Billboard Hot Dance Disco Chart

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Billboard Hot Dance Disco Chart




Definition


Below are listed all Prince singles that have hit the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Chart. Created in October 1974, the Billboard Disco Action chart (as named then) was initialy a survey of New York City dance clubs but it soon evolved into a compilation from a selection of most played tracks, submitted by dance club DJs in 15 metropolitan cities. The chart was many times renamed and the number of position varied from 10 (1974) to 100 (1979-1981), back to 80 (until 1985) and nowadays 50.

DJs selection included album cuts, promo records cuts, 7" and/or 12" tracks. The "From" column indicates the format listed by Billboard for the tracks that made the charts (an album or a single). Top 10 hits are highlighted in light purple. Release dates are those valid for the USA.

Of note, Prince is ranked #1 of the Top 20 Dance/Disco Artists Per Decade for the 1980s and #5 of the Top 200 Dance/Disco Artists (in 2003).

Visit Billboard Hot 100 for an history of Prince's singles hits in the US Pop charts and The Billboard 200 for the albums' hits in the US pop charts.
The Billboard charts are published on Wednesdays and feature the club airplay figures collected for the week ending the preceding Saturday.

Chart Records


From Tracks Listed Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
From the album "Prince" I Wanna Be Your Lover / Sexy Dancer 19 Oct. 1979 10 Nov. 1979+ 2 (1) 23 Warner 3366 (LP) Platinum
From the album "Dirty Mind" Uptown / Dirty Mind / Head / Partyup 8 Oct. 1980 11 Oct. 1980+ 5 30 Warner 3478 (LP) Gold
From the album "Controversy" Controversy / Let's Work 14 Oct. 1981 3 Oct. 1981 1 (6) 30 Warner 3601 (LP) Platinum
1999 single.jpg 1999 24 Sep. 1982 23 Oct. 1982 1 (2) 22 Warner 29896 (7")
Littleredcorvette singleusa.png Little Red Corvette 9 Feb. 1983 9 Apr. 1983 61 7 Warner 29746 (7")
Letspretendweremarried single.jpg Let's Pretend We're Married / Irresistible Bitch 23 Nov. 1983 11 Feb. 1984 52 6 Warner 20170 (12")
Whendovescry single.jpg When Doves Cry / 17 Days 16 May, 1984 9 Jun. 1984 1 (6) 14 Warner 20228 (12")
Letsgocrazy single.jpg Let's Go Crazy / Erotic City 18 Jul. 1984 18 Aug. 1984 1 (1) 20 Warner 20246 (12")
Iwoulddie4u single.jpg I Would Die 4 U 28 Nov. 1984 19 Jan. 1985 50 6 Warner 20291 (12")
From the album "Around The World In A Day" Around The World In A Day (all cuts)* 22 Apr. 1985 25 May 1985 8 10 Paisley Park 25286 (LP) Platinum x2
Raspberryberet single.jpg Raspberry Beret / She's Always In My Hair 15 May 1985 13 Jul. 1985 4 7 Paisley Park 20355 (12")
Poplife single.jpg Pop Life / Hello 10 Jul. 1985 24 Aug. 1985 5 9 Paisley Park 20357 (12")
Kiss single.jpg Kiss 5 Feb. 1986 8 Mar. 1986 1 (2) 11 Paisley Park 20442 (12)"
Mountains single.jpg Mountains 7 May 1986 21 Jun. 1986 11 7 Paisley Park 20465 (12")
Anotherloverholenyohead single.jpg Anotherloverholenyohead / Girls & Boys 2 Jul. 1986 6 Sep. 1986 21 6 Paisley Park 20516 (12")
Signothetimes single.jpg Sign O' The Times 18 Feb. 1987 21 Mar. 1987 2 (3) 11 Paisley Park 20648 (12")
Icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman single.jpg I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man / Hot Thing 3 Nov. 1987 26 Dec. 1987+ 4 11 Paisley Park 20728 (12")
Alphabetst singleusa.jpg Alphabet St. 23 Apr. 1988
Unconfirmed
28 May 1988 22 8 Paisley Park 20930 (12")
Batdance single.jpg Batdance 6 Jun. 1989 22 Jul. 1989 1 (1) 9 Warner 21257 (12")
Partyman single.jpg Partyman 25 Aug. 1989 28 Oct. 1989 45 2 Warner 21370 (12")
Thievesinthetemple single.jpg Thieves In The Temple 24 Jul. 1990 1 Sep. 1990 9 7 Paisley Park 21598 (12")
Gettoff single.jpg Gett Off 29 Jul. 1991 10 Aug. 1991 1 (1) 13 Paisley Park 40138 (12")
Mynameisprince single.jpg My Name Is Prince 29 Sep. 1992 31 Oct. 1992 9 11 Paisley Park 40700 (12")

+   indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted
*   details of related tracks needed


References




Billboard Hot 100 Chart  ★  Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart  ★  Billboard Hot Dance Disco Chart  ★  Billboard R&B Singles Chart
Billboard Hot 100 Chart (Associated)  ★  Billboard Hot Dance Disco (Associated)  ★  Billboard R&B Singles Chart (Associated)
Chart History