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Whiskas31

5 Prince songs with the wow factor

Name 5 Prince songs which when you first heard you were headbang and confirmed why you love Prince so much.

My five:

1. Electric Chair:- My first Prince Album was Batman. When I heard 'The Future' I was happy, but when 'Electric Chair' came on it was like a bomb. Those driving guitars and bass were so cool at the time. If I ever met Prince i would just say 'you had me at Electric Chair'.

2. 17 Days:- I bought the cassette single of 'When Doves Cry' even though I had the Purple Rain album just for the curiosity of hearing this track. After hearing the first 20 seconds or so i was headbang like crazy. I must have listened to that song over and over about 30 times that day.

3. Erotic City:- After my revelation that Princes B-Sides are mostly amazing after hearing 17 days, i got hold of the extended version of Erotic City. Never have I heard such a funky bassline. Another song I've probably played to death.

4.Crystal Ball:- This is probably in my top 5 all time Prince songs. It's so original, something only Prince can do. It also shows what a complete genius Prince is. The bass playing is amazing just after the bit where he says 'tell me what the bass says'.

5. Lovesexy:- I love the Lovesexy album but the title track is my favourite, couldn't believe how much energy and funk is in this song.
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Reply #1 posted 06/04/09 5:24pm

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Whiskas31 said:

Name 5 Prince songs which when you first heard you were headbang and confirmed why you love Prince so much.

My five:

1. Electric Chair:- My first Prince Album was Batman. When I heard 'The Future' I was happy, but when 'Electric Chair' came on it was like a bomb. Those driving guitars and bass were so cool at the time. If I ever met Prince i would just say 'you had me at Electric Chair'.

2. 17 Days:- I bought the cassette single of 'When Doves Cry' even though I had the Purple Rain album just for the curiosity of hearing this track. After hearing the first 20 seconds or so i was headbang like crazy. I must have listened to that song over and over about 30 times that day.

3. Erotic City:- After my revelation that Princes B-Sides are mostly amazing after hearing 17 days, i got hold of the extended version of Erotic City. Never have I heard such a funky bassline. Another song I've probably played to death.

4.Crystal Ball:- This is probably in my top 5 all time Prince songs. It's so original, something only Prince can do. It also shows what a complete genius Prince is. The bass playing is amazing just after the bit where he says 'tell me what the bass says'.

5. Lovesexy:- I love the Lovesexy album but the title track is my favourite, couldn't believe how much energy and funk is in this song.



Good list, with the exception of electric chair, all those songs wowed me as well. Id replace electric chair with Automatic in my wow list, and Id add If I was your girlfriend in there aswell

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Sorry, Im too lazy to give reasons WHY smile
[Edited 6/4/09 17:25pm]
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Reply #2 posted 06/04/09 5:26pm

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~I wanna be your Lover
~Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
~Sexy Dancer
~When we're Dancing Close and Slow
~With You
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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #3 posted 06/04/09 5:29pm

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mostbeautifulboy said:

Whiskas31 said:

Name 5 Prince songs which when you first heard you were headbang and confirmed why you love Prince so much.

My five:

1. Electric Chair:- My first Prince Album was Batman. When I heard 'The Future' I was happy, but when 'Electric Chair' came on it was like a bomb. Those driving guitars and bass were so cool at the time. If I ever met Prince i would just say 'you had me at Electric Chair'.

2. 17 Days:- I bought the cassette single of 'When Doves Cry' even though I had the Purple Rain album just for the curiosity of hearing this track. After hearing the first 20 seconds or so i was headbang like crazy. I must have listened to that song over and over about 30 times that day.

3. Erotic City:- After my revelation that Princes B-Sides are mostly amazing after hearing 17 days, i got hold of the extended version of Erotic City. Never have I heard such a funky bassline. Another song I've probably played to death.

4.Crystal Ball:- This is probably in my top 5 all time Prince songs. It's so original, something only Prince can do. It also shows what a complete genius Prince is. The bass playing is amazing just after the bit where he says 'tell me what the bass says'.

5. Lovesexy:- I love the Lovesexy album but the title track is my favourite, couldn't believe how much energy and funk is in this song.



Good list, with the exception of electric chair, all those songs wowed me as well. Id replace electric chair with Automatic in my wow list, and Id add If I was your girlfriend in there aswell

cool



Sorry, Im too lazy to give reasons WHY smile
[Edited 6/4/09 17:25pm]


Didn't expect anyone to give reasons why, just thought i'd make it a slightly more interesting topic!! I might not have the same love for electric chair as i did then but it was my first prince album and I hadn't had much exposure to his music.
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Reply #4 posted 06/04/09 5:33pm

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Whiskas31 said:

mostbeautifulboy said:




Good list, with the exception of electric chair, all those songs wowed me as well. Id replace electric chair with Automatic in my wow list, and Id add If I was your girlfriend in there aswell

cool



Sorry, Im too lazy to give reasons WHY smile
[Edited 6/4/09 17:25pm]


Didn't expect anyone to give reasons why, just thought i'd make it a slightly more interesting topic!! I might not have the same love for electric chair as i did then but it was my first prince album and I hadn't had much exposure to his music.



