Why Should I Love You? is the eleventh track on Kate Bush’s seventh album The Red Shoes. The track was written and produced by Kate Bush, but Prince appears on guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and background vocals.
Prince first met Kate Bush in 1990 while on the Nude Tour, although he had been a fan of her work since the 1985 album Hounds Of Love. They discussed working together, and in 1991, Bush asked Prince to contribute background vocals to Why Should I Love You? She sent him the track, which she had recorded at Abbey Road Studios (Studio Number One), London, England, and Prince added vocals, but also added many instrumental parts to the song, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. When Kate Bush and her engineer, Del Palmer, listened to Prince’s returned track, they weren’t sure what to do with it. They worked on it on and off for two years to try to "turn it back into a Kate Bush song".
This is the only known track to have had parts recorded both at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London, England and Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track also features background vocals by British comedian Lenny Henry, a good friend of Kate Bush’s and a huge Prince fan who often impersonates Prince live and plays Prince’s music over the PA system prior to live shows. Lenny Henry and Prince did not meet during the recording of this track, however.