Peach (song)

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"Peach"
UK CD single
Single by Prince
from the album The Hits 2
B-side "Nothing Compares 2 U" (US)
"Mountains" (UK CD)
"Partyman" (UK CD)
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (UK CD)
"I Wish U Heaven" (UK CD)
"Girls & Boys" (UK CD)
"My Name Is Prince" (UK 7" and CD)
Released November 18, 1993
Format 7" single
12" single
Cassette single
CD single
Recorded Olympic Studios, London, June 1992
Genre Rock
Length 3:48
Label Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Pink Cashmere"
(1993)
"Peach"
(1993)
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
(1994)
Prince (UK) chronology
"The Morning Papers"
(1992)
"Peach"
(1993)
"Controversy"
(1993)

"Peach" is a 12-bar blues song by Prince from his 1993 compilations, The Hits 2 and The Hits/The B-Sides.

The female moan heard on the track is that of Kim Basinger.[1] The B-side was the live version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the U.S., while the UK backed the song with an edit of "My Name Is Prince". In addition, the UK issued two CD singles for "Peach", each backed by hits not on the collection. The first disc contained "Peach", "Mountains", "Partyman", and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night". The second disc contained "Peach", along with "I Wish U Heaven", "Girls & Boys", and "My Name Is Prince". The second disc was sold in a special fold-out collector's case with a place holder for the first disc, which was sold separately. Performed live during 1993 Tour.

Chart performance[edit]

"Peach" was a failure Stateside. It peaked at #7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which roughly equals #107, however, it did peak at #14 in the UK, its b-side "Nothing Compares 2 U" charted at #62 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993/1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 107
UK Singles Chart 14
"Nothing Compares 2 U" Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 62

Cover versions[edit]

Rod Stewart recorded a cover of "Peach", featuring Slash on guitar, on his 2001 album Human. The song was also released as the B-side of his single "I Can't Deny It".[2]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hahn, Alex (2004). Possessed: The Rise And Fall Of Prince. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-7749-7.