BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris

On this day in music history: December 1, 1979 - “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #11 on the Hot 100 on January 26, 1980. Written and produced by Prince, it is the first chart topping single for the multi-talented Minneapolis born musician. Recording at Alpha Studios in Los Angeles, Prince will play all of the instruments and sing all of the vocals, completing the project in just six weeks. Issued as the first single from his self-titled second album, “I Wanna Be Your Lover” will be certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and will firmly establish the artist laying the groundwork for his mainstream pop success in the 80’s and beyond.

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    And they say Im so shy, yeah But with you I just go wild!
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    I wanna be the only one that makes you come runnin’!
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    Let’s all take a minute to remember that in 1979 Prince was 20/21 years old. Ugh - this song is so good. Pop perfection.