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Thread started 04/11/08 3:36pm

omnithanos

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The 100 Best Prince Songs

Gearing up for his return concert to Dublin this Summer I've put together my first ever draft of his 100 greatest tracks.
All tracks are listed in chronological release order with unreleased tracks included on the date they were recorded.

Please let me know what gems you feel are missing and simply must be included and from the list shown which do you consider complete (or partial) turkeys which should be removed?

Controversy (1981)
Sexuality
Do Me, Baby
Let's Work
Turn It Up (1982)
Extra Loveable
Purple Music
1999
Little Red Corvette
Lady Cab Driver
All The Critics Love U In New York
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
Horny Toad (1983)
Chocolate
Possessed
Electric Intercourse
Irresistible Bitch
Possessed Instrumental (1984)
When Doves Cry
17 Days
All Day, All Night
High Fashion
Mutiny
Desire
Let's Go Crazy
Take Me With U
The Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I'm A Star
Purple Rain
Erotic City
The Dance Electric
Others Here With Us (1985)
Paisley Park
Raspberry Beret
Tambourine
Pop Life
All My Dreams
Heaven
Empty Room
Yes
A Love Bizzare
Teacher, Teacher
Kiss (1986)
New Position
Girls And Boys
A Place In Heaven
Witness 4 the Prosecution
Movie Star
In A Large Room With No Light
Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
We Can Funk
Data Bank
Girl O' My Dreams
Train
Joy In Repetition
Sign O' The Times (1987)
Housequake
The Ballad Of Dorthy Parker
Starfish And Coffee
Forever In My Life
U Got The Look
If I Was Your Girlfriend
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Adore
The Grand Progression
Superfunkycalifragisexy
Bob George
Alphabet St. (1988)
I Wish U Heaven
If I Had A Harem
Partyman (1989)
Soul Psychodelicide
Open Book (1990)
Get Blue
I Wonder (1991)
Player
Uh Huh!
Gett Off
Diamonds And Pearls
Cream
Willing And Able
Insatiable
Sexy MF (1992)
7
Peach (1993)
Lovesign (1994)
Interactive
Shhh (1995)
Dolphin
Musicology (2004)
Black Sweat (2006)
Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful
Song Of The Heart
Guitar (2007)
FUNK
Splash
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Reply #1 posted 04/11/08 3:51pm

lottielooloo19
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so blarzay...the 100 best songs lol cool list!
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Reply #2 posted 04/11/08 5:00pm

IstenSzek

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first of all you should separate his outtakes from his official material

nod
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 04/11/08 5:17pm

IstenSzek

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soft and wet
i wanna be your lover
bambi
when we're dancing close and slow
dirty mind
head
when u were mine
let's work
annie christian
controversy
something in the water
automatic
lady cab driver
how come u don't call me anymore
the beautiful ones
computer blue
when doves cry
purple rain
17 days
paisley park
condition of the heart
tamborine
girl
she's always in my hair
hello
christopher tracy's parade
new position
mountains
anotherloverholenyohead
sometimes it snows in april
bob george
rockhard in a funky place
the ballad of dorothy parker
sign o the times
housequake
if i was ur girlfriend
crystal ball
power fantastic
moviestar
anna stesia
when 2 r in love
positivity
the future
electric chair
scandalous
the question of u
joy in repetition
thieves in the temple
gett off
thunder
cream
and god created woman
7
peach
da bang
interactive
space
pheromone
endorphinmachine
dolphin
billy jack bitch
i hate u
gold
i like it there
the same december
had u
white mansion
my computer
new world
the holy river
joint 2 joint
don't play me
welcome 2 the dawn
come on
the one
wasted kisses
the greatest romance ever sold
beautiful strange
i love u but i don't trust u anymore
when i lay my hands on u
the rainbow children
family name
one nite alone
avalanche
pearls before the swine
xpedition
xhalation
osaka
tokyo
east
north
a million days
what do u want me 2 do?
reflection
3121
te amo corazon
fury
the word
somewhere here on earth
lion of judah

wait, that's more than 100 isn't it lol
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #4 posted 04/11/08 5:19pm

IstenSzek

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amazingly, it's exactly 100 and i didn't even count them originally

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and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 04/11/08 5:41pm

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u hav 2 much tme on ur hands! but dis is a good list! lol
H!PPY CH!K
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Reply #6 posted 04/11/08 7:14pm

DreamyPopRoyal
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Here's my list... doubt I'll get 100... but here it goes

