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  • #31
    Originally posted by jio
    Originally posted by Blondini
    Originally posted by jio
    Yes but which album is Moon? Parade?
    Oh, yes. Sorry - was thinking of the film - which i also liked (and i'm not ashamed!).
    I liked it too don't worry lol. But your original statement was confusing because u said that Parade is more cohesive than Moon lol
    Actually i confused myself! I thought you were talkig about Around The World In A Day. (Which really should be called Parade - given the lyrics of the album.

    Er, oops! So - yes - i can see why he doesn't rate it - a lot of the tracks are more like demos than finished songs.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Blondini
      Originally posted by jio
      Originally posted by Blondini
      Originally posted by jio
      Yes but which album is Moon? Parade?
      Oh, yes. Sorry - was thinking of the film - which i also liked (and i'm not ashamed!).
      I liked it too don't worry lol. But your original statement was confusing because u said that Parade is more cohesive than Moon lol
      Actually i confused myself! I thought you were talkig about Around The World In A Day. (Which really should be called Parade - given the lyrics of the album.

      Er, oops! So - yes - i can see why he doesn't rate it - a lot of the tracks are more like demos than finished songs.
      I think that's the charm of it. Around the World is good but it's just not fun enough. I guess it is easily my least favourite Prince album until the Black Album (excluding the debut).
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      • #33
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        85.ON THE WAY UP (performed by Elisa Fiorillo) (1990)
        album "I AM"



        ..."All the suckers scream and shout
        They don't know what it's all about
        This is my world
        And I'm sorry, this table is reserved"...


        The truth is that I was for years under the impression that Paula Abdul sings this one. But no, it is Elisa Fiorillo, an artist who had a minor chart career (in fact she only ever had two hits). This one was the lead single of her second album and made it to #27 on the BB Hot 100 and to a miserable #31 on the Dance Chart and #83 on the UK Singles Chart. Despite that, I think it is a lovely piece of early '90s fluff. Elisa Fiorillo's career later on reached the heights of becoming a backing vocalist for Savage Garden and Billie Myers among others
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        84.1999 (1982)
        album "1999"



        ..."I was dreaming when I wrote this so sue me if I go too fast
        But life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last
        War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight
        So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen to my body tonight"...


        And here is a song that needs no introduction at all. The first single from Prince's international breakthrough album of the same title, "1999" originally failed to make it into the top 40 of either the US or the UK. It was re-released sfter the success of the following single "Little Red Corvette", this time making it to #12 on the BB Hot 100, #4 on R&B, #1 on Dance/Club Play and #25 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1985, taking advantage of the success of the "Purple Rain" project, "1999" gets yet another release in the UK (this time as a double a-side single with "Little Red Corvette") and shoots as high as #2. Of course the single couldn't be missing from the charts during the year 1999 itself when it was re-released (yes, again) and made it to #10 on the UK Singles Chart and #40 on the BB Hot 100. And if that wasn't enough it re-charted in the UK a year later (yes for the fourth time) making it to #40. This party anthem is rather unusual in its delivery as it features Prince, Wendy & Lisa alternating lines throughout the song. The catchiness of the record has made it one of the biggest 80s classics, covered live by such diverse artists as Limp Bizkit, LaToya Jackson, Pearl Jam and Kids In Glass Houses. So why do I have it that low? Well, if there is one Prince song which is overplayed, it is definitely this one
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        83.SPACE (1994)
        album "COME"



        ..."I've had dreams of us cuddling on the planet Mars
        Then when I wake up, I'm all covered in sex
        With eyes that fall somewhere between rubies and stars
        Don't look at me baby or I'll flex"...


        This is one of my favourite Prince songs ever. It was the second (and final) single taken from Prince's 1994 album "Come" and didn't do great on the charts, just managing a peak of #71 on R&B. Still though it is a gem in Prince's catalogue. The single version is basically a remix with altered lyrics and a rap towards the end but the album version remains by far my favourite
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        82.SEXY DANCER (1979)
        album "PRINCE"



        ..."Sexy dancer, you got my body screamin'
        Sexy dancer, you got me just a creamin'
        Sexy dancer, when you rub my body
        Sexy dancer, it gets me so hot"...


