Single: Partyman

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Partyman

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Single details


Released: 18 August 1989 (UK)

25 August 1989 (USA)

Related album: Batman
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

Feel U Up (Long Stroke) (6:28)
Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)
Partyman (Partyman Music Mix) (4:31)
Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) (6:02)
Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)
Partyman (The Video Mix Edit) (5:40)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 26 Aug. 1989 18 10
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles 2 Sep. 1989 5 13
USA: Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play 28 Oct. 1989 45 2
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 9 Sep. 1989 16 11
Germany: MuzikMarkt Top 100 25 Sep. 1989 32 11
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 31 Aug. 1989 6 4
The Netherlands: Mega Top 50 9 Sep. 1989 16 10
The Netherlands: Nederlandse Top 40 23 Sep. 1989 17 5
Switzerland: Schweizer Hitparade 1 Oct. 1989 25 5
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 9 Sep. 1989 16 11
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Australia: ARIA Top 50 Single 22 Oct. 1989 38 4
New Zealand: Top 40 Singles 8 Oct. 1989 16 11
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 8 Nov. 1989 Gold (500,000 units)
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Partyman
(music video)
Partyman
(sheet music)
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Partyman was the second single to be released from Prince's eleventh album Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the 1989 Tim Burton movie Batman).

It was released two months after the album, and received a release around the world, continuing the successful commercial tie-in with the Tim Burton movie. The b-side, Feel U Up, was previously unreleased (although it had been originally planned for the Camille album, which was aborted in late 1986).

The maxi-single contained remixes by Prince of Partyman, including Partyman (The Purple Party Mix), whose opening segment contained samples from a number of Prince's hit songs from 1979 to 1988.

The single's artwork was the second, following Batdance, to feature Batman's logo, although in more simplistic form. The exact same symbol, although with different coloring, was used on the subsequent single, The Arms Of Orion.

The single reached number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 5 on the US Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Partyman (3:11)
B. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
CA: 92 28147 CR
US: 7-22814
UK: W2814
DE/FR: 922 814-7
JP: PRS-2068
AU: MX304189-90

A. Partyman (3:11)
B. Partyman (3:11)

References:
PH: WB77-578

CD Single

1. Partyman (3:11)
2. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
JP: 09P3-6179

Cassette Single

A. Partyman (3:11)
B. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
US/AU: 4-22814
UK: W2814C

Cassette Maxi

A1. Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) (6:02)
A2. Partyman (Partyman Music Mix) (4:31)
B1. Partyman (The Video Mix Edit) (5:40)
B2. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
AU: 4-021370

A. Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)
B. Feel U Up (Long Stroke) (6:28)

References:
UK: W2814T
DE: 921 330-0

A1. Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) (6:02)
A2. Partyman (Partyman Music Mix) (4:31)
B1. Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)
B2. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
US: 0-21370
CA: 92 13700
AU: MX304273-4

A1. Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) (6:02)
A2. Partyman (Partyman Music Mix) (4:31)
B1. Partyman (The Video Mix Edit) (5:40)
B2. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
UK: W2814TX
DE: 921 370-0

12" Picture Disc

A. Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)
B. Feel U Up (Long Stroke) (6:28)

References:
UK: W2814TP

CD Maxi-Single

1. Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)
2. Feel U Up (Long Stroke) (6:28)

References:
UK: W2814CD
UK: W2814CDX (Special Collector's Edition)
DE: 921 330-2

1. Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) (6:02)
2. Partyman (Partyman Music Mix) (4:31)
3. Partyman (The Video Mix Edit) (5:40)
4. Feel U Up (Short Stroke) (3:44)

References:
UK: W2924CDT
DE: 921 370-2

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-22814, SP: 1.145, MX: PRO - 391)

A. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)
B. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)

  • (IT: PROMO 377)

A. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)
B. On Your Own - Bobby Brown (4:15)

7" 1989 Back-To-Back Hits re-issue

  • (US: 7-21859)

A. Partyman (3:11)
AA. Batdance (Edit) (4:06)

  • (US: PRO-A-3705)

A. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)
B. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)

  • (UK: SAM 571)

A. Partyman (The Video Mix) (6:20)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-3705)

1. Partyman (LP Version) (3:11)

Others
  • This single wasn't released on Digital format.

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

USA 7" 7-22814
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • UK press advert for this single.

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  • Partyman had a lot of radio airplay before its street release, as reported in Billboard of 26 August 1989 (Vol. 101 No. 34):
    "Prince has a great week, as his new single, "Partyman" (Warner Bros.) shipping to stores this week, is the Hot Shot Debut at No. 46 with more than a half of the radio panel reporting airplay. "Partyman" is already top 20 at stations where it has been played as an album cut, including WNOK Columbia, SC (16-14) and B96 Chicago (27-18)."

References
Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-190-X)
Top R&B Singles 1942 - 1999 by Joel Whitburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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Batdance
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The Arms Of Orion
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