80s Song of the Day: Raspberry Beret by Prince and The Revolution

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Raspberry Beret by Prince and The Revolution was released on May 15, 1985, with She’s Always in My Hair as the B side. It was a single from the album Around the World in a Day.

raspberry beret 2The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at No. 25 on the UK Singles Chart.

According to songfacts.com, Prince originally recorded Raspberry Beret in 1982, but re-worked it with his newly re-formed backing band, The Revolution, which included Brown Mark on bass, Bobby Z on drums, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, and Doctor Fink on keyboard, backing guitar, and backing vocals.

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