"Around The World In A Day" is the title track and first song on Prince's seventh album, which was released on April 22, 1985, just 10 months after his groundbreaking mega-seller Purple Rain
. Prince initially planned to release no singles from the album, figuring radio stations would just play the songs they wanted. When they didn't, Prince issued "Raspberry Beret
" as a single, followed by "Pop Life
" and "America
." The album didn't reach the commercial or artistic heights of its predecessor, but still went to #1 in America, where it sold over 2 million copies. This title track holds up as a fan favorite, with a groovy, Indian-flavored soul sound that stands out in his catalog.