Nipple to the Bottle

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"Nipple to the Bottle"
Nipple to the Bottle single.jpg
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Living My Life
B-side
Released October 1982
Format
  • 7"
  • 12"
Recorded 1982
Length 5:54
Label Island
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Walking in the Rain"
(1981)
"Nipple to the Bottle"
(1982)
"The Apple Stretching"
(1982)
"Walking in the Rain"
(1981)
"Nipple to the Bottle"
(1982)
"The Apple Stretching"
(1982)

"Nipple to the Bottle" is a single by the Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1982.

Background[edit]

"Nipple to the Bottle" was the lead single from Jones' sixth studio album, Living My Life. The song was released in some territories as a double A-side single with "The Apple Stretching". In some countries, the single B-side featured "Cry Now, Laugh Later" or a dub version of "My Jamaican Guy"; all of these three tracks would later receive separate single releases. The front cover uses an image taken from her A One Man Show performance of "Demolition Man", with a group of Grace Jones "look-alikes" marching on across the stage. The song was performed by Grace in Julien Temple's 1983 film It's All True, made for BBC Arena series.[1]

The single met with a considerable success, reaching Top 20 on Billboard R&B and dance charts. It did exceptionally well in New Zealand, where it became a number 3 hit.

Track listing[edit]

  • EU 7" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 4:22
B. "The Apple Stretching" – 3:33
  • US 7" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 3:59
B. "JA Guys" – 4:40
  • Canadian 7" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 4:17
B. "Cry Now - Laugh Later" – 4:29
  • US 7" promotional single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" (long version) – 4:17
B. "Nipple to the Bottle" (short version) – 3:59
  • EU 12" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 6:59
B. "The Apple Stretching" – 8:40
  • US 12" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 6:57
B. "JA Guys" – 7:15
  • Canadian 12" single
A. "Nipple to the Bottle" – 6:54
B. "Cry Now - Laugh Later" – 6:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 33
Belgium[3] 7
Netherlands[4] 16
New Zealand[5] 3
United States (Dance Music/Club Play Singles)[6] 2
United States (Hot Black Singles)[6] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Music Showcase - Grace Jones - Nipple to the Bottle". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 160. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "Grace Jones - Nipple To The Bottle" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  4. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch). www.dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  5. ^ "charts.org.nz - Discography Grace Jones". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 

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