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Dirty Mind is the third studio album by American musician Prince, released October 8, 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. It was produced, arranged and composed primarily by Prince.[12] The album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200chart,[13] and earned widespread acclaim from music critics.[14] On June 6, 1984, it was certified gold in shipments by theRecording Industry Association of America.[15] Pitchfork Media ranked Dirty Mind number 87 on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.[16] In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[17] Slant Magazine listed the album at #53 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980s".[18]


 [hide*1 Composition


According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), "Dirty Mind remains one of the most radical 180-degree turns in pop history."[12] Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times described the music from the album as "confident and highly danceable blend of post-disco funk and tasty, hard-line rock".[1] Prince's songwriting contains prominently sexual lyrics.[19]Keith Harris of Blender characterizes its songs as "confessions of a sex junkie" with "new-wave funk".[2]

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted[20]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dirty Mind"   PrinceDr. Fink 4:14
2. "When You Were Mine"   3:47
3. "Do It All Night"   3:42
4. "Gotta Broken Heart Again"   2:16
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Uptown"   5:32
6. "Head"   4:44
7. "Sister"   1:31
8. "Partyup"   Prince, Morris Day 4:24


  • Dr. Fink - synthesizer (on "Dirty Mind" and "Head")
  • Lisa Coleman - vocals ("Head")
  • All other vocals and instruments performed by Prince.


Chart history[edit]Edit

Chart (1980) Peak


U.S. Billboard Top LPs & Tape 45
U.S. BillboardTop Black Albums 7

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