Video: Betcha By Golly Wow!

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1996: I Like It There Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1997: Somebody’s Somebody
Betcha By Golly Wow!

Betcha By Golly Wow! music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 12 November 1996
Producer(s): Paisley Park Productions
Director: Prince
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released: 9 November 2018


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Betcha By Golly Wow! is a Prince (as ) video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

The video was shot in early November, 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. The song features footage of some 50 ballet dancers wearing white leotards, each with one or two letters, spelling out the chorus of the song: "Betcha By Golly Wow! U're the one that I've been waiting 4 4ever. And ever will my love 4 u keep growing strong." Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes is the lead dancer in the video. There is also black and white footage of Prince pumping gas in his white BMW Z3, and being paged to the hospital as Mayte is having their baby, as well as footage inside a hospital with Mayte having her temperature measured and looking happy.

On British television show 'Top Of The Pops' the video premiered in a different edit, comprising only the close up shots of Prince, some of which are also in the regular video.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Early November 1996 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA;
Around Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Prince (as ) - director (assumed)
  • Giogio Scaly - cinematography
  • Darrin DeLoach - second assistant camera
  • Jamie King - creative director / choreographer
  • Tina Landon - choreographer

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 4:07 Prince streaming video platforms (2018)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2018)

before release in 2018 streaming only
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 4:07 'Top Of The Pops' edit with on close-up footage of Prince

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

  • Painfully the footage with Mayte in the hospital was filmed shortly after her and Prince's son Amiir had passed, after being born with severe birth defects.
  • A 36-second commercial for the Emancipation album was also shot on the same day as this video.

I Like It There
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