100 MPH

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100 MPH

Mazarati album.jpg
from the album Mazarati
Originals album artwork
from the album Originals
100mph single.jpg
single art for 100 MPH
Song details
Performer: Mazarati; Prince
First Released: 4 March 1986 - Mazarati album
7 June 2019 - Originals album (Prince version)
Album(s): Mazarati
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince, vocals produced by Brown Mark (credited only to Brown Mark); Prince (on Originals)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

100 MPH is the third song on Mazarati’s first album Mazarati, and, three months after the album’s release, 100 MPH was released as the album’s second single. The track was written and largely performed by Prince.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking probably took place in June 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Although unconfirmed it is thought Prince created it with Mazarati in mind, specifically as a replacement for the song Susannah’s Pajamas, which had been intended for Mazarati under its former name Mazarati, before Prince decided it suited The Family instead.

In 2019, Prince’s own version was released as the sixth track on the posthumous album Originals.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Mazarati version

Prince version (on Originals)

  • Prince - all instruments and vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
100 MPH 7:23 Mazarati

100 MPH single

Studio a.k.a. 100 MPH (LP Version)
100 MPH (Edit) 3:09 100 MPH single Edit
100 MPH (Edit) 6:35 100 MPH promo Edit
100 MPH 3:31 Originals Prince vocal version released in 2019
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
100 MPH 3:09 Promotional release only Studio See 100 MPH video for details

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
100 MPH Studio Mostly instrumental version with Mazarati vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The recording briefly includes the synthesizer line from Cool

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