Single: Sugar Walls

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Sugar Walls

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Single details

Released: early December 1984
Related album: A Private Heaven
Label(s): EMI Records
Unique tracks: Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) (7:01)

Sugar Walls (Red Mix) (5:26)

Sugar Walls was the third single to be released from Sheena Easton's fifth album A Private Heaven. It was released around the same time as the album, and was released worldwide. The b-side, Straight Talking, was previously unreleased but had no input by Prince. Sugar Walls was written, produced and largely performed by Prince, although his input was uncredited (writing credit was given to Alexander Nevermind, and production was credited to Greg Mathieson, who produced the rest of the album).

The single drew a lot of controversy due to its sexual lyrics, and Sugar Walls was listed on the Parents Music Resource Center's "Filthy Fifteen" (along with Prince and the Revolution's Darling Nikki) which led to the introduction of parental advisory stickers on explicit releases.

The single reached number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and number 3 on the Billboard Black Chart. It also reached position 1 in the Billboard Top Dance/Disco chart, becoming the third associated artist single to top this chart, after Nasty Girl and The Glamorous Life.

The Mexican version of the single labeled both the single and the title track as Muros De Azucar, but the tracks are identical.

Track listing


(US: B-8253, CAN: B-8253, EUR: 1A 006-20 0527 7, DEU: 1A K000-20 0527 7)
A. Sugar Walls (4:09)
B. Straight Talking

(JAP: EMS-17537)
A. Sugar Walls (4:09)
B. Double Standard


(US: V-7852, CAN: V-75083, EUR: 1A K060-20 0526 6, MEX: POP-698)
A. Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) (7:01)
B. Sugar Walls (Red Mix) (5:26)

(UK: 12EMI 5517)
A. Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) (7:01)
B1. Sugar Walls (Red Mix) (5:26)
B2. Double Standard

(USA: RT1000TP 2019 RSD
A1. Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) (7:01)
A2. Sugar Walls (Album Version (4:09)
B1. Sugar Walls (Red Mix) (5:26)
B2. Straight Talking

12" promo

(US: SPRO-9312, SPRO-9313)
A. Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) (7:01)
B. Sugar Walls (Red Mix) (5:26)


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Chart, Country Entry Date Peak Position Weeks In Chart
Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, USA 22 Dec. 1984+ 9 17
Billboard Black Singles Chart, USA 5 Jan. 1985 3(1 wk) 16
Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Chart, USA 12 Jan. 1985 1(1 wk) 10


Variants, special editions and re-releases


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Blue Limousine
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The Bird
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