Prince singles discography

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Prince singles discography
Releases
Singles 97
Promotional singles 34
Internet singles 21
Internet downloads 8

This article includes the singles discography of Prince. See also The New Power Generation and 94 East discographies for singles released under these monikers.

Prince is an extremely prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and under pseudonyms and/or pen names, as well as writing songs which have been recorded by other artists. Estimates of the actual number of songs written by Prince (released and unreleased) range anywhere from 500 to well over 1,000. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide,[1] including 48.9 million certified units in the United States, 4.7 million in France[2] and over 5 million records in the United Kingdom.


Singles[edit]

Singles released physically[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
CAN
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
IRE
[13]
NZ
[14]
1978 "Soft and Wet" 92 12 For You
"Just as Long as We're Together" 91
1979 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" 11 1 2 41 3 Prince
1980 "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" 13
"Still Waiting" 65
"Sexy Dancer" 2
"Bambi"
"Uptown" 101 5 5 Dirty Mind
"Dirty Mind" 65 5
"Head" 5
1981 "Do It All Night"
"Gotta Stop (Messin' About)" Non-album single
"Controversy" 70 3 1 15 28 Controversy
"Let's Work" 104 9 1
1982 "Sexuality" 88
"Do Me, Baby"
"1999" 12 4 1 6 2 14 2 21 4 1999
1983 "Little Red Corvette" 6 15 61 5 8 2 12
"Delirious" 8 18 27 33
"Let's Pretend We're Married" 52 55 52
"Automatic"
1984 "When Doves Cry" [A] 1 1 1 1 1 19 16 6 10 18 17 4 2 2 Purple Rain
"Let's Go Crazy" [A] 1 1 1 2 10 11 7 13
"Purple Rain" [A] 2 4 3 41 4 5 1 5 5 5 8 8 16
"I Would Die 4 U" [A] 8 11 50 12 96 7 58
1985 "Take Me with U" [A] (with Apollonia) 25 40 7
"Raspberry Beret" [A] 2 3 4 8 13 35 23 25 24 2 Around the World in a Day
"Paisley Park" [A] 38 40 18 11 26
"Pop Life" [A] 7 8 5 67 65 60 29 44
"America" [A] 46 35
1986 "Kiss" [A] 1 1 1 4 2 8 4 3 10 16 3 6 11 2 Parade
"Mountains" [A] 23 15 11 45 32 16 45 15 37
"Anotherloverholenyohead" [A] 63 18 21 36 15 36
"Girls & Boys" [A] 21 27 12 11 4
1987 "Sign o' the Times" 3 1 2 5 29 20 35 7 7 14 11 10 6 4 Sign o' the Times
"If I Was Your Girlfriend" 67 12 17 15 20 8 48
"U Got the Look" (with Sheena Easton) 2 11 22 90 23 61 11 11 9 8
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" 10 14 4 33 30 29 10 9
1988 "Alphabet St." 8 3 22 14 26 18 3 1 5 5 9 3 1 Lovesexy
"Glam Slam" 44 76 33 9 29 11 12
"I Wish U Heaven" 18 53 20 24 9 24
1989 "Batdance" 1 1 1 1 2 17 10 4 1 5 1 2 2 1 Batman
"Partyman" 18 5 45 31 38 32 16 25 14 6 16
"The Arms of Orion" (with Sheena Easton) 36 13 27 5 44
"Scandalous!" 5 17 21
1990 "The Future" 39 9 15
"Thieves in the Temple" 6 1 9 5 16 21 8 4 11 12 7 2 5 Graffiti Bridge
"New Power Generation" 64 27 18 26 11
1991 "Gett Off" [B] 21 6 1 25 8 9 13 3 7 13 3 4 3 13 Diamonds and Pearls
"Cream" [B] 1 2 2 4 21 7 3 6 3 15 7 5
"Insatiable" [B] 77 3
"Diamonds and Pearls" [B] 3 1 5 13 19 28 15 12 7 25 8 8
1992 "Money Don't Matter 2 Night" [B] 23 14 19 18 23 48 9 34 23 19 10 20
"Thunder" [B] 28 3
"Sexy MF" [B] 66 76 11 5 6 11 4 5 13 8 4 5 6 Love Symbol Album
"My Name Is Prince" [B] 36 25 9 5 9 7 19 8 15 14 7 5 7
"7" [B] 7 61 3 25 77 34 28 27 12
"Damn U" [B] 108 32
1993 "The Morning Papers" [B] 44 68 8 39 31 52
"Pink Cashmere" 50 14 7 The Hits/The B-Sides
"Peach" 107 28 25 45 8 7 39 13 14 20 15
"Controversy" (re-issue) 5
1994 "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" / "The Beautiful Experience" 3 2 6 1 5 9 1 4 13 1 1 4 1 The Gold Experience
"Letitgo" 31 10 20 22 29 45 14 7 21 30 26 24 Come
"Space" 71
1995 "Purple Medley" 84 74 40 30 19 33 Non-album single
"I Hate U" 12 3 25 33 62 18 31 20 22 The Gold Experience
"Gold" 88 92 39 58 25 19 10 23
1996 "Dinner with Delores" 36 Chaos and Disorder
"Betcha by Golly Wow!" 10 9 18 62 42 27 11 24 Emancipation
1997 "The Holy River" 31 92 63 19
"NYC"[15] Non-album single
"The Truth"[16] The Truth
1998 "1999" (re-issue) 40 45 86 31 10 18 1999
1999 "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold" 63 23 79 71 65 Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
"1999: The New Master" (1999 re-recording) 47 40 1999
2001 "U Make My Sun Shine"(with Angie Stone) 59 108 The Chocolate Invasion
"When Will We Be Paid?"(with Audio Stepchild) 59 108 Non-album single
"Supercute" The Chocolate Invasion
"The Work, pt. 1" The Rainbow Children
2002 "Days of Wild" Non-album single
2004 "Musicology" 120 44 29 32 19 27 32 Musicology
"Cinnamon Girl" 89 34 43
"Controversy (Live in Hawaii)"
2005 "S.S.T." 111 Non-album single
"Te Amo Corazón" 67 7 61 58 11 37 24 3121
2006 "Black Sweat" 60 82 2 80 29 52 43 41
"Fury" 72 92 60 47
2007 "Guitar" 13 29 63 81 Planet Earth
"F.U.N.K." (download-only single) Non-album single
2009 "Dance 4 Me" (download-only single & ep) MPLSound
2011 "Extraloveable" (featuring Andy Allo) (download-only single) Non-album single
2012 "Rock and Roll Love Affair" 121
2013 "Screwdriver" [C] (download-only single) Plectum Electrum
"Fixurlifeup" [C] (download-only single)
"Breakfast Can Wait" / "The Breakfast Experience" (download-only single) Non-album single
2014 "Pretzelbodylogic" [C] (download-only single) 90 Plectum Electrum
"Fallinlove2nite" (featuring Zooey Deschanel)[17] 113

