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Billboard #1 Hits: #552: ‘When Does Cry’- Prince. July 7, 1984. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘When Doves Cry’- Prince
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Neo-Psychedelia
  • Written by Prince
  • Time: 3:47
  • B-side:’ 17 Days’
  • Album- Purple Rain
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia and Canada.

1984 was in my opinion the best year of the 1980’s for music- but not for #1 hits- as we enter July there have been only a couple great #1’s in the year- ‘Jump’ and ‘Time After Time’–enter Prince and his Purple Rain soundtrack. ‘When Doves Cry’ the lead off single from Purple Rain was Prince’s first #1 hit- and was for 1984 the #1 hit which spent the most weeks at #1. I saw the movie in the theaters and it was OK- the music soundtrack was great.

3 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #552: ‘WHEN DOES CRY’- PRINCE – JULY 7, 1984

  1. Hans check your title… I love Prince as you may or may not know. So many good songs on that album and you’re right, the movie so-so. My best friend had a terrible crush on him in those days but now she denies it!

  2. I still love this song. There were five of us (girls) that went to see the movie. I will never forget my buddy Sheree jumping up, out of her seat and screaming (in the packed theater, god love her) “I wanna bite those buttons off of his pants…!” referring to Prince’s black pants he was wearing on stage. I lost it…

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