The A Side:
Purple Rain (Long Version)
The B Side:
God (Instrumental) (Love Theme From ‘Purple Rain’)
In 1984, Prince was riding high on top of the song charts and at the box office. The title song from the soundtrack to ‘Purple Rain’ was released in the UK on a 12” that includes a track that has never been available on CD. The instrumental version of “God” is also known as the “Love Theme from Purple Rain”. The “Long Version” of “Purple Rain” as listed on the sleeve is simply the album version from the soundtrack LP/CD. “God (Vocal)” was released on CD as part of “The Hits/B-Sides” collection.
On October 6, 1984, “Purple Rain” was the highest debuting song on the Hot 100 and “Let’s Go Crazy” was in its 2nd and final week at #1. It topped out at #2 for two weeks, kept out of the top spot by Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||10/13/84||4||14|
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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