Single: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

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Single details


Released: 3 November 1987 (US release)

23 November 1987 (UK release)

Related album: Sign O' The Times
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Hot Thing (Dub Version) (6:53)
Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 14 Nov. 1987+ 10 17
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play
(Listed with Hot Thing)
26 Dec. 1987+ 4 11
+ indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted.
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 19 Dec. 1987 28 3
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 19 Nov 1987 10 3
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 28 Nov. 1987 29 6
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
(music video)
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
(sheet music)
Icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman-tb-vid.png SheetMusic-ICouldNever.png

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man is the fourth and final commercial single to be released from Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times (although Hot Thing was also released as a promo-only single), released seven months after the album's release, and received release around the world.

While it contained two remixes of Hot Thing, it did not include a non-album track b-side. Of note is that the Hot Thing remixes were produced by Shep Pettibone and edited by Junior Vasquez and Shep Pettibone; the first time a single featured remixes by an outside producer (although Pop Life featured a remix produced by Sheila E.).

The single reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
B. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)

References:
US: 7-28288
UK: W8288
JP: P-2334
DE/CA: 928 288-7

Cassette Single

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
B. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)

References:
US: 4-28288

Cassette Long Box

A1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
A2. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
B1. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)
B2. Hot Thing (Dub Version) (6:53)

References:
US: 4-20728

A1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
A2. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
B. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)

References:
UK: W8288T

A1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
A2. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
B1. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)
B2. Hot Thing (Dub Version) (6:53)

References:
US: 0-20728
DE/CA: 920 728-0

12" Picture Disc

A1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
A2. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
B. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)

References:
UK: W8288TP

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-28288)

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
B. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)

7" 1989 Back-To-Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: 7-21858)

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
AA. Alphabet St. (Edit) (2:25)

  • (US: PRO-A-2770)

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
B. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)

Cassette 1989 Back-To-Back Hits Reissue

  • (US: 4-21858)

A. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
AA. Alphabet St. (Edit) (2:25)

Others
  • This single wasn't released in any other formats.

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • This is the last commercial single to have been released on vinyl and cassette without a corresponding CD release.

References
Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-190-X)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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U Got The Look
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1987
Hot Thing
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