If I Was Your Girlfriend

Album: Sign O' the Times (1987)
Charted: 20 67
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  • This entrancingly odd song was part of an aborted triple album for which Prince had adopted a female persona, Camille, an alter ego whose identity Prince assumed by disguising his vocals in a pitched-up and androgynous style. Three of its tracks eventually made it onto Sign o' the Times: "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Housequake" and "Strange Relationship."
  • Prince's engineer Susan Rogers told Uncut that this song was "one of those rare times" when Prince asked her what she thought. She added: "I said I had never heard a man say that before, and women want to hear it."
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