Single: Pop Life

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Pop Life

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Single details


Released: 10 July 1985 (7")

31 July 1985 (12")
14 October 1985 (UK release)

Related album: Around The World In A Day
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Hello (3:23)
Hello (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:23)
Pop Life (Extended Version) (9:07)
Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:16)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 27 Jul. 1985 7 14
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles 3 Aug. 1985 8 13
USA: Billboard Hot Dance/Disco - Club Play
(Listed with Hello)
24 Aug. 1985 5 9
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 26 Oct. 1985 34 1
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 24 Oct. 1985 29 1
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 26 Oct. 1985 60 2
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Pop Life
(sheet music)
 
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Pop Life was the third single (second in North America) to be released from Prince's eighth album Around The World In A Day, the second to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. It was released three months after the album's release. The single included a non-album track b-side, Hello as well as extended versions ("Fresh Dance Mix") of both Pop Life and Hello.

Raspberry Beret was released concurrently in the UK (with Hello as the b-side), so when Pop Life was released there, Girl was used as the b-side instead.

Unusually, different versions of Pop Life were used on the 12" in different countries. The U.S. and Europe received Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by Sheila E., while the UK, Australia and New Zealand received Pop Life (Extended Version), which was Prince's own original version.

This is the first single to contain more than one remix of the same track, therefore (albeit not in the same territory).

The cover art, as with that of the singles Raspberry Beret and America, is an enlarged detail from the artwork of the album Around The World In A Day, painted by Doug Henders.

The single reached number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 8 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Pop Life (3:42)
B. Hello (3:23)

References:
CA: 92 89987 Q
US: 7-28998
EC: 45-80112
GT/PE: 0728998.0
DE: 928 998-7
SP: 92 8998-7
JP: P-2000
PH: WB-77-473
AU: MX210623-4
NZ: 28998

A. Pop Life (3:42)
B. Girl (3:51)

References:
UK/EI: W8858

A. Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:16)
B. Hello (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:38)

References:
US: 0-20357
DE: 920 357-0
SP: MS 920357-0
GR: 920357-0
PH: DS-050

A. Pop Life (Extended Version) (9:07)
B. Hello (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:38)

References:
CA: 92 03570 Q
AU: MX210593-4
NZ: 0-20357

A. Pop Life (Extended Version) (9:07)
B. Girl (Extended Version) (7:35)

References:
UK: W8858T

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-28998)

A. Pop Life (3:42)
B. Pop Life (3:42)

  • (CA: 92 89987 Q, DE: 928 998-7, SP: 92 8998-7, JP: P-2000, EC: 0728998.0)

A. Pop Life (3:42)
B. Hello (3:23)

7" 1987 Back To Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: GWB-0529)

A. Pop Life (3:42)
AA. America (3:40)

  • (US: PRO-A-2331)

A. Pop Life (3:42)
B. Pop Life (3:42)

  • (SP: 92 0357-0)

A. Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:16)
B. Hello (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:38)

  • (CA: 92 03570 Q)

A. Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (9:07)
B. Hello (Fresh Dance Mix) (6:38)

  • (UK: SAM 262)

A. Pop Life (Extended Version) (9:07)
B. Girl (Extended Version) (7:35)

Others
  • This record wasn't released in any other format (cassette, CD, digital).

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

USA 7" 7-28998
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UK 7" W 8858
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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
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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