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Thread started 11/21/15 10:41am

SoftSkarlettLo
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Which is the best song? "Dirty Mind" or "Uptown"?

Both songs are off the Dirty Mind album.

Which song do you like the best?

I prefer the song "Dirty Mind" because it sounds very disco - oddly reminds me of Alicia Bridges' "I Love The Nightlift", but more grittier and darker.

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Reply #1 posted 11/21/15 2:49pm

homesquid

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DM...and a hearty FU if you on't agree fight

"Dude, I get a dirty mind hwnever she's around"?

GOSPEL TRUTH . The best Prince moment Evah. A to the men!

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Reply #2 posted 11/21/15 3:12pm

Hanklin

Uptown for sure. Funky track, love the guitar work outro is dynamite.

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Reply #3 posted 11/21/15 7:58pm

xpertluva

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Uptown! It's funky as hell and I love the lyrics. It's very anthemic. headbang

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Reply #4 posted 11/21/15 9:23pm

SoulAlive

"Dirty Mind"----I love the synths in this song
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Reply #5 posted 11/21/15 9:39pm

Bluu

SoulAlive said:

"Dirty Mind"----I love the synths in this song

Co-sign

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Reply #6 posted 11/21/15 10:47pm

fusk

dirty mind. I don't know how to put it clearly, but dirty mind sounds more unique to my ears. Uptown is a good song but its structure is pretty conventional. Dirty mind builds the same tension for almost the whole song, doesn't really have a chorus and is pretty minimal. The fact that it works so well in spite of not fitting into a more familiar structure is impressive to me.

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Reply #7 posted 11/21/15 10:58pm

novabrkr

Uptown.

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Reply #8 posted 11/22/15 4:01am

Guitarhero

Love both , Uptown by a whisker. cool

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Reply #9 posted 11/22/15 5:50am

TKO

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Uptown heart

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Reply #10 posted 11/22/15 6:06am

Identity

"Uptown" because he put forward a manifesto, in which he calls for the establishment of a pleasure-centered society, with loads of sex and no racial and ethnic boundaries.

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Reply #11 posted 11/22/15 7:25am

HardcoreJollie
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not crazy about either one, the jams on that record are when you were mine and head.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #12 posted 11/22/15 7:46am

thisisreece

Uptown - best song on the album!

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #13 posted 11/22/15 9:48am

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Both of these songs are classics, I pefer Dirty Mind but when I feel rebeleous, Uptown is the song of choice lol. It's lyrics about evryone being free to do whatever in this wonderful town realy gets to me. One song that I should maybe throw in the discussion is the last song on the album. Partyup is so funky and catching. ""Fighting war is such a f*cking bore" That song can really never get old tbh.

I feel some kind of love 4 U
I don't know your name
This is the kind of love that takes 2
I want U and I'm not ashamed
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Reply #14 posted 11/22/15 1:44pm

MotownSubdivis
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I love new wave synths so "Dirty Mind". It's cut and dry and minimalist in a creative, unique way and I like it.
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Reply #15 posted 11/23/15 10:42am

Dazza

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Duh - Uptown
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #16 posted 11/23/15 12:52pm

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I love both but for me it's Uptown because of the lyrics, it's a great song. But Dirty Mind is darker and i love it too.

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Reply #17 posted 11/23/15 1:03pm

RJOrion

Dirty Mind...both great though

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Reply #18 posted 11/23/15 2:09pm

joyinrepetitio
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I love both!

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Reply #19 posted 11/23/15 4:23pm

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I always get a Dity Mind when I'm Uptown....
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #20 posted 11/23/15 6:15pm

jdcxc

Uptown...still has all his themes
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Reply #21 posted 11/23/15 10:52pm

datdude

I'm surprised no one has posted the obligatory Prince-ism (its true), but whichever one you like best. That's the beauty of being a Prince fan. Uptown has the killer arrangement but I find myself listening to DM more. Partyup bests them both btw!! (IMO)
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Reply #22 posted 11/28/15 5:35pm

wouldntulove2l
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Off the album I like Uptown better, but when he preformed the songs live on the 1999 Tour, I much preferred Dirty Mind. It had so much more "energy" (for lack of a better word).

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #23 posted 11/29/15 12:18am

trax

uptown

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Reply #24 posted 11/29/15 2:36pm

purplepolitici
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Uptown. Both dope. Whole album in fact headbang.
I think I wanna file my nails! bored2
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