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Thread started 01/17/18 1:01pm

LaurenceNoonan

Best Underrated Prince Songs

When Eye Lay My Hands On U.

What do you all think ?

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Reply #1 posted 01/17/18 1:14pm

NorthC

What makes a song underrated?
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."
David Livingstone
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Reply #2 posted 01/17/18 1:28pm

67Cadillac

I'm Yours

With You

Private Joy

Something in the Water

Condition of the Heart

Power Fantastic

Life Can Be So Nice

Crucial

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Anna Stesia

Electric Chair

Joy in Repetition

Still Would Stand All Time

And God Created Woman

Dark

Solo

Shhh!

Had U

Wasted Kisses

The Truth

Welcome 2 the Dawn

Last December

[Edited 1/17/18 13:32pm]

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Reply #3 posted 01/17/18 1:53pm

pdiddy2011

Eye Hate U

Space

Come

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Reply #4 posted 01/17/18 1:54pm

InThisBedIDrea
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67Cadillac said:

I'm Yours

With You

Private Joy

Something in the Water

Condition of the Heart

Power Fantastic

Life Can Be So Nice

Crucial

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Anna Stesia

Electric Chair

Joy in Repetition

Still Would Stand All Time

And God Created Woman

Dark

Solo

Shhh!

Had U

Wasted Kisses

The Truth

Welcome 2 the Dawn

Last December

[Edited 1/17/18 13:32pm]

I find these 2 songs really emotional, sometimes resulting in slight watering of the eyes and a lump in my throat.

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Reply #5 posted 01/17/18 2:17pm

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67Cadillac said:

I'm Yours

With You

Private Joy

Something in the Water

Condition of the Heart

Power Fantastic

Life Can Be So Nice

Crucial

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Anna Stesia

Electric Chair

Joy in Repetition

Still Would Stand All Time

And God Created Woman

Dark

Solo

Shhh!

Had U

Wasted Kisses

The Truth

Welcome 2 the Dawn

Last December

[Edited 1/17/18 13:32pm]

Many of them, I will include My Computer, Dreaming About U, Soul Sanctuary, Old Friends 4 Sale (original version) but that isn't official so there is no way could be underrated, 'cause at first is not even known.

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Reply #6 posted 01/17/18 2:18pm

bonatoc

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"Dead On It", the Jughead of TBA.
It's great on so many levels.

"Temptation" gets bad rap too here on the Org,
and I don't get it. This is pure Prince, the bridge between the Nasty Years
and the Lovesexy spiritual revelation to come.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #7 posted 01/17/18 2:36pm

67Cadillac

pdiddy2011 said:

Eye Hate U

Space

Come

For a song that was Top 20 hit, it's surprisingly forgotten.

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Reply #8 posted 01/17/18 2:36pm

67Cadillac

InThisBedIDream said:

67Cadillac said:

I'm Yours

With You

Private Joy

Something in the Water

Condition of the Heart

Power Fantastic

Life Can Be So Nice

Crucial

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Anna Stesia

Electric Chair

Joy in Repetition

Still Would Stand All Time

And God Created Woman

Dark

Solo

Shhh!

Had U

Wasted Kisses

The Truth

Welcome 2 the Dawn

Last December

[Edited 1/17/18 13:32pm]

I find these 2 songs really emotional, sometimes resulting in slight watering of the eyes and a lump in my throat.

And they flow very well together when placed next to each other on a play list (if you cut out the applause fade-in from "Everlasting Now).

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Reply #9 posted 01/18/18 8:25am

TrivialPursuit

NorthC said:

What makes a song underrated?


That's what I'm saying. I swear there is probably already a thread open on this exact same topic. It comes up every three months, and there is never a great answer. It's all relative. To ask a group of hardcore Prince fans what is underrated is sort of a misnomer. We know every song, front to back, forward and backward and in three different languages, four different keys, and 50% of us can play it on a children's piano (one of those that look like a hippopotamus).

Underrated means it hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. We're Prince fans. We've paid more attention to some Prince songs than Prince probably did himself! While he's fucking Mayte or Jill, we're dissecting "Baby" or "Solo". While he's trying on new clothes, we're examining (for the 27th time) "Strollin'" or "Courtin' Time".

