Carmen On Top

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Carmen On Top

Song details
Performer: Carmen Electra; Mayte
Writer(s): Carmen Electra
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Carmen On Top is an unreleased song recorded on 9 March 1991 at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California (three days before Simp The Pimp) for Carmen Electra's first album, which was planned to be called On Top. It was included as the second track on a configuration compiled on 15 June 1992. The track was credited as written by Carmen Electra on the credits printed for this configuration of the album, and contains a vocal sample from funk bassist and singer Bootsy Collins. The song was ultimately rejected from the album, however, and the album was renamed Carmen Electra. In mid-September 1993, the song was tried out during early sessions for Mayte's first album Child Of The Sun at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and may have been renamed Mayte On Top, although the song may have been used only to determine appropriate song styles for Mayte and the lyrics may not have been reworked; details of her version are not known.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA Basic tracking
Mid-September 1993 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Vocal overdubs by Mayte
Recording Personnel

Carmen Electra version

Mayte version

  • Mayte - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Other recording personnel not known

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Carmen On Top Studio Recorded 9 March 1991
Carmen On Top Re-recording Mayte version; possibly renamed Mayte On Top

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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