My Computer is the ninth track on the third disc of Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third album to be credited to .
Initial tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in late 1995 or early 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It features British singer/songwriter Kate Bush on background vocals, marking her first and only appearance on a Prince/ recording (although Prince had previously appeared on her track Why Should I Love You?).
The track also uses an opening and closing sample from AOL's e-mail program (stating "You've got mail" and "goodbye").