To a Prince fan, no song is underrated. And if someone mentions that they mean "to the public", that's hypocritical because Prince fans adopt the same "charts don't mean anything" mantra that Prince adopted when his sales started to slump. Charts happen because of the public's attention to a song. So a Prince fan can't diss the charts, then bellyache when the public never picked up on "Something In the Water" or "Annie Christian".

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #10 posted 01/18/18 8:48am

soladeo1

I Love U But I Can't Trust U Anymore

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Reply #11 posted 01/18/18 8:48am

jaawwnn

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TrivialPursuit said:

NorthC said:

What makes a song underrated?


That's what I'm saying. I swear there is probably already a thread open on this exact same topic. It comes up every three months, and there is never a great answer. It's all relative. To ask a group of hardcore Prince fans what is underrated is sort of a misnomer. We know every song, front to back, forward and backward and in three different languages, four different keys, and 50% of us can play it on a children's piano (one of those that look like a hippopotamus).

Underrated means it hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. We're Prince fans. We've paid more attention to some Prince songs than Prince probably did himself! While he's fucking Mayte or Jill, we're dissecting "Baby" or "Solo". While he's trying on new clothes, we're examining (for the 27th time) "Strollin'" or "Courtin' Time".

To a Prince fan, no song is underrated. And if someone mentions that they mean "to the public", that's hypocritical because Prince fans adopt the same "charts don't mean anything" mantra that Prince adopted when his sales started to slump. Charts happen because of the public's attention to a song. So a Prince fan can't diss the charts, then bellyache when the public never picked up on "Something In the Water" or "Annie Christian".

Thread starter is 15, appears to have been a prince fan for about 6 months and is going through a phase of starting a new thread every time he hears a new song he likes. Don't worry about it.

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Reply #12 posted 01/18/18 9:21am

67Cadillac

soladeo1 said:

I Love U But I Can't Trust U Anymore

A song so underrated it doesn't exist!

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Reply #13 posted 01/18/18 9:45am

TrivialPursuit

jaawwnn said:

Thread starter is 15, appears to have been a prince fan for about 6 months and is going through a phase of starting a new thread every time he hears a new song he likes. Don't worry about it.


I ain't sweatin' him. My statements weren't mean, they were just true. I think once he learns more and more about Prince music, he'll see the truth in my statements.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #14 posted 01/18/18 10:16am

jaawwnn

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TrivialPursuit said:



jaawwnn said:




Thread starter is 15, appears to have been a prince fan for about 6 months and is going through a phase of starting a new thread every time he hears a new song he likes. Don't worry about it.




I ain't sweatin' him. My statements weren't mean, they were just true. I think once he learns more and more about Prince music, he'll see the truth in my statements.


Yah, yah, fair! smile
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Reply #15 posted 01/18/18 10:20am

OldFriends4Sal
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67Cadillac said:

soladeo1 said:

I Love U But I Can't Trust U Anymore

A song so underrated it doesn't exist!

LOL silly lol

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #16 posted 01/18/18 10:22am

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67Cadillac said:

I'm Yours

With You

Private Joy

Something in the Water

Condition of the Heart

Power Fantastic

Life Can Be So Nice

Crucial

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Anna Stesia

Electric Chair

Joy in Repetition

Still Would Stand All Time

And God Created Woman

Dark

Solo

Shhh!

Had U

Wasted Kisses

The Truth

Welcome 2 the Dawn

Last December

[Edited 1/17/18 13:32pm]

I never thought of these as being underrated

I was going to say Life Can B So Nice as well

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #17 posted 01/18/18 3:42pm

LaurenceNoonan

TrivialPursuit said:



jaawwnn said:




Thread starter is 15, appears to have been a prince fan for about 6 months and is going through a phase of starting a new thread every time he hears a new song he likes. Don't worry about it.




I ain't sweatin' him. My statements weren't mean, they were just true. I think once he learns more and more about Prince music, he'll see the truth in my statements.


I've been a fan for years... Only recently did I decided to join this site.
[Edited 1/18/18 17:41pm]
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Reply #18 posted 01/19/18 11:41am

rusty1

Baby
I'm yours
When u were mine
Private Joy
Lady Cab Driver
Condition of the heart
ANOTHERLOVERHOLENYOHEAD
Play in the sunshine
Strange Realtionship
Positivity
BOB4theFUNK
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