Cream (Prince song)

"Cream" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation, from the album Diamonds and Pearls (1991).[3] On MTV Unplugged 2004, Prince stated that he wrote the song while masturbating himself.[4]

"Cream"
Prince Cream.jpg
UK 7" single
Single by Prince and The New Power Generation
from the album Diamonds and Pearls
B-side
  • "Horny Pony"
  • "Gangster Glam" (UK 12" and CD)
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1991
Format7" single
12" single
CD single
CD maxi single
RecordedPaisley Park Studios, December 3, 1990
Genre
Length4:12
LabelPaisley Park/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Prince
Producer(s)Prince
Prince and The New Power Generation singles chronology
"Gett Off"
(1991)
"Cream"
(1991)
"Insatiable"
(1991)

The single's B-side, "Horny Pony", a rap song which was replaced on Diamonds and Pearls at the last minute by "Gett Off", was re-used from the "Gett Off" single. "Cream" was also released as a maxi-single EP with remixes and songs/raps loosely based on "Cream". The EP was notable for including several prank telephone conversations.

In the UK, "Gangster Glam" was an additional B-side on the 12"/CD maxi single. In Japan, an EP was released with the tracks from the US maxi single, and four tracks from the US "Gett Off" maxi single. "Cream" was Prince's fifth and last number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listingEdit

7"
No.TitleLength
1."Cream"4:12
2."Horny Pony"4:17
UK CD/12"
No.TitleLength
1."Cream"4:12
2."Horny Pony"4:17
3."Gangster Glam"5:06
US CD maxi single (9 40197-2)
No.TitleCreditsLength
1."Cream" (album version) 4:12/0:33
2."Cream" (N.P.G. Mix) 4:52/0:51
3."Things Have Gotta Change" (Tony M. Rap) 3:57
4."2 the Wire" (Creamy Instrumental) 3:13
5."Get Some Solo" 1:31
6."Do Your Dance" (KC's Remix)Special guest vocal by Jevetta Steele; mixed and co-produced by Keith "KC" Cohen; Assisted by Dave Aron and Eric Anset at Larrabee West5:58
7."Housebangers"Additional production and Mix by Junior Vasquez; keyboard programming by Joseph Moskowitz; Remix engineer: Curt Frasca4:23
8."Q in Doubt" (instrumental)Edits by Dave Friedlander4:00
9."Ethereal Mix"Edits by Dave Friedlander3:56/0:48

Several tracks on this release include unlisted telephone segues, and are listed with separate lengths on this page.

Chart performanceEdit

In the US, "Cream" hit number 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in November, 1991, keeping "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" by Bryan Adams from reaching the top spot[5] and it also made the Top 20 in the UK. It was very well received on American radio, peaking at number 2 on the Hot 100 Airplay. However, it did not make the R&B singles chart, because the track was not sent to Urban radio; "Insatiable" was sent to Urban instead.

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[36] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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