Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Hey, you knew this post was coming, didn't you? (smile) I'm a Prince fan from WAY BACK. The following are some of my favorites, but by no means are the top 13 on my list. Matter of fact, I could have easily made a list of 20. But ranking them is much too difficult an undertaking. As it was, I left off favorites like Pop Life, 17 Days, Raspberry Beret, If I Was Your Girlfriend and 1999. But let me quit complaining and get to the list.

1) Another Lonely Christmas (b-side of I Would Die For You/1984)

2) Anotherloverholenyohead (Parade / 1984)

3) Baby I'm A Star (Purple Rain / 1984)

4) Erotic City (b-side of Let's Go Crazy / 1984)

5) Girls & Boys (Parade / 1986)

6) Head (Dirty Mind / 1980)

7) I Would Die 4 U (Purple Rain / 1984)

8) Lady Cab Driver (1999 / 1982)

9) Let's Go Crazy (Purple Rain / 1984)

10) Nothing Compares 2 U (1992)

11) Purple Rain (Purple Rain / 1984)

12) She's Always In My Hair (b-side of Raspberry Beret / 1985)

13) Thieves In The Temple (Graffiti Bridge / 1990)

Do you have a favorite Prince Song or songs? If so, go ahead and name it and claim it (or them) in the Comments.

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pjazzypar said...

Prince is absolutely one of the best artist to ever pick up a microphone. My favorite all time Prince song is "Let's Work". I also like "International Lover", "Sign of the Times" and "U Got The Look" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" to name a few. Great post!

Malcolm said...

Excellent post. I hope nobody comments by saying you left "such and such" off the list. Like you said, your list could easily have been 20 songs... that's the badness of Prince. It's too hard for me to choose a favorite Prince tune. Having said that, here are some of my faves:

Private Joy
I Wanna Be Your Lover

SandyCarlson said...

He's a genius. You kicked up some fun memories with this list. Thanks.

SJ Reidhead said...

I wouldn't know the artist now known as Prince if I heard him - I'm that out of it!

The Pink Flamingo

anthonynorth said...

Never been a Prince fan, although I saw him do something last year emulating Hendrix.
His guitar work was quite good.

nicholas said...

I have never heard of any of these but some of the titles look intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Bringing back the memories! I am jammin' now! Love this list! Happy TT!

pussreboots said...

If I thought really hard I could probably name three Prince songs but never thirteen. Happy TT.

Karen said...

Love it -
as soon as I read the title in comments Purple Rain started playing in my head.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I had forgotten a lot of these songs. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Lori said...

Erotic city!! I love to dance to that song...Purple Rain, the soundtrack, was one of the best cassettes I ever bought:)(yep, Im old) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

marcia said...

How sad for me I never have known any of his songs

come see my Easter bunnies

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love Prince - really do! He is an incredible talent. Amazing! I wish I knew more about him. Clearly I need to do a bit of catch up.

Anonymous said...

Thieves in the Temple is one of my favorites :) Great list.

Happy TT


Anonymous said...

What? No Darling Nikki? ;) GREAT list. Number 10 and 11 are my personal favorites!

Emanuel Carpenter said...

It's hard to believe those hits are even B-sides.

Have you ever heard of the CD "Prince is Dead"? I bought it in Europe (Italy) in 1994 during my Air Force days when all I ever watched was MTV Europe (VERY different from the regualar MTV). It had some nice jams on it that weren't too well known in the United States. Unfortunately, I lost the CD in a warehouse fire. If I recall, it cost double the value of a CD then. You might be able to buy it online.

Emanuel Carpenter said...

Correction: That Prince CD was called "Come" not "Prince is Dead."

Ehav Ever said...

Hey Lisa,

My favorites have pretty much been covered except Money Don't Matter Tonight. That song was on heavy rotation when I was broke in college.

Lawrence said...

Nice list... I'm listening to "Raspberry Beret" as I type this. I've always had a thing for "Pop Life" and I'm glad you left the loathsome "Kiss" off the list ;-)