Purple Pills
by D12

Album: Devil's Night (2001)
Charted: 2 19
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  • This song is about drug use. The censored version is called "Purple Hills," with many of the lyrics changed. For example, in the chorus:
    "I take a couple uppers, I down a couple downers, but nothing compares to these blue and yellow, purple pills. I've been to mushroom mountain, once or twice but who's countin', but nothing compares to these blue and yellow, purple pills."

    is changed to:

    "I've been so many places, I've seen so many faces but nothing compares to these blue and yellow, purple hills. I've climbed the highest mountain, once or twice but who's countin', but nothing compares to these blue and yellow, purple hills." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Thomas - Double Springs, AL
  • D12's most prominent member is Eminem, who performs on this track. His solo success thrust D12 into the spotlight and gave this song a big boost. Other hits for the group were "My Band," which reached #6 in the US and #2 in the UK in 2004, and "How Come," which was also a transatlantic hit for D12.
  • The music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, follows Eminem cruising through literal "blue and yellow purple hills," a nod to the censored version's lyrics, before meeting up with the rest of D12. Proof, disguised as a clown, is shown terrorizing kids at a birthday party.
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Comments: 1

  • Peter from Carmel, InThis was definitely not their only hit.
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