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Thread started 06/25/16 3:33am

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Question To Men - Do Prince Love Songs Do Anything For You?

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I keep reading posts about how people love all these love songs Prince puts out there. I just assume they are all the women and girls that frequent this forum.
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As a straight man who is also married these slow songs do absolutely nothing for me. But even when i was single i couldn't get into them. I loved his funky, rock and quirky songs about sex, love and relationships.
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I'm talking about songs like Do Me Baby, Slow Love, Scandalous, When 2 R In Love, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Sometimes It Snows In April,songs of that ilk. I can't listen to them.
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Are all the men out there of similar frame of mind or am i on an island here?
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Reply #1 posted 06/25/16 3:42am

Ivyme

every song he did was not about gender. it was about a feeling. he or u didn't need to understand. feelings r abt ppl. be a person and be proud of who u r!!!! but....be good to others...even if they r not like u!!!! respect!!!!

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/16 3:46am

Aerogram

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Let me check...

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/16 3:48am

airth

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I've never even thought about it before. I'm a man who's always enjoyed his love songs. A song like Adore is beyond sublime.

It sounds like you think you can only get into these songs if you believe Prince is singing directly at you, i.e. you need to be the object of his sexual desire. I've never listened to his songs like that. It's more like he's singing on my behalf at the object of my sexual desire. Otherwise, I simply enjoy them for their musical, vocal and lyrical brilliance.

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/16 4:02am

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airth said:

I've never even thought about it before. I'm a man who's always enjoyed his love songs. A song like Adore is beyond sublime.

It sounds like you think you can only get into these songs if you believe Prince is singing directly at you, i.e. you need to be the object of his sexual desire. I've never listened to his songs like that. It's more like he's singing on my behalf at the object of my sexual desire. Otherwise, I simply enjoy them for their musical, vocal and lyrical brilliance.


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Yeah, Adore was great. And you have me completely wrong. Condition Of The Heart, The Beautiful Ones, Forever In My Life, I Will are some of his best songs. I don't need to think he's singing to me, yuck. The other songs i mentioned before are just slow plodders.
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Reply #5 posted 06/25/16 4:02am

Aerogram

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airth said:

I've never even thought about it before. I'm a man who's always enjoyed his love songs. A song like Adore is beyond sublime.

It sounds like you think you can only get into these songs if you believe Prince is singing directly at you, i.e. you need to be the object of his sexual desire. I've never listened to his songs like that. It's more like he's singing on my behalf at the object of my sexual desire. Otherwise, I simply enjoy them for their musical, vocal and lyrical brilliance.

That's crazy -- some men just don't like romantic songs. I personally love many of his ballads, he wrote some of the best ever but don't ask me to sit through a romantic movie, it's an eye-roll festival for me.

That said the OP is hilarious for asking if "all the men out there" share his feelings, very butch question sir!

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Reply #6 posted 06/25/16 4:28am

gollygirl

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Great thread - as a woman I have often wondered how men feel about them too. lol

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #7 posted 06/25/16 4:40am

NorthC

It has never been my favourite side of his music either, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that I can't listen to his slow songs. Do Me Baby is fantastic. That vocal- wow! Adore is also good, but ever since then, all those slow jams sound the same. Scandalous, Insatiable, Satisfied...if you've heared one, you've heared them all.
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Reply #8 posted 06/25/16 4:42am

RJOrion

"do anything for me", like what?


do i get a boner?...no


do i respect the artistry and musicianship?...yes

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Reply #9 posted 06/25/16 5:39am

blacksignparad
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NorthC said:

It has never been my favourite side of his music either, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that I can't listen to his slow songs. Do Me Baby is fantastic. That vocal- wow! Adore is also good, but ever since then, all those slow jams sound the same. Scandalous, Insatiable, Satisfied...if you've heared one, you've heared them all.

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This is it exactly. More or less.
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Reply #10 posted 06/25/16 5:54am

Guitarhero

RJOrion said:

"do anything for me", like what? do i get a boner?...no do i respect the artistry and musicianship?...yes ??? [Edited 6/25/16 4:42am]

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Reply #11 posted 06/25/16 6:00am

novabrkr

Of course they do. I don't need to think of them as "him singing them to me", as obviously I can just think of being the guy that sings them to the woman. It's not more complicated than that.

"Sometimes It Snows In April" isn't a love song, btw. It's a song about the death of the character he portrayed in the UTCM movie.

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Reply #12 posted 06/25/16 6:07am

blacksignparad
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novabrkr said:

Of course they do. I don't need to think of them as "him singing them to me", as obviously I can just think of being the guy that sings them to the woman. It's not more complicated than that.

"Sometimes It Snows In April" isn't a love song, btw. It's a song about the death of the character he portrayed in the UTCM movie.


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Yeah, my mistake. It's still a slow plodder though.
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Reply #13 posted 06/25/16 6:12am

2olskool4u

As original post, i'm straight/married. I just love the music, what more can you say? They don't get me horny or anything! His music is beautiful though, don't mattee what sex you are.
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Reply #14 posted 06/25/16 6:39am

Guitarhero

2olskool4u said:

As original post, i'm straight/married. I just love the music, what more can you say? They don't get me horny or anything! His music is beautiful though, don't mattee what sex you are.

