Canada Singles Chart

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Canada Singles Chart


Below are all Prince singles that have charted the Canadian Singles Chart from 1978 to present day. Top 10 hits are highlighted in light purple. Release dates are for Canada. Numbers in brackets after peak number indicate the number of weeks a record remained at peak position. The chart has 40 positions.

Visit CRIA Album Chart for an history of Prince's album hits in Canada.

From 1977 to 1980 the source for single chart in Canada was the biweekly CRIA Top 50 singles, published in trade magazines. It was replaced in 1980 by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Singles chart, published in Billboard. From 1983 to 1996, data (sales report from a national sample of retailers) was provided by The Record. Nowadays the Canadian Single chart is compiled on Saturdays by Soundscan and published in Billboard on Sundays. It is based solely on "genuine sales", using barcode scanning data gathered from 800 retail outlets across Canada.

Of note, RPM, an alternative to the above mentioned singles charts co-existed in Canada from 1964 to 2000. Based based on sales, air-play or popularity polls (a concept former established by Billboard), it was published in RPM Weekly, a publication widely acknowledged as essential in the Canadian music industry. For clarity sake, it will be listed separately.

Promotional records as well as imports are excluded from the Canadian Singles chart.

Top 40 Chart Records

Single Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference CRIA Certification
Littleredcorvette single.jpg Little Red Corvette 6 Jun. 1983 5 14 Warner Bros.
1999 single.jpg 1999 22 Aug. 1983 6 9 Warner Bros.
Delirious single.jpg Delirious 28 Nov. 1983 27 3 Warner Bros.
Whendovescry single.jpg When Doves Cry 13 Aug. 1984 1 (2) 17 Warner Bros.
Letsgocrazy single.jpg Let's Go Crazy 22 Jul. 1985 4 11 Warner Bros.
Purplerain single.jpg Purple Rain 3 Dec. 1984 3 (1) 9 Warner Bros.
Iwoulddie4u single.jpg I Would Die 4 U 18 Feb. 1984 14 7 Warner Bros.
Raspberryberet single.jpg Raspberry Beret 1 Jul. 1985 8 11 Paisley Park
Kiss single.jpg Kiss 5 May 1986 4 18 Paisley Park
Signothetimes single.jpg Sign O' The Times 4 May 1987 5 11 Paisley Park
Ugotthelook single.jpg U Got The Look 7 Dec. 1987 22 7 Paisley Park
Icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman single.jpg I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 7 Mar. 1988 33 6 Warner Bros.
Alphabetst single.jpg Alphabet St. 6 Jun. 1988 30 8 Warner Bros.
Batdance single.jpg Batdance 21 Aug. 1989 1 (2) 15 Warner Bros.
Partyman single.jpg Partyman 16 Oct. 1989 31 3 Warner Bros.

+     indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted.
R     indicates re-entry of a single that had already charted.
A indicates the single entered the Airplay chart only.


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