“Kiss” is a song by the American musician Prince and his band The Revolution. It was released in February 1986 with “♥ or $” on the B-side as the lead single from Prince and the Revolution’s eighth studio album, “Parade”. “Kiss” is one of Prince’s signature songs and is known for its unique blend of pop, funk, and rock elements.
“Kiss” is characterized by its stripped-down arrangement, featuring a catchy guitar riff, a pulsating drumbeat, and Prince’s high-pitched and falsetto vocals. The song’s production creates a funky and danceable atmosphere. The lyrics of “Kiss” convey themes of desire and attraction, with the narrator expressing a desire for a deep and passionate kiss.
“Kiss” became a commercial success, reaching high positions on music charts in various countries, including #1 the United States and the United Kingdom. Its catchy and funky sound, along with Prince’s charismatic vocal delivery, resonated with audiences.
The music video for “Kiss” was directed by Rebecca Blake. It was filmed on February 13, 1986 at Laird International Studios in Culver City, California.
“Kiss” is often celebrated as one of Prince’s greatest hits and is considered a classic of 1980s pop and funk music. It remains a beloved and iconic track in Prince’s extensive music catalog.