A Love Bizarre

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"A Love Bizarre"
A love bizarre.jpg
Single by Sheila E.
from the album Romance 1600
B-side"A Love Bizarre (Part II)", "Save the People"
ReleasedNovember 29, 1985
GenreR&B, funk
Length12:18 (Album Version)
3:46 (Single Version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Prince, Sheila E.[1]
Producer(s)Prince, Sheila E.
Sheila E. singles chronology
"Sister Fate"
"A Love Bizarre"
"Holly Rock"

"A Love Bizarre" is a song written by Prince and Sheila E. The song is a duet between both singers and it appears on Sheila E.'s 1985 album Romance 1600. It clocks in at 12:16, but the single version is 3:46 in duration. It made its debut in the music movie Krush Groove.

The song was a major hit and reached #1 on the Urban radio airplay and Dance/Club play charts.[2] On other American charts, "A Love Bizarre" went to #2 on the U.S. R&B charts and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop radio airplay charts.[3] The German 12" single release is backed by the B-side "Save the People" which also served as the B-side for her previous single "Sister Fate". She performed the song as part of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band during their 2001, 2003 and 2006 tours.

Music video[edit]

The club scene from Krush Groove in which Sheila E. and her band are performing the song was used for the majority of the music video with a few scenes from the film edited in. The music video uses the song's single edit.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985–86) Peak
Austrian Top 40[4] 14
Netherlands Top 40[5] 7
Germany 4
UK Singles Chart[6] 76
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
Year-end chart (1986) Rank
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[7] 83

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. 7"
  1. "A Love Bizarre" – 3:46
  2. "A Love Bizarre (Part II)" – 3:50
U.S. 12" promo
  1. "A Love Bizarre" (LP version) – 12:18
  2. "A Love Bizarre" (edit) – 3:46
German 12"
  1. "A Love Bizarre (Parts I and II)" – 7:36
  2. "Save the People" – 8:28

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ascap entry for song[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 232.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 522.
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  6. ^ "a love bizarre | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (December 27, 1986). "1986 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. 98 (52): Y-21.