Prince: 10 of His Best Songs
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When Doves Cry
Prince released the album "Purple Rain", in 1984. When Doves Cry, was the first single to be released off of the album. It went #1 in The USA and in The UK. This particular album by Prince spent no less than 5 weeks at #1. When Doves Cry was listed on multiple Top 500 greatest songs of all time. Billboard placed it as #1. After Prince died, 20 years later it, the song made it presence known again, as #20 and then entered the Top 10 placing at #8. This song is loved by so many. I know now when we hear it, we will all cry. This song is all Prince, and I mean he played every instrument in this song, he wrote all the words and that is truly amazing to me he is a true musician.
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Little Red Corvette
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U
Diamonds & Pearls
Sign o' The Times
The song Purple Rain combines Gospel, R&B, Rock 'N Roll, and Orchestral music. The album went Gold in the year 1984. Then in 2016, after Prince died, it re-entered the Billboard charts at #1 in The USA and #1 in The United Kingdom and #1 on I-tunes! Rock and Roll has it listed as a top 500 songs of all time. I love this purple outfits that he would sing in. He even had a specially made purple guitar.
This of course, is one of my many favorites of Prince's songs. The movie meant something, his song meant something and his death was tragic and he seemed snatched from us to soon. I can not help but feel that his death was brought on by years of trying to please his fans. For this I am very sad.
Purple Rain on DVD
This was a song that was released off of his album by the same name. The song was released in 1982 and made it The Billboard's top 100 in The USA and in The United Kingdom. Rolling Stone puts it in their top 500 songs of all time.
When this song came out in 1982, 1999 (the year) seemed so far away. I was shooting pool one night and someone put that song in the jukebox. We were all laughing and cutting up and singing 1999.
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I Wanna Be Your Lover
I Wanna Be Your Lover was the lead single from Prince's second album. It reached #1 on The R&B Singles Chart and it made The Billboard Top 100. Two music videos were released for this song and the song was released in 1979.
I love how the keyboards and guitar sound in this song. Prince is considered by his peers the best guitarist. He is called a master guitarist. He is considered to be one of the best keyboard players as well.
Once Eric Clapton was once asked how it felt to be the greatest guitarist. Eric Clapton turned to him and said "I don't know why you are asking me, ask Prince."
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Little Red Corvette
Prince released Little Red Corvette, as a single off of the album "1999". The song was released in 1983. The song was listed at #6 on The Billboard music chart. A music video was release in 1983. Rolling Stone ranks this song one of their top 500 of all time and guitar world ranks the guitar solo as one of the top 100 guitar solos of all time.
This song is so popular that even my mother knows it and will sing along to it. This is a great song to listen to as you drive down the open road. It is a great road trip song.
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Kiss was released in 1986 and was the #1 single from Prince's album called Parade. Rolling Stone ranks it as one of the top 500 songs in history. Oddly in France, the song ranks #2 on their singles chart. After Prince died, the song Kiss re-entered the Top Billboard music list at #28.
I actually got the single to the song Kiss on cassette tape. I remember it was $3.99 and it was from a store called Turtles Music and More. A video was made which shows Prince in his true dancing skills as he is seen showing a woman dancing moves in the video.
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Prince the Entertainer
Raspberry Beret was released in 1985. It was a single from Prince's album called, Around The World In A Day. In addition to the usual guitar and drums, the song also featured Middle Eastern Finger Cymbols and a harmonica. It reached #2 on The Billboard Top 100.
Prince is know for his wild and flamboyant clothing. This makes him truly stand out on stage. I felt really sorry for Prince in the fact that facts coming out about his death talk about his use of medications for pain because of wearing the platform shoes and jumping off risers to make his shows more entertaining. Prince was a great entertainer and I hate that he had such an untimely death.
U Got The Look
U Got The Look was released in 1987 and it was a released from the album Sign o' The Times. The song is famous for it's guitar playing and it also had a music video that was filmed in Paris, France. It was #2 on The Billboard Top 100.
This was a song that I remember singing around the house while I was getting ready to go. It is a great song to sing to and has a very catchy tune.
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Diamonds and Pearls
Diamonds and Pearls was released in 1991 and it was a single off of the album with the same name. It features lots of guitar solos, heavy drum beats. It reached #2 on The Billboard Chart top 100. The song is actually considered a love song.
Diamonds and Pearls is probably one of my favorite Prince songs. Several other musicians have used samples of this song's lyrics and instrumentals on their own music.
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Sign o' The Times
Sign o' The Times was released in 1987 and it was a single released on the album by the same name and this was his 9th album. At the beginning of the video there is a drum solo and then a guitar solo. Both are amazing. Prince is a master guitarist and is amazing on the drums as well.
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