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Prince's Greatest Hits

Ever wondered which Prince's most successful singles were? Well, here they all are. Every Prince hit single as ranked in the ARC Weekly Top 40 chart (which both takes into account radio airplay and actual sales). Prince tends to fare better in the album charts than the singles charts, indeed none of his singles released since 1 January 2000 have performed well enough to feature on this list. So, here it is, Prince's biggest hits, as ranked from his most successful.

Prince: When Doves Cry (single cover)

When Doves Cry

#1
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (5 Weeks)
UK Chart Peak: 4
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Weeks in ARC top 40: 16
Rolling Stone & MTV Greatest Ever Pop Songs: #5
From The Album: Purple Rain

Prince: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (single cover)

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

#2
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (3 weeks)
UK Chart Peak: 1 (2 weeks)
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 19
From The Album: The Gold Experience

Prince: Diamonds And Pearls (single cover)

Diamonds And Pearls

#3
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 25
Weeks in ARC top 40: 15
From The Album: Diamonds And Pearls

Prince: Cream (single cover)

Cream

#4
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (3 weeks)
UK Chart Peak: 15
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 14
From The Album: Diamonds And Pearls

Prince: Let's Go Crazy (single cover)

Let's Go Crazy

#5
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 Week)
UK Chart Peak: 7
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 14
From The Album: Purple Rain

Prince: 7 (single cover)

7

#6
Released:
US Chart Peak: 3
UK Chart Peak: 27
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 16
From The Album: The Love Symbol AlbumPrince: The Love Symbol Album

Prince: Kiss (single cover)

Kiss

#7
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (2 weeks)
UK Chart Peak: 6
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 13
VH1 Greatest Songs of the 80s: #83
From The Album: Parade

Prince: Raspberry Beret (single cover)

Raspberry Beret

#8
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 7
Weeks in ARC top 40: 13
From The Album: Around The World In A Day

Prince: Purple Rain (single cover)

Purple Rain

#9
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 8
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Purple Rain

Prince: U Got The Look (single cover)

U Got The Look

#10
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 11
Weeks in ARC top 40: 14
From The Album: Sign O' The Times

Prince: Little Red Corvette (single cover)

Little Red Corvette

#11
Released:
US Chart Peak: 6
UK Chart Peak: 2
Weeks in ARC top 40: 13
Rolling Stone & MTV Greatest Ever Pop Songs: #50
From The Album: 1999

Prince: Batdance (single cover)

Batdance

#12
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 2
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Batman

Prince: Sign O The Times (single cover)

Sign O' The Times

#13
Released:
US Chart Peak: 1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak: 10
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Sign O' The Times

Prince: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (single cover)

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

#14
Released:
US Chart Peak: 7
UK Chart Peak: 29
Weeks in ARC top 40: 12
From The Album: Sign O' The Times

Prince: Betcha By Golly Wow! (single cover)

Betcha By Golly Wow!

#15
Released:
US Chart Peak: 6
UK Chart Peak: 11
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Emancipation

Prince: 1999 (single cover)

1999

#16
Released:
US Chart Peak: 10
UK Chart Peak: 2
Weeks in ARC top 40: 10
VH1 Greatest Ever Dance Songs: #66
From The Album: 1999

Prince: Delirious (single cover)

Delirious

#17
Released:
US Chart Peak: 7
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: 1999

Prince: Pop Life (single cover)

Pop Life

#18
Released:
US Chart Peak: 6
UK Chart Peak: 60
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Around The World In A Day

Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover (single cover)

I Wanna Be Your Lover

#19
Released:
US Chart Peak: 8
UK Chart Peak: 41
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 12
From The Album: Prince

Prince: I Would die 4 U (single cover)

I Would Die 4 U

#20
Released:
US Chart Peak: 7
UK Chart Peak: 58
Weeks in ARC top 40: 11
From The Album: Purple Rain

Prince: Alphabet St. (single cover)

Alphabet St.

#21
Released:
US Chart Peak: 6
UK Chart Peak: 9
Weeks in ARC top 40: 9
From The Album: Lovesexy

Prince: Thieves In The Temple (single cover)

Thieves In The Temple

#22
Released:
US Chart Peak: 5
UK Chart Peak: 7
Weeks in ARC top 40: 9
RIAA Certification: Gold
From The Album: Graffiti Bridge

Prince: Eye Hate U (single cover)

Eye Hate U

#23
Released:
US Chart Peak: 12
UK Chart Peak: 20
Weeks in ARC top 40: 8
From The Album: The Gold Experience

Prince: Letitgo (single cover)

Letitgo

#24
Released:
US Chart Peak: 12
UK Chart Peak: 30
Weeks in ARC top 40: 9
From The Album: Come

Prince: Money Don't Matter 2 Night (single cover)

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

#25
Released:
US Chart Peak: 12
UK Chart Peak: 19
Weeks in ARC top 40: 8
From The Album: Diamonds And Pearls

Prince: Partyman (single cover)

Partyman

#26
Released:
US Chart Peak: 13
UK Chart Peak: 14
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 7
From The Album: Batman

Prince: Gett Off (single cover)

Gett Off

#27
Released:
US Chart Peak: 14
UK Chart Peak: 4
RIAA Certification: Gold
Weeks in ARC top 40: 7
VH1 Greatest Songs of the 90s: #97
From The Album: Diamonds And Pearls

Prince: The Holy River (single cover)

The Holy River

#28
Released:
US Chart Peak: 15
UK Chart Peak: 19
Weeks in ARC top 40: 8
From The Album: Emancipation

Prince: Mountains (single cover)

Mountains

#29
Released:
US Chart Peak: 15
UK Chart Peak: 45
Weeks in ARC top 40: 6
From The Album: Parade

Prince: Take Me With U (single cover)

Take Me With U

#30
Released:
US Chart Peak: 19
UK Chart Peak: 7
Weeks in ARC top 40: 6
From The Album: Purple Rain

Prince: The Morning Papers (single cover)

The Morning Papers

#31
Released:
US Chart Peak: 20
UK Chart Peak: 52
Weeks in ARC top 40: 6
From The Album: The Love Symbol AlbumPrince: The Love Symbol Album

Prince: The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (single cover)

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

#32
Released:
US Chart Peak: 63
UK Chart Peak: 65
Weeks in ARC top 40: 5
From The Album: Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

Prince: The Arms Of Orion (single cover)

The Arms Of Orion

#33
Released:
US Chart Peak: 36
UK Chart Peak: 27
Weeks in ARC top 40: 5
From The Album: Batman

Prince: My Name Is Prince (single cover)

My Name Is Prince

#34
Released:
US Chart Peak: 36
UK Chart Peak: 7
Weeks in ARC top 40: 5
From The Album: The Love Symbol AlbumPrince: The Love Symbol Album

Prince: Gold (single cover)

Gold

#35
Released:
US Chart Peak: 88
UK Chart Peak: 10
Weeks in ARC top 40: 4
From The Album: The Gold Experience

Prince: Pink Cashmere (single cover)

Pink Cashmere

#36
Released:
US Chart Peak: 50
UK Chart Peak: -
Weeks in ARC top 40: 4
From The Album: The Hits/The B-Sides

Prince: Controversy 1993 (single cover)

Controversy

#37
Released:
US Chart Peak: -
UK Chart Peak: 5
Weeks in ARC top 40: 3
From The Album: The Hits/The B-Sides