Listen
They say the first time aint the greatest
But I tell ya
If I had the chance 2 do it all again

I wouldnt change a stroke
cause baby Im the most
With a girl as fine as she was then


Yeah, the first albums youre exposed to make the greatest impression.
Batman was your first? Now I feel old! biggrin biggrin
My name is Naz!!! and I have a windmill where my brain is supposed to be.....

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Reply #5 posted 06/04/09 5:35pm

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mostbeautifulboy said:

Whiskas31 said:



Didn't expect anyone to give reasons why, just thought i'd make it a slightly more interesting topic!! I might not have the same love for electric chair as i did then but it was my first prince album and I hadn't had much exposure to his music.



Listen
They say the first time aint the greatest
But I tell ya
If I had the chance 2 do it all again

I wouldnt change a stroke
cause baby Im the most
With a girl as fine as she was then


Yeah, the first albums youre exposed to make the greatest impression.
Batman was your first? Now I feel old! biggrin biggrin


Don't feel that old, i was alive for all of his albums. Just didn't get going until the Batman album. Don't ask me why!
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Reply #6 posted 06/04/09 6:01pm

laurann

My 5 were:

1. Little Red Corvette
2. She's Always in my Hair
3. When We're Dancing Close and Slow
4. Irresistible Bitch
5. Gotta Broken Heart Again
All 4 fun and fun 4 all
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Reply #7 posted 06/04/09 6:08pm

ernestsewell

"D.M.S.R."

"Alexa De Paris"

"It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night"

"The Max"

"Endorphinmachine"
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Reply #8 posted 06/04/09 6:14pm

ThreadBare

Alexa de Paris

Shockadelica

Rebirth of the Flesh

When Doves Cry

There Is Lonely

(shout-out to Empty Room)
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Reply #9 posted 06/04/09 6:19pm

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Whiskas31 said:

Name 5 Prince songs which when you first heard you were headbang and confirmed why you love Prince so much.

My five:

1. Electric Chair:- My first Prince Album was Batman. When I heard 'The Future' I was happy, but when 'Electric Chair' came on it was like a bomb. Those driving guitars and bass were so cool at the time. If I ever met Prince i would just say 'you had me at Electric Chair'.

2. 17 Days:- I bought the cassette single of 'When Doves Cry' even though I had the Purple Rain album just for the curiosity of hearing this track. After hearing the first 20 seconds or so i was headbang like crazy. I must have listened to that song over and over about 30 times that day.

3. Erotic City:- After my revelation that Princes B-Sides are mostly amazing after hearing 17 days, i got hold of the extended version of Erotic City. Never have I heard such a funky bassline. Another song I've probably played to death.


4.Crystal Ball:- This is probably in my top 5 all time Prince songs. It's so original, something only Prince can do. It also shows what a complete genius Prince is. The bass playing is amazing just after the bit where he says 'tell me what the bass says'.

5. Lovesexy:- I love the Lovesexy album but the title track is my favourite, couldn't believe how much energy and funk is in this song.




Hell yeah, great choices.


Mine:


#4 Automatic. - It's hypnotizing, sexy and almost otherworldly because Prince made his best use of the keyboard and linn drum machine on this record. And the lyrics are so co-denpendently sexy.


#5. Venus De Milo - One of the rare Prince instrumentals where I don't hear his voice but feel it. I would love an all instrumental album from da Pretty man.
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Reply #10 posted 06/04/09 6:52pm

spiritandtruth

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Interesting thread; great choices mentioned so far.

