Number One

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Number One

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Song details
Performer: Robin Power
Writer(s): Prince and Robin Power
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Number One is an unreleased track recorded in late 1989 or early 1990 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Robin Power recorded vocal overdubs on 9 July 1990 at Paisley Park Studios (while Prince was in Europe on the Nude Tour).

The song's drum track was also used on Elephants & Flowers.

It was planned for inclusion on a proposed album by Robin Power and a video was shot for this song, but Prince soon lost interest and an album was never completed.

The song appears briefly in the Graffiti Bridge movie when Robin Power's character performs part of the song for Morris Day in an attempt to seduce him. The song remains unreleased, however.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1989 or early 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
9 July 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Robin Power (no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Number One Studio Recorded late 1989 - early 1990, before vocal overdubs
Number One Studio Version after vocal overdubs by Robin Power
Number One Studio Version with alternate music for an unreleased promo video
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Number One ?:?? Unreleased promotional video Promo video See Number One video for more details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
New Power Generation (Pt. II) 2:57 Graffiti Bridge

New Power Generation single
Controversy single (1993 reissue)

Studio Includes "You want me to what?", sampled from Number One
N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) 5:01 New Power Generation single Remix Remix containing pieces from original and Pt. II; includes "You want me to what?", sampled from Number One
Play Studio Recorded September/October 1990; opens with "You want me to what?", sampled from Number One
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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