Peach (song)

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"Peach"
Prince Peach.jpg
UK CD single
Single by Prince
from the album The Hits/The B-Sides
B-side "Nothing Compares 2 U" (US)
"Mountains" (UK CD)
"Partyman" (UK CD)
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" (UK CD)
"I Wish U Heaven" (UK CD)
"Girls & Boys" (UK CD)
"My Name Is Prince" (UK 7" and CD)
Released November 18, 1993
Format
Recorded Olympic Studios, London, June 1992
Genre Rock
Length 3:48
Label
Songwriter(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Pink Cashmere"
(1993)
"Peach"
(1993)
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
(1994)
"Pink Cashmere"
(1993)
"Peach"
(1993)
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
(1994)
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"The Morning Papers"
(1992) The Morning Papers1992
"Peach"
(1993) Peach1993
"Controversy"
(1993) Controversy1993

"Peach" is a 12-bar blues song by American musician Prince from his 1993 compilations, The Hits 2 and The Hits/The B-Sides.

The female moan heard on the track is that of American actress Kim Basinger.[1] The B-side was the live version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the US, while the UK backed the song with an edit of "My Name Is Prince". In addition, the UK issued two CD singles for "Peach", each backed by hits not on the collection. The first disc contained "Peach", "Mountains", "Partyman", and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night". The second disc contained "Peach", along with "I Wish U Heaven", "Girls & Boys", and "My Name Is Prince". The second disc was sold in a special fold-out collector's case with a place holder for the first disc, which was sold separately. Prince performed the song live during his 1993 tour. It was the main sound theme of Spanish's talkshow 'Corazón, Corazón' in mid 90's.

Chart performance[edit]

"Peach" peaked at number 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart; however, it did peak at number 14 in the UK. Its B-side, "Nothing Compares 2 U", charted at number 62 on the US R&B singles chart.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993–94) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 28
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 13
France (SNEP)[5] 35
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 45
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 15
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 14
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 7
"Nothing Compares 2 U" Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 62

Cover versions[edit]

Rod Stewart recorded a cover of "Peach", featuring Slash on guitar, on his 2001 album Human. The song was also released as the B-side of his single "I Can't Deny It".[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hahn 2003, p. 192.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Prince – Peach". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Prince – Peach" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince – Peach" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Prince – Peach" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Prince – Peach". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince – Peach" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Prince – Peach". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Prince – Peach". VG-lista. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Prince – Peach". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Prince – Peach". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Prince: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Human tracklist". Smiler (rodstewartfanclub.com). Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Hahn, Alex (2004). Possessed: The Rise And Fall Of Prince. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-7749-7.