Guitar (song)

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"Guitar"
Single by Prince
from the album Planet Earth
Released July 9, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Paisley Park Studios; 2006–2007
Genre
Length 3:45
Label
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"The Song of the Heart"
(2006)
"Guitar"
(2007)
"Chelsea Rodgers"
(2007)

"Guitar" is the first single from Prince's 2007 album Planet Earth. This song was number 39 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[4]

The digital single was released in MP3 format through a partnership with Verizon Wireless,[5] and O2.[6] The music video for the song, featuring his current dancers "The Twinz" premiered on the Verizon website.[7]

The song was released to radio stations on June 11,[8] while the CD single format was released worldwide on July 9.

Although not as successful on the charts as many of his other songs, "Guitar" entered the Top 40 of the singles charts in four countries: Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan, where it peaked at number 10 on the singles chart.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  • 3121.com download:
  1. "Guitar" (demo)
  • Verizon download:
  1. "Guitar" (album version)
  • Worldwide download
  1. "Guitar"
  • CD single:
  1. "Guitar" (album version)
  2. "Somewhere Here on Earth" (album version)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 23
France (SNEP)[11] 200
Italy (FIMI)[12] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 63
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Prince: Planet Earth > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Martin, Dan (August 6, 2007). "Prince: Planet Earth". NME (IPC Media). ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (August 1, 2007). "Planet Earth". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media). ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007)"The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21
  5. ^ 3121
  6. ^ Whats on and win - The O2 - blueroom - O2
  7. ^ Verizon Wireless
  8. ^ The Earth Times: "Music Icon Prince Returns to Columbia Records with His New Album, 'Planet Earth,' In-Stores Tuesday, July 24"
  9. ^ "Prince - Guitar". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince – Guitar" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Prince – Guitar" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Prince – Guitar". Top Digital Download. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince – Guitar" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Prince – Guitar". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Prince: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 3, 2016.