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Thread started 02/11/19 9:12am

domainator2010

TWENTY-FIVE years of Most Beautiful Girl coming up!

Yes, on Feb. 24, it will be a quarter of a CENTURY since the song was released!

Your thoughts?

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Reply #1 posted 02/11/19 9:20am

IstenSzek

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apart from feeling as old as dirt, you mean?


smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 02/11/19 9:26am

Empress

Lovely song. I remember I was in Hawaii on vacation when this came out and I purchased it while there. I was so excited!

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Reply #3 posted 02/11/19 9:32am

pinkcashmere23

It's been a favorite of mine since it's release. Sweet and beautiful

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Reply #4 posted 02/11/19 10:41am

dodger

IstenSzek said:

apart from feeling as old as dirt, you mean?


smile



Yes, that does make me feel old.
I remember buying the CD single from HMV on release day and preferring Beautiful to the original
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Reply #5 posted 02/11/19 11:44am

darkroman

One of Prince's most greatest and wonderful moments!

Simply beautiful!


lol lol

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Reply #6 posted 02/11/19 1:14pm

ChickenMcNugge
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Probably the first Prince song I knew about, as a kid in 2000-ish. Still such a beautiful track and video.

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Reply #7 posted 02/11/19 3:48pm

GiggityGoo

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Ah, this song... my "theme song" of sorts for a long-lost love. That was a great summer...

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This will probably upset a lot of rabid fans, but... the sound effects have not aged well. ALL his songs with sound effects, actually, sound kind of cheap to me now. At the time they were playful, and maybe even a nice flourish, but after the tenth listen, they started to grate on me, even when the songs were new. "Most Beautiful Girl", "Peach", and so many others... the modern-day-me Prince fan wishes the sound effects weren't there.

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Reply #8 posted 02/11/19 4:06pm

poppys

He sings the ever-lovin daylights out of that song! Never grows old. sexy

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
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Reply #9 posted 02/11/19 7:29pm

sro100

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I remember the build up to it quite well.

First the mysterious ad, "Eligible bachelor seeks most beautiful girl in the world."

Then the big ad with the quote from Quincy Jones about prince

Then the remixes etc. all on sale from the NPG store.

it's was such a huge buildup.

I also have a souvenir from the NPG store, a huge butterfly promoting the single.

prince was certainly putting his all into making it a hit.

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Reply #10 posted 02/12/19 2:42am

milesb

25 years! Oh Lordy

My password is what
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Reply #11 posted 02/12/19 8:37am

Dangelus

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Very fond memories of the song. It's such a shame that's it's being erased from his legacy due to the legal wranglings and new people discovering his music don't have easy access to it ... sad

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Reply #12 posted 02/12/19 8:43am

NorthC

GiggityGoo said:

Ah, this song... my "theme song" of sorts for a long-lost love. That was a great summer...


.


This will probably upset a lot of rabid fans, but... the sound effects have not aged well. ALL his songs with sound effects, actually, sound kind of cheap to me now. At the time they were playful, and maybe even a nice flourish, but after the tenth listen, they started to grate on me, even when the songs were new. "Most Beautiful Girl", "Peach", and so many others... the modern-day-me Prince fan wishes the sound effects weren't there.


Doesn't upset me at all, you're completely right! I really don't need the sound of water dripping when he sings about tears. It's silly and it doesn't add anything to the song.
Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
Bertrand Russell
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Reply #13 posted 02/12/19 7:57pm

PennyPurple

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Can't believe it's been 25 years. Time flies!

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Reply #14 posted 02/12/19 9:11pm

alandail

I love this song. I played it for the first dance when I got married. How is it that the first song he release outside of WB while he was fighting for ownership of his music from WB is one of the few songs the estate apparently doesn't have the rights to?

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Reply #15 posted 02/13/19 1:05am

paddypurple

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Nostalgia... music
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Reply #16 posted 02/13/19 10:17am

CynicKill

Love this song.

But wasn't this the one that he was sued over for copyright?

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Reply #17 posted 02/13/19 4:08pm

42Kristen

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

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Reply #18 posted 02/13/19 4:59pm

poppys

42Kristen said:

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

What a shame.

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
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Reply #19 posted 02/13/19 9:15pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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42Kristen said:

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

Hahhaaa.

Wayment.



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