Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre (1985)
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"A Love Bizarre" is a song written by Prince and Sheila E. The song is a duet between both singers and it appears on Sheila ...
"A Love Bizarre" is a song written by Prince and Sheila E. The song is a duet between both singers and it appears on Sheila E.'s 1985 album Romance 1600. It clocks in at 12:16, but the single version is 3:46 in duration. It made its debut in the music movie Krush Groove.
Throughout the song, Prince interpolates the traditional French folk song "Frère Jacques" on bass guitar.
The song was a major hit and reached #1 on the Urban radio airplay and Dance/Club play charts. On other American charts, "A Love Bizarre" went to #2 on the U.S. R&B charts and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop radio airplay charts. The German 12" single release is backed by the B-side "Save the People" which also served as the B-side for her previous single "Sister Fate". She performed the song as part of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band during their 2001, 2003 and 2006 tours.
The club scene from Krush Groove in which Sheila E. and her band are performing the song was used for the majority of the music video with a few scenes from the film edited in. The music video uses the song's single edit.