Single: Cool

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Single details

Released: November 1981
Related album: The Time
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-album tracks: Cool (Edit) (3:12)

Cool (Edit) (Mono) (3:12)
Cool (Part II) (3:06)

Cool was the second single to be released from The Time's first album The Time. It was released a few months after the album, and was released in the USA and the UK.

The a-side contained an edit of the track Cool, with the b-side containing "part II" of the full-length track. The UK 12" single also contained After Hi School, which was also taken from the album The Time (and had also been included on the previous single, Get It Up, which was not available in the UK).

Prince co-wrote and largely performed Cool, and he performed most instruments on After Hi School (which was written by Dez Dickerson), although his input on both tracks was uncredited.

The single reached number 90 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, but reached number 7 on the Billboard Soul Chart.

Track listing


(US: WBS-49864, UK: K17920)
A. Cool (Edit) (3:12)
B. Cool (Part II) (3:06)


(UK: K 17920 T)
A. Cool (10:06)
B. After Hi School (4:20)

7" promo

(US: WBS-49864)
A. Cool (Edit) (Mono) (3:12)
B. Cool (Edit) (3:12)

12" promo

(US: PRO-A-994)
A. Cool (10:06)
B. Cool (Edit) (3:12)


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Chart, Country Entry Date Peak Position Weeks In Chart
Billboard Disco Top 80 Chart, USA
(Listed with Get It Up)
22 Aug. 1981 16 26
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart, USA 28 Nov. 1981+ 7 18
Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, USA 30 Jan. 1982 90 7


Variants, special editions and re-releases

  • None.

See Also


  • Information needed.


Getitup single.jpg 1981
Get It Up
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1981
Girl single.jpg