Jealous Girl

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Jealous Girl

Song details
Performer: The Hookers; Bonnie Raitt
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Jealous Girl is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same time as Pizza and Drive Me Wild). The track was intended for an album by The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was offered to The Bangles after Prince met Bangles lead singer Susannah Hoffs on a flight to London, England, in early February 1985 (while flying over for the BPI Awards, 11 February 1985); Hoffs asked Prince to provide songs for their next album, and he provided them with Manic Monday and Jealous Girl, which they rejected. It is unlikely The Bangles ever recorded a version of the song.

The box of the master tape containing this recording (together with Don’t Let Him Fool Ya and Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got and ) has the date 6 May 1985 written under the track. Possibly more work was done on it at this date.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between the two artists. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 5 February 1987. Although Prince offered four songs to Bonnie Raitt (I Need A Man, Jealous Girl, Promise To 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.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (The Hookers version)
6 May 1985 ??? pulled out of Vault on this date
Early 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (Bonnie Raitt version)
5 February 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Eric Leeds
Recording Personnel

The Hookers version

Bonnie Raitt version

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Jealous Girl Studio 1981; Prince version
Jealous Girl Studio Recorded 1981; The Hookers version
Jealous Girl Studio Recorded 1987; Bonnie Raitt version before saxophone overdubs
Jealous Girl Studio Recorded 1987; Bonnie Raitt version after saxophone overdubs

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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