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from the album “The Black Album”
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 22 November 1994 - “The Black Album” album
Album(s): “The Black Album”
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Superfunkycalifragisexy is the sixth song on Prince’s sixteenth album “The Black Album” (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit). In 1989, a live version was included on the Lovesexy Live 2 VHS, taken from the 9 September 1988 live TV broadcast, as part of a medley of Controversy, Dirty Mind, Superfunkycalifragisexy and a Controversy coda. In 2001, an instrumental version of the track was included as part of the NPG Ahdio Show # 3 download.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in January 1987 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He worked on the track later that month, at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota.

The title is spoof of the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, a song sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 movie Mary Poppins.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
January 1987 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
Additional recording / overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Superfunkycalifragisexy 5:55 “The Black Album” Studio
Superfunkycalifragisexy 3:37 NPG Ahdio Show # 3 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Instrumental Instrumental version, faded in and out, with some musical differences
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Superfunkycalifragisexy 1:49 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen (Halle 1), Dortmund, West Germany

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Superfunkycalifragisexy Studio Original recording; some musical differences and passages edited out for release
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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