Girl was released as the b-side of America, the fourth single (third in North America) from Prince's eighth album Around The World In A Day, the second album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. Concurrently, it was included as the b-side of the third single in Europe, Pop Life.
In 1993, it was included as the seventh track on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides). Although credited to Prince and the Revolution, the track is a solo recording by Prince.
Basic tracking took place in Spring-Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years. Prince remixed the track slightly in 1985 at an unknown location (Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, is likely).
Girl made its first live appearance over 22 years after its initial release (and over 25 years after its initial recording), on 25 June 2007 (a.m.) (Show 1) at the Roosevelt Hotel, Blossom Room, in Hollywood, California.
The track is not related to the Prince-written track of the same name, Girl, recorded by The Time. See Girl for details of that track.