Peaches (The Presidents of the United States of America song)

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"Peaches"
Peaches single.jpg
Single by The Presidents of the United States of America
from the album The Presidents of the United States of America
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1996
Format
RecordedRobert Lang Studios, Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Length2:51 (Album version)
2:34 (Single version)
3:11 (Music video version)
Label
Songwriter(s)Chris Ballew
Producer(s)Conrad Uno
The Presidents of the United States of America singles chronology
"Lump"
(1995)
"Peaches"
(1996)
"Ça Plane Pour Moi"
(1996)

"Peaches" is a song by American alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America for their self-titled debut studio album. The track was produced by American producer Conrad Uno. The band members have acknowledged that "Peaches" borrows riffs from Bad Company's 1975 song "Feel Like Makin' Love".[1]

The song was released worldwide as the third single from The Presidents of the United States of America. It peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Worldwide, the song reached number one in Iceland and the top 20 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It has received a Gold certification in Australia for shipments of over 35,000. In 1996 "Peaches" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[2]

Song meaning[edit]

Lead singer Chris Ballew has stated that he wrote "Peaches" about a girl he once had a crush on. He allegedly wrote this song after sitting under a peach tree she had in her yard while waiting for her to arrive, to finally let her know that he liked her.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band performing the song in an orchard filled with trees growing peach cans. During the song's instrumental break, the band is attacked by a group of ninjas attempting to capture them, who they fight for the remainder of the video, and eventually defeat.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strauss, Neil (November 21, 1995). "Simplicity and Also Crunch". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "ALBUMS, SOUNDTRACKS: PRESIDENTS ON THE RECORD", The Seattle Times, January 30, 1998.
  3. ^ VH1: "Greatest Songs of the 90's", December 2007
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2926." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 2899." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (9.3. – 15.3. '96)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). March 9, 1996. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Peaches". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 28, 1996" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "The Presidents of the United States of America Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "The Presidents of the United States of America Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "The Presidents of the United States of America Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "The Presidents of the United States of America Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". ARIA. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "RPM Year End Alternative Top 50". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 13, 2019.

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