Prince Hit Number 1 With “When Doves Cry” 33 Years Ago Today

By: Eric Donnelly

Can you believe it’s already been this long?!

According to Billboard, 33 years ago today Prince & The Revolution hit Number 1 with the smash hit single “When Doves Cry.” The track was the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain.


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Rolling Stone rated the track as #52 on the Greatest Songs of All Time from the special edition December 2004 issue.

Make sure to give it a listen today to remember the late, great artist who will forever be an icon!

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