Sugar Walls

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"Sugar Walls"
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album A Private Heaven
Released 1985
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
Label EMI
Writer(s) Alexander Nevermind
Producer(s) Greg Mathieson
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"Strut"
(1984)
"Sugar Walls'"
(1985)
"Swear"
(1985)

"Sugar Walls" is the second single from Sheena Easton's 1984 album A Private Heaven that spent nine weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

A top ten hit in the United States on both the US Pop (#9), US R&B (#3), and a US (#1) Dance single, the song was composed by Prince, utilizing the pseudonym "Alexander Nevermind".[1] The song failed to chart well in her native UK.

The song title is presumed to refer to the "walls" of her vagina, which was perhaps sufficiently subtle by itself, but the general content was considered suggestive enough to qualify the song for the "Filthy Fifteen."[2][3][4] Although Easton's music video for "Sugar Walls" did not in itself feature any controversial visual content, some broadcasters refused the video airplay because of the sexual imagery of the song's lyrics. Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart and Tipper Gore's PMRC criticized the song when it was first released.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play[6] 1
U.S. Hot Black Singles[7] 3
Media Control Charts (Germany) 57
RPM Top Singles (Canada) 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheena Easton sets a Billboard chart record when "Sugar Walls" becomes a Top 10 R&B hit". History.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Sheena Easton: She's Got the Look - 1424 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times". Windycitymediagroup.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Rock Lyrics Seem Less Objectionable During A Campaign - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1987-11-25. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  5. ^ "JENNINGS: Sheena Easton, Three Dog Night highlight weekend - Niagara Gazette". 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 180. 

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