Dirty Mind
When u were mine
Uptown
Do me Baby
Automatic
Little Red Corvette
The Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue (full version wink )
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
Pop Life
Condition of the Heart
Temptation
Girls & Boys
Anotherloverholenyohead
Sometimes it snows in April
Alexa de Paris
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
If eye was ur girlfriend
Bob George
Live 4 Love
The Continental
Damn U
7
God Created Woman
The Sacrifice of Victor
Space
Shh
Dolphin
Gold
The One
Come on
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
eye love u, but don't trust u anymore
Strange but True
A Million Days
What do u want me 2 do?
Reflection
3121
Love
The Word
The Dance
Somewhere here on Earth
Moonbeam Levels
Electric Intercourse
Circle of Amour
Comeback
The Other side of the Pillow

boxed sorry I dont have more... I don't own enough to come up with an adequate 100 and I've kinda fudged the rules a bit razz
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #7 posted 04/11/08 9:34pm

Tame

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I know u guys won't believe this but, I go to a local bar occasionally, and...tonight, kereoke in the background, and Donny and Marie hosting a beauty pageant on tv....Well.... the owner, of the bar's name, is: Donna Marie....Isn't that kinda funny? and strange? I just had to tell ya. cool Thank u 4 listening. T...4 Tequila....
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #8 posted 04/13/08 11:27am

30PEACESOFSILV
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His best one is the newest one in his mind.
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Reply #9 posted 04/16/08 6:23am

HamsterHuey

144!

And that's cuz that is the number of songs on my already existing 'Convert An Unsuspecting Person To Like Prince Music'-playlist.





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Reply #10 posted 04/16/08 2:50pm

madhouseman

and it doesn't shock me that GOD or WEDDING FEAST are not on there!
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Reply #11 posted 04/16/08 3:25pm

Flowerz

uhm .. im not doing a 100 lol ..

1. IIWYG
2. Lady Cab Driver
3. Sexy Dancer [extended version]
4. 17 Days
5. La,La,La,He,He,He
6. Cindy C
7. Anna Stesia
8. AnotherLoverLikeAHole
9. The Question of U
10. We Can Funk
11. Let's Work
12. Head
13. I Feel For You
14. When U Were Mine
15. Alexa de Paris
16. She Spoke To Me
17. Erotic City
18. When Doves Cry
19. The Dance Electric
20. Dear Mr.Man
21. Dorothy Parker
22. Tamborine
23. Private Joy
24. Something in the Water
25. Joy n Repetition

confused ... uh ok ..
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Reply #12 posted 04/16/08 5:53pm

Flowerz

Flowerz said:

uhm .. im not doing a 100 lol ..

1. IIWYG
2. Lady Cab Driver
3. Sexy Dancer [extended version]
4. 17 Days
5. La,La,La,He,He,He
6. Cindy C
7. Anna Stesia
8. AnotherLoverLikeAHole
9. The Question of U
10. We Can Funk
11. Let's Work
12. Head
13. I Feel For You
14. When U Were Mine
15. Alexa de Paris
16. She Spoke To Me
17. Erotic City
18. When Doves Cry
19. The Dance Electric
20. Dear Mr.Man
21. Dorothy Parker
22. Tamborine
23. Private Joy
24. Something in the Water
25. Joy n Repetition

confused ... uh ok ..

26.Irresistable B
27.Alphabet Street
28.Slow Love
29.Diamonds n Pearls
30.Shhh
31.Musicology (Live)
32.1+1+1 is 3
33.Party Up
34.Gonna Be a Beautiful Night (live SOTT version)
35.Love
36.Fury
37.Pop Life
38.Love ør Money
39.Girls n Boys
40.3121
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Reply #13 posted 04/16/08 6:18pm

Flowerz

Flowerz said:

Flowerz said:

uhm .. im not doing a 100 lol ..

1. IIWYG
2. Lady Cab Driver
3. Sexy Dancer [extended version]
4. 17 Days
5. La,La,La,He,He,He
6. Cindy C
7. Anna Stesia
8. AnotherLoverLikeAHole
9. The Question of U
10. We Can Funk
11. Let's Work
12. Head
13. I Feel For You
14. When U Were Mine
15. Alexa de Paris
16. She Spoke To Me
17. Erotic City
18. When Doves Cry
19. The Dance Electric
20. Dear Mr.Man
21. Dorothy Parker
22. Tamborine
23. Private Joy
24. Something in the Water
25. Joy n Repetition

confused ... uh ok ..

26.Irresistable B
27.Alphabet Street
28.Slow Love
29.Diamonds n Pearls
30.Shhh
31.Musicology (Live)
32.1+1+1 is 3
33.Party Up
34.Gonna Be a Beautiful Night (live SOTT version)
35.Love
36.Fury
37.Pop Life
38.Love ør Money
39.Girls n Boys
40.3121

41.International Lover
42.All the Critics Love U
43.One Night Alone piano
44.U're Gonna See Me piano
45.Kiss
46.The Ride (Alladin live)
47.Sometimes It Snows in April
48.The One
49.Pheromone
50.I Wanna Be Your Lover
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Reply #14 posted 04/16/08 7:42pm

Twiki

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Hmmm, two people have "Uh-Huh!" on their list. I've always ignored that song because I was a little disappointed that he did it in the first place, but now I'm off to listen to it again to see what I've been missing.
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Reply #15 posted 04/16/08 9:19pm

HamsterHuey

Twiki said:

Hmmm, two people have "Uh-Huh!" on their list. I've always ignored that song because I was a little disappointed that he did it in the first place, but now I'm off to listen to it again to see what I've been missing.


