Sugar Walls

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"Sugar Walls"
Sugar Walls single cover.jpg
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album A Private Heaven
Released 1985
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
Label EMI
Writer(s) Prince
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 USbillboard and radio and records top 40. 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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 100

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]
  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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