Single: Controversy-93

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Single details

Released: 29 November 1993 (disc 1)

6 December 1993 (disc 2)

Related album: The Hits 2
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):


Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
U.K.:Gallup Singles chart 11 Dec. 1993 5 5
This single has not received any certifications in the UK
This single has not received any awards in the UK

See also

Controversy (Live In Hawaii)
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Controversy was the third single from Prince’s first compilation albums The Hits 1 and The Hits 2, taken specifically from The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides.

It was released three months after the album in the UK only (where it was the second single), and was not released elsewhere. Continuing the idea started on the UK version of the Peach single, many of the single’s b-sides are the single versions of minor hits which were not included on The Hits 1 or The Hits 2, so the two-disc single could be considered a companion to those albums.

Of note is that New Power Generation Pt. II is included, marking the only release to contain one part of the song without the other (both Graffiti Bridge and the New Power Generation single contain both parts).

The single contains different artwork and completely different tracks (other than Controversy itself) than the 1981 Controversy single, which is why it receives a separate listing here. The cover art and some of the b-sides closely match the Pink Cashmere single, which was not released in the UK, but was released elsewhere in Europe at around the same time.

The single reached number 5 on the UK Gallup Singles Chart.

Track listing
7" CD

A. Controversy (Edit) (3:35)
B. The Future (Remix) (6:25)

UK picture disc: W0215P

1. Controversy (Edit) (3:35)
2. The Future (Remix) (6:25)
3. Glam Slam (5:04)
4. D.M.S.R. (8:15)

UK: W0215CD1

1. Controversy (Edit) (3:35)
2. Anotherloverholenyohead (3:58)
3. Paisley Park (4:41)
4. New Power Generation (Part II) (2:57)

UK: W0215CD2

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
Cassette 12" Promo
  • (UK: W0215C)

A. Controversy (Edit) (3:35)
B. The Future (Remix) (6:25)

  • (UK: SAM 1278)

A. Controversy (Edit) (3:35)
B. D.M.S.R. (8:15)

7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

UK 5"CD W0215CD1 center center center center

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2




Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
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