Kiss” is a song composed, written and produced by American singer, songwriter and musician Prince, released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution’s eighth studio album, Parade (1986), in February 5, 1986, by the Paisley Park label. It was a number-one hit worldwide, holding the number-one spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks. The single was certified Gold in 1986 for sales of 1,000,000 copies by the RIAA.
The song ranked number 464 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. NME ranked the song number 4 in their list of The 150 Greatest Singles of All Time. The same magazine voted “Kiss” the best single of the year 1986.
Following Prince’s death, the song re-charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 28 and jumped to number 23 the week after. The song also reached number two on the French Singles Chart. As of April 30, 2016, it has sold 1,330,336 copies in the United States.
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