Dirty Mind (Prince song)

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"Dirty Mind"
Prince Dirty.jpg
U.S. 7" single cover
Single by Prince
from the album Dirty Mind
B-side"When We're Dancing Close and Slow"
ReleasedNovember 26, 1980
Format7" single
RecordedMinneapolis, May–June 1980
  • 7" edit: 3:49
  • Album: 4:11
LabelWarner Bros.
Prince singles chronology
"Dirty Mind"
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Sexy Dancer"
"Dirty Mind"
"Do It All Night"

"Dirty Mind" is the follow-up single in the U.S., and title track to Prince's third album, released in 1980.[2] The song is built around a keyboard riff created by Doctor Fink, which dominates the song. The demo-like[who?] song lacks a chorus, and is a stark departure of the smooth R&B sound of Prince's first two albums. The lyrics concern sexual thoughts, which are fairly representative of the other songs from the album. The single's B-side is the ballad "When We're Dancing Close and Slow", from the previous year's Prince. "Dirty Mind" reached number sixty-five on the soul chart.[3] Along with the tracks "Uptown" and "Head", "Dirty Mind" reached number five on the dance chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirty Mind" (edit) – 3:23
  2. "When We're Dancing Close and Slow" – 5:18


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dirty Mind - Prince." AllMusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ "Prince - Dirty Mind at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 471.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 208.