Betcha By Golly Wow!

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Betcha By Golly Wow!

Emancipation.jpg
from the album Emancipation
Betchabygollywow single.jpg
single art for Betcha By Golly Wow!
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 19 November, 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation
Writer(s): Thomas Randolph Bell and Linda Creed
Producer(s): SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Betcha By Golly Wow! is a cover version of the song by The Stylistics (from their 1971 debut album The Stylistics, originally titled Betcha By Golly, Wow), but before that released by Connie Stevens] under the title Keep Going Strong in 1970. It is the sixth track on the first disc of Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png. Two weeks after the album's release, Betcha By Golly, Wow! was released as the album's first single. The release on the album and the single marks the first time Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png released a studio cover version.

Initial tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in late 1995 or early 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1995 - early 1996 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 3:30 Emancipation

Betcha By Golly Wow! single

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Betcha By Golly Wow! 4:02 Promotional release only Promo video See Betcha By Golly Wow! video for more details; includes clip of Jam Of The Year
Betcha By Golly Wow! 3:25 Promotional release only Promo video Slight variation broadcast on BBC's Top Of The Pops; see Betcha By Golly Wow! video for more details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The song's release marks the first time Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png released a studio cover version.

References
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