Chili Sauce (originally titled Proposition 17) is the third track on The Time’s third album Ice Cream Castle.
It was written by Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr, but was credited on the album to Morris Day. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince under the name The Starr Company. Prince plays most instruments on the track, and appears in character as a waiter throughout the track.
Basic tracking, as an unnamed song took place on 14 April 1983 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (four days after the end of the 1999 Tour, and two days before recording If The Kid Can’t Make You Come). The next day the song was dubbed Proposition 17 (the lyrics list seventeen ways to seduce a woman), but it was renamed to Chili Sauce before being released.