Kiss-Prince

January 6, 2023

When Prince and the Revolution released the song “Kiss” in early February 1986, fans celebrated its success as the band’s return to the spotlight. Coming off of the mega-successful Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution released an album called, Around the World In a Day, which bombed. The song “Kiss” reassured fans that Prince still had it in him to write and perform hit songs.

The song was for Prince’s follow-up to Purple Rain but was marketed separately as a single from a follow-up album after his previous album bombed. Prince went on to more fame and stardom and experimented with interesting name changes like “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” When he died of a fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016, Prince was just 57 years old.

Fun Facts About Prince and “Kiss”

  • “Kiss” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart on February 5, 1986.
  • After the success of “Kiss,” Prince dropped the Revolution, his band, from billing posters and other recognition.
  • Prince and The Revolution won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1986.
  • Prince won seven Grammy Awards and had thirty-three Grammy Award nominations over his career.
  • “Kiss” helped boost Parade, released on March 31, 1986, as Prince’s eighth studio album.
  • Parade was the soundtrack for Under the Cherry Moon
  • The movie was Prince’s directorial debut. However, his work as a director never took off.
  • The budget for Under the Cherry Moon was $12 million. The final box office was $10.1 million.
  • Parade was certified platinum.
  • “Kiss” made another run at the top single spot after Prince’s death.

 

 

Lyrics 

You don’t have to be beautiful to turn me on

I just need your body, baby, from dusk ’til dawn

You don’t need experience to turn me out

You just leave it all up to me

I’m gonna show you what it’s all about

You don’t have to be rich to be my girl

You don’t have to be cool to rule my world

Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra time and your kiss

You got to not talk dirty, baby, if you wanna impress me

You can’t be too flirty, mama, I know how to undress me

I want to be your fantasy, maybe you could be mine

You just leave it all up to me, we could have a good time

You don’t have to be rich to be my girl

You don’t have to be cool to rule my world

Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra time and your kiss (everybody)

I think I wanna dance

You don’t have to be rich to be my girl

You don’t have to be cool to rule my world

Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra time and your kiss

kiss

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