        This disco workout tune was never a single in the States. It was released internationally though, albeit without much chart success. Still, it is all the way a party anthem and it wouldn't sound out of place next to any other '70s disco anthem.
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        81.MONEY DON'T MATTER 2NIGHT (with New Power Generation) (1992)
        album "DIAMONDS AND PEARLS"



        ..."Hey now, maybe we can find a good reason
        to send a child off to war
        so what if we're controllin' all the oil
        Is it worth a child dying for"...


        And here is the big socially-conscious ballad from the "Diamonds And Pearls" album. This was Prince's response to the first Iraq war (and "Cinnamon Girl" to the 2003 one). It was released as the fifth single from the album peaking at #23 on the Hot 100, #14 on R&B and #19 on the UK Singles Chart, positions which do not reflect the brilliance of this tune. The original video of the song (directed by Spike Lee) was rarely shown on MTV since it showed images of child poverty and starvation, so Prince had to shoot a second video of him and the New Power Generation performing it. None of the two videos are available on youtube.
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        • #34
          84.1999 (1982)

          Anthem!
          These foolish games are tearing me apart

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          • #35
            Nice list so far

            100.SHOCKADELICA (1987)
            easily my fave SOTT era b-side

            98.LION OF JUDAH (2007)
            not a bad track but like most of Planet Earth (besides Guitar, The 1 U Wanna C and the title track) didn't really do much for me either way

            97.HOW COME U DON'T CALL ME ANYMORE (1982)
            fantastic. He did this when I saw him in 2007

            95.NASTY GIRL (performed by Vanity 6) (1982)
            Classic! I got the 45 of this just last week at a flea market

            94.UNDISPUTED (feat. Chuck D.) (1999)
            it's okay, but there are other "Rave" tracks I would've put instead

            93.KISS (with The Revolution) (1986)
            Classic for sure, but like you, burnt out on it from its overexposure. Sad that people view Parade as "that album with Kiss" when it's more like Kiss is that hit off Parade.

            92.STROLLIN' (with the New Power Generation) (1991)
            Nice smooth little gem

            90.EYE HATE U (1995)
            Like the song, but #90 is about fitting. He's had better, he's had worse. Too bad it was his last real US hit.

            88.WE CAN FUNK (1990)
            Not bad, but you'd think Prince + Clinton would be a better song

            86.BOOM (2009)
            Pleasant but not a fave

            84.1999 (1982)
            This and "Little Red Corvette" were the first songs I remember from Prince thanks to my older sister who had the cassette of 1999 in 1983. Certainly overplayed but still a classic.

            83.SPACE (1994)
            Good track, have the maxi

            82.SEXY DANCER (1979)
            Funky little disco tune

            81.MONEY DON'T MATTER 2NIGHT (with New Power Generation) (1992)
            Decent single but not a standout in any way
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            • #37
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              80.GIRLS & BOYS (with the Revolution) (1986)
              album "PARADE"



              ..."He gave her all the love that anyone can
              But she was promised to another man
              He tried so hard not to go insane
              Birds do fly, looks like rain"...


              This was the second single taken from Prince's 1986 soundtrack to the movie "Under The Cherry Moon". Actually, it is one of only two songs to be included in its entirety in the film (which is why the video of the song is black & white as it is a straight cut from the movie). The song, like the Nice-filmed movie itself, is clearly influenced by French music. It also marks the debut of Eric Leeds as Prince's saxophonist. The song peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart but was never released in the States. As an extremely funky track however, it is a much better and more representative of the album song than its predecessor, "Kiss".
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              79.INCENSE AND CANDLES (2006)
              album "3121" (album track)



              ..."Once U try 2 seduce me it grows and grows
              Ur mind will never deny what Ur body knows
              Eye know U want 2 take off all your clothes
              But please don't do it"...


