If I Was Your Girlfriend

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If I Was Your Girlfriend

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from the album Sign O' The Times
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single art for If I Was Your Girlfriend
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 March 1987 - Sign O' The Times album
Album(s): Sign O' The Times

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
Prince 4ever

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

If I Was Your Girlfriend is the second track on the second disc of Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times, and, five weeks after the album's release, If I Was Your Girlfriend was released as the album's second single, released worldwide.

In 1993, the single edit was included as the tenth track on The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

A live version was also included in the concert movie Sign O' The Times.


Recording process

Initial tracking took place on 2 November 1986, at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (three days after Good Love, three days before compiling the only known configuration of the Camille).

The track was included as the seventh track on the 5 November 1986 configuration of the Camille album (credited to the pseudonym Camille), which was later aborted.

Without the 15 seconds intro segue it was included as the second track on the second disc as the album developed into the triple-album Crystal Ball on the 30 November 1986 configuration, which was eventually pared down and became Sign O' The Times.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 November 1986 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Mid-January 1987 (assumed) Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed) intro segue
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If I Was Your Girlfriend 4:54 Sign O' The Times Studio
If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) 3:46 If I Was Your Girlfriend single

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
Prince 4ever

Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If I Was Your Girlfriend T.B.C. Sign O' The Times VHS/DVD Live See Sign O' The Times movie for details
If I Was Ur Girlfriend (Live) 3:18 NPG Music Club Edition # 8 premium members .mov download Live 28 June 2001, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If I Was Your Girlfriend T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 12 November 1996, Emancipation Freedom Concert, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
If I Was Your Girlfriend T.B.C. Live concert performance Live 20 November 1996, Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios, Chicago, IL, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Purple Medley 11:03 Purple Medley single Studio medley See Purple Medley for more details
Musicology 4:26 Musicology Studio Brief clip heard 'on radio' during segue following Musicology
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
If I Was Your Girlfriend Studio Missing the 15 seconds intro segue
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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