Paisley Park (song)

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"Paisley Park"
U.K. 7" single
Single by Prince
from the album Around the World in a Day
B-side "She's Always in My Hair"
Released May 24, 1985
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded The Warehouse, St. Louis Park; 1984
Genre Neo-psychedelia, psychedelic pop
Length Album/7": 4:41
12" remix: 6:53
Label Paisley Park
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Certification
Prince (UK) chronology
"Let's Go Crazy"/"Take Me with U"
(1985)
"Paisley Park"
(1985)
"Raspberry Beret"
(1985)

"Paisley Park" is a song by Prince and The Revolution.[1] It was the first single released in some International markets from their 1985 album, Around the World in a Day. The song has a psychedelic feel, similar to some of The Beatles' later work with echoed guitar and finger cymbals. The lyrics describe a Utopian place that one can feel in their heart, despite the chaos of the world around them. "Paisley Park" was recorded before Purple Rain was completed, indicating the new direction Prince wanted to take after the success of that album and film. Violin on the song was played by Novi Novog, and Wendy & Lisa provide backing vocals. The rest of the song was performed by Prince. The song reached the Top 40 in all of the countries it was released in. It peaked within the Top 20 in both Ireland (#11) and the UK (#18)

"She's Always in My Hair"[edit]

The B-side of the single was "She's Always in My Hair", which was also on the U.S. release of "Raspberry Beret". Many copies of the 12" single are mis-pressed, featuring four tracks instead of the three mentioned on the sleeve ("She's Always In My Hair" being present twice).

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  • A. "Paisley Park" – 4:41
  • B. "She's Always in My Hair" – 3:27
12" single
  • A1. "Paisley Park" – 4:41
  • A2. "She's Always in My Hair" – 3:27
  • B. "Paisley Park" (Remix) – 6:53

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