On this day in history (October 8, 1980), Prince released his 3rd studio album Dirty Mind on Warner Bros Records. This album featured the singles Uptown, Dirty Mind and Do It All Night. However, one of the more popular tracks is When You Were Mine which was later covered by Cyndi Lauper and Mitch Ryder.
For this album, Prince was still mostly performing it by himself. However, the album credits Lisa with background vocals on Head and Dr Fink for synths on Dirty Mind and Head. Morris Day is also credited as a co-writer on Partyup.
Here is a performance of the track Party Up, as it appeared on SNL in February 1981
Here is the official video for the title track, Dirty Mind
- #87 in Pitchforks Top 100 album of the 80’s
- #53 in Slant magazines Best Albums of the 80’s
- #18 in Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Albums of the 80’s
- #206 in Rolling Stones 2012 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
- #45 peak position on Billboard top LP’s & Tapes
- #7 peak on Billboard’s top Black albums