Single: I Wish U Heaven

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I Wish U Heaven

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Single details


Released: 20 September 1988 (US release)

24 October 1988 (UK release)

Related album: Lovesexy
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) (10:12)
I Wish U Heaven (Radio Edit of Remix) (4:25)
I Wish U Heaven (Single Edit of Remix) (5:45)
Scarlet Pussy (6:09)
Scarlet Pussy (Edit) (4:10)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard R&B Chart 15 Oct. 1988 18 12
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 5 Nov. 1988 26 4
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 27 Oct. 1988 9 4
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 5 Nov. 1988 24 5
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


I Wish U Heaven
(music video)
I Wish U Heaven
(sheet music)
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I Wish U Heaven was the third single to be released from Prince's tenth album Lovesexy. It was released four and a half months after the album, and received a release around the world. Unlike the previous two singles from the album (Alphabet St. and Glam Slam), the single was released with traditional artwork.

On CD versions, the b-side Scarlet Pussy was not listed, which made it the first "hidden track" on a Prince release. On the cassette single and vinyl it was listed, credited to Camille, marking the first time a b-side on a Prince single was not credited to Prince (although Camille is only a pseudonym for Prince).

While the first two single releases from Lovesexy included a clear sleeve with artwork only in the form of a sticker, I Wish U Heaven contained full artwork, with a cover photograph taken from the I Wish U Heaven video.

Interestingly, while the track is listed on the labels (as well as on the Lovesexy album) as I Wish U Heaven (contrary to Eye88.png No from the same album), the cover artwork for the single shows the title as Eye88.png Wish U Heaven.

The single did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but reached number 18 on the Billboard R&B Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. I Wish U Heaven (2:43)
B. Scarlet Pussy (Edit) (4:10) - Camille

References:
US: 7-27745
UK: W7745
JP: 7-27745
DE: 927 745-7
AU: MX301581-2

7" Poster Bag

A. I Wish U Heaven (2:43)
B. Scarlet Pussy (Edit) (4:10) - Camille

References:
UK: W7745W

Cassette Single

1. I Wish U Heaven (2:43)
2. Scarlet Pussy (Edit) (4:10) - Camille

References:
US: 4-27745

CD Single

1. I Wish U Heaven (2:43)
2. Scarlet Pussy (Edit) (4:10) - Camille

References:
JP: 10P3-6052

A. I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) (10:12)
B. Scarlet Pussy (6:09) - Camille

References:
US: 0-21074
UK: W7745T
UK: W7745TW (w/ Poster)
DE: 921 074-0
AU: MX301669-70

CD Maxi

1. I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) (10:12)
2. Scarlet Pussy (6:09) (unlisted)

References:
UK: W7745CD
DE: 921 074-2

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-27745)

A. I Wish U Heaven (LP Version) (2:43)
B. I Wish U Heaven (LP Version) (2:43)

(US: PRO-S-3371)
A. I Wish U Heaven (Radio Edit of Remix) (4:25)
B. I Wish U Heaven (Single Edit of Remix) (5:45)

  • (US: PRO-A-3283)

A. I Wish U Heaven (LP Version) (2:43)
B. I Wish U Heaven (LP Version) (2:43)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO CD 3242)

1. I Wish U Heaven (LP Version) (2:43)

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" 7-27745
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UK 7" W 7745
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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


References
Glamslam single.jpg 1988
Glam Slam
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1989
Batdance
Batdance single.jpg