Single: Let's Go Crazy

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Let's Go Crazy

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Single details


Released: 18 July 1984 (US 7" release)
29 August 1984 (US 12" release)
15 February 1985 (UK release)
Related album: Purple Rain
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

Erotic City (Edit) (3:53)
Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)
Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 4 Aug. 1984 1(2) 19
USA: Billboard Black Singles 11 Aug. 1984 1(1) 17
USA: Billboard Dance/Disco Top 80(Listed with Erotic City) 18 Aug. 1984 1(1) 20
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 23 Feb. 1985 11 5
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 24 Feb. 1985 6 4
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 23 Feb. 1985 7 9
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 7 Nov. 1984 Gold (500,000)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Let's Go Crazy
(music video)
Let's Go Crazy
(sheet music)
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Let's Go Crazy was the second single to be released from Prince's sixth album Purple Rain, the first album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution (in the UK and Europe, Let's Go Crazy was the third single, following Purple Rain).

Let's Go Crazy marked the first single to be credited to Prince and the Revolution (the album's first single, When Doves Cry, was credited only to Prince). The b-side, Erotic City, was previously-unreleased, and marked the first appearance by Sheila E. on a release credited to Prince (although her album The Glamorous Life, mostly written, performed and produced by Prince, was released six weeks earlier).

The single became a worldwide hit, repeating the number 1 chart position of its predecessor When Doves Cry on both the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart (where it was his second number 1 single) and the Billboard Black Singles Chart (where it was his third number 1 single, following I Wanna Be Your Lover and When Doves Cry).


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
B. Erotic City (Edit) (3:53)

References:
US/NZ: 7-29216
JP: P-1885
CA: 92 92167
AU: MX209357-8

A. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
B. Take Me With U (3:51)

References:
UK: W2000
DE: 929 058-7

A. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)
B. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)

References:
US: 0-20246
CA: 92 02460
AU: MX209443-4

A1. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)
A2. Take Me With U (3:51)
B. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)

References:
UK: W2000T
DE: 920 317-0

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-29216)

A. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
B. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)

7" 1987 Back To Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: GWB-0516)

A. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
AA. When Doves Cry (Edit) (3:47)

  • (US: PRO-A-2173)

A. Let's Go Crazy (Edit) (3:46)
B. Let's Go Crazy (Album Version) (4:39)

12" 2007 Reissue

  • (UK: 0-20246)

A. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)
B. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)

CD 1989 Reissue

  • (DE: 921 187-2)

1. Let's Go Crazy (Extended Version) (7:35)1
2. Take Me With U (3:51)

1 N.B.: Let's Go Crazy (Extended Version) is the same version as Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)

Others

A. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)
B. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)


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

USA 7" 7-29216
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UK 7" W 2000
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Germany 3"CD 921 187-2 1989 CD reissue
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • UK press advert.

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References
Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-190-X)
Top R&B Singles 1942-1999 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-186-1)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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