              Definitely the most seductive song in the 2006 Billboard chart-topping album "3121", Prince provides a sexy 90s throwback R&B gem with ease on this one. This is what I would call a song made for f*cking, even though the lyrics don't go quite that far
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              78.DARK (1994)
              album "COME" (album track)



              ..."U took my sex and my money
              Took all my self esteem, yes u did
              U had the nerve 2 think it was funny
              I never knew a b*tch so mean"...


              Prince attempted to do a reggae-influenced track on his 1992 album "Symbol" but the result ("Blue Light") leaves a lot to be desired. However he did get it right on this jam from his massively underrated 1994 album "Come". Like most of that album, "Dark" was recorded at the same sessions as most of the songs in "The Gold Experience" album and was intended to be used in the aborted musical "Glam Slam Ulysses"
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              77.THE DANCE ELECTRIC (performed by Andre Cymone) (1985)
              album "AC"



              ..."Look-U're living in Babylon
              Makin', but not feelin' love at all
              When your youth is gone, when it comes 2 dawn
              A light of truth will shine and U will fall"...


              Andre Cymone is the guy who can be seen jamming, as a bass guitarist, with Prince on most of his early videos. In fact the friendship between the two goes way back in their childhood in Minneapolis when Prince found refuge in Andre's family home when he run away from his own home. Later on, Andre, Prince & Morris Day (of The Time) among others would form an early band called Champagne. The two however fell out in 1981 and Andre left Prince over a solo career. Prince composed this funky track after the two finally made up, but unfortunately it didn't manage to turn Cymone into a music star. The video does exist in youtube albeit in really bad quality, but if you wanna watch it here it is
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              76.WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD (1979)
              album "PRINCE"



              ..."I gave you all of my love
              I even gave you my body
              Tell me, baby, ain't that enough?
              What more do you want me to do"...


              This was Prince's first ever experimentation with more rock oriented sounds, although the R&B influences remain clear. It was the follow-up to his first US hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" but it was not commercial enough to become a hit itself. Still, it made #13 on R&B and it's a wonderful song all the same
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              • #38
                80.GIRLS & BOYS (with the Revolution) (1986)
                album "PARADE"
                Fun track, one of the standout scenes in the UTCM film

                79.INCENSE AND CANDLES (2006)
                album "3121" (album track)
                One of his sexiest latter day tracks

                78.DARK (1994)
                album "COME" (album track)
                Good tune

                76.WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD (1979)
                album "PRINCE"
                Even though it wasn't much of a hit, I always loved it from the first time I heard the "Prince" album.
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                • #39
                  Why you avoid the protege songs?
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                  • #40
                    How come I don't have BOOM in my Lotus Flower's album?
                    Is there another version of that album?

                    Anyway I really like this countdown, I'll be watching, I like prince so much I can't describe . But I have to admit that i don't know nor own all his songs.

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                    • #41
                      I think the digital version substitutes "Crimson & Clover" with another song but I am not aware of any version without "Boom". Do you have the single-cd edition (which basically is only "MPLSound"?
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                      • #42
                        Originally posted by jio
                        Why you avoid the protege songs?
                        Some of them like Sheila, Vanity 6, Jill Jones, The Time I like, but some of them I never invested any time in getting into. Like with Madhouse, I'm not a fan of jazz (I listened to NEWS just once) so I doubt I'd be into it.
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                        • #43
                          Originally posted by NothingFails
                          Originally posted by jio
                          Why you avoid the protege songs?
                          Some of them like Sheila, Vanity 6, Jill Jones, The Time I like, but some of them I never invested any time in getting into. Like with Madhouse, I'm not a fan of jazz (I listened to NEWS just once) so I doubt I'd be into it.
                          Other than Madhouse there is no other instrumental protege song. And the Andre Cymone song exists in bootleg by Prince, Prince performed it numerous times in concert and it's very Prince/Time-like. You ought to listen to it if you don't know it.
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                          • #44
                            Girls and Boys is a fantastic track. This is the kind of thing that makes me like him so much as an artist...deeply funky and unlike anything else that would pop up on the radio. Fabtastic.
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                            • #45
                              Cymone was co-writer/producer of Jody Watley's Looking For A New Love - fantastic track!

