Peach (Prince song)

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

"Peach"
Prince Peach.jpg
UK CD single
Single by Prince
from the album The Hits/The B-Sides
B-side
ReleasedNovember 18, 1993
Format
RecordedJune 18, 1992[1]
StudioOlympic Studios, London
GenreRock
Length3:48
Label
Songwriter(s)Prince
Producer(s)Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Pink Cashmere"
(1993)
"Peach"
(1993)
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
(1994)
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"The Morning Papers"
(1992)
"Peach"
(1993)
"Controversy"
(1993)

The female moan heard on the track is that of American actress Kim Basinger.[2] 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 the Spanish-language talk show Corazón, Corazón in the mid 1990s.

Chart performanceEdit

"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.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1993–94) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 28
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 13
France (SNEP)[6] 35
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 45
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 15
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 14
"Nothing Compares 2 U" Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 62

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1993) Position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 98
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 94

Cover versionsEdit

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".[19]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.discog.info/prince-discog.html
  2. ^ Hahn 2003, p. 192.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Prince – Peach". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Prince – Peach" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince – Peach" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Prince – Peach" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Prince – Peach". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 1993" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince – Peach" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Prince – Peach". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Prince – Peach". VG-lista. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Prince – Peach". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Prince – Peach". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "Prince: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "Prince Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "Prince Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1993". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  18. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1993" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  19. ^ "Human tracklist". Smiler (rodstewartfanclub.com). Retrieved 14 May 2015.

ReferencesEdit

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