Single: Hot Summer

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Hot Summer Rolling Stone Germany exclusive

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Single details

Released: 29 July 2021 (covermount w/ German Rolling Stone)
Related album: Welcome 2 America
Label(s): NPG Records / Sony Legacy
Non-Album track(s):

The Bird (Recorded Live at the L.A. Forum - April 28, 2011) (4:00)

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Germany: 31 Jul. 2021 93 3 (days)
This single has not received any certifications in Germany
This single has not received any awards in Germany

See also

Welcome 2 America

Hot Summer is a 7" single only released as a covermount with the August 2021 edition of Rolling Stone magazine in Germany on 29 July, 2021, to promote the Welcome 2 America, released the same week (the album’s first promo single, Welcome 2 America, had an announced release date of the day before, 28 July, 2021). The a-side is the album version of Hot Summer, while the b-side, The Bird, is a live version of the track as audio, taken from the concert video released on blu-ray as part of the deluxe edition of the album, from 28 April 2011: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA and slightly edited for this release (not segueing into Jungle Love). Its inclusion marks back-to-back singles on which the b-sides are live versions by Prince of tracks originally released by The Time (a 2014 live version of Cool was included on the previous single, Partyman / Cool).

The cover photos were used in the initial promotion for the album, and appear in the lyric video for Welcome 2 America.

Although Hot Summer had been played on Minneapolis-based radio station Minnesota public radio station 89.3 The Current’s website on 7 June 2010 (Prince’s 52nd birthday), the track was not officially released at the time, despite occasionally being mentioned in media at the time as being a ’single'. A week before this single’s release, the track Hot Summer was offered on streaming and download services, however.

Track listing
Promo 7"

A. Hot Summer (3:32)
B. The Bird (Recorded Live at the L.A. Forum - April 28, 2011) (4:00) (real duration 4:12 with audience noise)


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats

This record was not released in CD format.

This record was not released in digital format.

This record was not released in any other format.

7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • This single acted as promotion for the Welcome 2 America album, and promotion for this single was limited to Rolling Stone magazine itself.

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Welcome 2 America exclusive
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 2021
Do Me, Baby (Demo) exclusive
Domebabydemo single.jpg