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from the album 1999
Delirious single.jpg
single art for Delirious
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
Indigo Nights
1999 Super Deluxe Edition
Prince And The Revolution: Live

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Delirious is the third track on Prince’s fifth album 1999, and, ten months after the album’s release, Delirious was released as the album’s fourth worldwide single, although it was the third single in all territories where it was released (the third single, D.M.S.R., had been released only in the UK, where Delirious was not released). The full length version of the song (which was edited down for 1999) was released in 2019 as the second track on the Vault Tracks part 2 disc of a Super Deluxe Edition edition of the 1999 album.

In 1993, the track was included as the sixth track on Prince’s compilation album The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

In 2006, the track was included as the fifth track on the first disc of the compilation album Ultimate.

In 2008, a 2007 live recording of the track was included as the fourth track on Prince’s fourth live album Indigo Nights, as the third track in a medley containing Girls & Boys, Song Of The Heart, Delirious and Just Like U (Monologue).

Basic tracking took place on 9 May 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (seven days after Automatic).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 May 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel

Studio version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Indigo Nights version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Delirious 3:56 1999

Delirious promo

Delirious 3:56 1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered in 2019
Delirious 3:56 Delirious promo Mono
Delirious (Edit) 2:38 Delirious single

Strange Tales From The Rain promotional album
The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition

Delirious (Full-Length) 6:00 1999 Super Deluxe Edition
Delirious 2:51 Prince And The Revolution: Live Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Delirious 1:01 NPG Ahdio Show # 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 31 August 1986, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, West Germany
Delirious 2:01 Indigo Nights Live 17 September 2007 am, 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Delirious 2:45 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc

Purple Rain Super Deluxe Edition – Live at the Carrier Dome (DVD)

Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Delirious 0:33 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany
Delirious T.B.C. Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition DVD Live 31 December 1987: Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Delirious ?:?? Welcome 2 America Deluxe edition Live 28 April 2011, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Delirious T.B.C. Live TV concert broadcast Live 1 July 1986, Holiday Inn Sheridan-Convention Center, Sheridan, WY, USA; Under The Cherry Moon premiere party broadcast on MTV
Delirious T.B.C. Delayed lip-sync TV broadcast Studio 28 October 1996: Muppets Tonight, Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, California; lip-sync over brief clip of the song
Delirious T.B.C. Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 8 June 1998, Vibe, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California; contains clip of Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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