G-Spot is the second track on Jill Jones’s first and only Paisley Park Records album Jill Jones, and within a few months of the album’s release, G-Spot was released as the album’s second single. Although Jill Jones shared official writing credits, the song was written solely by Prince.
While exact recording dates are not known, basic tracking for Prince’s original version likely took place in May 1983, at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA. It was both considered for Vanity 6’s sophomore album as for Purple Rain and its title appears in versions of the script as late as October 1983. In the movie the song was to be performed by Prince. It was ultimately cut from the script before shooting commenced in November.
Both Vanity and Jill Jones cut lead vocals for it at the Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Vanity’s version was presumably done in the spring of 1983 and Jill Jones’s lead vocals were done sometime after Vanity was out of the picture, possibly later that same summer.
The song was ultimately mixed further on 30 January 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (on the same day as mixing With You, Mia Bocca and Baby, You’re A Trip, and recording It’s A Wonderful Day).
Prince’s original version contains Prince calling out "Maceo" for a solo and the line "I don’t want no trash, gimme some of that popcorn" (taken from Mother Popcorn) - this is an homage to James Brown and saxophonist Maceo Parker, with whom Prince would work many years later.