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Encyclopedia > Kiss (song)
"Kiss"
"Kiss" cover
U.S. 7" single
Single by Prince
from the album Parade
B-side(s) "♥ or $"
Released 5 February 1986
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded Washington Avenue Warehouse (Mpls.) and Sunset Sound; 1985
Genre Pop, Funk, Minimalist
Length Album: 3:38
7" single: 3:46
12" single: 7:16
Label Paisley Park Records
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Certification Gold - (5 May, 1986)
Chart positions
  • #1 R&B
  • #1 U.S.
  • #6 UK
  • #1 Australia
Prince singles chronology
"America"
(1985)
"Kiss"
(1986)
"Mountains"
(1986)
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Pop Life"
(1985)
"Kiss"
(1986)
"Mountains"
(1986)

"Kiss" is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. "Kiss" started as a short acoustic demo, about a minute in length, with one verse and the chorus. Prince gave the song to the funk band Mazarati for their debut album. Mazarati and producer David Z. drastically reworked the song, giving it its unique raw funk and oddly effective stripped-down minimalist sound. When Mazarati delivered the song to Prince, he was amazed at their work and decided to take back the song for himself. He replaced their lead vocal, added the guitar break in the chorus and edited the song to its present form. Image File history File links Prince & The Revolution Kiss single 1986 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon was Princes 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Sunset Sound Recorders is a legendary recording studio in Hollywood, California. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Minimalist music is a genre of experimental music named in the 1960s which displays some or all of the following features: emphasis on consonant harmony, if not functional tonality; reiteration of musical phrases or smaller units such as figures, motifs, and cells, with subtle, gradual, and/or infrequent variation (no... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... This article is becoming very long. ... America was the final US single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Mountains is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Pop Life is the second US single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Mountains is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ... Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon was Princes 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. ... An acoustic instrument is an musical instrument which does not produce sound using electronics, as does an electronic musical instrument. ... Verse is a writing that uses meter as its primary organisational mode, as opposed to prose, which uses grammatical and discoursal units like sentences and paragraphs. ... A refrain (from the Old French refraindre to repeat, likely from Vulgar Latin refringere) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the chorus of a song. ... Funk music was originated by African Americans, e. ... Mazarati was a R&B band formed in the late 1980s by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark. ... A debut album is the first released record album by an artist or a band. ... David Z Discography E – Engineer P – Producer M – Mixer W – Writer Etta James Lets Roll {Grammy Winner 2003} RCA M Etta James Blues to the Bone { Grammy Winner 2004} RCA M Prince Around The World in a Day Warner Bros. ... This article is about minimalism in art and design. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Mazarati were credited for their backing vocals, which Prince left intact. He added the song at the last minute to Parade. Despite Warner Bros. not wanting to release it as a single, "Kiss" became Prince's third number-one U.S. hit following 1984's highly successful "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy". The song won Prince another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, and was nominated for Best R&B Song. [1] The song has become a staple at Prince's concerts and is usually sung partially by the audience. Warner Bros. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When Doves Cry is a 1984 song by Prince, and according to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


The 12" single of the song is an extension of the album track. The extended section is based on the funky guitar line and contains much fuller instrumentation than the main track, including bass, keys and horns. New lyrics are present from Prince with Wendy and Lisa that ends with a humorous dialogue between a wife and her husband watching Prince on television. The B-side of "Kiss" was the funky "♥ or $" ("Love or Money"), sung in a processed, higher-pitched vocal, which Prince would later use for his Camille material. The song relates to the theme in Under the Cherry Moon and a bit of the song was heard in the film, as was a bit of the extended version of "Kiss". The extended "Kiss" was included on 2006's Ultimate but "♥ or $" has oddly never been re-released. The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... Wendy and Lisa are a musical duo comprised of musicians Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin that formed in the mid 1980s. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Camille is an unreleased studio album by Prince, recorded in 1986. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ultimate is the title of Princes latest greatest hits compilation album. ...