I'd have to add:

Do Me Baby
Free
The Beautiful Ones
Anna Stesia
Joy in Repitition
http://prince.org/msg/105/307615
"Eternity is just one kiss away"
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Reply #11 posted 06/04/09 7:14pm

whistle

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Shockadelica
Girl
Noon Rendezvous
Gotta Stop Messin' About
Pink Cashmere
everyone's a fruit & nut case
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Reply #12 posted 06/04/09 7:29pm

bluefish

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Do Me, Baby
When Doves Cry
If I Was Your GF
Anna Stesia
Joy In Repetition (esp. the ONA Aftershow version)
‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #13 posted 06/04/09 8:37pm

micknme

too many to pick just 5
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Reply #14 posted 06/04/09 9:26pm

3232

. something in the water.
. lets go crazy(dearly beloved..)
. 1999
. batdance
. nothing compares 2 u (sinead o'connor's vocals)
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Reply #15 posted 06/04/09 9:33pm

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3232 said:

. something in the water.
. lets go crazy(dearly beloved..)
. 1999
. batdance
. nothing compares 2 u (sinead o'connor's vocals)




falloff Batdance. Wow factor? lol
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Reply #16 posted 06/04/09 9:43pm

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DesireeNevermind said:

3232 said:

. something in the water.
. lets go crazy(dearly beloved..)
. 1999
. batdance
. nothing compares 2 u (sinead o'connor's vocals)




falloff Batdance. Wow factor? lol



the wrong sort of wow? eek
My name is Naz!!! and I have a windmill where my brain is supposed to be.....

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Reply #17 posted 06/04/09 9:53pm

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mostbeautifulboy said:

DesireeNevermind said:





falloff Batdance. Wow factor? lol



the wrong sort of wow? eek



biggrin biggrin biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 06/04/09 10:00pm

Welcome2daRevo
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Hard but I will try.

Fury(Saturday Night Live version)
America
Endorphin Machine
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
319
CALL ME A DREAMER 2!
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Reply #19 posted 06/04/09 11:24pm

HAZE03

Do Me Baby,Irresistable Bitch,Automatic,If I was Your Girlfriend,Head.
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Reply #20 posted 06/05/09 1:34am

crokey20

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- Sister
- Forever In My Life
- Kiss
- Tamborine
- Strollin'
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Reply #21 posted 06/05/09 2:29am

jjonezy

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Black Sweat
Purple rain
Kiss
Musicology
Fury
Take of your clothes, egh, 319!
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Reply #22 posted 06/05/09 4:35am

miniatureamazo
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1. When Doves Cry
2. Power Fantastic
3. Head
4. Crimson & Clover
5. Anna Stesia
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Reply #23 posted 06/05/09 4:51am

npggirl77

1. When Doves Cry
2. Power Fantastic
3. 319
4. Gett Off (Yeah, I freakin' loved that shit)
5. Insatiable
(And a big UP to Somewhere Here on Earth)
-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
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Reply #24 posted 06/05/09 6:40am

HardcoreJollie
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Housequake
Annastesia
DMSR
Erotic City
When Doves Cry

Tough to just pick five, but those blew my mind when I first heard them and I could not hear them enough. I have since heard Erotic City and When Doves Cry enough but have not really tired of the first three on my list.I will never forget how some reviewers called DMSR "filler" on 1999. And then it was left off the first CD pressing! Perhaps his most recent song to make me feel that way would be Family Name.

Peace,
Scott
If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #25 posted 06/05/09 7:11am

jethrouk

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anotherlover
erotic city
shockadelica
electric chair
get off (first prince song i ever heard, so thats probs why)
"Sisters and brothers in the purple underground, find peace of mind in the pop sound!"
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Reply #26 posted 06/05/09 8:12am

housequake82

computer blue
anna stesia
irresistible bitch (live version)
endorphinemachine
dance 4 me
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Reply #27 posted 06/05/09 8:50am

dseann

When The Lights Go Down
Money Don't Matter Tonight
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Adore
Joy In Repetition
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Reply #28 posted 06/05/09 9:02am

datdude

Hard to pick 5 but i'll try

Power Fantastic (I missed it until the Hits/B-Sides came out and was like dayum!)

Irresistible (the audacity of the song at a relatively tame time in radio history, but even THEY couldn't from on how FUNKY this joint was/is)

Anna Stesia (stood out immediately upon first listen)

If I Was Your Girlfriend (I remember getting my ALBUM in the mail from the Columbia House Music Club and met "Camille" for the 1st time!)

Why u Wanna Treat Me So Bad/Bambi (Songs in the background of my childhood; remember thinking this guy can do KINDS of music)
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Reply #29 posted 06/05/09 9:04am

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Raspberry Beret - I was ten at the time and I never heard someone cough in a song before! It seemed so weird and cool. So this song just grabbed me right off the bat and it was the one that really made me a fan.
Fury (SNL version) - I was blown away by this performance on first listen. I remember sitting on the couch thinking...Wow! That was the shit! I couldn't wait to get the album.
Electric Intercourse. On first listen I was like why wasn't this on Purple Rain?!
I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man (movie version) I love this version and have listened to it over and over.
Scarlet Pussy The lyrics in this song are fucking awesome! "She will make you shoot your ego all over her sheets." lol thumbs up!
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