S.S.T. (song)

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"S.S.T."
U.S. CD single cover
Single by Prince
B-side "Brand New Orleans"
Released September 3, 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, September 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:39
Label NPG
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Glass Cutter"
(2005)
"S.S.T."
(2005)
"Te Amo Corazón"
(2005)

"S.S.T." is a song by American musician Prince which was recorded and released directly after the impact of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. It was officially released as a digital download by the NPG Music Club on September 3, 2005 and reached number one on the iTunes R&B chart. It was later made available as a CD single through commercial outlets. All proceeds from the recording went to hurricane relief.

The song's title alludes to Sade's 1985 song "The Sweetest Taboo", which is namechecked more than once in the lyrics. "S.S.T." also refers to sea surface temperature, which is used to monitor the threat of hurricanes.

The B-side of the single is the instrumental "Brand New Orleans".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales 22
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 67
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 56