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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. The album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200chart, and earned widespread acclaim from music critics. On June 6, 1984, it was certified gold in shipments by theRecording Industry Association of America. Pitchfork Media ranked Dirty Mind number 87 on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Slant Magazine listed the album at #53 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980s".
According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), "Dirty Mind remains one of the most radical 180-degree turns in pop history." 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". Prince's songwriting contains prominently sexual lyrics.Keith Harris of Blender characterizes its songs as "confessions of a sex junkie" with "new-wave funk".
All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted.
|1.||"Dirty Mind"||Prince, Dr. Fink||4:14|
|2.||"When You Were Mine"||3:47|
|3.||"Do It All Night"||3:42|
|4.||"Gotta Broken Heart Again"||2:16|
|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.