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Prince’s Hit Singles

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.

When Doves Cry

16 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
16 May 1984
US Chart Peak
1 (5 weeks)
UK Chart Peak
4
RIAA Cert
Platinum
Album
Purple Rain

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

19 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
9 February 1994
US Chart Peak
1 (3 weeks)
UK Chart Peak
1 (2 weeks)
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
The Gold Experience

Diamonds And Pearls

15 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
25 November 1991
US Chart Peak
1 (week)
UK Chart Peak
25
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Diamonds And Pearls

Cream

14 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
4 November 1991
US Chart Peak
1 (3 weeks)
UK Chart Peak
15
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Diamonds And Pearls

Let's Go Crazy

14 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
18 July 1984
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
7
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Purple Rain

7

16 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
17 November 1992
US Chart Peak
3
UK Chart Peak
27
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Love Symbol Album

Kiss

13 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
5 February 1986
US Chart Peak
1 (2 weeks)
UK Chart Peak
6
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Parade

Raspberry Beret

13 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
15 May 1985
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
7
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Around The World In A Day

Purple Rain

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
10 September 1984
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
8
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Purple Rain

U Got The Look

14 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
14 July 1987
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
11
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Sign O’ The Times

Little Red Corvette

13 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
9 February 1983
US Chart Peak
6
UK Chart Peak
2
RIAA Cert
-
Album
1999

Batdance

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
6 June 1989
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
2
RIAA Cert
Platinum
Album
Batman

Sign O' The Times

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
18 February 1987
US Chart Peak
1 (1 week)
UK Chart Peak
10
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Sign O’ The Times

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

12 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
3 November 1987
US Chart Peak
7
UK Chart Peak
29
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Sign O’ The Times

Betcha By Golly Wow!

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
2 December 1996
US Chart Peak
6
UK Chart Peak
11
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Emancipation

1999

10 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
24 September 1982
US Chart Peak
10
UK Chart Peak
2
RIAA Cert
-
Album
1999

Delerious

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
17 August 1983
US Chart Peak
7
UK Chart Peak
-
RIAA Cert
-
Album
1999

Pop Life

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
10 July 1985
US Chart Peak
6
UK Chart Peak
60
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Around The World In A Day

I wanna Be Your Lover

12 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
10 July 1979
US Chart Peak
8
UK Chart Peak
41
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Prince

I Would Die 4 U

11 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
26 November 1984
US Chart Peak
7
UK Chart Peak
58
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Purple Rain

Alphabet St.

9 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
15 April 1988
US Chart Peak
6
UK Chart Peak
9
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Lovesexy

Thieves In The Temple

9 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
2 August 1990
US Chart Peak
5
UK Chart Peak
7
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Graffiti Bridge

Eye Hate U

8 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
12 September 1995
US Chart Peak
12
UK Chart Peak
20
RIAA Cert
-
Album
The Gold Experience

Letitgo

9 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
9 August 1994
US Chart Peak
12
UK Chart Peak
30
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Come

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

8 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
3 March 1992
US Chart Peak
12
UK Chart Peak
19
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Diamonds And Pearls

Partyman

7 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
18 August 1989
US Chart Peak
13
UK Chart Peak
14
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Batman

Gett Off

7 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
29 July 1991
US Chart Peak
14
UK Chart Peak
4
RIAA Cert
Gold
Album
Diamonds And Pearls

The Holy River

6 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
13 January 1997
US Chart Peak
15
UK Chart Peak
19
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Emancipation

Mountains

6 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
7 May 1986
US Chart Peak
15
UK Chart Peak
45
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Parade

Take Me With U

6 weeks in ARC top 40

Released
25 January 1985
US Chart Peak
19
UK Chart Peak
7
RIAA Cert
-
Album
Purple Rain

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