Who Sang Pop Life? Prince & The Revolution

The Revolution Around the World in a Day cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-4-16
length: 3:44
vocal: Prince
performer: Prince and The Revolution
double bass: Tim Barr and Ann Atkinson
mixer: Prince
recording engineer: Peggy McCreary
violin: Sid Page and Marcy Dicterow Vaj
viola: Denyse Buffum and Laury Woods
cello: Suzie Katayama and David Coleman
additional conductor: Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
drums (drum set): Sheila E.
Some other versions of "Pop Life"

Lyrics
What's the matter with your life
Is the poverty bringing you down?
Is the mailman jerking you 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?

Tell me, what's the matter with your world
Was it a boy when you wanted a girl? (Boy when you wanted a girl)
Don't you know straight hair ain't got no curl (No curl)
Life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

[Chorus]
Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody can't be on top
But life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Tell me, what's that underneath your hair?
Is there anybody living there? (Anybody living there)
you can't get over, if you say you just don't care (Don't care)
Show me a boy who stays in school
And I'll show you a boy aware!
Dig it

[Chorus]

What you putting in your nose?
Is that where all your money goes (Is that where your money goes)
The river of addiction flows
you think it's hot, but there won't be no water
When the fire blows
Dig it

[Chorus: x2]

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Around the World in a Day
  • 2 Paisley Park
  • 3 Condition of the Heart
  • 4 Raspberry Beret
  • 5 Tamborine
  • 6 America
  • 7 Pop Life
  • 8 The Ladder
  • 9 Temptation

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 603497999620
    script: Latin