Single: Soft And Wet

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Soft And Wet

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Single details


Released: 7 June 1978
Related album: For You
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

Soft And Wet (Mono) (3:01)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 4 Nov. 1978 92 4
USA: Billboard Hot Soul Singles 29 Jul. 1978 12 20
USA: Billboard Bubbling Under The Hot 100 14 Oct. 1978 101 3
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


For You
(album)
Just As Long As We're Together
(single)
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Soft And Wet is the first single from Prince's first album For You, marking Prince's first ever single. It was released two months after the album, on Prince's 20th birthday (whether this timing was intentional or coincidental is not known).

The b-side, So Blue, was also taken from the album. The promo release included a mono mix of Soft And Wet, not available elsewhere.

The single reached number 92 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 12 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart.

Soft And Wet sold 350,00 copies in the USA.


Track listing
7"

A. Soft And Wet (3:01)
B. So Blue (4:26)

References:
US: WBS 8619
ZA: WBS 297

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12"
  • (US WBS 8619)

A. Soft And Wet (Mono) (3:01)
B. Soft And Wet (3:01)

  • No 12" was issued for this single.
Others
  • This record has not been released in another format.

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

USA 7" WBS 8619 Promo
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USA 7" WBS 8619 1st edition
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USA 7" WBS 8619 2nd edition
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USA 7" WBS 8619 3rd edition
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South Africa 7" WBS 297
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA 7" 7-21982 Back To Back hits reissue
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Images courtesy of Sleevographia

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • On 5 August 1978, Warner Bros. Records published an ad in Billboard N° 31, Vol. 90, page 33 (ISSN 0006-2510) to promote 7 singles of their catalog that were charting in the Hot Soul Single chart of the same week, amongst them Soft And Wet listed at position N°88. The ad said:Lift Off! Warner R&B: you're hearing it. 7 smashes bullet to the big time!

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  • Soft And Wet sold nearly 350,000 copies in the USA.
  • The single remained 12 weeks into the Hot Soul Singles Top 40 Chart.
  • Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart progression:
    Entry position 88 (29 Jul. 1978), 98 (5 Aug. 1978), 66 (12 Aug. 1978), 51 (19 Aug. 1978), 41 (26 Aug. 1978), 31 (2 Sep. 1978), 22 (9 Sep. 1978), 16 (16 Sep. 1978), 12 (23 Sep. 1978), 12 (30 Sep. 1978), 12 (7 Oct. 1978), 13 (14 Oct. 1978), 16 (21 Oct. 1978), 22 (28 Oct. 1978), 25 (4 Nov. 1978), 26 (11 Nov. 1978), 35 (18 Nov. 1978), 43 (25 Nov. 1978), 49 (2 Dec. 1978), Exit position: 50 (9 Dec. 1978).
  • Billboard Bubbling Under The Hot 100 Singles Chart progression:
    Entry position 101 (14 Oct. 1978), 102 (21 Oct. 1978), Exit position: 103 (28 Oct. 1978).
  • Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart progression:
    Entry position 96 (4 Nov. 1978), 96 (11 Nov. 1978), 94 (18 Nov. 1978), Exit position: 92 (25 Nov. 1978).

References
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See Biography
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1978
Just As Long As We're Together
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