Dirty Mind is the third studio album by American musician Prince, released October 8, 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. Produced, arranged and composed primarily by Prince, it contains prominently sexual lyrics and incorporates styles such as funk, dance, and rock music.
The album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and earned widespread acclaim from music critics. On June 6, 1984, it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. Pitchfork Media ranked Dirty Mind number 87 on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Slant Magazine listed the album at #53 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980's".
According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), "Dirty Mind remains one of the most radical 180-degree turns in pop history." With this album, Prince makes a decisive change from his preceding more commercial album Prince. He seems keen to change his style from the disco-ish light soul of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and experiments with a New Wave-influenced, rock and roll sound. The title track, complete with a demo-like