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Thread started 05/10/17 1:39pm

FullLipsDotNos
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Prince References in Songs

TLC - Way Back

Salt'n'Pepa - Shoop

Missy Elliott - Work It

Eminem - Without Me

Andy Allo - 10,000 Days

Michael Jackson - Invincible (just a speculation... "If he's buying you diamonds and pearls / He can't do it like me" lol)

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/17 1:56pm

soladeo1

The Owl City song "Good Time" mentions waking up with a "Prince song inside my head".

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Reply #2 posted 05/10/17 2:09pm

manabean84

MKTO - Classic "I wanna kiss you like Prince"

that's the only one I can think of right now lol

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
You believe
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Reply #3 posted 05/10/17 2:23pm

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FullLipsDotNose said:

TLC - Way Back

Salt'n'Pepa - Shoop

Missy Elliott - Work It

Eminem - Without Me

Andy Allo - 10,000 Days

Michael Jackson - Invincible (just a speculation... "If he's buying you diamonds and pearls / He can't do it like me" lol)


I ain't cuttin' ya any slack on that last one! haha You'd be pulling "Ventura Highway" into this as well if we let ya. The "diamonds and pearls" reference is an old one in music.

And regarding the "Shoop" reference, that part "Like Prince said you a sexy ...." was resung in some of remixes on The Beautiful Experience, if memory serve.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #4 posted 05/10/17 2:37pm

HerecomethePur
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Bob George
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Reply #5 posted 05/10/17 2:59pm

mtlfan

Bloodhound Gang, "The Bad Touch." The Time, "If the Kid Can't Make You Come."

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Reply #6 posted 05/10/17 6:20pm

206Michelle

"03 Bonnie & Clyde" by Jay-Z and Beyonce references IIWYGF.
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #7 posted 05/10/17 7:27pm

bobgeorge77

Stronger- Kanye West

We All Wanna Be Prince- Felix da Housecat

(and he references himself, like in Bob George) in Darling Nikki

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/17 7:47pm

Lovejunky

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Fat Joe

All the WAy Up REMIX

JayZ French Montana

Prince left his masters where they safe and sound
We never gonna let the elevator take him down

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #9 posted 05/11/17 6:52am

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Mutya Buena who was a member of the group Sugababes did a great track with Groove Armada titled "Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)" , which includes the line "I got Prince singin' 'Hot Thing' to me ,I know every line"

She actually performed this song at the O2 Arena when she supported Prince in 2007 , i think i was the only one in the arena who knew the song and when she sang that line i "woohoo'd" and it was nice to get an acknowledged wink from Mutya that at least one person appreciated the lyrics of the song.

The line is around the 28 second mark .... https://www.youtube.com/w...Y5NYBRMurk

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Reply #10 posted 05/11/17 6:59am

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Another track which is probably the ultimate Prince reference song is Hot Chip "down with Prince"

I'm sick of motherfuckers trying to tell me that they're down with Prince
I was just a baby when I heard him playing Vanity 6
And now it's such a ripoff got to get to my Electric Six
Show 'em how it's done I think you got to get shown up rich

Snare drums pound on the 2 and 4.
If you've got a kick drum get on the floor
... some more
All the ... get out the door
...
... if you know what I mean
...

Gettin' down with your royal badness

Been working night and day on my CV since I was seven years old

Didn't know a dollar from a sniff of your raspberry cologne
Ladies beg your pardon can I show no bitches good to go
Where were you ...


Snare drums pound on the 2 and 4.
If you've got a kick drum get on the floor
... some more
All the ... get out the door
...
... if you know what I mean
...

Gettin' down with your royal badness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1ZvMdL74kk

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Reply #11 posted 05/11/17 7:09am

stpaisios

Tori Amos - 'Wednesday'

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the eagle has to land

out past the fountain

pluck up the courage

and snap it's gone again

i start humming "when doves cry"

can someone help me

i think that i'm lost here

lost in a place called america

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Reply #12 posted 05/11/17 7:15am

Lianachan

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Ice Cube - What Can I Do?
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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