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.