Paisley Park (song)

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"Paisley Park"
Prince PaisleySingle.jpg
UK 7" single
Single by Prince and The Revolution
from the album Around the World in a Day
B-side "She's Always in My Hair"
Released May 24, 1985 (UK only)
Format
Recorded The Warehouse, St. Louis Park; 1984
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length
  • Album 7": 4:41
  • 12" remix: 6:53
Label Paisley Park
Songwriter(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U"
(1985) Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U1985
"Paisley Park"
(1985) Paisley Park1985
"Raspberry Beret"
(1985) Raspberry Beret1985

"Paisley Park" is a 1985 song by Prince and The Revolution.[1] It was the first single released in some international markets from their 1985 album, Around the World in a Day and so is also the album's last single internationally. "Paisley Park" was recorded before Purple Rain was completed, indicating the new direction Prince wanted to take after the success of that album and film. Violin on the song was played by Novi Novog, and Wendy & Lisa provide backing vocals. The rest of the song was performed by Prince. The song reached the Top 40 in all of the countries it was released in. It peaked within the Top 20 in both Ireland (No. 11) and the UK (No. 18)

"She's Always in My Hair"[edit]

The B-side of the single was "She's Always in My Hair", which was also on the U.S. release of "Raspberry Beret". Many copies of the 12" single were mis-pressed, featuring four tracks instead of the three mentioned on the sleeve ("She's Always In My Hair" being present twice).

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  • A. "Paisley Park" – 4:41
  • B. "She's Always in My Hair" – 3:27
12" single
  • A1. "Paisley Park" – 4:41
  • A2. "She's Always in My Hair" – 3:27
  • B. "Paisley Park" (Remix) – 6:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 38
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 40
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 40
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 18

Cultural References[edit]

In the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Paisley Park is the stand of Yasuho Hirose in JoJolion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince & The Revolution* - Paisley Park". Discogs. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 239. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince & The Revolution – Paisley Park" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince & The Revolution – Paisley Park" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Prince & The Revolution – Paisley Park". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Prince: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 6, 2016.