Singles: Promo Only

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Promotional Singles

This section presents all promotional-only singles released by Prince and/or SymbolSmallerBlue.png, regardless of format or variant, which details will be found in the corresponding single page. The section only includes promotional singles that have not been made available as retail releases in any form.

Promotional singles that were released in only one country are not classified as promotional, unless a stamp on the cover or label identifies them as promotional items. Similarly, singles pressed by Prince/NPG Records and made available for purchase at concerts are not considered as promotional items here, even though limited numbers were pressed.

What is a promotional recording?

A promotional item is a pressed vinyl disc, compact disc or cassette, made for promotional purposes, in contrast to an in-store release. Such recordings are not available for retail purposes, and are often stamped "Promotional Only Not For Sale". They are pressed by record companies to serve several purposes, the main one being marketing to the media, (including television and radio), distributors and DJ’s. While a promotional recording may be pressed for a single project, not every promotional recording becomes a commercial release.

A promotional recording can also represent a later phase in the making of an item before its commercial release. Previous formats such as acetates and test pressings are not promotional recordings, and therefore are not listed here.

1980 1983 1984 1984 1987 1987 1989
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When You Were Mine D.M.S.R. Syndicate Erotic City Hot Thing
(posthumously received official release in 2020 in Sign O’ The Times - The Singles)
The Cross
(posthumously received official release in 2020 in Sign O’ The Times - The Singles)

1992 1993 1993 1994 1994 1994 1995
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Willing And Able Nothing Compares 2 U Purple Rain Pope Love Sign Come P. Control

1995 1995 1995 1997 1997 1997 1999
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Dolphin Endorphinmachine Slave Somebody's Somebody Face Down EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me Extraordinary

1999 1999 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002
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The Rest Of My Life 5 Women It’s About That Walk Baby Knows Man‘O’War She Loves Me 4 Me Last December

2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2007 2007
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One Nite Alone... Live EP Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas
(posthumously received official release in 2020)
Call My Name The Song Of The Heart Chelsea Rodgers Future Baby Mama The One U Wanna C

2009 2014
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U’re Gonna C Me Clouds

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