                              His track here is pretty good - rather weak voice.

                              Love Girls and Boys and Why You Wanna...
                              And the 3121 track is a highlight of the album.
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                              • #46
                                Originally posted by Blondini
                                Cymone was co-writer/producer of Jody Watley's Looking For A New Love - fantastic track!
                                He was married to Jody for a number of years also.
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                                • #47
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                                  75.MY NAME IS PRINCE (with the New Power Generation) (1992)
                                  album "SYMBOL"



                                  ..."In the beginning God made the sea
                                  But on the 7th day he made me
                                  He was tryin' to rest y'all
                                  When he heard the sound
                                  Sound like guitar, cold gettin' down"...


                                  This was the song which finally persuaded me to buy my first ever Prince album. Looking back at it now it may not be quite the masterpiece I thought it was then, but it is still full of energy and I consider it Prince's most hip-hop-influenced single ever. Released as the second single from his 1992 "Symbol" album, it peaked at #36 on the BB Hot 100, #25 on R&B and #7 on the UK Singles Chart giving Prince his first back-to-back Top 10 hits in the UK since his "Purple Rain" peak way back in 1984/1985. The video of the song (which fortunately exists on youtube) is notorious for Prince hiding his face throughout, a trick he pulled on the previous video ("Sexy MF") as well and is part of the video-album/musical "3 Chains O' Gold".
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                                  74.COME ON (with/credited to New Power Generation) (1998)
                                  album "NEWPOWER SOUL"



                                  ..."20 days in London and U ain't gimme no love
                                  could it be another brotha man that u're thinking of
                                  or could it be your girlfriend
                                  who never ever been straight"...


                                  This was the only single taken from New Power Generation's third (and final) album to be credited solely to them. "Newpower Soul" however is effectively a Prince album, he sings the lead (or only) vocals on all songs and he is featured all by himself on the cover. The album did poorly on the charts peaking at a mere #22 UK and #38 US and remains one of the most disliked Prince albums among fans. It's true, the album does include some of Prince's worst songs ever but it includes a number of good songs as well, including this one which I rate as one of Prince's finest '90s R&B tracks. Just notice the bass on this song. It charted at #65 on the UK Singles Chart.
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                                  73.THE WORD (2006)
                                  album "3121" (album track)



                                  ..."How am I gonna sleep with this feeling
                                  rushing all through my veins
                                  Get up, come on let's do something
                                  Don't you wanna get saved?"...


                                  Another one of the highlights of Prince's 2006 album "3121", this one is more pop than R&B. Most Prince albums include at least one message-sending song and this is the one from "3121". It was definitely more single-worthy than the album's first single "Te Amo Corazon", but perhaps its religious undertones played some role in keeping it as just an album track.
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                                  72.WILD AND LOOSE (performed by The Time) (1982)
                                  album "WHAT TIME IS IT?" (album track)



                                  ..."Universal freak delight, where'd you get those thighs?
                                  Where did you get the nerve to wear that miniskirt so high?
                                  Don't worry, baby, I can keep a secret for as long as snow is white
                                  Hey Jesse? Yeah, come here man, guess what I did last night?"...


                                  The Time (Morris Day, Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Berton, and the famous from their later work on Janet Jackson among others duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis), were the most successful Prince protege act. In fact, they were so good that Prince himself said that he would be scared to perform against them. Prince composed their three first albums and donated several songs for the fourth. They were also featured in both "Purple Rain" and its horrid sequel "Graffiti Bridge". This funky album track is just the first of plenty of their songs in the countdown
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                                  71.LITTLE RED CORVETTE (1983)
                                  album "1999"



                                  ..."A body like yours oughta be in jail
                                  'Cause it's on the verge of bein' obscene
                                  Move over, baby, gimme the keys
                                  I'm gonna try to tame your little red love machine"...


