The A Side:
Purple Rain 4:02
The B Side:
The title track from the ‘Purple Rain’ LP was the third single released from the blockbuster album and the first single that failed to reach #1 as it stalled out at #2, top-blocked by Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”. By missing the top spot, Prince failed to match the Bee Gees record (at that time) of putting three songs at #1 from an album release, an accomplishment the Bee Gees did twice with ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Spirits Having Flown’. This single was released on purple vinyl in a screen printed plastic picture sleeve. The US single release was edited down from the LP running time of 8:45 to a radio friendly 4:02. This edit version has never been available on an official CD release.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||10/13/84||4||14|
Label: Warner Brothers Records
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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