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Encyclopedia > Controversy (album)
Controversy
Album cover
Album by Prince
Released November, 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop, Rock, Funk
Length 36:54
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer(s) Prince
Professional reviews
  • Allmusic.com 3.5/5
Prince chronology
Dirty Mind
(1980)
Controversy
(1981)
1999
(1982)

Controversy is Prince's 4th album, released in 1981. It was the follow up to 1980's Dirty Mind. The title track is an impressive funk workout, where Prince seems to be bored of the media attention he's receiving... but one gets the impression he was quite enjoying it! "Do Me, Baby" is a classic Prince ballad, with falsetto whoops and camp outbursts peppering the track. "Private Joy" is an upbeat, synthesizer romp layered with saucy innuendo. "Let's Work" is a highlight...stripped down synth-funk which clearly predicts the 1999 album. "Annie Christian" is a weird number with sinister lyrics. The album finishes with the rather crude rockabilly ode to mutual masturbation, "Jack U Off". This record so far is considered to be his most political. The album is also an important stepping stone from his early works to the more mature song-writing of the mid 1980s. 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For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Princes look, circa 1983 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Princes look, circa 1983 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 1980. ... 1999 is Princes fifth album, released in October 1982. ... Princes look, circa 1983 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 1980. ... Do Me, Baby is a classic Prince ballad from 1981. ... A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... Falsetto (fall-SET-oh) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range. ... 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Track listing

  1. "Controversy" (7:14)
  2. "Sexuality" (4:20)
  3. "Do Me, Baby" (7:47)
  4. "Private Joy" (4:25)
  5. "Ronnie, Talk to Russia" (1:48)
  6. "Let's Work" (3:57)
  7. "Annie Christian" (4:21)
  8. "Jack U Off" (3:12)

Controversy is the title track and lead single to the 1981 album by Prince. ... Do Me, Baby is a classic Prince ballad from 1981. ... Lets Work was the second single to the 1981s Controversy album by Prince. ...

Singles and Hot 100 Chart Placings

"Controversy"
"Controversy"
  1. "Controversy"
  2. When You Were Mine"






The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Image File history File links Prince Controversy single 1981 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Prince Controversy single 1981 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Controversy is the title track and lead single to the 1981 album by Prince. ...

"Let's Work"
"Let's Work"
  1. "Let's Work"
  2. "Ronnie, Talk To Russia"
  3. "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)" (US 12")





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"Let's Work"
"Let's Work"
  1. "Do Me, Baby"
  2. "Private Joy"






Image File history File links Prince_DoMeBaby. ... Image File history File links Prince_DoMeBaby. ... Do Me, Baby is a classic Prince ballad from 1981. ...


External links

Controversy lyrics.


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This album secured Prince a place in the public psyche and within two years, following massively successful tours and a selection of hit singles, Prince was, arguably, the biggest musical star on the planet.
The cover also features elements from the cover of Prince's previous album Controversy, namely the eyes and the "Rude Boy" pin in the "1999", the jacket studs in the "R" and the smile in the "P".
Controversy (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (164 words)
Controversy is Prince's 4th album, released in 1981.
The album finishes with the rather crude rockabilly ode to mutual masturbation, "Jack U Off".
The album is an important stepping stone from his early works to the more mature song-writing of the mid 1980s.
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