
Single by Prince
from the album Diamonds and Pearls
B-side "Violet the Organ Grinder"
"Gett Off" (Thrust Dub)
Released June 15, 1992[1]
Format 12" single picture disc
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, Winter[specify] 1990
Genre Pop rock
Length 5:45 (Album)
3:20 (Radio Edit)
Label Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
(1992)
"Thunder"
(1992)
"Sexy MF"
(1992)
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
(1992)
"Thunder"
(1992)
"Sexy MF"
(1992)

"Thunder" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation, from the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. It was issued as a limited, individually numbered 12-inch single picture disc in the UK only, and the edited version was available only on the promotional single. The lyrics can be interpreted as referring to the night Prince decided to withdraw The Black Album, when he was rumored to have suffered a bad ecstasy trip.[2] This is the first single cover to feature Mayte, sitting at the lower left.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was another top 30 hit for Prince, peaking at #28 in the UK, and continuing the moderate success of Diamonds and Pearls singles there.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 28

The B-sides were previously released on the "Gett Off" maxi-single: "Violet the Organ Grinder" and "Gett Off" (Thrust Dub)

References[edit]

  • Uptown: The Vault – The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince: Nilsen Publishing 2004, ISBN 91-631-5482-X
  1. ^ Uptown, 2004, p. 133
  2. ^ Hahn, Alex. Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince. Billboard Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8230-7748-9. Page ?

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