Single: Batdance

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Batdance

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Single details


Released: 6 June 1989 (USA 7")
12 June 1989 (UK 7")
21 July 1989 (12"/CD release)
Related album: Batman
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

200 Balloons (5:05)
Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
Batdance (The Batmix) (7:15)
Batdance (The Batmix Radio Edit) (4:09)
Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix) (5:55)
Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix Radio Edit) (4:13)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 17 Jun. 1989 1(1) 18
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles 17 Jun. 1989 1(1) 15
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play 22 Jul. 1989 1(1) 9
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 1 Jul. 1989 5 11
France: Nielsen & Ipsos Top 50 22 Jul. 1989 5 19
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 15 Jun. 1989 2 11
The Netherlands: Mega Top 50 9 Jun. 1989 4 12
The Netherlands: Nederlandse Top 40 9 Jun. 1989 4 9
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 24 Jun. 1989 2(?) 12
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Singles 9 Jul. 1989 2(1) 17
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 11 Aug. 1989 Gold (500,000)
RIAA, USA 11 Aug. 1989 Platinum (1 million)
ARIA, Australia 1989 Gold (35,000)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Batdance
(music video)
Batdance
(sheet music)
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Batdance was the first single to be released from Prince's eleventh album Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the 1989 Tim Burton movie Batman).

It was released two weeks prior to the album, and received a release around the world, becoming Prince's fourth US number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (following When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, and Kiss).

It also reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles and on the Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play charts.

On 11 August 1989 Batdance was certified platinum by the RIAA, indicating 1 million units shipped in the US.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
B. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
US: 7-22924
UK: W2924
DE/CA: 922 924-7
AU: MX303935-6

CD Single

1. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
2. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
JP: 09P3-6172

Cassette Single

1. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
2. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
US/AU: 4-22924
UK: W2924C

Cassette Maxi

A. Batdance (The Batmix) (7:15)
B1. Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix) (5:55)
B2. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
US: 4-21257

A. Batdance (6:13)
B. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
UK: W2924T
DE: 921 272-0

A. Batdance (The Batmix) (7:15)
B1. Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix) (5:55)
B2. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
US: 0-21257
UK: W2924TX
DE/CA: 921 257-0
AU: MX304055-6

12" Picture Disc

A. Batdance (6:13)
B. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
UK: W2924TP

CD Maxi

1. Batdance (6:13)
2. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
UK: W2924CD
UK: W2924CDX (Collector's Edition)
DE: 921 272-2

1. Batdance (The Batmix) (7:15)
2. Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix) (5:55)
3. 200 Balloons (5:05)

References:
US: 9 21257-2
UK: W2924CDTX

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-22924)

A. Batdance (The Batmix Edit) (4:09)
B. Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix Edit) (4:13)

  • (DE: PRO 542)

A. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
B. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)

7" 1989 Back-To-Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: 7-21859)

A. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
AA. Partyman (3:11)

Cassette 1989 BackTrax Reissue

  • (US: 4-21859)

A. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
AA. Partyman (3:11)

  • (US: PRO-A-3579)

A. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)
B. Batdance (LP Version) (6:13)

  • (US: PRO-A-3702)

A1. Batdance (The Batmix) (7:15)
A2. Batdance (The Batmix Radio Edit) (4:09)
B1. Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix) (5:55)
B2. Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix Radio Edit) (4:13)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-3579)

1. Batdance (LP Version) (6:13)
2. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)

Others
  • This single wasn't released on Digital format.

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

USA 7" 7-22924
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USA 7" 7-22924 promo
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France 7" 922 924-7
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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

  • The 1989 Tim Burton movie Batman was heavily promoted, and the use of the movie's symbol on the single's cover acted as promotion in itself.
  • The single rotation on US radios started 1 June 1989.
  • Batdance was the seventh single to be certified as a million seller in 1989, reported Billboard on 26 August 1989 (Vol. 101 No. 34).

References
Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-190-X)
Top R&B Singles 1942 - 1999 by Joel Whitburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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