1010 (Rin Tin Tin)

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1010 (Rin Tin Tin)

Welcome 2 America album artwork
from the album Welcome 2 America
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 July 2021 - Welcome 2 America album
Album(s): Welcome 2 America
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

1010 (Rin Tin Tin) is the tenth song of the tenth posthumous album Welcome 2 America (the first full previously-unreleased studio album of Prince material).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking most likely took place in March/April 2010 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. This is the only song on the album to feature Prince as the sole musician (without Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Coleman and/or John Blackwell).

In the 2017 Prince Exhibit "My Name Is Prince" at the O2 in London, England, lyrics of this song were on display, including noting of verses and a key of F, for it to be played in. A line of the lyrics reads: "If u ask the Lone Ranger Rin Tin Tin (1010)", with 1010 could be Prince shorthand for (Rin)TinTin and a play on words with the angelical number 1010. Also in that line the L in Lone Ranger is corrected from a B. Bone ranger is a pun that also occurs in the lyrics to 18 & Over.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
March/April 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
1010 (Rin Tin Tin) 4:42 Welcome 2 America Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although exactly half the amount, the song 1010 is not related lyrically or musically to the unreleased song 2020

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