Another great comment said better than i could. Why can't a straight man like love songs by Prince.

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Reply #15 posted 06/25/16 6:53am

airth

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OK, so it's not about being male, straight and married, it's just that you don't like "slow plodders". For me, these kinds of songs are usually all about his delivery and the interplay of the layered vocals, perhaps that's not something that floats your boat. I even like the two tracks you listed that tend to be more divisive: Slow Love and When 2 R In Love.

In the case of Sometimes It Snows In April, it's less about his voice and more about the space, the creak of Wendy's guitar strings, the delicate touch of Lisa's piano and the overall sentiment. I have to say that I never truly got it until I experienced death first-hand, though.

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Reply #16 posted 06/25/16 7:06am

LonelyStarfish

Most of my favourite songs are ballads confused
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

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Reply #17 posted 06/25/16 7:11am

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Many of my male friends who are Prince fans seemed to view his slow songs as "set the mood" songs. The women dug it, so the men played into Prince's romantic delivery. Plus, Prince had a unique way of conveying sensual, romantic, freaky, nasty stuff in a way that wasn't vulgar.

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Reply #18 posted 06/25/16 8:39am

TXfan

I'm a man that fully enjoyed Prince's ballads/love songs. They set the mood and sometimes were really saying what I was feeling at the time. Certain songs remind me of who I was with and still brings back feelings and emotions.
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Reply #19 posted 06/25/16 11:34am

Letsgocrazy1

I agree. You don't have to be a woman to be pasionate about Prince songs. Certain songs bring us back to a place we once were in our lives. Brings us memories and thoughts of the people that have impacted our loves, and have influenced who we are today.
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Reply #20 posted 06/25/16 12:13pm

train23

Yes they take me back to the girls I was with or in to at the time
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Reply #21 posted 06/25/16 1:57pm

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I think there are really incredible Prince love songs that for me are the truest rawest Prince - Do Me Baby, Beautiful Ones and Adore come immediately to mind. They are the shining untouchable pinnacle of Prince - and they'll last forever. There is NOBODY else who can do that on record. Nobody. Period. I shake my head in awe at the intensity of them - I can definitely see how they aren't for everyone - I'm so glad I get to love those songs though.
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Reply #22 posted 06/25/16 2:03pm

Guitarhero

As a man The Beautiful Ones always gets me , it means so much to me a lot of happy memories attached to that song. Shivers down the spine the odd tear everytime i play it. Not many songs get me like that. heart

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Reply #23 posted 06/25/16 2:06pm

Iamtheorg

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I throw my boxers at the speaker during some of them.

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Reply #24 posted 06/25/16 2:15pm

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Iamtheorg said:

I throw my boxers at the speaker during some of them.



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Reply #25 posted 06/25/16 2:19pm

rob1965

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As a married man The Beautiful Ones gets to me as well. It's one of the most haunting songs he ever did. The Question Of U is magnificent as well, mostly because of the guitar solo. I like songs like Slow Love and Do Me, Baby. I absolutely love Under The Cherry Moon and Sometimes It Snows is beyond this world. Although the latter is a ballad but not exactly a love song. But the love songs sung in falsetto aren't my favorites.
Adore and When 2 R In Love are good songs, but I've heard better.
Love songs like The Arms Of Orion and Scandalous don't do it for me, to be honest.
Too smooth for me.and I prefer the ones with a haunting climax.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #26 posted 06/25/16 2:41pm

kapo74

Start with the sweet love songs, then some more up tempo songs leading to the nasty stuff and finally some relaxed tunes. Marathon sex guaranteed, even when girls aren't that much into Prince. lol
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Reply #27 posted 06/25/16 2:45pm

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airth said:

I've never even thought about it before. I'm a man who's always enjoyed his love songs. A song like Adore is beyond sublime.

It sounds like you think you can only get into these songs if you believe Prince is singing directly at you, i.e. you need to be the object of his sexual desire. I've never listened to his songs like that. It's more like he's singing on my behalf at the object of my sexual desire. Otherwise, I simply enjoy them for their musical, vocal and lyrical brilliance.

This x1000. Adore is a masterpiece. When I close my eyes and listen to the various layers and each unique transition in the song, I am mesmerized by the music and I think of the people I have loved with that intensity: wife, children, girlfriends, etc. I never think Prince is singing to me - he is using his master voice and talents to sing and unlock emotions within me for me. Big, big difference.

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Reply #28 posted 06/25/16 3:41pm

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Yes - the vocal delivery on Do Me, Baby is perfect. And International Lover is so cheeky I can't help but smile every time I hear it. Besides, I always told myself if I ever met a woman who could make me scream the way Prince screams at the end of International Lover, I'd mary her in a second!

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 #29 posted 06/25/16 4:10pm

PliablyPurple

Mentioned this in the What Year thread, but Do Me, Baby was thee song that Prince first emotionally crippled me with smile. My affinity for his slow jams knows no bounds, really, but to this day I've never heard another song (from any musician) that captures the feeling of longing and desire with as much power as Do Me, Baby.

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