Chart Position: 3

  • #5 bestseller for 1985
  • Won Best R&B song  and Best female R&B vocal performance Grammy awards
  • Lead vocals: Chaka Khan and Grandmaster Melle Mel
  • Keyboards: Robbie Buchanan, Reggie Griffin, David Frank and Phillipe Saisse
  • Guitar: Reggie Griffin
  • Harmonica: Stevie Wonder
  • Backing vocals: Chaka Khan
  • Written and originally recorded by Prince (1979)
  • Produced by Arif Mardin
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel’s repetition of Chaka Khan’s name was a mistake that producer Arif Mardin decided to keep
  • Also recorded by Pointer Sisters (1982), Top of the Pops (1984), Rebbie Jackson (1984), Flying Pickets (1991), El Caco (2008), Catherine Porter (2009) and Mary Wells (2013)

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