Sexy Dancer

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Sexy Dancer

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from the album Prince
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single art for Sexy Dancer
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 19 October 1979 - Prince album
Album(s): Prince
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
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Sexy Dancer is the third track on Prince's second album Prince, and, seven months after the album's release, Sexy Dancer was released as the album's third single, although it was released only in the UK and Japan, where it was the album's second single (after I Wanna Be Your Lover).

While specific recording dates are not known, the album sessions took place from late April to late May 1979 at Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. Overdubs and mixing took place at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Although it wasn't released as a single in the USA, Sexy Dancer (with I Wanna Be Your Lover) reached position 3 in the Billboard Disco Top 100 Chart, indicating the track was a DJ favorite in US clubs.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
April - May 1979 Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA Initial tracking
May - 13 June 1979 Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA Overdubs, mixing
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Sexy Dancer 4:18 Prince

Still Waiting single
Sexy Dancer single
Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Studio
Sexy Dancer (Long Version) 8:50 Sexy Dancer single Extended Version
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Sexy Dancer TBC Live concert radio broadcast Live 22 July 1990, Madrid
Sexy Dancer TBC Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 29 July 1990, Estadio Santa María del Mar, La Coruña, Spain
Sexy Dancer TBC Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 31 August 1990, Tokyo
Sexy Dancer/Le Freak - A Love Bizarre - Pass The Peas 6:00 3rdEye TV Show # 4 concert video stream Live 21 September 2007, The O2 Arena, London, England
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) 6:02 Partyman single Remix Remix by Femi Jiya and Prince; Includes sampled clips of Sexy Dancer, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, Partyup, Let's Work, 1999, Raspberry Beret, Erotic City, Kiss, U Got The Look, Housequake and Alphabet St.
Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) 5:58 The Scandalous Sex Suite EP Remix edit As above, missing The Joker's opening dialogue by Jack Nicholson
Purple Medley 11:03 Purple Medley single Studio medley See Purple Medley for more details
Stare 3:44 Spotify stream Studio Includes sample of Kiss and interpolation of Sexy Dancer
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Sexy Dancer appeared in the Billboard Disco Top 100 chart along with I Wanna Be Your Lover 5 weeks after I Wanna Be Your Lover first entered the same chart. The Disco Top 100 chart is based on DJ/Clubs playlists sent to Billboard and reflects the impact of a track in clubs. The playlist contains either singles or albums tracks. From these playlists, different tracks from a same artist and a same album are listed as only one entry in the charts.
  • Billboard Disco Top 100 chart progression for Sexy Dancer:
    Entry position 16 (15 Dec. 79), 12 (22 Dec. 79), ?? (29 Dec. 79), ?? (5 Jan. 80), 4 (12 Jan. 80), 3 (19 Jan. 80), 3 (26 Jan. 80), ?? (2 Feb. 80), 4 (9 Feb. 80), 7 (16 Feb. 80), 11 (23 Feb. 80), 13 (1 Mar. 80), 37 (8 Mar. 80), 62 (15 Mar. 80), 59 (22 Mar. 80), 57 (29 Mar. 80), exit position ?? (5 Apr. 80).
    Weeks in Top 10: ?, weeks in Top 40: 13.

References
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