Single: Cream

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Cream

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Single details


Released: 9 September 1991 (US/UK 7"/MC)
4 November 1991 (US 12")
Related album: Diamonds And Pearls
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) (3:13)
Cream (with segue) (4:44)
Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:47)
Do Your Dance (KC's Remix) (5:58)
Ethereal Mix (4:43)
Gangster Glam (edit) (5:06)
Get Some Solo (1:31)
Housebangers (4:23)
Q In Doubt (4:00)
Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:57)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 28 Sep. 1991 1(2) 20
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 5 Oct. 19951 10 11
France: Nielsen & Ipsos Top 50 26 Oct. 1991 5 18
Ireland: IRMA Single Chart 12 Sep. 1991 7 4
U.K.: Gallup Single Chart 15 Sep. 1991 15 7
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Singles 3 Nov. 1991 2(7) 23
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 16 Jan. 1992 Gold (500,000)
ARIA, Australia 9 Mar. 1992 Platinum (70,000)
Awards
Institution, Country Date Award
12th annual Minnesota Music Awards 10 May 1992 Best Song

See also


Cream
(music video)
Cream
(sheet music)
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Cream was the second single to be released from Prince's 13th album Diamonds And Pearls (the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation), and was released three weeks prior to the album. It was the second single to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

The b-side of the 7" and cassette single was Horny Pony, which was oddly also the b-side of the previous single Gett Off. A maxi-single containing nine tracks, most of which utilize some of the basic tracks of Cream, was released almost two months after the initial single release.

The single became Prince's fifth US number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, following When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Kiss (all attributed to Prince and the Revolution) and Batdance. The single did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Chart, however.

Cream was certified gold by the RIAA on 16 January 1992, indicating 500,000 copies shipped in the US. The single was also certified platinum (70,000 units sold) in Australia in March 1992.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Cream (4:12)
B. Horny Pony (4:17)

References:
US: 7-19175
UK: W0061
DE: 5439-19175-7

7" Back-To-Back Hits 1993 Reissue

A. Cream (4:12)
AA. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:31)

References:
US: TBC

A1. Cream (4:44)
A2. Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:47)
A3. Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:57)
A4. 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) (3:13)
A5. Get Some Solo (1:31)
B1. Do Your Dance (KC's Remix) (5:58)
B2. Housebangers (4:23)
B3. Q In Doubt (4:00)
B4. Ethereal Mix (4:43)

References:
US: 0-40197
DE: 9362-40197-1

A. Cream (4:12)
B1. Horny Pony (4:17)
B2. Gangster Glam (5:06)

References:
UK: W0061T
DE: 9362-40213-0

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD CD Promo
  • (US: 9 40197-2)

1. Cream (4:44)
2. Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:47)
3. Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:57)
4. 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) (3:13)
5. Get Some Solo (1:31)
6. Do Your Dance (KC's Remix) (5:58)
7. Housebangers (4:23)
8. Q In Doubt (4:00)
9. Ethereal Mix (4:43)

  • (UK: W0061CD, DE: 9362-40213-2)

1. Cream (4:12)
2. Horny Pony (4:17)
3. Gangster Glam (5:06)

  • (JAP: WPDP-6286)

1. Cream (4:12)
2. Horny Pony (4:17)

  • *(US: PRO-CD-4985)

1. Cream (Album Version) (4:12)

Others

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

USA 7" 7-19175
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France 7" 5439-19175-7
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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 Cream video was played heavily, and drew a lot of controversy. The resulting media coverage only drew more interest to the song and single.

References
Gettoff single.jpg 1991
Gett Off
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1991
Insatiable
Insatiable single.jpg