                                  This song was a turning point in Prince's career as it became both his first US Top 10 hit (by making it to #6) and his first single to fair better on pop rather than on R&B chart (where it charted at #15). It also made it to #2 on the UK Singles Chart as a double a-side single with "1999". The subject matter is a bit controversial as it talks about an one-night stand and goes as far as comparing sex with a limousine ride. That didn't stop the song becoming a classic though, a status proven by cover versions by Sandra Bernhard among others and the role it played at prompting Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac) to work with Prince.
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                                  • #48
                                    75.MY NAME IS PRINCE (with the New Power Generation) (1992)
                                    album "SYMBOL"

                                    Good opening track to O+>. I always thought some of the lines about being a Prince before being a King were thinly veiled jabs at MJ because it was right after he started calling himself the "King of Pop".

                                    74.COME ON (with/credited to New Power Generation) (1998)
                                    album "NEWPOWER SOUL" (album track)

                                    Not bad. "The One" was also a US airplay/video single for that album.

                                    73.THE WORD (2006)
                                    album "3121" (album track)

                                    Even though I don't share Prince's Jehovah's Witness beliefs, which was a big reason I'm not a big fan of The Rainbow Children, this is a good song and I think the message can be taken for any religion or walk of life

                                    72.WILD AND LOOSE (performed by The Time) (1982)
                                    album "WHAT TIME IS IT?" (album track)

                                    Good track. What Time Is It? is my fave of their albums even though Ice Cream Castles was the one that had all the hits.

                                    71.LITTLE RED CORVETTE (1983)
                                    album "1999"

                                    Certainly an all-time classic, albeit overplayed. I think this was the track that really took him beyond being a critic darling cult artist and made him a bonafide star in the US (since "I Wanna Be Your Lover" had been his only US top 40 prior to this four years earlier). I prefer the Extended version.
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                                    • #49
                                      Originally posted by NothingFails
                                      73.THE WORD (2006)
                                      album "3121" (album track)

                                      Even though I don't share Prince's Jehovah's Witness beliefs, which was a big reason I'm not a big fan of The Rainbow Children, this is a good song and I think the message can be taken for any religion or walk of life
                                      This. MNIP is mad but good.

                                      Corvette is another astonishingly low song.
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                                      • #50
                                        "Purple Rain" hasn't even charted. So "Little Red Corvette" hasn't done bad lol
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                                        • #51
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                                          70.ANNA STESIA (1988)
                                          album "LOVESEXY" (album track)



                                          ..."Have you ever been so lonely
                                          that you felt like you were the only one in this world?
                                          Have you ever wanted to play with someone so much
                                          you take any one boy or girl?"...


                                          In 1988 Prince scrapped the release of his planned "Black Album" to release an album called "Lovesexy" with spirituality (and its connections to sexuality) as its main theme. Prince said that the album should be listened as a solid body of work instead of a collection of individual songs, which is why its initial cd release featured all the songs in sequence as a single track. Prince's turn into spirituality was received differently at the two sides of the Atlantic. In the USA the album peaked at #11 on the BB 200 and is considered by many the beginning of Prince's commercial decline. In Europe (where the "Lovesexy" world tour focused) the album did well. It became his first UK #1 album and marked the beginning of a six years' period during which every Prince studio release charted in the top 2. Although I am not quite sure if the absence of "Glam Slam" from my Top 100 is a proper thing, in the end just one track from this album appears in my countdown and that's this gorgeous album track which finishes in the rhythmic chant "Love is God, God is Love, girls and boys love God above".
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                                          69.THE BIRD (performed by The Time) (1984)
                                          album "ICE CREAM CASTLE"



                                          ..."Brothers, don't be cool
                                          Women like it sometimes when U act a fool
                                          Sisters, don't be shy
                                          Let your body get loose, U ain't 2 fat 2 fly
                                          Come on now! "...