Trivia

  • Tom Jones had a hit single when covering this song with The Art of Noise in 1988.
  • Prince has stated that he has never been happy with the arrangement on this song and it is arranged differently for each tour.
  • The music video of this song features Prince dancing sexually with a veiled girl performing exotic dances. The only Revolution member in the video is Wendy Melvoin, sitting on a barstool playing her guitar.
  • Rolling Stone ranked the song #461 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • Prince changed the lyrics , " You don't have to watch Dynasty/To have an attitude" to "You don't have to watch Sex In the City/To have an attitude" as seen in his performance at the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.
Preceded by
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
April 19, 1986
Succeeded by
"Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer
Preceded by
"What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number-one single
March 22, 1986
Succeeded by
"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" by Stephanie Mills


Sir Tom Jones OBE (born Thomas Jones Woodward, 7 June 1940), is a Welsh singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Art of Noise Close Up twelve inch single featured the iconic Art of Noise mask The Art of Noise was an avantgarde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Wendy Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) and her twin sister Susannah Melvoin are musicians, daughters of LA studio-musician Michael Melvoin. ... Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture. ... The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2004. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential... Rock Me Amadeus is the title of a 1985 song by the Austrian pop star Falco. ... Falco (Johann Hölzel), Austrian pop-star whose albums became #1 multiple times on the charts in both Europe and North America during the 1980s Falco (February 19, 1957 – February 6, 1998) was the stage name of the classical music prodigy turned Austrian rock star, Johann (Hans) Hölzel. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Addicted To Love is a song by Robert Palmer. ... The Riptide album was Palmers best selling work. ... What Have You Done for Me Lately is the first single from Janet Jacksons third album Control. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love is the title of a number-one R&B single by singer Stephanie Mills. ... Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957 in Harlem, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer and former Broadway star. ...

