Single: The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

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The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

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Single details


Released: 5 October 1999 (US 2-track single release)

15 November 1999 (UK release)
23 November 1999 (US maxi-single release)

Related album: Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Label(s): NPG Records / Arista Records
Non-Album track(s):

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (feat. Eve) (4:30)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Dub) (5:49)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Instrumental) (6:47)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Romance Beats) (6:03)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (feat. Q-Tip) (5:08)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (feat. Q-Tip) (3:42)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:26)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (feat. Eve) (4:32)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 23 Oct. 1999 63 13
USA: Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales 23 Oct. 1999 19 21
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Singles & Tracks 23 Oct. 1999 23 20
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Singles Airplay 30 Oct. 1999 33 16
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Single Sales 23 Oct. 1999 15 27
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music / Maxi-Singles Sales 11 Dec. 1999 6 16
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Germany: MusikWoche Top 100 27 Dec. 1999 91 3
The Netherlands: Mega Top 50 6 Nov. 1999 71 3
The Netherlands: Tipparade 13 Nov. 1999 21 -
U.K.: Gallup Top 40 26 Feb. 2000 65 1
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
(music video)
 
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The Greatest Romance Ever Sold was the first single from Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, the sixth album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

It was released five weeks prior to the album, in the USA, Europe and the UK only, and featured remixes by popular remixers Jason Nevins and The Neptunes, as well as appearances from popular rappers Eve and Q-Tip.

The single's main b-side, The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve), was an entirely re-recorded version of the song containing samples of the original around a rap by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and Eve in a similar vein to many of Prince's remixes from 1994-9 (many of the lyrics from this version were later reused on Silicon).


Promotion

The single had only little chart success, perhaps in part due to the video only being ready two months after the single's release. It reached number 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 23 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs & Tracks chart.

It didn't fared much better in Europe, as it reached number 65 in the United Kingdom, 71 in the Netherlands and 91 in Germany.


Track listing
CD Cassette

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:26)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (4:30)

References:
US: 13749-2

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:26)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Album Version) (5:29)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)
4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (4:30)

References:
UK: 74321-70664-2

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Original Radio Edit) (4:26)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (3:42)
4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)

References:
DE: 74321-74500-2

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Original Radio Edit) (4:26)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (featuring Q-Tip) (3:42)
4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
5. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (featuring Q-Tip) (5:08)

References:
UK: 74321-72704-2

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (featuring Q-Tip) (3:42)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Album Version) (5:29)
5. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
6. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (featuring Q-Tip) (5:08)
7. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
8. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Original Radio Edit) (4:26)

References:
US: 13750-2

A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Original Radio Edit) (4:26)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
(both sides play same sequence

References:
US: 07822 13749-4

12"

A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Romance Beats) (6:03)
B1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (featuring Q-Tip) (5:08)
B2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
C1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
C2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Album Version) (5:29)
D1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
D2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (featuring Q-Tip) (3:42)

References:
US: 13750-1
DE: 74321-72704-1

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD promo 12" Promo
  • (Spain: 74321715002)

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:26)

  • (US: ARPCD-3776)

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix w/Q-Tip) (4:19)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Call Out Research Hook) (0:12)

  • (UK: no cat. number)

1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:19)
2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit w/Eve Rap) (4:36)
4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix w/Q-Tip) (4:19)
5. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (3:45)

  • (US: ARDP-3764)

A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Album Version) (5:29)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (4:26)
B1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
B2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)

  • (US: ARDP-3783)

A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Vocal) (6:41)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Beats) (6:03)
B1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Dub) (5:49)
B2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Instrumental) (6:47)

  • (UK: GREAT1)

A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (featuring Q-Tip) (5:08)
B1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
B2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)

(US: ARDP-3750)
A1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Radio Edit) (featuring Eve) (4:32)
A2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Romance Beats) (6:03)
B1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Extended Remix) (featuring Q-Tip) (5:08)
B2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (3:36)
C1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Adam & Eve Remix) (featuring Eve) (4:30)
C2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Album Version) (5:29)
D1. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) (6:41)
D2. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Neptunes Remix Edit) (featuring Q-Tip) (3:42)

Others
  • This single wasn't released in any other format (7", Digital).

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

USA 12" 13750-1
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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
Itsaboutthatwalk single.jpg 1999
It's About That Walk
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1999
Baby Knows
Babyknows single.jpg