                                          The title "The Bird" refers here to a dance in which you have to flap your arms mimicking the motions of a bird's wings when flying. The song was featured in the movie (but not album) "Purple Rain" and became a hit (despite its ugly cover art) by peaking at #36 on BB Hot 100, #33 on R&B and #6 on Dance/Club Play. The performance of this single by the Time was one of the most memorable moments of Prince's 1999 concert "Rave Un2 The Year 2000"
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                                          68.THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE (1990)
                                          album "GRAFFITI BRIDGE"



                                          ..."Voices from the sky say
                                          Rely on your best friend to pull you through
                                          But even if I wanted to
                                          I couldn't really truly 'cause my only friend is you"...


                                          This was the first single taken from the soundtrack to Prince's 1990 sequel to "Purple Rain" called "Graffiti Bridge". It was also one of the few new songs composed specifically for the movie (most of the songs were already existing as Prince's '80s outtakes) and in fact, the absolute last one composed for it. The single peaked at #6 on the BB Hot 100, #1 on R&B (which is kind of weird considering its pop nature), #9 on Dance/Club Play and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The video included here is the 8 mins extended version of the song
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                                          67.NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (performed by Sinead O' Connor) (1990)
                                          album "I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT"



                                          ..."All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard
                                          all died when you went away
                                          I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
                                          but I'm willing to give it another try "...


                                          This amazing ballad was originally composed by Prince and recorded by the Family in their 1985 self-titled album. Prince composed the whole of that album, and even though the song remained an album track, it was the only song on the whole album that Prince actually took credit of composing. Clever move. Five years on, Irish singer/composer Sinead O' Connor records a cover version and the song becomes the biggest hit single of 1990 internationally by reaching #1 in USA, UK, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Sinead would never return to either the UK Top 10 or the US Top 40. Credit due where is due though, Sinead O' Connor's version is far better than the Family original and the video shines in its simplicity. Prince recorded his own live version (closely following the Family original) for his 1993 compilation album "Hits".
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                                          66.SHY (1995)
                                          album "THE GOLD EXPERIENCE" (album track)



                                          ..."After a look much louder than words she said, "I passed my initiation
                                          A friend of mine, he got killed and in retaliation
                                          I shot the boy, huh, twice in the head
                                          No regrets, no sorrow, I'm going back tomorrow to make sure he's dead
                                          'Cuz if I don't, they'll call me a chicken"...


                                          "The Gold Experience" was definitely Prince's quality peak in the '90s. Unfortunately, it was also an album that had all the wrong single choices. How else can one explain the release of "Eye Hate U" and "Gold" instead of this fab soft rock song? "Shy" definitely remains one of my favourite Prince songs of all time
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                                          • #52
                                            Thieves was dull. Anna Stesia is nice Glam Slam amazing. Gold was a brilliant single - that track you posted was good but hardly single material.

                                            I will say that i only got into him through 93's Hits/ B-Sides set and bought all of his major albums from Prince to Lovesexy but only then bought 3121 and the two free Daily Mail releases. I have a taped copy of Diamonds and Pearls and Batman. Never saw the need to buy any other albums - MPLSound is far too expensive in UK.

                                            Sinead stunning of course though it looks a bit out of place seeing as he had no involvement in the actual record.
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                                            • #53
                                              Well it's a Prince composition. You should really buy "Symbol", "Come", "Gold Experience", "The Vault", "Rainbow Children" and "Musicology". You can skip the rest

                                              About "Glam Slam" I generally consider it a great track but when I heard it before compiling the Top 100 I discovered I am really tired of it which is why it missed the Top 100 completely.

