Single: Gett Off

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Gett Off

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Single details


Released: 29 July 1991 (US 7" release)
12 August 1991 (US maxi-single release)
19 August 1991 (UK release)
Related album: Diamonds And Pearls
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)
Gangster Glam (6:04)
Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Minutes) (9:22)
Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
Gett Off (Flutestramental) (4:12)
Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
Gett Off (Rosie's Dub) (5:30)
Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:31)
Gett Off(Single Remix) (4:01)
Gett Off (Thrust Edit) (4:48)
Gett Off (Thrust Mix) (9:29)
Gett Off (Urge Single Edit) (4:24)
Gett Off (Urge Dub) (4:35)
Horny Pony (4:17)
Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot R&B 27 Jul. 1991 6 17
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play 10 Aug. 1991 1(1) 13
USA: Billboard Hot 100 17 Aug. 1991 21 14
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Austria: Single Top 75 22 Sep. 1991 9 10
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 7 Sep. 1991 13 8
Germany: Musikmarkt Top 100 Singles 28 Aug. 1991 13 6
The Netherlands: Top 100 24 Aug. 1991 3(?) 13
Norway: Topp 20 Single Week 36/1991 7 4
Sweden: Top 60 Singles 9 Sep. 1991 13 6
Switzerland: Top 75 8 Sep. 1991 3(?) 15
U.K.: Top 40 31 Aug. 1991 4 7
U.K.: Gallup Single Chart 31 Aug. 1991 4 8
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Singles 29 Sep. 1991 8 16
New Zealand: Top 40 Singles 6 Oct. 1991 13 8
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 23 Oct. 1991 Gold (500,000)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Gett Off
(sheet music)
Gett Off
(home video)
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Alternate 12" Single Configuration


  • May 1991, configuration
1. Horny Pony
2. Money Don't Matter 2 Night
3. Cream - alternate version
4. Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Minutes)

Gett Off was the first single to be released from the album Diamonds And Pearls, by Prince and the New Power Generation, released worldwide. It was the first musical release to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation (the first time Prince had given his band co-credit since the disbanding of The Revolution in 1986).

Initially released to DJs as a promo on Prince's 33rd birthday, 7 June 1991, there was no plan to release the single commercially (or to include the track on the album Diamonds And Pearls), and only 1,500 copies of the one-sided 12" promo were made (included here for the sake of clarity).

Based on the positive reaction, however, it was decided that Gett Off would be included on the album and released as the lead-off single.

The track it replaced on the album, Horny Pony, became the b-side of the single. The maxi-single released included three tracks which are largely based on Gett Off, but can be considered songs in their own right: Violet The Organ Grinder, Gangster Glam and Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental), as well as a slew of remixes by Prince and other remixers (some of which were given different names in different countries - see Gett Off song entry for details).


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:31)
B. Horny Pony (4:17)

References:
US: 7-19225

A. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:01)
B. Horny Pony (4:17)

References:
UK: W0056
DE: 5439-19225-7

7" Back-To-Back Hits 1993 Reissue


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

References:
US: ref needed

Cassette Single

A. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:31)
B. Horny Pony (4:17)

References:
US: 4-19225
CA: 91 92254

A. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:01)
B. Horny Pony (4:17)

References:
UK: W0056C
DE: 300140-4
AU: 543919225-4

A. Gett Off (Urge Mix) (8:20)
B. Gett Off (Thrust Mix) (9:29)

References:
UK: W0056T
DE: 9362-40187-0

A1. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
A2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
A3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
B1. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
B2. Gangster Glam (6:04)
B3. Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)

References:
US: 0-40138
UK: 0-40138 (2007 reissue)
AU: MX79029-30

Cassette Maxi

A1. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
A2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
A3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
B1. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
B2. Gangster Glam (6:04)
B3. Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)

References:
US: 4-40138

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD 7" Promo
  • (US: 9 40138-2)

1. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:31)
2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
4. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
5. Gangster Glam (6:04)
6. Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)
7. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)

  • (UK: W0056CD, DEU: 9362-40188-2)

1. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:01)
2. Gett Off (Urge Single Edit) (4:24)
3. Gett Off (Purple Pump Mix) (8:31)

  • (JAP: WPCP-4630)

1. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
4. Gangster Glam (6:04)
5. Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:47)
6. Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:57)
7. 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) (3:13)
8. Get Some Solo (1:31)
9. Do Your Dance (KC's Remix) (5:58)
10. Housebangers (4:23)
11. Q In Doubt (4:00)
12. Ethereal Mix (4:43)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-4977)

1. Gett Off (Single Remix) (4:01)
2. Gett Off (Urge Single Edit) (4:24)
3. Gett Off (Thrust Single Edit) (4:48)
4. Gett Off (Purple Pump Mix) (8:31)
5. Gett Off (Urge Mix) (8:20)
6. Gett Off (Thrust Mix) (9:29)

  • (UK: W0113DJ)

A. Gett Off (Urge Single Edit) (4:24)

12" Promo

  • (US: JUN7)

A. Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Minutes) (9:22)

  • (UK: SAM 857)

A1. Gett Off (Urge Mix) (8:20)
A2. Gett Off (Flute Instrumental) (7:26)
B1. Gett Off (Purple Pump Mix) (8:31)
B2. Gett Off (Thrust Edit) (4:48)
B3. Gett Off (Thrust Dub) (7:24)

  • (US: PRO-A-4920)

A1. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
A2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
A3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
B1. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
B2. Gangster Glam (6:04)
B3. Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)

  • (US: PRO-A-4977)

A1. Gett Off (Urge Mix) (8:20)
A2. Gett Off (Urge Dub) (4:35)
A3. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (4:12)
B1. Gett Off (Thrust Mix) (9:29)
B2. Gett Off (Thrust Dub) (7:24)
B3. Gett Off (Rosie's Dub) (5:30)

Others

A1. Gett Off (Extended Remix) (8:31)
A2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:20)
A3. Violet The Organ Grinder (4:59)
B1. Gett Off (Flutestramental) (7:26)
B2. Gangster Glam (6:04)
B3. Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental) (4:51)


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

USA 12" JUN7 Original DJ promo
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USA 12" PRO-A-4920 Promo
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USA 12" PRO-A-4977 Promo
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USA 12" 0-40138
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UK 12" SAM 857 Promo
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • The Gett Off video was played heavily, and drew a lot of controversy. The resulting media coverage only drew more interest to the song and single.
  • Prince and the New Power Generation made their first TV performance playing Gett Off live on the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, in a set similar to the Gett Off video. This again drew controversy, due to the sexual nature of the images, and Prince's costume, which was open at the rear to show his bare buttocks.
  • US Press Advert:
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  • Gett Off was the first musical release to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.
  • The DJ promo release of Gett Off was the first Prince release to be released on his birthday since Soft And Wet thirteen years previously.
  • In May 1991, Prince compiled an acetate EP of new tracks, titled Gett Off, which was planned for release, before Prince instead decided to release the limited edition 12" vinyl to DJs instead.

References
http://lista.vg.no
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)
British Hit Singles by Martin Roach (ISBN 978-0-7535-1537-2)
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