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Prince Anotherlover single.jpg
US 12" single
Single by Prince and The Revolution
from the album Parade
Released July 2, 1986
Recorded Sunset Sound; December 16, 1985
Genre Funk rock
  • 7" edit: 3:23
  • Album: 3:58
  • 12 extended version": 7:52
Label Paisley Park
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince and The Revolution singles chronology
"Sign “☮” the Times"
Prince (UK) chronology
"Girls & Boys"
"Sign “☮” the Times"

"Anotherloverholenyohead" is a 1986 song by Prince and The Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the film Under the Cherry Moon.[1] The song is essentially a full band performance by Prince & the Revolution, with backing vocals from Susannah Melvoin, and the horn section of Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss. The song also features a string arrangement by Clare Fischer. The song is set in a minor key, and written around a piano chord sequence, although the arrangement emphasizes an upfront guitar synth and a drum machine. The lyrics are about a man trying to reclaim a lover who is intent on leaving him for another. The song's title is a combination of the main idea of the song, and the line "U need another lover like u need a hole in yo head" from the chorus. The single received a 12" extended release with intricate piano work and some dance commands from Prince.

The B-side was the LP version of "Girls & Boys" in the US, but since that was already released as a single on its own in the UK, the B-side there was "I Wanna Be Your Lover", from 1979's Prince.

Despite a large amount of publicity provided by its predecessors and the film Under the Cherry Moon, the single stalled at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and didn't fare much better in the U.K, where it reached #36.



Chart (1986) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 63


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