Prince
Studio albums
For You | Prince | Dirty Mind | Controversy | 1999 | Purple Rain | Around the World in a Day
Sign “☮” the Times | Lovesexy | Diamonds and Pearls | Image:Prince symbol.svg (Love Symbol)
Come | The Black Album | The Gold Experience | Chaos and Disorder | Emancipation | The Truth
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic | The Rainbow Children | One Nite Alone... | Musicology | 3121
Soundtracks
Purple Rain | Parade | Batman | Graffiti Bridge | Girl 6
Live albums
One Nite Alone... Live!
Instrumental albums
Kamasutra | Xpectation | N.E.W.S
Internet albums
Xpectation | The Chocolate Invasion | The Slaughterhouse
Hits collections and compilations
The Hits/The B-Sides | Crystal Ball | The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale | The Very Best of Prince | Ultimate
EPs
The Beautiful Experience | 1999: The New Master
Films
Purple Rain | Under the Cherry Moon | Sign “☮” the Times | Graffiti Bridge
Related articles
The Revolution | New Power Generation | The Time | Madhouse | Vanity 6 | Apollonia 6 | Mazarati | Unreleased Prince projects
Top 10 singles (U.S. Hot 100)
"Little Red Corvette" | "Delirious" | "When Doves Cry" | "Let's Go Crazy" | "Purple Rain"
"I Would Die 4 U" | "Raspberry Beret" | "Pop Life" | "Kiss" | "Sign “☮” the Times" | "U Got the Look"
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" | "Alphabet St." | "Batdance" | "Thieves In the Temple"
"Cream" | "Diamonds and Pearls" | "7" | "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
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This article is becoming very long. ... For You is Princes debut album, released on April 7, 1978, when the artist was 20 years old, and bearing the classic tag, Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Prince. It is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. ... Prince is the second album by Prince, released in 1979. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 8, 1980. ... Controversy is Princes 4th album, released in 1981. ... 1999 is Princes fifth album, released in October 1982. ... Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) was a 1984 album by Prince and The Revolution. ... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This 1988 album is widely considered to be one of the best works of Prince. ... Diamonds and Pearls was Princes eleventh album, which was released in 1991. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... The correct title of this article is . This articles title contains characters or symbols not found in Unicode. ... Come was an album Prince was obligated to make after he changed his name to O(+>. It is an interesting look inside of Princes mind and one of his most sensual and dark albums. ... The Black Album is a Prince record that was originally planned for November of 1987 as the follow-up to Sign O the Times. ... The Gold Experience is a (formerly known as Prince) album released in 1995. ... Chaos and Disorder is a 1996 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Emancipation is a 1996 triple-CD album by (formerly known as Prince). ... The cover to Princes 2004 album Musicology. ... Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is a 1999 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Some factual claims in this article or section need to be verified. ... One Nite Alone is a Prince album featuring him on piano and vocals with a few embellishments here and there. ... Musicology is an album by Prince, released on April 20, 2004, which proved to be his most successful in years, reaching the top 5 of the album charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries. ... 3121 (pronounced thirty one, twenty one) is Princes latest album. ... Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) was a 1984 album by Prince and The Revolution. ... Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon was Princes 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. ... While it garnered mixed reviews from critics, the 1989 Batman soundtrack returned Prince to the top of the Billboard album charts. ... The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince, despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and... Girl 6 is a Prince album released in 1996. ... One Nite Alone. ... For the Indian book on sexual positions, please see: Kama Sutra. ... Track listing Xhalation Xcogitate Xemplify Xpectation Xotica Xogenous Xpand Xosphere Xpedition ... N.E.W.S is a 2003 instrumental album by Prince (artist) containg 4 tracks: North, East, West and South. Categories: Album stubs | 2003 albums | Prince albums ... Track listing Xhalation Xcogitate Xemplify Xpectation Xotica Xogenous Xpand Xosphere Xpedition ... Track listing WhenEyeLayMyHandsOnU JudasSmile SuperCute UnderneathTheCream SexMeSexMeNot Vavoom High TheDance Gamillah UMakeMySunShine Categories: Album stubs ... Track listing Silicon SM Groove YShouldEyeDoThat Golden Parachute Hypnoparadise Props n Pounds Northside Peace 2045 Radical Man The Daisy Chain Categories: Album stubs ... The Hits/The B-Sides is a 1993 (and the first) greatest hits compilation album by Prince. ... Crystal Ball is a compilation album by Prince (then known as ), released in 1998. ... The Very Best Of Prince is a Best of compilation album by Prince, released in 2001. ... Ultimate is the title of Princes latest greatest hits compilation album. ... The Beautiful Experience is an EP by Prince, though at the time he was using the unpronoucable symbol name. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 movie directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Prince and William Blinn. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed and starring Prince. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ... The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the backing group of Prince. ... The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. ... Madhouse is a band from Minneapolis that was formed by Prince. ... Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Mazarati was a R&B band formed in the late 1980s by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark. ... Prince is well-known in the entertainment industry for having a vast body of works that have never seen the light of day. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Little Red Corvette is one of Princes most well-known songs and a defining point in his rise to superstar status. ... Delirious is a song by Prince from the 1982 album, 1999. ... When Doves Cry is a 1984 song by Prince, and according to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Purple Rain is a power ballad by Prince and the The Revolution. ... I Would Die 4 U was the third single off Prince and the Revolutions legendary 1984 album Purple Rain. ... Raspberry Beret is the first US (and second UK) single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Pop Life is the second US single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... U Got The Look is a 1987 song by Prince from his double album Sign O The Times. ... I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man is the fourth single from Princes 1987 tour de force, Sign O The Times. ... Alphabet St. ... Batdance is a 1989 song by Prince, from the Batman soundtrack. ... Thieves In The Temple is a song by Prince from the 1990 soundtrack album, Graffiti Bridge. ... Cream is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation from the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. ... Diamonds And Pearls is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation that is the title track from the 1991 album Diamonds And Pearls. ... 7 is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation from 1992 off the album Love Symbol. ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World is a song by Prince (then known as ) from his 1995 album The Gold Experience. ...


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