On July 7, 1984 Prince topped the music charts with his single “When Doves Cry.”
The song, featured on his 1984 album, “Purple Rain,” has become of his signature songs, as well as becoming his first number-one single. It topped the music charts for five weeks, eventually selling over two million units worldwide. Besides it being a commercial success, it was also critically acclaimed. It has been listed as one of the greatest songs of all time by such media outlets as Rolling Stone, VH1, and Spin magazine.