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Sometimes It Snows in April

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Released  1986
Writer(s)  Prince Wendy & Lisa
Length  6:48
Producer(s)  Prince
Recorded  1985; Sunset Sound (Hollywood, California) Monterey Sound Studios (Glendale, California)
Label  Paisley Park Warner Bros.

"Sometimes It Snows in April" is a song recorded by American musician Prince. It was included on his eighth studio album Parade (1986). Prince wrote and produced the song, along with Wendy & Lisa who provided additional lyrics for the composition. The song received significant attention after Prince's death on April 21, 2016, allowing it to chart on several record charts worldwide.


Commercial performance

After the initial release of Parade, "Sometimes It Snows in April" was not released as a single, which made it ineligible to chart. However, after the death of Prince on April 21, 2016, sales of the song increased heavily, allowing it to peak on several charts. The song was most successful in Europe; in France, it peaked at number 14, lasting a total of three weeks on the chart. It fared well in the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland, where it peaked at numbers 63, 69, and 64, respectively. It charted the lowest in the United Kingdom, where it lasted for one week on the chart, peaking at number 193.

Cover versions

  • Gotye recorded a vocals-only cover of the song that was uploaded to his YouTube channel on April 21, 2016.
  • Singer D'Angelo performed the song as a tribute to Prince, April 26, 2016 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
  • References

    Sometimes It Snows in April Wikipedia

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