The Presidents of the United States of America: "Peaches" Piano Sheet Music

No, not the one from the Mario movie, or the Justin Bieber song. This one's the OG and even better! Listen and learn about the punk classic from the 90s by The Presidents of the United States of America featuring piano solo arrangements by Jennifer Eklund.

The Presidents of the United States of America: "Peaches" Piano Sheet Music

🇺🇲 No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we can all agree that this 90s post-punk group had some really memorable hits!


About The Presidents of the United States of America:

The Presidents of the United States of America, occasionally known as PUSA, was an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1993. The original lineup consisted of vocalist/bassist Chris Ballew, drummer Jason Finn, and guitarist Dave Dederer. They gained popularity in the mid-1990s with hits like “Lump” and “Peaches,” leading their debut album to go triple Platinum in 1995.

The band experienced a breakup in 1997 but reunited in 2002, with guitarist Andrew McKeag joining in 2004. Despite lineup changes and a brief breakup in 2000, they continued to release albums like “Love Everybody” (2004) and “These Are the Good Times People” (2008).

The group privately disbanded in 2015, and the breakup was made public in 2016. Post-2016, each member pursued solo projects, with Ballew notably becoming children’s artist Caspar Babypants. In 2020, they used Kickstarter to reissue their debut album on its 25th anniversary.

Their musical style is often described as alternative rock, pop-punk, and post-grunge. The band was known for unique instrument stringing configurations, such as Ballew’s basitar and Dederer’s guitbass.

About “Peaches”:

“Peaches” is a song by the American alternative rock band the Presidents of the United States of America, released as a single in February 1996 and featured on their self-titled debut album. Produced by Conrad Uno, the song incorporates riffs from Bad Company’s 1975 track “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” “Peaches” achieved notable success, peaking at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also reached number one in Iceland and the top 20 in several countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The song received a gold certification in Australia and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1996.

The composition of “Peaches” is inspired by two incidents in lead singer Chris Ballew’s life. The first took place in Boston, where Ballew, under the influence of LSD, waited for a woman he was attracted to under a peach tree, mixing his desire for the girl with the fallen peaches he found. The second incident occurred in Seattle when Ballew overheard a homeless man muttering the phrase “I’m moving to the country, I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches.” This phrase, originally from John Prine’s 1971 song “Spanish Pipedream,” stuck with Ballew, leading to the development of the song’s lyrics. Ballew aimed to emulate the “gnarly and growly” style of Nirvana in the song’s verses.

The music video for “Peaches” features the band performing in an orchard filled with trees growing peach cans. During the instrumental break, the band is attacked by ninjas, and they engage in a comical battle throughout the video until eventually defeating their assailants. The video was remastered in HD and uploaded to YouTube in February 2023 after years of being available only in low quality.


1. “Peaches” Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate piano version:

  • Full version appropriate for intermediates
  • In the key of C major
  • 7 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:00

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


2. “Peaches” Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy piano version:

  • Abridged version appropriate for late beginners/early intermediates
  • In the key of C major
  • 5 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 2:30

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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