US CD single
|Single by Prince|
|from the album The Hits 1|
|B-side||"Soft and Wet" (US)
"The Future" (Remix) (DEU 7" and 12")
"Glam Slam" (DEU 12" and CD)
"Paisley Park" (DEU CD)
|Released||August 31, 1993|
|Recorded||Paisley Park Studios, June 1988|
Vocal Version: 3:56
Guitar Version: 3:58
|Label||Paisley Park/Warner Bros.|
|Prince singles chronology|
"Pink Cashmere" is a song by Prince, written for his then-girlfriend, Anna Fantastic (Anna Garcia), for her 18th birthday. The song references the actual gift he presented to her, a coat made of pink cashmere with a black mink collar and cuff, the name Anna Fantastic embroidered on the sleeve, and "89" on the back. The coat was valued at $15,000, being custom made by his personal staff designer. The song is emulated by Beck in Debra (song).
In the U.S., the B-side was the 1978 track, "Soft and Wet", while Germany backed the song with the William Orbit remix of "The Future", originally issued as a single in 1990. In addition, Germany issued a 12" single and CD single for "Pink Cashmere". Both had the 1988 song "Glam Slam" as a B-side, and both contained two mixes of "Pink Cashmere", a vocal version and a guitar version. The 12" had "The Future" remix, but the CD replaced it with the 1985 song "Paisley Park".
"Pink Cashmere" was a moderate success. It peaked at #50 on the U.S. Hot 100, #14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, #30 on the Top 40 Mainstream, and #10 on the Rhythmic Top 40.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||50|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||14|
|U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||30|
|U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||10|