Teacher, Teacher is a song first recorded in Spring 1982 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years).
On 18 June 1985, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman worked on the track further, at The Complex Studios, Los Angeles, California, adding vocals and sitar. It was included as the eighth track on the late April 1986 configuration of the Prince and the Revolution album Dream Factory. It was included as the seventh track on the first disc of the 3 June 1986 configuration, but was not included on the 18 July 1986 configuration. It was later sent to Three O’Clock for consideration along with Neon Telephone, Girl O’ My Dreams, We Can Funk and Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got, but the band decided to use only Neon Telephone.
The song was released in 2019 as the tenth track on the Vault Tracks part 2 disc of a Deluxe edition of the 1999 album. The 1985 updated version of the song was released in September 2020 on one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe set.