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Thread started 06/26/10 11:24pm

digitalelectri
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Prince's best song is...

She's Always in My Hair.

Debate.

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Reply #1 posted 06/27/10 12:17am

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The extended version is the shit. Best? Not today. I'm leaning towards Little Red Corvette right now. Erotic City is up there as well.

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Reply #2 posted 06/27/10 12:34am

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You have my heart, squirrel. I mean it. Truthfully. Erotic City has always been number 1 in this man's being. Little Red Corvette is beatific, as you and I know. And DMSR is funkcilic as well as as is Let's Work and you could even prop We Can Fun/ck in that extraordinary mix. Shall we add 17 Days, WDC and Jerk Out, as well? I think we can. The fact that you knowingly include the greatest musical genius that is EC makes my heart leap. The true fiber and timbre of my being rejoices at that very mention. We're soul mates at the mention. I have much love for you.

Yet, despite our understandings here, SHIMH raises the bar ever so slightly. Listen to it NOW.

Your mind may alter your decision.


[Edited 6/27/10 0:37am]

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Reply #3 posted 06/27/10 4:41am

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I hate questions like "what's best?", "what's worst?" because we are all such different people- from different parts of the world, with different experiences and backgrounds.

Prince has way too many songs for there to be one "best".

A lot of people on here mistake their opinions as FACT. If they declare it "best", or "worst", so shall it be...

"She's Always in My Hair" evokes memories of an old bf who said Prince wrote the lyrics for us... lol

I like it, but I don't think it's his best.

My twocents

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"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #4 posted 06/27/10 6:32am

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Uptown, i love that damn song especially the ending

but i love Adore too ............hard to choose

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Reply #5 posted 06/27/10 6:39am

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When Doves Cry will never be beaten as my ultimate Prince song. heart

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #6 posted 06/27/10 6:43am

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squirrelgrease said:

The extended version is the shit. Best? Not today. I'm leaning towards Little Red Corvette right now. Erotic City is up there as well.

hell yes

however i like to listen to my music very loud with my head phones on so when he screams "THAT WOMAN!" unexpectedly it fucks up my ear drum so i dont listen to it as much

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Reply #7 posted 06/27/10 6:49am

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wanna be startin somethin woot!

this too shall pass
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Reply #8 posted 06/27/10 6:56am

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wanna be startin somethin woot!

i dont wanna be startin somethin in this post but i thought MJ wrote and sung that lol

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Reply #9 posted 06/27/10 6:58am

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PicklesMcMillan said:

robinhood said:

wanna be startin somethin woot!

i dont wanna be startin somethin in this post but i thought MJ wrote and sung that lol

i'm sorry, i just cant stop loving you. dancing jig

this too shall pass
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Reply #10 posted 06/27/10 7:09am

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robinhood said:

PicklesMcMillan said:

i dont wanna be startin somethin in this post but i thought MJ wrote and sung that lol

i'm sorry, i just cant stop loving you. dancing jig

robin you must be on a MJ listening spree lol

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Reply #11 posted 06/27/10 7:16am

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PicklesMcMillan said:

robinhood said:

i'm sorry, i just cant stop loving you. dancing jig

robin you must be on a MJ listening spree lol

angel

this too shall pass
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Reply #12 posted 06/27/10 7:36am

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You're right ! It is Prince's best song !!!!

Well for today... wink

"open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day..."
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Reply #13 posted 06/27/10 7:47am

Poiple

If we define "best" as one that most people in the general public would know, then I would say either Little Red Corvette or When Doves Cry. If we're talking "best" among those who have gone a little deeper into the library other than just what gets played on the radio, then hmmmmm, that's a tough one. It would be hard to limit to just one as the "best."

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Reply #14 posted 06/27/10 7:48am

Alguy

digitalelectric said:

She's Always in My Hair.

Debate.

When Doves Cry takes the cake, not because it's the most obvious choice, but because it's his best composed, arranged, and performed. To this day, there isn't anything that sounds like it. It carries this bizarre, smooth, glassy atmosphere since the bubblegum keyboards are there to accompany such a serious, mature overall sound. You're not quite sure how you're supposed to feel listening to it.

All the little intricate bits and pieces in the track; the main keyboard riff, the adroit guitarwork, the ethereal overdubbing, even the lack of a bassline, work together and gel seamlessly for a totally complete listening experience. It isn't an epic like 3 Chains 'o' Gold, nor a talent show like Computer Blue, it's just an endlessly enjoyable, accessible tune, no matter what instrument it's played on.

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Reply #15 posted 06/27/10 9:00am

NoVideo

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When Doves Cry.

50 Best Pop Albums of the '90s

http://www.metroweekly.co...f-the-90s/
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Reply #16 posted 06/27/10 10:55am

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At the top of my list are:
style
old friends 4 sale
the love we make
race
reflection
Sarah
come on

there are many more that I absolutely adore but those were the first that came to mind..I also love shhh, but only when it's played live.
What is your main problem?
To whom it may concern: I love you!
Humankind..be both.
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Reply #17 posted 06/27/10 11:51am

peter430044

I think his best song is When Doves Cry. For me his most unforgettable melody and great lyrics.

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Reply #18 posted 06/28/10 9:14am

Mirabelle

Let's go crazy extended version!

I love Prince and chocolate - in that order
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Reply #19 posted 06/28/10 5:13pm

daman33

I love the songs "adore", "I wanna be your lover" and "uptown" these are the songs that make me cream 4 prince!!!

