The A Side:
Pretty Mess (Vocal) 6:03
The B Side:
Pretty Mess (Instrumental) 4:34
Denise Katrina Matthews became better known as Vanity after hooking up with Prince and being installed as the lead character in his girl group Vanity 6. Vanity was around long enough for one album to be recorded and moved on to a solo career after that. She inked a recording deal with Motown records and her first LP, ‘Wild Animal’, hit the shelves in 1984. The first single from that LP was “Pretty Mess” a song that Vanity wrote the lyrics and the melody for. It was her first entry on the Hot 100 as a solo artist and her first Top 20 R&B chart hit.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||9/8/84||15||14|
Label: Motown Records
Catalog#: TMGT 1360
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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