Girl (The Time)

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from the album The Time

single art for Girl
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 29 July 1981 - The Time album
Album(s): The Time
Writer(s): Prince (uncredited)
Producer(s): Morris Day and Prince (as Jamie Starr)
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

Girl is the second track on The Time’s first album The Time, and, in late 1981, Girl was released as the album’s third and final single. The song was written by Prince, although the album does not contain any writing credits.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in April 1981 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (along with the rest of the album). As with much of the rest of the album, the recording features only Prince and Morris Day.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
April 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Jellybean Johnson - credited for drums, but did not participate
  • Terry Lewis - credited for bass guitar, co-lead and background vocals, but did not participate
  • Jesse Johnson - credited for guitar and vocals, but did not participate
  • Jimmy Jam - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate
  • Monte Moir - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Girl 5:34 The Time Studio
Girl 5:36 The Time Expanded Edition (2021 Remaster)
Studio Remastered in 2021
Girl (Edit) 3:40 Girl single Edit
Girl (Edit) (Mono) 3:40 Girl promo Edit mono Mono version of edit above
Girl (Edit) 3:40 The Time Expanded Edition (2021 Remaster)
Edit Same edit as above, but remastered in 2021

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Girl is entirely unrelated to the Prince and the Revolution track Girl, recorded in 1982 and released in 1985 (see Girl for details of that track). This is believed to be the first instance of Prince reusing a title for a different song.

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