Promotional Singles[edit]

This section includes promotional singles that have not been made available as retail releases in any form.

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
UK
[12]
1980 "When You Were Mine" Dirty Mind
1983 "D.M.S.R." 1999
1984 "Another Lonely Christmas" I Would Die 4 U
"Erotic City" Let's Go Crazy
1987 "Hot Thing" 63 14 4 Sign o' the Times
1989 "Trust" Batman
1992 "Willing and Able" Diamonds and Pearls
1993 "Nothing Compares 2 U" 62 The Hits/The B-Sides
1994 "Pope"
"Love Sign" (with Nona Gaye) 72 32 1-800-NEW-FUNK
"Come" Come
1995 "P. Control" The Gold Experience
"Dolphin"
"Endorphinmachine"
"Slave" Emancipation
1997 "Somebody's Somebody" 15 19
"Face Down"
1998 "Extraordinary" The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
1999 "The Rest Of My Life"
"5 Women"
"It's About That Walk"
"Baby Knows" Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
2000 "Man O' War"
2001 "She Loves Me 4 Me" The Rainbow Children
2002 "Last December"
"One Nite Alone... Live EP" One Nite Alone... Live!
2003 "Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas" Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas DVD
2004 "Call My Name" 75 27 Musicology
2006 "The Song of the Heart" Happy Feet
"Beautiful, Loved & Blessed" (with Tamar Davis) 3121
2007 "Chelsea Rodgers" Planet Earth
"Future Baby Mama" 39
"The One U Wanna C"
2009 "U're Gonna C Me" MPLSound

Airplay-only songs[edit]

This section includes songs that were not released as commercial or promotional singles, but charted in the US due to airplay by radio stations.

