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Prince - Controversy (1981)

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"Controversy" is a song by American musician Prince, the lead single and title track to his 1981 album. The song addresses ...

"Controversy" is a song by American musician Prince, the lead single and title track to his 1981 album. The song addresses speculation about Prince at the time such as his sexuality, gender, religion, and racial background, and how he could not understand the curiosity surrounding him.

"Controversy" is considered Prince's breakthrough hit in Australia, where it peaked at number 15. In the US, "Controversy" peaked at number 3 on the Black singles chart and number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, along with the track, "Let's Work", "Controversy" was the first of seven number ones on the dance chart for Prince.

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