Gotta Stop (Messin' About):30
Feel U Up:30
I Love U in Me:30
La, La, La, He, He, Hee:30
She's Always in My Hair:30
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?:30
Another Lonely Christmas:30
4 the Tears in Your Eyes:30
By the early 1990s Prince had already accumulated a massive body of hit singles, and his label, Warner Bros. Records, was eager to release a compilation of his best-known material. The three-disc box set The Hits/The B-Sides was released on September 10, 1993.
Two of the discs, The Hits 1 and The Hits 2, were made available as individual releases, but the only way to acquire the album of B-Sides and a previously unreleased song, "4 the Tears in Your Eyes," was to purchase the full box set. The albums were accompanied by in-depth liner notes by Prince's longtime tour manager, Alan Leeds.
Incredibly, all three versions of the album — the full box set, and the individual The Hits 1 and The Hits 2 releases — debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for 18 weeks. Collectively, The Hits 1 and The Hits 2 have sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.
The Hits/The B-Sides Album Credits
Prince vocals, various instruments Wendy Melvoin guitar, vocals Lisa Coleman keyboards, vocals BrownMark bass, vocals Dr. Fink keyboards Bobby Z. percussion Levi Seacer, Jr. bass, vocals Rosie Gaines keyboards, vocals Tony M. rap, vocals Tommy Barbarella keyboards Damon Dickson percussion, vocals Sonny T. bass, vocals Michael B. drums, percussion, vocals Dez Dickerson guitar, vocals Sheila E. drums, percussion, vocals Jill Jones vocals Cat Glover vocals Mayte vocals Eric Leeds horns, flute, vocals Atlanta Bliss trumpet, vocals Miko Weaver guitar, vocals Boni Boyer organ, vocals Sheena Easton vocals Mazarati vocals