Peaches (Columbia, 1996)
Peaches is a song by American alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. It was included on their self-titled debut album and released as a single in February 1996. The track was produced by American producer Conrad Uno. The band members have acknowledged that Peaches borrows riffs from Bad Company’s 1975 song Feel Like Makin’ Love. The song was released worldwide as the third single from The Presidents of the United States of America. It peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (it was their only single to chart on the Hot 100) and number eight on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Worldwide, the song reached number one in Iceland and the top 20 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It has received a Gold certification in Australia for shipments of over 35,000. In 1996 Peaches was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Lead singer Chris Ballew has stated that he wrote Peaches about a girl he once had a crush on. He allegedly wrote this song after sitting under a peach tree she had in her yard while waiting for her to arrive, so that he could finally let her know that he liked her.