Love Or $

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♥ Or $

Kiss single.jpg
single art for Kiss
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 5 February 1986 - Kiss single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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♥ Or $ (a.k.a. Love Or $ or Love Or Money) was released as the b-side of Kiss, the first single from Prince's eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. It was one of only two b-sides from 1982-1989 not to be included on The B-Sides collection in 1993 (the other being Alexa De Paris), for unknown reasons.

Basic tracking took place on 9 July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (the day before Neon Telephone).

♥ Or $ is the first studio track released by Prince (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by Eric Leeds who would become long-term musical collaborators (Eric Leeds had previously contributed to The Family side-project).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
♥ Or $ 3:57 Kiss single Edit
♥ Or $(Extended Version) 6:49 Kiss single Studio Full version

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
♥ Or $ Early mix Containing rhythm guitar part later mixed out
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • ♥ Or $ is the earliest occurrence of Prince using a non-alphanumerical symbol in the title of a song, something which later became commonplace.
  • Prince subsequently released songs entitled Love and $, although both are musically and lyrically unrelated to this song.

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