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Reply #20 posted 06/28/10 5:59pm

forkupine

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MOUNTAINS

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Reply #21 posted 06/28/10 6:27pm

NoVideo

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forkupine said:

MOUNTAINS

oooh good choice. That's definitely in my Top 5.

50 Best Pop Albums of the '90s

http://www.metroweekly.co...f-the-90s/
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Reply #22 posted 06/28/10 6:50pm

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C.O.N.T.R.O.V.E.R.S.Y.

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Reply #23 posted 06/28/10 7:03pm

madhouseman

digitalelectric said:

She's Always in My Hair.

Debate.

I love this song!

I think I've posted this before but here is a little background on the song.

According to my notes, it was recorded on Friday, December 30 1983 in Studio 3 at Sunset Sound. Prince was staying at the Le Parc Hotel in West Hollywood (which is where he wrote the lyrics earlier that week - BTW they are included on the UPTOWN 'Days of Wild' CD-Rom). His usual engineer, Peggy Mac, was on vacation and the session was run by Bill Jackson. The entire song was tracked on that day and even had a brief extra part that was never released. The mix of the song had a false ending similar to the 12" version, but then it came back up to hear a few notes. It was almost a tip of the hat to The fab four because the tune is very a very Beatle sounding tune. 

Also, the original lyrics started with the phrase "A boy got killed at Disneyland today. Some say he was trying to be Superman." Now that would have been a different song. 

Regarding Jill Jones' inspiration her comments to me were: "I think we were having an argument and I think Prince sometimes got confused with me. He wanted to do the right thing but a lot of times he just couldn’t. We were all just too young."

(based on information from an early draft of PRINCE: THE STUDIO SESSIONS)

I don't know if it is his best song but to complete the title of your post.... I would say this.

Prince's best song is... behind him. LOL

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Reply #24 posted 06/28/10 8:15pm

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digitalelectric said:

She's Always in My Hair.

Debate.

I wont go with BEST ALL TIME SONG, I'll just do what is BEST today, these days for me..what I cant get enough of, what I keep bumpin in the ride.... "NOW"... love this song..he is a pure maniac in this song... love love love.

"Its flier to B hungry than fat"
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Reply #25 posted 06/28/10 8:17pm

BklynBabe

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Purple Rain.

duh.

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Reply #26 posted 06/28/10 9:23pm

squirrelgrease

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madhouseman said:

digitalelectric said:

She's Always in My Hair.

Debate.

I love this song!

I think I've posted this before but here is a little background on the song.

According to my notes, it was recorded on Friday, December 30 1983 in Studio 3 at Sunset Sound. Prince was staying at the Le Parc Hotel in West Hollywood (which is where he wrote the lyrics earlier that week - BTW they are included on the UPTOWN 'Days of Wild' CD-Rom). His usual engineer, Peggy Mac, was on vacation and the session was run by Bill Jackson. The entire song was tracked on that day and even had a brief extra part that was never released. The mix of the song had a false ending similar to the 12" version, but then it came back up to hear a few notes. It was almost a tip of the hat to The fab four because the tune is very a very Beatle sounding tune. 

Also, the original lyrics started with the phrase "A boy got killed at Disneyland today. Some say he was trying to be Superman." Now that would have been a different song. 

Regarding Jill Jones' inspiration her comments to me were: "I think we were having an argument and I think Prince sometimes got confused with me. He wanted to do the right thing but a lot of times he just couldn’t. We were all just too young."

(based on information from an early draft of PRINCE: THE STUDIO SESSIONS)

I don't know if it is his best song but to complete the title of your post.... I would say this.

Prince's best song is... behind him. LOL

clapping Great info.

I'm gonna get that book out of you one paragraph at a time. biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 06/28/10 9:28pm

nickgso

There are many but if i had to choose it would be....

If i was your girlfriend #1 choice

Let's work ( close 2nd)

7 (close 3rd)

Lady Cab Driver (close 4th)

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Reply #28 posted 06/28/10 10:39pm

madhouseman

squirrelgrease said:

madhouseman said:

I love this song!

I think I've posted this before but here is a little background on the song.

According to my notes, it was recorded on Friday, December 30 1983 in Studio 3 at Sunset Sound. Prince was staying at the Le Parc Hotel in West Hollywood (which is where he wrote the lyrics earlier that week - BTW they are included on the UPTOWN 'Days of Wild' CD-Rom). His usual engineer, Peggy Mac, was on vacation and the session was run by Bill Jackson. The entire song was tracked on that day and even had a brief extra part that was never released. The mix of the song had a false ending similar to the 12" version, but then it came back up to hear a few notes. It was almost a tip of the hat to The fab four because the tune is very a very Beatle sounding tune. 

Also, the original lyrics started with the phrase "A boy got killed at Disneyland today. Some say he was trying to be Superman." Now that would have been a different song. 

Regarding Jill Jones' inspiration her comments to me were: "I think we were having an argument and I think Prince sometimes got confused with me. He wanted to do the right thing but a lot of times he just couldn’t. We were all just too young."

(based on information from an early draft of PRINCE: THE STUDIO SESSIONS)

I don't know if it is his best song but to complete the title of your post.... I would say this.

Prince's best song is... behind him. LOL

clapping Great info.

I'm gonna get that book out of you one paragraph at a time. biggrin

hahaha. Someone is probably taking it all down and going to publish it.

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Reply #29 posted 06/28/10 10:58pm

SherryJackson

squirrelgrease said:

The extended version is the shit. Best? Not today. I'm leaning towards Little Red Corvette right now. Erotic City is up there as well.

yeahthat I'm with ya, squirrelgrease!

May I add Kiss to that??? cool

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