I was dreamin’ when I wrote this
So sue me if I go to fast
But life is just a party
And parties weren’t meant to last
1999 by Prince was released on September 24, 1982, with How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? as the B side. It was a single from the album of the same name.
The song originally peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1983, it was re-released following the success of Little Red Corvette and reached No. 12 on the Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, the song reached No. 25 in 1983, and No. 2 in 1985 after its re-release there.
Watch the music video for the song.