Superfunkycalifragisexy is the sixth song on Prince’s sixteenth album “The Black Album” (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit). In 1989, a live version was included on the Lovesexy Live 2 VHS, taken from the 9 September 1988 live TV broadcast, as part of a medley of Controversy, Dirty Mind, Superfunkycalifragisexy and a Controversy coda. In 2001, an instrumental version of the track was included as part of the NPG Ahdio Show # 3 download.
While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid-September 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Koo Koo, One Day (I’m Gonna Make You Mine) and When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes), making the earliest-recorded track on “The Black Album”. He worked on the track further in January 1987, at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota.
The title is spoof of the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, a song sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 movie Mary Poppins.