                                              And no, "Gold" has to be one of the worse Prince singles ever for me
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                                              • #54
                                                70.ANNA STESIA (1988)
                                                album "LOVESEXY" (album track)
                                                One of the standout tracks on Lovesexy, surprised it wasn't a single

                                                69.THE BIRD (performed by The Time) (1984)
                                                album "ICE CREAM CASTLE"
                                                Fun track but far from their best IMO

                                                68.THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE (1990)
                                                album "GRAFFITI BRIDGE"
                                                Always loved the track

                                                67.NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (performed by Sinead O' Connor) (1990)
                                                album "I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT"
                                                Way too low for this gem IMO

                                                66.SHY (1995)
                                                album "THE GOLD EXPERIENCE" (album track)
                                                Like this one also


                                                I also agree with you on "Gold". I don't think the song is terrible but the song seemed like a blatant attempt at P to try and record a 90's anthem ala Purple Rain.
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                                                • #55
                                                  Don't think i'll ever be paying money for The Rainbow Children and Come sounds dull from the singles.
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                                                  • #56
                                                    Originally posted by Blondini
                                                    Don't think i'll ever be paying money for The Rainbow Children and Come sounds dull from the singles.
                                                    IMO the only later albums that come close to his purple patch are O-|>, The Gold Experience and 3121. If you have the latter I'd recommend seeking out the other two. I believe The Gold Experience is out of print and has been for a number of years...if you ever wanted a physical copy Amazon new and used have a few.

                                                    The Rainbow Children is quite interesting but not fab. Come is a poor album imo...I bought it, played it a few times and left it to gather dust ever since.
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                                                    • #57
                                                      70.ANNA STESIA (1988)
                                                      OK but I think I Wish You Heaven is the best track on the album.

                                                      69.THE BIRD (performed by The Time)
                                                      Like this...will have to stick their albums back on my iPod.

                                                      68.THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE
                                                      This is where Prince and I had a falling out. An average album was to expected at some point (Lovesexy) and Batman was just music to a soundtrack. Thieves was an underwhelming lead single and Graffiti Bridge was his poorest album to date. This was the end of our love in.

                                                      67.NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (performed by Sinead O' Connor)
                                                      Can't stand her for all sorts of reasons.

                                                      66.SHY
                                                      Terrific - the best of the bunch by a country mile.
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                                                      • #58
                                                        Why so much hate for "Thieves"? It's a good single, far far better than "Alphabet Street" for example. And sure the "Graffiti Bridge" album can't touch his '80s classic (and I hate the "New Power Generation song with a passion) but it is better than both "Batman" and "Diamonds And Pearls" (without including the few terrific songs the latter one included).
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                                                        • #59
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                                                          65.THE RAINBOW CHILDREN (2001)
                                                          album "THE RAINBOW CHILDREN" (album track)



                                                          ..."Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise
                                                          flyin' upon the wings of the new translation
                                                          See them fly, covenant will be kept this time
                                                          Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise"...


                                                          This was the opening track to Prince's 2001 religious album "The Rainbow Children". The song is basically jazz with a mechanical-sounding voice present early on the song. I have to admit that I bought "The Rainbow Children" album only because it was Prince and I thought I wouldn't like it because I wasn't much of a fan of the James Brown-wannabe single or the religious direction Prince was taking. But as soon as I heard this song, I knew I would love it. And I guess that's what's good in not being from an English-speaking country: you can enjoy the music without getting distracted by the lyrics
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                                                          64.THE GLAMOROUS LIFE (performed by Sheila E.) (1984)
                                                          album "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE"



                                                          ..."Boys with small talk and small minds
                                                          really don't impress me in bed
                                                          She said, I need a man's man, baby, diamonds and furs
                                                          Love would only conquer my head "...


