Money Don't Matter 2 Night

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"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
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UK 7" single
Single by Prince and The New Power Generation
from the album Diamonds and Pearls
B-side "Call the Law"
"Push" (UK 12" and CD)
Released March 3, 1992
Format
Recorded Warner Pioneer Studios, Japan, 29 August - 10 September 1990
Genre
Length 7" edit: 4:12
Album/12" single: 4:48
Label
Writer(s)
  • Prince
  • Rosie Gaines
Producer(s) Prince
Prince and The New Power Generation singles chronology
"Diamonds and Pearls"
(1991)
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
(1992)
"Sexy MF"
(1992)
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Diamonds and Pearls"
(1991)
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
(1992)
"Thunder"
(1992)

"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation from their 1991 album, Diamonds and Pearls.[2] Co-written with Rosie Gaines, the lyrics deal directly with money, poverty, and greed. The vocal delivery is similar to that of "When Doves Cry", but more subtle.[vague] Overall, the song is a smooth delivery with layered vocals by Prince.

While the distorted vocals on the song[vague] were unintentional, engineer Michael Koppelman liked the effect[citation needed] and it is assumed that Prince did as well, since his performance was never replaced with a non-distorted take.

The B-side is a previously unreleased track "Call the Law", with lead vocals by Tony M., supplemented by Rosie Gaines on the chorus. Prince provides guitar solos throughout the song. The track was added to the New Power Generation release Goldnigga in 1993. The UK 12" single and CD release also included the album track "Push".

Music videos[edit]

The song is notable for its promotional video, directed by Spike Lee.[3] Featuring a poverty-stricken African-American family, with no shots of Prince, it was considered overly political and not "MTV friendly". A second version was issued, which included footage of the song performed by Prince and The New Power Generation.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was an overall modest hit, reaching numbers 23 and 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts respectively, number 14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and number 27 on the Airplay chart. It also reached number 19 in the UK, number 18 in Australia, and number 7 in the Netherlands.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 27
France (SNEP)[7] 26
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 48
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 19
US Billboard Hot 100 23
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 24
US Billboard Hot R&B Songs 14
US Billboard Hot R&B Airplay 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Prince & the New Power Generation: Diamonds and Pearls > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Prince & The New Power Generation - Money Don't Matter 2 Night at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Prince & the New Power Generation - "Money don't matter 2night"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.top40.nl/prince-and-the-new-power-generation/prince-and-the-new-power-generation-money-don-t-matter-2-night_10545
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Prince & The New Power Generation – Money Don't Matter 2 Night". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Prince: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 3, 2016.

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