Single: Kiss

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Kiss

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Single details


Released: 5 February 1986 (7" release)

5 March 1986 (12" release)

Related album: Parade
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
Kiss (Single Version) (3:45)
♥ Or $ (3:57)
♥ Or $ (Extended Version) (6:49)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 22 Feb. 1986 1(2) 18
USA: Billboard Hot Black Singles 1 Mar. 1986 1(4) 17
USA: Billboard Hot Dance/Disco - Club Play 8 Mar. 1986 1(2) 11
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 8 Mar. 1986 3 14
France: Nielsen & Ipsos Top 50 10 May 1986 29 14
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 6 Mar. 1986 11 2
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 8 Mar. 1986 6 9
Certifications
RIAA, USA 5 May 1986 Gold (500,000)
Awards
29th Grammy Awards, USA 24 Feb. 1987 Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
7th Minnesota Music Awards, USA 23 April 1987 Single Of The Year

See also


Kiss
(music video)
Kiss
(sheet music)
Kiss-tb-vid.png SheetMusic-Kiss.png

Kiss was the first single to be released from Prince's eighth album Parade, the third and final album credited to Prince and the Revolution, and was released seven weeks before the album's release. The title track includes an additional ending not included on the album version (which cuts directly into Anotherloverholenyohead). The b-side, ♥ Or $, is unique to this release.

The single became Prince's third US Billboard Pop Chart number 1 single (following When Doves Cry and Let's Go Crazy). It also reached number 1 on the Billboard Black Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. ♥ Or $ (3:57)

References:
US/NZ: 7-28751
UK: W8751
JP: P-2099
DE/CA: 928 751-7
AU: MX211351-2

7" Shaped Picture Disc

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. ♥ Or $ (3:57)

References:
UK : W8751P

A. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
B. ♥ Or $ (Extended Version) (6:49)

References:
US: 0-20442
CA: 92 04420
AU: MX211439-40

A. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
B. ♥ Or $ (3:57)

References:
UK: W8751T
DE: 920 442-0

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo 12" Promo
  • (US: 7-28751)

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)

7" 1988 Reissue

  • (UK: W8751)

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. ♥ Or $ (3:57)

  • (US Back-To-Back Hits: 7-21982)

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
AA. Soft And Wet (3:01)

7" Shaped Picture Disc 1988 Reissue

  • (UK: W8751TP)

A. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
B. ♥ Or $ (Extended Version) (6:49)

  • (US: PRO-A-2448)

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)

  • (US: PRO-A-2458)

A. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
B. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)

12" 1988 Reissue

  • (UK: W8751T

A. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
B. ♥ Or $ (Extended Version) (6:49)

CD 1989 Reissue

  • (DE: 921 188-2)

1. Kiss (Extended Version) (7:16)
2. Girls & Boys (5:30)
3. Under The Cherry Moon (2:57)

Others
  • (UK: iTunes digital / BPM)

A. Kiss (Single Version)(3:45)
B. ♥ Or $ (3:57)


Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • The single was voted "Best Single" in Rolling Stone Critics Poll in 1987.
  • Nominations:
Favorite R&B Single: 14th American Music Awards (26 January 1987).
Best R&B Song: 29th Grammy Awards (24 February 1987).
Best Single - Male: 1st Soul Train Awards (23 March 1987).
  • Chart(s) Progression:
Billboard Hot 100 chart progression:
Entry position 52 (22 Feb. 86), 41 (1 Mar. 86), 28 (8 Mar. 86), 15 (15 Mar. 86), 10 (22 Mar. 86), 5 (29 Mar. 86), 3 (5 Apr. 86), 2 (12 Apr. 86), 1 (19 Apr. 86), 1 (26 Apr. 86), 3 (3 May 86), 12 (10 May 86), 17 (17 May 86), 30 (24 May 86), 36 (31 May 86), 53 (7 Jun. 86), 61 (14 Jun. 86), exit position 90 (21 Jun. 86).
Weeks in Top 10: 7, weeks in Top 40: 13.
Billboard Hot Black Singles chart progression:
Entry position 39 (1 Mar. 86), 25 (8 Mar. 86), 9 (15 Mar. 86), 5 (22 Mar. 86), 4 (29 Mar. 86), 1 (5 Apr. 86), 1 (12 Apr. 86), 1 (19 Apr. 86), 1 (26 Apr. 86), 3 (3 May 86), 5 (10 May 86), 7 (17 May 86), 10 (24 May 86), 22 (31 May 86), 30 (7 Jun. 86), 60 (14 Jun. 86), exit position 70 (21 Jun. 86).
Weeks in Top 10: 11, weeks in Top 40: 15.

References
Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-190-X)
Top R&B Singles 1942-1999 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-136-5)
Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-186-1)
Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 by Joel Withburn (ISBN 0-89820-156-X)
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