Video: Betcha By Golly Wow!

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1997: The Holy River Music Videos
(Prince)
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1999: Beautiful Strange
Betcha By Golly Wow!

Betcha By Golly Wow! music video selected snapshots

Music Video details


First aired: 1996
Producer(s): Paisley Park Productions
Director: Prince
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released: 11 December 1996

Awards


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Betcha By Golly Wow! is video for the song of the same name and lead single of the album Emancipation. It was shot in early November, 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA and around Minneapolis, MN, USA. The song features footage of some 50 ballet dancers wearing white leotards, each with one or two letters, spelling out the chorus of the song: "Betcha By Golly Wow! U're the one that I've been waiting 4 4ever. And ever will my love 4 u keep growing strong." Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes is the lead dancer in the video. There is also black and white footage of Prince pumping gas in his white BMW Z3, and being paged to the hospital as Mayte in having their baby. as well as footage inside a hospital with Maybe having he temperature measured and looking happy. On British television show 'Top Of The Pops' the video premiered in a different edit, comprised only the close up shots of Prince, some of which are also in the regular video.


Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Early November 1996 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Around Mionneapolis, MN, USA
Cast
  • Prince
  • Mayte
  • Dominique Dawes - dancer
  • Joanne Pesusich - dancer
  • Adam King - dancer
  • unidentified dancers
Crew
  • Jamie King - creative director / choreographer
  • Tina Landon - choreographer

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 4:07 Prince streaming video platforms (2018)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2018)

before release in 2018 streaming only
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 4:07 'Top Of The Pops' edit with on close-up footage of Prince


 
Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

  • Painfully the footage with Mayte in the hospital was filmed shortly after her and Prince's son Amiir had passed, after being born with severe birth defects.

References
1997
The Holy River
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1999
Beautiful Strange