Single: If I Was Your Girlfriend

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If I Was Your Girlfriend

Ifiwasyourgirlfriend single.jpg

Single details


Released: 6 May 1987 (7" release)
13 May 1987 (12" release)
1 June 1987 (UK release)
Related album: Sign O' The Times
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)
Shockadelica (3:30)
Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 30 May. 1987 67 6
USA: Billboard Hot Black Single 30 May. 1987 12 12
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 27 Jun. 1987 14 5
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 11 Jun. 1987 8 4
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 20 Jun. 1987 20 6
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


If I Was Your Girlfriend
(sheet music)
 
SheetMusic-IfIWasYourGirlfriend.png

If I Was Your Girlfriend was the second single to be released from Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times, released five weeks after the album. The b-side, Shockadelica, was previously-unreleased (although originally intended for the Camille album).

The single is notable as the first Prince-related single to be available on CD; a promotional CD single was available in the USA (the first commercial CD single release was Alphabet St., the following year).

The single reached only number 67 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, but reached number 12 on the Billboard Black Chart. It fared better on the pop chart in the UK, reaching number 20 on the Gallup Singles Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)
B. Shockadelica (3:30)

References:
US: 7-28334
UK: W8334
JP: P-2267
DE/CA: 928 334-7
AU: MX213287-8

7" Poster Bag

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)
B. Shockadelica (3:30)

References:
UK: W8334W

7" Collector's Pack

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)
B. Shockadelica (3:30)

References:
UK: W8334E

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
B. Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)

References:
US: 0-20697
UK: W8334T
DE/CA: 920 697-0

12" Picture Disc

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
B. Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)

References:
UK: W8334TP

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-28334)

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)
B. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-2747)

1. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) (3:46)

  • (US: PRO-A-2758)

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
B. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)

Cassette Single

  • (US: 4-20697, CA: 92 06974, UK: W8334C)

A. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
B. Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)

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

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • The single remained 9 weeks in the Billboard Black Single Top 40 Chart and 5 weeks in the Gallup Single Top 40 UK Chart.

References
The Billboard Book Of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits by Joel Whitburn (ISBN 0-8230-8283-0)
Top R&B Singles 1942 - 1999 by Joel Whitburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties by Joel Whitburn (ISBN 0-89820-079-2)
British Hit Singles by Martin Roach (ISBN 978-0-7535-1537-2)
The Official UK Charts Company / Prince
Signothetimes single.jpg 1987
Sign O' The Times
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1987
U Got The Look
Ugotthelook single.jpg