Round And Round

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Round And Round

from the album Graffiti Bridge
Roundandround single.jpg
single art for Round And Round
Song details
Performer: Tevin Campbell
First Released: 20 August 1990 - Graffiti Bridge album
Album(s): Graffiti Bridge


Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Round And Round is the sixth track on Prince’s twelfth album Graffiti Bridge, and is credited to Tevin Campbell (his only track on the album). Soon after the album’s release, Round And Round was released as the album’s second single (and the first single to be credited to Tevin Campbell). The track is also featured in the movie Graffiti Bridge. In 1991, the Soul Mix Edit of the track was included as the first track on Tevin Campbell’s first album T.E.V.I.N. (sixth track and fifth song on the vinyl release).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place circa December 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same sessions that produced New Power Generation). The original version of the track, before being remixed by Junior Vasquez, was included as the sixth track on a 1990 configuration of Graffiti Bridge, but when the track was remixed in Spring-Summer 1990, Prince liked the results and included the remixed version on the album. The original version (prior to the remix) of the song remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1989 (estimate) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Spring-Summer 1990 Studio information needed Remixes by Junior Vasquez
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Round And Round 3:55 Graffiti Bridge

Round And Round single

Studio Remix by Junior Vasquez
Round And Round (Soul Dub) 5:02 Round And Round single Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez
Round And Round (Soul Mix Extended) 6:39 Round And Round single Remix Remix by Kirky J.
Round And Round (Soul Mix Edit) 4:54 Round And Round single


Remix edit Remix by Kirky J.
Round And Round (The House) 7:30 Round And Round single Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Round And Round 4:06 Promotional release only Studio See Round And Round for details

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Round And Round Studio Original version before remix by Junior Vasquez; heavier drums, additional synths and record scratches
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Tevin Campbell performed the track on The Arsenio Hall Show and Soul Train in 1990, backed by Prince’s band at the time.
  • Tevin Campbell was nominated for this song at the 33th annual Grammy Awards (1991) in the category 'Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male' (which was won by Here And Now by Luther Vandross).
  • Round And Round is one of the few examples (with Playgirl, Miss Thang and Exploding All Over Europe) of songs which were released only in versions remixed by an outside producer.

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