Single: Sexy M.F.

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Sexy M.F.

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Single details


Released: 30 June 1992 (US release)
6 July 1992 (UK release)
Related album: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Sexy M.F. (5:25)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 25 Jul. 1992 66 4
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Singles 25 Jul. 1992 76 7
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 1 Aug. 1992 10 10
France: Nielsen & Ipsos Top 50 15 Aug. 1992 19 10
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 9 Jul. 1992 5 7
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 18 Jul. 1992 4 7
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Singles 19 Jul. 1992 5 9
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Sexy M.F.
(music video)
Sexy M.F.
(home video)
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Alternate Single Configuration


  • ?? May 1992 configuration
Side 1
A. Sexy M.F.
Side 2
B. Black M.F. In The House


Sexy M.F. was the first single to be released from Prince's fourteenth album SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the second album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

It was released three and a half months before the album, and only two weeks after the UK release of the previous album's final single, Thunder. The single's b-sides were taken from the previous album, Diamonds And Pearls, and the Diamonds And Pearls Tour was underway at the time of release.

The single reached only number 66 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart (the song's explicit content restricted its airplay), and number 76 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Chart. It fared better in the UK, where radio stations created their own edits of the track in order to play it; the single reached number 4 on the UK Gallup Singles Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Sexy M.F. (5:25)
B. Strollin' (3:46)

References:
US: 7-18817
UK: W0123
DE: 5439-18817-7
UK Shaped picture disc: W0123P

A. Sexy M.F. (5:25)
B1. Strollin' (3:46)
B2. Daddy Pop (5:16)

References:
DE/AU: 9362-40481-0
UK: 9362-40481-0 (2007 reissue)

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD 12" Promo
  • (UK: W0123CD, DE: 9362-40481-2)

1. Sexy M.F. (5:25)
2. Strollin' (3:46)
3. Daddy Pop (5:16)

  • (JAP: WPDP-6305)

1. Sexy M.F. (5:25)
2. Strollin' (3:46)

  • (US: PRO-A-5570, US Yellow vinyl: L-39777)

A. Sexy M.F. (5:25)
B. Sexy M.F. (5:25)

CD Promo

  • (DEU: SEXY 1)

1. Sexy M.F. (5:25)

Others

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

USA 7" US: 7-18817
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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

  • On 7 June 1992, Prince's 34th birthday, a promo 12" was distributed to DJs, in a similar fashion to the Gett Off promo on the same date the year before.
  • A May 1992, configuration of the Sexy M.F. single (listed in Alternate Configuration section above) contained Black M.F. In The House which ended up on the New Power Generation's first 'solo' album Gold Nigga, released in 1993.
  • During a Love4oneanother.com "? of the week" in 1999, a fan (using the name Joe Kelly) asked, "Since you are obviously opposed to violence and promote peace, what is the positive significance and meaning of your gun microphone [used on the single's cover and during live shows]?", to which Prince replied, "My words of peace go in2 the gun and nullify its power".

References
Thunder single.jpg 1992
Thunder
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1992
My Name Is Prince
Mynameisprince single.jpg