Video: Kiss

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Kiss music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: Week of 26 February 1986
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: Rebecca Blake
Related home video/DVD: The Hits Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 14 September 1993


Date Institution, Country Award
5th annual American Video Awards, USA 26 Feb. 1987 Best Black Video

Kiss is a Prince and the Revolution video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

The video was filmed in mid-February with two days of rehearsals and preparation on 11 and 12 February 1986 and post-production the days after the shoot on 13 February at Laird International Studios, Culver City, California.

Although Kiss was the lead single for the Under The Cherry Moon soundtrack, it does not feature footage from the film (contrary to the first singles released from the Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge which also functionned as trailers for the movies).

In the video, Prince does the Wooden leg dance, created as a response to Morris Day's song The Oak Tree. In concert, Prince introduced that dance by saying : "We're gonna have to chop that (Oak Tree) down this evening. We're gonna chop that down and make a wooden leg out of it." Prince replayed this choreography on future tours. The idea of the veiled woman was an integral part of the performance of the song on the Sign O' The Times, Lovesexy and Diamonds And Pearls tours.

It was the first video directed by photographer Rebecca Blake. She would later work again with Prince in 1991 for Cream and Diamonds And Pearls. She also directed Sheena Easton's video for Eternity (penned by Prince) in 1987.

The video was included on The Hits Collection in 1993.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
13 February 1986 Laird International Studios, Culver City, CA, USA
  • Rebecca Blake - director
  • John LeBlanc - cinematography
  • Bobby Elliot - photography
  • Crystal Lujan - casting director
  • Deke Donelian - camera operator
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Kiss 3:56 The Story So Far... (1986)

The Hits Collection (1993)
Under The Cherry Moon (2004 DVD release)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Kiss single.jpg

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