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Thread started 05/06/09 10:49pm

coltrane3

"Unpopular" Prince songs that you love.

Basically, if you were creating your own Prince Anthology, songs you would want included that a lot of other fans seem to ignore or outright dislike.

Beyond not being commercially popular, these songs probably haven't garnered an appreciation thread or any sort of widespread praise on sites such as this.

For me:

The Sun, the Moon and Stars -- from Rave. (Not discussed much at all; from an album that gets plenty of bashing)

Take Me With You - from Purple Rain, Apollonia's strained vocal track notwithstanding. (Often harshly criticized).
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Reply #1 posted 05/06/09 11:56pm

pricy503

Gotta stop messin about.
nice guy.
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Reply #2 posted 05/07/09 12:00am

mplsmike

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Animal Kingdom
Love Life,
Love God,
And Only Do Drugs You Need
smoker

... wave
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Reply #3 posted 05/07/09 12:56am

Gohi

Digital Garden. To me it's as brilliant as When Doves Cry.
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Reply #4 posted 05/07/09 1:00am

Nikademus

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Can't Stop this Feeling I Got
Facebook, I haz it - https://www.facebook.com/Nikster1969

Yer booteh maeks meh moodeh

Differing opinions do not equal "hate"
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Reply #5 posted 05/07/09 1:00am

minneapolisFun
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"gotta broken heart again" to name 1
You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #6 posted 05/07/09 1:11am

MajesticOne89

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It and Temptation are frequently referred to as "filler," so I'm gonna go with those two.
chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #7 posted 05/07/09 1:12am

MajesticOne89

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MajesticOne89 said:

It and Temptation are frequently referred to as "filler," so I'm gonna go with those two.


Oh!, and I forgot Lemon Crush nod
chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #8 posted 05/07/09 1:19am

bobsteezy

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And God Created Woman
We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

http://www.ustream.tv/cha...dj-bobstar
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Reply #9 posted 05/07/09 1:58am

NouveauDance

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Pretty much all my favourite P. tracks are "unpopular" dunce
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Reply #10 posted 05/07/09 3:26am

Dave1992

What's My Name
PoomPoom
P Control

to name a few.
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Reply #11 posted 05/07/09 3:46am

Rightly

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vicky waiting

I've only heard negative remarks about this
I've always liked it
small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #12 posted 05/07/09 4:35am

Charles

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I Love U In Me
Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be...
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Reply #13 posted 05/07/09 5:00am

novabrkr

Some good candidates on this thread already, I'll add a few to my list:

* In Love (always regarded this one as the best of his early output, great synths)
* Do It All Night (not hated, but hardly ever mentioned)
* Hello (I think people just dislike it for the title...)
* Life Can B So Nice (is there anything like this one, really?)
* Sexual Suicide (the more sinister cousin of "Girls & Boys")
* Rockhard In A Funky Place (criminally overlooked, better than most stuff that ended up on SOTT)
* Partyman (why this is never mentioned when discussing his classic hits, is bayond me)
* Vicki Waiting (reminds a bit of WDC actually)
* Lemon Crush (one of his best commercial-sounding pop songs)
* Sex (just amazing!)
* Lovesong (pretty damn inventive)
* Elephants & Flowers (one of his best vocal performances)
* She Spoke 2 Me (loved by some though, ignored by most orgers)
* Girl 6 (one of his best 90s funk tracks along with...)
* Get Wild (oh fuck yeah)
* The Return Of The Bump Squad ("oh fuck yeah" squared)
* In This Bed I Scream (everybody was raving about this one back in the day, yet it seems like it was mostly forgotten)
* 2Morrow (the cousin to "She Spoke 2 Me", great employment of the TMBGITW -sample)
* Comeback (another completely forgotten gem)
* The Sun, The Moon and Stars (amazing drum programming)
* Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do (one of his most succesful employments of the sparse Linn-sound on a slow song on his post-80s output)
* The Work (people seem very divided on this, I think it's a classic)
* Planet Earth (the juxtaposition of the anthemic first part and the W&L / "Dream Factory" -influenced middle section is just staggeringly beautiful)
* The Morning After (I'm quite positive this one will be more hated in the future, hah)

I guess "Hello", "Sex", "Lovesong", "Girl 6" and "Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do" are the ones that are outright "hated" most often.
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Reply #14 posted 05/07/09 5:08am

CHRISLUV92

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Charles said:

I Love U In Me

i love that song cool
aka ChristinaS
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Reply #15 posted 05/07/09 5:16am

CHRISLUV92

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new position

life can be so nice

tamborine

temptation

judas smile

loose!

jack U off

do it all night

sister

white mansion

my computer

feel u up

on the couch
aka ChristinaS
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Reply #16 posted 05/07/09 5:33am

novabrkr

Oh yeah, Judas Smile (/Kiss) is a good one too.
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Reply #17 posted 05/07/09 5:48am

PussiDelicious

i LOVE

LA[x3], HE[x3]
dig u better dead
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Reply #18 posted 05/07/09 6:07am

purplecorvette
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minneapolisFunq said:

"gotta broken heart again" to name 1


I love that song especially the version he sang in Las Vegas
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Reply #19 posted 05/07/09 6:11am

alandail

Batdance
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Reply #20 posted 05/07/09 6:12am

purplecorvette
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Electric Intercourse
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Reply #21 posted 05/07/09 6:53am

funksoldier

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Arms Of Orion
I Love U In Me
u don't really know me, u just think u do
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Reply #22 posted 05/07/09 7:09am

Dolphinking23

I have like a top 7

1. In This Bed I Scream
2. Vicki Waiting
3. Letitgo
4. White Mansion
5. Wasted Kisses
6. Fascination
7. Mr. Goodnight (It reminds of some off the cuff jam shit he'd do at a 3121 aftershow)
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Reply #23 posted 05/07/09 7:11am

Dolphinking23

Oops I forgot to mention "Dolphin" Prince is my favorite artist and dolphins are some of my favorite animals smile But I am still waiting for Prince to use the word "Sea Lion" in a song lyric LOL
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Reply #24 posted 05/07/09 7:19am

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CHRISLUV92 said:

Charles said:

I Love U In Me

i love that song cool


me 2
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Reply #25 posted 05/07/09 7:20am

101

one nite alone... and u're gonna c me ..both from one nite alone (piano)

but there are many
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Reply #26 posted 05/07/09 7:21am

101

Dolphinking23 said:

Oops I forgot to mention "Dolphin" Prince is my favorite artist and dolphins are some of my favorite animals smile But I am still waiting for Prince to use the word "Sea Lion" in a song lyric LOL


if i came back as a Sea Lion....?
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Reply #27 posted 05/07/09 7:22am

coltrane3

I forgot to add this to my original post. I don't want to list too many songs, but another HUGE one for me is

"Around the World in a Day" (the song)

Hardly every discussed, an odd song structure, not very sing-songy at all. I LOVE it. I always thought ATWIAD and Parade (the albums) worked well together - could have been a cohesive double album. I love that period.
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Reply #28 posted 05/07/09 7:45am

datdude

those who think Vicki Waiting is FILLER, need their friggin' ears cut off!!! (i'm JOKING... but)
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Reply #29 posted 05/07/09 7:51am

Detroit

Cool thread. There are many for me but here's the ones that I can think of right away:

1. Joy in Repetition
2. Elephants and Flowers
3. Shy
4. Vicki Waiting
5. Xogenous
6. Pink Cashmere
7. Somebody's Somebody
8. Come On
9. The One
10.Old Friends 4 Sale
11. She Spoke 2 Me

Oh yeah..Letitgo..all versions

And Space
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