Single: America

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Poplife single.jpg 1985: Pop Life All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1986: Kiss Kiss single.jpg
America

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Single details


Released: 2 October 1985
Related album: Around The World In A Day
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

America (21:46)
Girl (3:51)
Girl (Extended Version) (7:35)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 19 oct. 1985 46 7
USA: Billboard R&B Chart 2 Nov. 1985 35 8
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 28 Dec. 1985 35 1
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


America
(music video)
America
(sheet music)
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America was the fourth and final single (third in North America) to be released from Prince's eighth album Around The World In A Day, the second album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. It was released five and a half months after the album.

The single included a non-album track b-side, Girl as well as extended versions of both America and Girl. The extended version of America was not given any title to distinguish it from the album version (only credited as "America"), but was the longest extended version to be released of any track by Prince, at 21:46 long.

The cover art, as with that of the singles Raspberry Beret and Pop Life, is an enlarged detail from the artwork of the album Around The World In A Day, painted by Doug Henders.

The single reached number 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 35 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart.

While America was released in most of the world, Pop Life was released concurrently in the UK, where Girl was included as the b-side.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. America (3:40)
B. Girl (3:51)

References:
US: 7-28999
JP: P-2021
DE/CA: 928 999-7
AU: MX210895-6

A. America (21:46)
B. Girl (Extended Version) (7:35)

References:
US: 0-20389
DE/CA: 920 389-0
AU: MX210859-60

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-28999)

A. America (3:40)
B. America (3:40)

7" 1987 Back To Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: GWB-0529)

A. America (3:40)
AA. Pop Life (3:42)

  • (US: PRO-A-2300)

A. America (3:40)
B. America (3:40)

Others
  • This record wasn't released in any other format (Cassette, CD, Digital).

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA 7" 7-28999
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • US press advert published in Billboard.

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References
Poplife single.jpg 1985
Pop Life
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1986
Kiss
Kiss single.jpg