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Thread started 08/09/16 1:22pm

ecnirp0421

what songs by Prince could have been a hit if the radio played them

Since Prince death (man!)there's been an assortment of unreleased material and i couldn't help but wonder what could of been a hit if radio played some of them. Also songs that has been released but didn't get the air play it deserved.
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Reply #1 posted 08/09/16 3:30pm

sharonbell

ecnirp0421 said:

Since Prince death (man!)there's been an assortment of unreleased material and i couldn't help but wonder what could of been a hit if radio played some of them. Also songs that has been released but didn't get the air play it deserved.

The Sun, Moon and Stars

Man O'War

One of Your Tears

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Reply #2 posted 08/10/16 3:04pm

PeteSilas

hard to say, people will buy some goddawful shit if it's pushed down their throats so probably just about anything he ever did if it was marketed right.

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Reply #3 posted 08/10/16 3:22pm

funkaholic1972

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I always thought that "The One U Want 2 C" sounded very radio friendly.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #4 posted 08/10/16 3:46pm

Astasheiks

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PeteSilas said:

hard to say, people will buy some goddawful shit if it's pushed down their throats so probably just about anything he ever did if it was marketed right.

You got that right!

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Reply #5 posted 08/10/16 3:48pm

Astasheiks

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ecnirp0421 said:

Since Prince death (man!)there's been an assortment of unreleased material and i couldn't help but wonder what could of been a hit if radio played some of them. Also songs that has been released but didn't get the air play it deserved.

Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!

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Reply #6 posted 08/10/16 9:59pm

mnluvsprn

Astasheiks said:



ecnirp0421 said:


Since Prince death (man!)there's been an assortment of unreleased material and i couldn't help but wonder what could of been a hit if radio played some of them. Also songs that has been released but didn't get the air play it deserved.


Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!


"Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!
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Reply #7 posted 08/10/16 10:07pm

PeteSilas

Astasheiks said:

ecnirp0421 said:

Since Prince death (man!)there's been an assortment of unreleased material and i couldn't help but wonder what could of been a hit if radio played some of them. Also songs that has been released but didn't get the air play it deserved.

Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!

I'm sure lots of classic music was popular because it was great but I'm also sure lots of hits came about just by people following trends. People have followed some stupid ass trends over the years, I remember when i was a kid, pet rocks was huge for a little while, that shows you how stupid the buying public is.

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Reply #8 posted 08/10/16 10:16pm

MD431Madcat

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I Feel For You. - 79'

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Reply #9 posted 08/10/16 11:00pm

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Free Urself.

Modern version of classic Prince.

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Reply #10 posted 08/10/16 11:01pm

Goddess4Real

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Purple Music and Wonderful Ass biggrin

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #11 posted 08/11/16 6:49pm

ecnirp0421

Goodbye,hardrocklover,future soul song
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Reply #12 posted 08/11/16 6:50pm

ecnirp0421

skipthecharades said:

Free Urself.


Modern version of classic Prince.


Yes! Love that 1
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Reply #13 posted 08/12/16 1:56am

MMJas

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mnluvsprn said:

Astasheiks said:

Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!

"Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!

Agree.

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Reply #14 posted 08/12/16 1:59am

ForeverPaisley

More recently: RNR Love Affair & FunkNRoll - boggles my mind how those were not promoted properly, but then, it just validates what Prince always said about WB not promoting him the same as other artists. Those would have bit hits if they got into circulation.

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Reply #15 posted 08/12/16 2:00am

ForeverPaisley

mnluvsprn said:

Astasheiks said:

Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!

"Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!

nod DEFINITELY Another Love - quite unfortunate that they did NOT get the radio play and promotion, because I feel like that, along with RNR Love Affair and FUNKNROLL, they could have drawn new listeners.

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Reply #16 posted 08/12/16 9:47am

mnluvsprn

ForeverPaisley said:



mnluvsprn said:


Astasheiks said:



Aren't Radio really driven by The Big Record Labels so since he pissed them off he couldn't get on radio much? Becuase he sure had Hits to me!



"Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!

nod DEFINITELY Another Love - quite unfortunate that they did NOT get the radio play and promotion, because I feel like that, along with RNR Love Affair and FUNKNROLL, they could have drawn new listeners.


Let's not forget "like a Mack". Definitely agree with r&r love affair. I'm still obsessed with that song. "Mars" is also a good song. Too bad it's too short. "Stare" is also pretty awesome. "Hardrocklover".... "Screwdriver"... He knew he was gold. He also knew that folks who really appreciate music, dig a little deeper to find stuff they like. They aren't interested in the bubblegum pop that is over played on the radio. He also knew that folks who appreciated his art already knew of these songs.
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Reply #17 posted 08/12/16 9:52am

mnluvsprn

If you guys haven't heard "given em what they love" by janelle monae feat. Prince, I suggest you check it out. Phenomenal, in my opinion. I also hear a lot of Prince influence in "Q.U.E.E.N." By janelle monae. Love both of those hits!
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Reply #18 posted 08/12/16 10:42am

Astasheiks

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mnluvsprn said:

ForeverPaisley said:

nod DEFINITELY Another Love - quite unfortunate that they did NOT get the radio play and promotion, because I feel like that, along with RNR Love Affair and FUNKNROLL, they could have drawn new listeners.

Let's not forget "like a Mack". Definitely agree with r&r love affair. I'm still obsessed with that song. "Mars" is also a good song. Too bad it's too short. "Stare" is also pretty awesome. "Hardrocklover".... "Screwdriver"... He knew he was gold. He also knew that folks who really appreciate music, dig a little deeper to find stuff they like. They aren't interested in the bubblegum pop that is over played on the radio. He also knew that folks who appreciated his art already knew of these songs.

You ain't lyin about "Like a Mack", Love that song! cool biggrin

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Reply #19 posted 08/12/16 10:44am

Astasheiks

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MMJas said:

mnluvsprn said:

Astasheiks said: "Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!

Agree.

Where is "Another Love" from, meaning when did you all find that? (year)

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Reply #20 posted 08/12/16 10:48am

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ANOTHER LOVE

GROOVY POTENTIAL

BLACK SWEAT

I wish u heaven
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Reply #21 posted 08/12/16 11:38am

mnluvsprn

Astasheiks said:



MMJas said:




mnluvsprn said:


Astasheiks said: "Another love" would've been one of the most played radio songs! I guarantee that!



Agree.




Where is "Another Love" from, meaning when did you all find that? (year)


Another love is off the 3rd eye girl album "plectrumelectrum"
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Reply #22 posted 08/18/16 8:43am

Astasheiks

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Cool Thanks

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Reply #23 posted 08/22/16 8:20am

ecnirp0421

This could be us or Breakdown
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Reply #24 posted 08/22/16 10:23am

mrmarcus

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Always thought "Beautiful Loved & Blessed" would be huge on commercial radio.

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Reply #25 posted 08/22/16 4:18pm

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Always thought "Beautiful Loved & Blessed" would be huge on commercial radio.

I'm with u i love that song.

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Reply #26 posted 08/22/16 5:27pm

presskitboy

mnluvsprn said:

If you guys haven't heard "given em what they love" by janelle monae feat. Prince, I suggest you check it out. Phenomenal, in my opinion. I also hear a lot of Prince influence in "Q.U.E.E.N." By janelle monae. Love both of those hits!


Love that track! I always wondered why Janelle didn't release it as a single.
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Reply #27 posted 08/22/16 5:28pm

SquirrelMeat

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hmmm...

Damned If I do (Damned If I don't)

Good Love

My Computer

Love

The Sun Moon and Stars

Endorphin Machine

The Same December

Another Love

Ain't about 2 Stop

Lovesexy

Walk Don't walk

The Continental

2 many! lol

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Reply #28 posted 08/22/16 11:30pm

ecnirp0421

mrmarcus said:

Always thought "Beautiful Loved & Blessed" would be huge on commercial radio.


I agree! Y Tamar didn't make big is crazy
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Reply #29 posted 08/22/16 11:33pm

ecnirp0421

Love could of been huge if they played it
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