Single: Guitar

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Single details

Released: 25 June 2007 (digital release)
9 July 2007 (physical release in Europe)
Related album: Planet Earth
Label(s): Columbia Records / NPG Records
Non-Album track(s):

Guitar (3:18) ( download)

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Ultratip Flanders 4 Aug. 2007 23 3
France: SNEP Top 200 Singles 7 Apr. 2014 200 1
Italy: FIMI Top 20 Singles 19 Jul. 2007 17 2
The Netherlands: Mega Top 50 7 Jul. 2007 13 10
The Netherlands: Top 40 7 Jul. 2007 25 6
Switzerland: Schweizer Hitparade 22 Jul. 2007 63 5
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 7 Jul. 2007 81 1
This single has not received any certifications in Europe
This single has not received any awards in Europe

See also

Guitar (Verizon version)
(Music video)
Guitar (Sanaa Hamri version)
(Music video)
Guitar vid-tb.png Guitar-2-tb-vid.png

Guitar was the first single to be released from the album Planet Earth, by Prince. It was released in Europe a week before the album was included free with the UK/Ireland newspaper The Mail on Sunday (see Planet Earth for details), and was not released elsewhere in the world.

An alternate version of Guitar (often inaccurately referred to as a demo), was released on five months earlier, to coincide with Prince's appearance on the Super Bowl XLI halftime show, and is included here for clarity's sake, although it could also be considered a separate release.


On 31 May 2007, the song Guitar was available for free download through Verizon Wireless' VCast program - although it is not directly linked to the single release, it is included here for clarity's sake.

The single charted poorly in several countries in Europe, reaching top 20 position only in The Netherlands and Italy.

Track listing
CD Digital

1. Guitar (3:45)
2. Somewhere Here On Earth (5:46)

EU: 88697 12853 2

1. Guitar (3:18)

References: (No cat. number)

1. Guitar (3:45)

Verizon Wireless VCast: No cat. number

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD Promo Vinyl
  • (FR: 001 5467/270207, UK: 07053107, EU: 88697 12853 2, JP: SDCI-80486)

1. Guitar (3:45)

This single wasn't released on 7" and 12".

This single wasn't released in any other format.

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

Europe CD 88697128522 center center center center

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




Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • Promotional image on for initial download in February 2007:
  • In the US, Verizon VCast ran a 30-second TV advertisement for the download of Guitar, beginning 31 May 2007.
  • In the UK/Ireland, Prince's release of Planet Earth through the Mail on Sunday newspaper generated a huge amount of media discussion, which served as unofficial promotion for the single also (although this may in fact have hurt sales, as potential customers knew they could receive the full album free with the newspaper).

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