Like I said, my list is a list that I had before. It is meant as a sort of greatest hits list with songs I think appeal to non-Prince fans. In that case Uh-Huh! is total fun. Straight up. I just wish he and Ray Charles had done a duet...
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Reply #16 posted 04/16/08 9:21pm

HamsterHuey

HamsterHuey said:

Twiki said:

Hmmm, two people have "Uh-Huh!" on their list. I've always ignored that song because I was a little disappointed that he did it in the first place, but now I'm off to listen to it again to see what I've been missing.


Like I said, my list is a list that I had before. It is meant as a sort of greatest hits list with songs I think appeal to non-Prince fans. In that case Uh-Huh! is total fun. Straight up. I just wish he and Ray Charles had done a duet...


Besides that, I would just include it on my list for the way he sings "U got the right 1, bayby"
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Reply #17 posted 04/17/08 12:06am

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100? confused I don't have time 4 this... wink
eye wish U were here baby, on me--
Stuck like glue! heart
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Reply #18 posted 04/17/08 12:21am

underthegraffi
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Sister needs to be in your top 100 somewhere.
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Reply #19 posted 04/17/08 2:05am

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HamsterHuey said:

144!

And that's cuz that is the number of songs on my already existing 'Convert An Unsuspecting Person To Like Prince Music'-playlist.






lol I need one of those playlists. lol

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Reply #20 posted 04/17/08 7:29am

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HamsterHuey said:[quote]144!

And that's cuz that is the number of songs on my already existing 'Convert An Unsuspecting Person To Like Prince Music'-playlist.

nice list...but Sarah????? Thats not a top 144 song unless ofcourse your girlfriend is called Sarah ..smile
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Reply #21 posted 04/17/08 8:05am

HamsterHuey

101 said:

HamsterHuey said:

144!

And that's cuz that is the number of songs on my already existing 'Convert An Unsuspecting Person To Like Prince Music'-playlist.


nice list...but Sarah????? Thats not a top 144 song unless of course your girlfriend is called Sarah ..smile


Or unless I have a different taste than you and really love the spunkiness and for a change actually like the horns on it. It's lively. It's danceable. It's funny ("I'll never raise my hand 2 U. No telling what my foot will do! Watch out!")

Ooh, and Prince screams. I like it when he screams.

Therefor I love it.


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Reply #22 posted 04/17/08 4:40pm

omnithanos

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HamsterHuey said:

101 said:



nice list...but Sarah????? Thats not a top 144 song unless of course your girlfriend is called Sarah ..smile


Or unless I have a different taste than you and really love the spunkiness and for a change actually like the horns on it. It's lively. It's danceable. It's funny ("I'll never raise my hand 2 U. No telling what my foot will do! Watch out!")

Ooh, and Prince screams. I like it when he screams.

Therefor I love it.

I prefer It's about that walk but I really like your list. Alot of my favs in there which didn't make my first 100.


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Reply #23 posted 04/17/08 6:28pm

johno2

heres a list from me:

its a wonderful day
crucial
in a large room with no light
interactive
da bang
last heart
teacher teacher
i wish u heaven
all day all night
she loves me 4 me
leaving 4 new york
you
no call u
make it through the storm
wouldn't u love to love me
Lisa
tick tick bang
irresistible bitch
do urself a favor
moonbeam levels
possessed
a million miles i love u
eternity
Dream factory
Train
girl o my dreams
cant stop this feeling iv got
open book
empty room
17 days
manic monday
splash
little red corvette
electric intercourse
i wonder u
fathers song
sign o the times
neon rendezvous
our destiny
road house garden
when doves cry
wednesday
into the light
the cross
the beautiful ones
computer blue
controversy
jack u off
turn it up
place in heaven
another lonely christmas
electric intercourse
i wanna be you lover
go
play in the sunshine
sometimes it snows in april
slow love
i will
erotic city
when i lay my hands on u
a million days
money dont matter tonight
thunder
others here with us
girls and boys
dolphine
anna stesia
up town
call my name
fuschia light
dmsr
7
lady cab driver
adore
little girl wendys parade
when 2 r in love
strange relationship
starfish and coffee
i could never take the place of you man
love (acoustic)
girls and boys
power fantastic
i wanna be your lover
u got the look
glam slam
the question of you
when u were mine
up town
the morning papers
gold
alphabet street
raspberry beret
purple rain
darling nikki

thats about all i can do its harder than you think
these are all the ones i listen to LOADS
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