God

Album: The Hits/The B-Sides (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the non-album b-side (which Prince became famous for in the '80s during the days of 2-sided vinyl) for the single version of "Purple Rain."
  • There was an instrumental version of this, which sounds nothing like the vocal version, used in the film Purple Rain as backing music for Prince and Apollonia's sex scene in The Kid's basement sanctuary.
  • The beginning lyrics are lifted directly from the first chapter of the book of Genesis. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Faundell - Brooklyn, NJ, for above 3

Comments: 3

  • Csexy from CaliforniaBeautiful~
  • Dan from ChicagoThere is a vinyl 12" that has Purple Rain as the Aside and both versions of God as the B-sides.
  • Karen from Manchester, NhI have this 45; it's actually purple vinyl!
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