Dirty Mind

Album: Dirty Mind (1980)
  • It's far from his most lascivious song, but this early Prince track finds him letting a girl know that when he sees her, his thoughts turn dirty. It's not the most sophisticated pickup line, but it certainly makes the intention clear. A few years later, Dexys Midnight Runners scored a huge hit with "Come On Eileen," a song where lead singer Kevin Rowland reveals his dirty thoughts.
  • The keyboard riff in this song was created by The Revolution's "Doctor Fink." He was the first band member to receive a songwriting credit on a Prince song.
  • This was the last Prince video to feature Revolution member Andre Cymone, who left to start a solo career in 1981. His debut song, "The Dance Electric," was written by Prince and became a hit on the R&B charts.
  • This song was featured on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1984 comedy The Wild Life.

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