Single: Betcha By Golly Wow!

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Betcha By Golly Wow!

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Single details


Released: 2 December 1996 (UK, Australia)
Related album: Emancipation
Label(s): NPG Records / EMI Records
Non-Album track(s):

None

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 30 Nov. 1996 31 8
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Airplay 30 Nov. 1996 10 14
USA: Billboard Top Adult 40 21 Dec. 1996 38 1
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Ultratip Flanders 14 Dec. 1996 5 4
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 14 Dec. 1996 11 7
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Betcha By Golly Wow!
(music video)
 
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Betcha By Golly Wow! was the first commercially-available single to be released from Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png (Slave had been available almost a year before, but only as a cassette giveaway at a Paisley Park Studios show).

It was released two weeks after the album, and was released commercially only in the UK and Australia, while in the US it was only released as a promo.

It marked the first time that Prince had released a cover version as a single. The b-side, Right Back Here In My Arms, was also taken from Emancipation.

The single was also released with an orange slipcover sleeve in the UK containing a fold-out poster of Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) in Paris, although the tracks and inside artwork were exactly the same.

The single reached number 11 on the UK Gallup Singles Chart. In the US, it reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart, and number 10 on the Billboard R&B Airplay Chart.


Track listing
CD Cassette

1. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30)
2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:33)

References:
AU: 7243 8 83560 2 2
UK: CDEM 463
NL: 7243 8 83560 2 2
NL: 7243 8 83541 2 7 (cardboard single)

CD Limited Edition w/Poster

1. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30)
2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:33)

References:
AU: 7243 8 83561
UK: CDEMS 463

1. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30)
2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:33)

References:
AU: 7243 8 83560 4 6
UK: 7243 8 83560 4 6

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD Promo Vinyl
  • (US: DPRO-11657, NL: CDBETCHA001)

1. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30)

(JP: TOCP-40020)
1. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30)
2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:42)

  • This single wasn't released in vinyl format
Others
  • This single wasn't released in digital format.

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

USA 5"CD NPG DPRO-11657
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UK CD CDEM 463
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UK CD CDEMS 463 slipcase edition
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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

  • This single marked the first time that Prince had released a cover version as a single.
  • In his review of the single, in Billboard Magazine issue of 7 dec. 1997 (page 26), Datu Faison reported that:
    "The single received 2,349 spins for the week ending 24 Nov. 1997, according to Broadcast Data Systems."



References
Dinnerwithdelores single.jpg 1996
Dinner With Delores
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1997
The Holy River
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