Cinnamon Girl (Prince song)

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"Cinnamon Girl"

UK CD single
Single by Prince
from the album Musicology
B-side "Dear Mr. Man (Live at Webster Hall)" (UK CD single)
"United States of Division" (UK CD single)
"Dear Mr. Man (Live at Webster Hall Video)" (UK CD single)
"Cinnamon Girl (Video)" (NPG CD single)
"Cinnamon Girl: Xposed (Making of the Video)" (NPG CD single)
Released September 7, 2004
Format CD single
Enhanced CD
Digital single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, January, 2003
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:56
Label NPG
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Call My Name"
(2004)
"Cinnamon Girl"
(2004)
"Live from Paisley Park"
(2005)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Musicology"
(2004)
"Cinnamon Girl"
(2004)
"Live from Paisley Park"
(2005)
NPG Enhanced CD cover

"Cinnamon Girl" is a song by Prince, from his 2004 album Musicology. Besides the title, there is no connection to the song of the same name by Neil Young.

The single has been released in multiple formats. On September 6, 2004, the European CD-single was released with four tracks: "Cinnamon Girl" (Album version), "Dear Mr. Man" (live at Webster Hall) "United States of Division" (which was previously available only as a download) and an MPEG video of the "Dear Mr. Man" performance. Two weeks later, a similar single was released, but without the video. In November of the same year, Prince's NPG Music Club online retail store sold an Enhanced CD including the audio track, its music video, the lyrics and a 5-minute segment of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Despite not charting in the US, the single nearly cracked the Top 40 of the UK, reaching #43.

Track listing[edit]

UK/German CD single[edit]

  1. "Cinnamon Girl" – 3:56
  2. "Dear Mr. Man" (Live at Webster Hall) – 4:14
  3. "United States of Division" – 6:18
  4. "Dear Mr. Man" (Live at Webster Hall Video) – 4:14

NPG Enhanced CD single[edit]

  1. "Cinnamon Girl" – 3:56
  2. "Cinnamon Girl" (Video) – 4:04
  3. "Cinnamon Girl: Xposed" (Making of the Video) – 5:15

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song has generated controversy, especially from conservatives in the United States.[1] In the video, directed by Phil Harder, a Muslim girl (played by New Zealand Māori actress Keisha Castle-Hughes) is depicted as being victimized following the September 11 attacks and then dreaming of blowing up an airport with a bomb. While the New York Post described the video as the most tasteless ever, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has praised the video for bringing attention to the discrimination faced by Arab-Americans since the attacks.

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