Single: Thieves In The Temple

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Thieves In The Temple

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Single details


Released: 23 July, 1990 (UK 7")
24 July, 1990 (US 7")
2 August, 1990 (US 12")
Related album: Graffiti Bridge
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Temple House Dub (5:06)
Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
Thieves In The Temple (Part II) (1:41)
Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 4 Aug. 1990 6 13
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles 4 Aug. 1990 1 (1) 14
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play 1 Sep. 1990 9 7
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 11 Aug. 1990 9 8
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 27 Jul. 1990 2 (?) 5
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 4 Aug. 1990 7 6
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Singles 2 Sep. 1990 16 9
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 2 Oct. 1990 Gold (500,000 units)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Thieves In The Temple
(music video)
Thieves In The Temple
(sheet music)
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Thieves In The Temple was the first single to be released from Prince's twelfth album Graffiti Bridge, the soundtrack to the movie Graffiti Bridge. It was released five weeks prior to the album, and received a release around the world. While it contained an additional non-album track, Thieves In The Temple (Part II), there was no separate b-side, marking the second time a lead-off single did not contain a new b-side following Alphabet St. in 1988. The single reached number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles Chart (marking his seventh number 1 on that chart, following I Wanna Be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Kiss, Sign O' The Times and Batdance).


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)
B. Thieves In The Temple (Part II) (1:41)

References:
US: 7-19751
UK: W9751
DE: 5439-19751-7
AU: MX305875-6

Cassette Single

A. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)
B. Thieves In The Temple (Part II) (1:41)

References:
US: 4-19751
CA: 91 97514
UK: W9751C

A. Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)
B1. Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
B2. Temple House Dub (5:06)

References:
CA: 92 15980
US: 0-21598
UK: W9751T
DE: 7599-21598-0
AU: MX305873-4

12" Picture Disc

A. Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)
B1. Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
B2. Temple House Dub (5:06)

References:
UK: W9751TP

Cassette Maxi

A. Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)
B1. Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
B2. Temple House Dub (5:06)

References:
US: 4-21598

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
5" CD 12" Promo
  • (US: 9 21598-2, UK: W9751CD, DE: 7599-21598-2)

1. Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)
2. Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
3. Temple House Dub (5:06)

3" CD

  • (JAP: WPDP-6240)

1. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)
2. Thieves In The Temple (Part II) (1:41)

  • (US: PRO-A-4345)

A. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)
B. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-4345)

1. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)

Others
  • This single wasn't released on Digital format.

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

USA 7" 7-19751
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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 Whitburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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