                                                          The song was originally composed for the group Apollonia 6 (which were themselves the reformed Vanity 6). However after the lead singer of the group decided to leave, Prince gave the song to his drummer Sheila E. (with whom he had just duetted on the song "Erotic City"). In fact Prince composed most of Sheila E's debut album "Glamorous Life". Both album and single were significant hits in 1984. The single reached #7 on the BB Hot 100, #9 on R&B, #1 on Dance/Club Play but only #76 on the UK Singles Chart whereas the album reached #28 on BB 200 and #7 on R&B whereas a second Prince-composed single ("The Belle Of St. Mark") would peak at #18 UK and #34 USA.
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                                                          63.SEXUALITY (1982)
                                                          album "CONTROVERSY"



                                                          ..."Don't let your children watch television until they know how to read
                                                          Or else all they'll know how to do is cuss, fight and breed
                                                          No child is bad from the beginning, they only imitate their atmosphere
                                                          If they're in the company of tourists, alcohol and US history
                                                          What's to be expected is 3 minus 3, absolutely nothing"...


                                                          This was the second single from Prince's 1982 album "Controversy". An extremely funky song which in fact is not about sex, but it rather sounds as a manifesto against prejudice, television and tourists among others.In other words it is both a socially-conscious song and a revelation of a surprisingly (at that time) conservative side of Prince. Not a hit but definitely a classic all the same. You may have noticed that the line "reproduction of a new breed, stand up, organize" is also used in the 2001 song "The Rainbow Children"
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                                                          62.LETITGO (1994)
                                                          album "COME"



                                                          ..."Fourteen years and tears, I've longed to sing my song
                                                          but a horse couldn't drag your *ss to put me on
                                                          but now I've got an army and we're three million strong
                                                          This song will ring in your ears when we are gone"...


                                                          This was the first (and only successful) single from Prince's 1994 criminally underrated album "Come". Another funky R&B track, this one talks about Prince's major mid-'90s issue: his conflict with his label, Warner. It is relatively common knowledge that Prince re-signed with Warner straight after the commercial success of the "Diamonds And Pearls" project. The new contract provided huge benefits to Prince only if his new album would sell on the level of 5-6m copies worldwide. However Prince was no Michael Jackson. Despite the fact that "Diamonds And Pearls" had sold that much, very few other Prince albums did. The album which came after the new contract ("Symbol") certainly didn't and Prince started a struggle to gain independence from Warner mainly by releasing a vast amount of albums through Warner (in order to complete his new contract fast), as well as making sure his newly-written songs wouldn't fall under Warner's ownership by releasing those material through his own NPG label under names other than Prince (New Power Generation, Artist Formerly Known As Prince etc). At the time Prince was making clear in every possible way of his views on Warner not just with this song but also by tattooing the word "Slave" on his cheek. Back to the single though. Despite this not being the success it deserved to be, it still reached #31 on BB Hot 100, #10 on R&B and #30 on the UK Singles Chart
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                                                          61.COME 2 MY HOUSE (performed by Chaka Khan) (1998)
                                                          album "COME 2 MY HOUSE" (album track)



                                                          ..."Come 2 my house where we can play
                                                          like I'm your flower we'll hide and seek
                                                          then we'll find love's highest power"...


                                                          Prince's influence on pop culture is massive, including the divas. Prince has worked with most female megastars from Madonna to Celine Dion and Mariah Carey and also influenced single-handedly Janet Jackson's early sound to the biggest degree possible. One diva with a well-known connection to Prince is Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan achieved her biggest UK hit ever (and only #1) in 1984 by covering Prince's "I Feel For You". The two would work together on the track "Sticky Wicked" from Khan's 1988 album "CK" and, ten years later, Chaka Khan would sign on Prince's own label NPG. The only product of that partnership was the "Come 2 My House" album with 11 out of the 14 songs written or co-written by Prince himself. This is both a fantastic and a criminally overlooked album (it only made it to #49 on R&B) showcasing Chaka Khan as the ultimate soul/R&B legend that she really is. Despite the album launching five (largely unsuccessful) singles, the seductive title track and opening song remains my absolute favourite from this gem of an album.
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                                                          • #60
                                                            67.NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (performed by Sinead O' Connor) (1990)

                                                            Classic 90s song there and I like your passion abuot Prince
                                                            These foolish games are tearing me apart

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