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"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
Song by Prince from the album /The Hits/The B-Sides/
Released September 24, 1982 (as a B-side to "1999")
September 14, 1993 (on /The Hits/The B-Sides/)
Format CD
Recorded 1982
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:51
Label Warner Bros.
Writer Prince
Producer Prince
/The Hits/The B-Sides/ track listing
"17 Days"
(15) "*How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?*"
(16) "Another Lonely Christmas"

"*How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?*" is a song by Prince. It is a ballad
of romantic longing with some gospel elements. On his original recording of
the song, which was released as the non-album B-side to his 1982 single
"1999", Prince performs most of the song in his falsetto range, with his
own bluesy piano playing providing the only instrumental accompaniment. The
song's first album appearance was on his 1993 compilation /The Hits/The
B-Sides/. It was later included on the soundtrack to the 1996 film /Girl
6/. Prince also performs the song on his 2002 live album /One Nite Alone...

Artists who have covered the song include Stephanie Mills (1983), Joshua
Redman (1998), and Alicia Keys (2001). Roger Cicero recorded the song with
Soulounge for the 2004 album /Home/; a live version by Cicero is included
on his 2008 single "Alle Möbel verrückt". American Idol season 11
finalist Jessica Sanchez performed the song on the American Idols LIVE!
Tour 2012.


· 1 Alicia Keys version

· 1.1 Music video
· 1.2 Critical reception
· 1.3 Track listings and formats
· 1.4 Charts
· 1.5 Personnel

· 2 References


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