There’s Something I Like About Being Your Fool is a song recorded in late spring 1981 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was worked on further in mid-June 1981, at Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California, and was mixed at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, on the first two days of mixing for the Controversy, 14 and 15 August 1981, indicating that it was intended for the album until the last minute.
Prince pulled out the track in 1985 for possible use by Jill Jones, but it is unclear if additional instrumentation or vocals were recorded at this point.
The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, for use by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between the two artists, that was never fully developed. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 25 January 1987 (four days after recording saxophone overdubs on I Need A Man). Raitt recorded vocals for the track in April 1987, at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio with Susan Rogers overseeing. Although Prince offered four songs to Bonnie Raitt (I Need A Man, Jealous Girl, Promise 2 Be True and There’s Something I Like About Being Your Fool), it is unclear whether this collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. The track remains unreleased, however.
Engineer Don Batts has mentioned that Steve Fargnoli loved the song, and wishes it had been released by Prince. The track is a fast rockabilly-style track, with lyrics about an unfaithful woman who crashes the narrator’s car (an idea revisted in Adore), but the narrator is willing to make up with her, "because there’s something I like about being your fool".
In September 2020 the song was released on one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe set.