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B

[3]
1995 "Shhh" 62 The Gold Experience
2007 "Satisfied" 70 3121
2009 "Better with Time" 78 MPLSound

Internet downloads[edit]

In this section all full songs are listed that only have been made available for download on the internet.

Year Song Website
2000 "One Song" Love4OneAnother.com
"Cybersingle" NPGOnlineLtd.com
2004 "Bataclan" NPGMusicClub.com
2005 "Glasscutter"
"Live from Paisley Park"
"Strange Relationship (Live in Minneapolis)"
2007 "Guitar (original "demo" version)" 3121.com
"Love (acoustic version)"
2013 "Rock And Roll Love Affair (Remix 7)" 3rdeyegirl.com
"Screwdriver (Remix)" [C]
"Boyfriend (Demo)" [C]
"That Girl Thang" [C]
"Live Out Loud" [C]
"Ain't Gonna Miss U When U're Gone"
(featuring Ledisi)
"Extraloveable Reloaded"
"Menstrual Cycle" [C]
"Octopus Heart" [C]
"Groovy Potential"
"The Sweeter She Is" [C]
"Something In The Water (Paisley Park Rehearsal)" [C]
"Da Bourgeoisie"

Internet streams[edit]

This section lists full songs that only have been streamed over the internet by Prince or a third-part affiliated to Prince, or to which Prince delivered a song for streaming purposes.

Year Song Peak chart positions Website
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
CAN
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
IRE
[13]
NZ
[14]
1999 "U're Still The One" Love4OneAnother.com
2003 "Xylophone" NPGMusicClub.com
2009 "In A Large Room With No Light" Montreuxjazz.com
2010 "Purple and Gold"[18] Vikings.com
"Cause and Effect"[19] 89.3 The Current's website
"Hot Summer"[20]
"Rich Friends"[21] KTU.com
2013 "Same Page Different Book" [C] 3rdeyegirl.com

Certifications[edit]

Year Single US[22] UK[23] AUS[24]
1979 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" Gold
(1,000,000)
1982 "1999" Silver
(250,000)
1984 "When Doves Cry" [A] Platinum
(2,000,000)
Silver
(250,000)
"Let's Go Crazy" [A] Gold
(1,000,000)
"Purple Rain" [A] Gold
(1,000,000)
1986 "Kiss" [A] Gold
(1,000,000)
1989 "Batdance" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Silver
(200,000)
Gold
(35,000)
"Partyman" Gold
(500,000)
1990 "Thieves in the Temple" Gold
(500,000)
1991 "Gett Off" [B] Gold
(500,000)
1992 "Cream" [B] Gold
(500,000)
Platinum
(70,000)
1993 "7" [B] Gold
(500,000)
1994 "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" Gold
(500,000)
Silver
(200,000)
Platinum
(70,000)
A^ With The Revolution
B^ With The New Power Generation
C^ With 3rd Eye Girl

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newspaper gives away Prince CDs". BBC News Online. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ Infodisc, Prince
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Chart history - Prince" Allmusic Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  4. ^ a b Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide 2000)
  5. ^ a b "Prince discography". Australian Album charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Prince discography". Austrian charts (in German). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Prince discography". German charts (in German). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Prince discography". Austrian charts (in German). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  9. ^ a b "Prince discography". Norwegian charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  10. ^ a b "Prince discography". Swedish charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  11. ^ a b "Swiss Music Charts". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  12. ^ a b c chartstats.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  13. ^ a b "Irish chart positions". irishcharts.ie, http://acharts.us. 
  14. ^ a b "New Zealand Charts". New Zealand charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  15. ^ Sold directly from Prince's 1-800-new-funk phone service and 1800newfunk.com in February, 1997.
  16. ^ Sold directly from Prince's 1-800-new-funk phone service in January, 1997.
  17. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. 
  18. ^ "Prince's Vikings Song – Purple and Gold". Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  19. ^ "Prince – Cause And Effect". Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  20. ^ "Prince – Hot Summer". Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  21. ^ "Prince – Rich Friends". Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Prince". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-07-07.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Prince". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-07-07.  Enter Prince in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  24. ^ "Accreditation Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Australian Fun Countdowns. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  • Uptown: The Vault – The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince: Nilsen Publishing 2004, ISBN 91-631-5482-X

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