12" vinyl single
Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock 'n' roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. "Let's Go Crazy" was the opening track on both the 1984 album and the film "Purple Rain" and was one of Prince's most popular songs. It was a staple for concert performances, often segueing into other Prince hits.
When released as a single, the song became Prince's second No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the two component charts, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts, as well as becoming a U.K. Top 10 hit. The B-side was the lyrically controversial "Erotic City." In the U.K., the song was released as a double A-side with "Take Me with U."
After Prince's death, the song re-charted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at No. 39 and rose to No. 25 by the week of May 14, 2016. As of April 30, 2016, it has sold 964,403 copies in the United States.
|Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) - By Prince & The Revolution|
|Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) [Original 12" Version] - By Prince & The Revolution|