Album: The Hits 2

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The Hits 2

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Album details


Released: 13 September 1993 (UK)
14 September 1993 (USA)
Length: 74:41
Label(s): Paisley Park Records
Studio(s): California

Minnesota

Europe

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: The Billboard 200 2 Oct. 1993 54 19
USA: Billboard Top R&B Albums 2 Oct. 1993 23 21
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Germany: Muzikmarkt Top 100 Albums 27 Sep. 1993 19 11
The Netherlands: Album Top 100 25 Sep. 1993 15 10
Portugal: AFP Portugal Albums Top 30 Week 18/2016 13 6
U.K.: UK Albums Chart 25 Sep. 1993 5 28
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 12 Apr. 1994 Gold (500,000)
RIAA, USA 10 Aug. 1995 Platinum (1 million)
SNEP, France 1993 Gold (141,500)
ARIA, Australia 10 Nov. 1996 Gold (35,000)
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


Peach
b/w Nothing Compares 2 U
Peach single.jpg
Controversy
b/w The Future
Controversy93 single2.jpg
Purple Rain (promo only)
b/w none
Purplerain1993promo single.jpg
Pope (promo only)
b/w Pink Cashmere
Pope single.jpg

See also


The Hits 1 & 2
(Sheet Music)
The Hits / The B-Sides
SheetMusicHits-1-2.jpg Thehitsthebsides.jpg
The Hits 2 is the second compilation album by Prince. It was released simultaneously with The Hits 1, The Hits / The B-Sides and The Hits Collection home video in September 1993, and the disc itself was also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides.


Content

In conjunction with The Hits 1, the album contains most of Prince's most well-known songs from 13 studio albums, released originally between 1978 and 1993 (Batman being the only album not represented). With the exception of Soft And Wet, the more explicit material was saved for The Hits 2 to avoid a "Parental Advisory" label on The Hits 1.

The album also contained two previously-unreleased songs; Peach and Pope. Compared to the two previously-unreleased tracks included on The Hits 1, these two new tracks were relatively contemporary. Peach was recorded in June 1992, and Pope was recorded in May 1993.


Early project

Warner Bros. had initially considered releasing a larger 4-5 disc box set, but this was quickly rejected as the retail price was considered to be prohibitive.

Prince contributed six previously-unreleased songs to the whole set, and at one point wanted to be more involved in the release, but Warner Bros. were already behind schedule on the set, and in the end paid Prince not to be involved.


Promotion

Peach was released as a single two months after the album's release (three weeks after the album's release in the UK), and some territories also received a re-release of Controversy as a single the following month (with an entirely different tracklist and appearance than the 1981 release).

Pope was also available as a promotional-release only in the UK (with no commercial release).

The album reached number 54 on The Billboard 200 Chart, and number 23 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart. The album has sold well since its release, and was certified platinum (1,000,000 copies shipped) in 1995.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Controversy (3:35)
  2. Dirty Mind (3:49) 1 
  3. I Wanna Be Your Lover (2:56)
  4. Head (4:43)
  5. Do Me, Baby (3:55)
  6. Delirious (2:38)
  7. Little Red Corvette (4:55)
  8. I Would Die 4 U (2:56) 2 
  9. Raspberry Beret (3:31) 2 
  10. If I Was Your Girlfriend (3:46)
  11. Kiss (3:45)
  12. Peach (3:48)
  13. U Got The Look (3:46)
  14. Sexy M.F. (5:24)3 
  15. Gett Off (4:29) 4 
  16. Cream (4:12) 4 
  17. Pope (3:28)
  18. Purple Rain (8:40) 2 

The vinyl long play format was release at same time as the CD.

  • Side 1:
  1. Controversy (3:35)
  2. Dirty Mind (3:49) 1 
  3. I Wanna Be Your Lover (2:56)
  4. Head (4:43)
  5. Do Me, Baby (3:55)
  • Side 2:
  1. Delirious (2:38)
  2. Little Red Corvette (4:55)
  3. I Would Die 4 U (2:56) 2 
  4. Raspberry Beret (3:31) 2 
  5. If I Was Your Girlfriend (3:46)
  • Side 3:
  1. Kiss (3:45)
  2. Peach (3:48)
  3. U Got The Look (3:46)
  4. Sexy M.F. (5:24) 3 
  5. Gett Off (4:29) 4 
  • Side 4:
  1. Cream (4:12) 4 
  2. Pope (3:28)
  3. Purple Rain (8:40) 2 


Cassette

  • A-Side:
  1. Controversy (3:35)
  2. Dirty Mind (3:49) 1 
  3. I Wanna Be Your Lover (2:56)
  4. Head (4:43)
  5. Do Me, Baby (3:55)
  6. Delirious (2:38)
  7. Little Red Corvette (4:55)
  8. I Would Die 4 U (2:56) 2 
  9. Raspberry Beret (3:31) 2 
  10. If I Was Your Girlfriend (3:46)
  • B-Side:
  1. Kiss (3:45)
  2. Peach (3:48)
  3. U Got The Look (3:46)
  4. Sexy M.F. (5:24)3 
  5. Gett Off (4:29) 4 
  6. Cream (4:12) 4 
  7. Pope (3:28)
  8. Purple Rain (8:40) 2 

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.
1  Written by Prince and Dr. Fink
2  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
3  Written by Prince, Tony M. and Levi Seacer, Jr.
4  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Thehits1.jpg 1993
The Hits 1
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1993
The Hits / The B-Sides
Thehitsthebsides.jpg