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"Pink Cashmere"

US CD single
Single by Prince
from the album The Hits 1
B-side "Soft and Wet" (US)
"The Future" (Remix) (DEU 7" and 12")
"Glam Slam" (DEU 12" and CD)
"Paisley Park" (DEU CD)
Released August 31, 1993
Format 7" single
12" single
Cassette single
CD single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, June 1988
Genre Pop
Length Album: 6:12
Vocal Version: 3:56
Guitar Version: 3:58
Label Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince
Producer Prince
Prince singles chronology
"The Morning Papers"
(1992)
"Pink Cashmere"
(1993)
"Peach"
(1993)
Prince (UK) chronology
"The Morning Papers"
(1992)
... "Peach"
(1993)

"Pink Cashmere" is a song by Prince,[1] written for his then-girlfriend, Anna Fantastic (Anna Garcia), for her 18th birthday. The song references the actual gift he presented to her, a coat made of pink cashmere with a black mink collar and cuff, the name Anna Fantastic embroidered on the sleeve, and "89" on the back. The coat was valued at $15,000, being custom made by his personal staff designer.

In the U.S., the B-side was the 1978 track, "Soft and Wet", while Germany backed the song with the William Orbit remix of "The Future", originally issued as a single in 1990. In addition, Germany issued a 12" single and CD single for "Pink Cashmere". Both had the 1988 song "Glam Slam" as a B-side, and both contained two mixes of "Pink Cashmere", a vocal version and a guitar version. The 12" had "The Future" remix, but the CD replaced it with the 1985 song "Paisley Park".

Chart performance

"Pink Cashmere" was a moderate success. It peaked at #50 on the U.S. Hot 100, #14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, #30 on the Top 40 Mainstream, and #10 on the Rhythmic Top 40.

Charts

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 30
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 10

References

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