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Reply #30 posted 11/08/18 9:10pm

Chakradelica

1. Baby

2. My Love Is Forever

3. Partyup

4. Ronnie Talk to Russia

5. Take Me With U

6. U Got the Look

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Reply #31 posted 11/09/18 9:54am

sexton

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namepeace said:

sexton said:

I rather like the 70s disco-soul sound of his first two albums. My six songs not making the Prince top 100 in 1987:

1. God (Vocal)

2. Temptation

3. Slow Love

4. Forever In My Life

5. Strange Relationship

6. Another Lonely Christmas

Sign O' The Times was never my favorite Prince album.

[Edited 11/7/18 14:34pm]


Clearly . . . lol

But I do think his 70's albums get short shrift sometimes. So much so that I'd be willing to cut a song from SOTT, which is my favorite album, to keep songs like "Still Waiting," "Just As Long As We're Together," "My Love Is Forever," etc. in my 100.


I should clarify that "God (Vocal)" is the only song on my list I dislike. I think the others are just okay.

"Forever In My Life" only comes alive for me in the live version. The studio version I find a little boring.

"So Blue" makes my Prince 1978-1987 top 100 for the intro alone.

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Reply #32 posted 11/09/18 9:55am

InMyDark

I had a list in mind, and looking at some responses I feel somewhat validated in my choices of omissions.

Ronnie, Talk to Russia
God (vocal)
Tamborine
Still Waiting
With You
Hot Thing
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Reply #33 posted 11/09/18 1:12pm

namepeace

sexton said:

namepeace said:


Clearly . . . lol

But I do think his 70's albums get short shrift sometimes. So much so that I'd be willing to cut a song from SOTT, which is my favorite album, to keep songs like "Still Waiting," "Just As Long As We're Together," "My Love Is Forever," etc. in my 100.


I should clarify that "God (Vocal)" is the only song on my list I dislike. I think the others are just okay.

"Forever In My Life" only comes alive for me in the live version. The studio version I find a little boring.

"So Blue" makes my Prince 1978-1987 top 100 for the intro alone.


I agree about the intro -- see Reply No. 7.

I see "FIML" as one of Prince's most earnest and heartfelt songs, and it would definitely be in my top 75 or higher. Though you're right, like "ICNTTPOYM," it comes alive in the film rendition.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #34 posted 11/09/18 6:32pm

Moonbeam

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I’ll go to war for “Forever in My Life” as well. I think it’s excellent, a top 5 song on SOTT.
Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #35 posted 11/10/18 7:23am

RJOrion

With You
Darling Nikki
Jack U Off
Paisley Park
Free
Ronnie, Talk To Russia
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Reply #36 posted 11/10/18 9:11am

iZsaZsa

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RJOrion said:

With You Darling Nikki Jack U Off Paisley Park Free Ronnie, Talk To Russia


Annie Christian
The Cross
The Ladder
Sexuality

What?
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Reply #37 posted 11/10/18 9:20am

Freek99999

did I read that correctly, someone mentioned Paisley Park??? wow...

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Reply #38 posted 11/10/18 9:34am

violetcrush

Moonbeam said:

I’ll go to war for “Forever in My Life” as well. I think it’s excellent, a top 5 song on SOTT.

Right - it is an amazingingly heartfelt love song, especially played live - two of the best love songs (FIML and Adore) on one album. Also not sure how people can include Sometimes It Snows In April, Around The World In A Day, Bambi (especially the NPG Trio performance), All The Critics.., Automatic, etc. on their list of thw worst six songs????!!! eek

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I mean, I know it's a matter of opinion, but still.....!!!

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Reply #39 posted 11/10/18 9:46am

RJOrion

Freek99999 said:

did I read that correctly, someone mentioned Paisley Park??? wow...




yep, i never liked that song...and i was just as shocked that my alltime favorite Prince song, "My Love Is Forever" is on MULTIPLE LISTS...WTF???
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Reply #40 posted 11/10/18 10:12am

violetcrush

RJOrion said:

With You Darling Nikki Jack U Off Paisley Park Free Ronnie, Talk To Russia

If nothing else, then Prince's performance of Darling Nikki in the PR film should disqualify it from your worst six list biggrin

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Reply #41 posted 11/10/18 12:54pm

RJOrion

Chakradelica said:

1. Baby


2. My Love Is Forever


3. Partyup


4. Ronnie Talk to Russia


5. Take Me With U


6. U Got the Look





this list right here, has me dumbfounded...Other than R.T.T.R., the other 5 are IMO some of P's best joints... if you skipping "Party Up", "My Love Is Forever", "U Got The Look", or "Take Me With U", you're doing it all wrong...
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Reply #42 posted 11/10/18 12:55pm

RJOrion

FunkyDancer said:

These are the ones I pretty much always skip:




In Love


My Love Is Forever


I'm Yours


Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?


Gotta Stop (Messin' About)


Horny Toad




eek eek eek
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Reply #43 posted 11/10/18 1:40pm

violetcrush

RJOrion said:

Chakradelica said:

1. Baby

2. My Love Is Forever

3. Partyup

4. Ronnie Talk to Russia

5. Take Me With U

6. U Got the Look

this list right here, has me dumbfounded...Other than R.T.T.R., the other 5 are IMO some of P's best joints... if you skipping "Party Up", "My Love Is Forever", "U Got The Look", or "Take Me With U", you're doing it all wrong...

Take me With U - yes it's very "pop-y", but SOOOO infectious!! You can't NOT get into it when it's playing. I absolutely love the live Syracuse performance - the lights shine on the crowd as the song starts, and it's just a sea of screaming fans once the drums stop and they start the first few notes and the crowd realizes what song they're playing. The entire stadium is jumping up and down in unison. Magical. Even though it seems a simpler song the lyrics are quite special.

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Reply #44 posted 11/10/18 6:15pm

SquirrelMeat

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In Love

My Love Is Forever

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

Do It All Night

Ronnie Talk To Russia

Life Can Be So Nice

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Reply #45 posted 11/10/18 7:36pm

Chakradelica

RJOrion said:

Chakradelica said:

1. Baby

2. My Love Is Forever

3. Partyup

4. Ronnie Talk to Russia

5. Take Me With U

6. U Got the Look

this list right here, has me dumbfounded...Other than R.T.T.R., the other 5 are IMO some of P's best joints... if you skipping "Party Up", "My Love Is Forever", "U Got The Look", or "Take Me With U", you're doing it all wrong...

No, no. I don't skip these songs at all. I adore these songs, but the O.P. asked which songs wouldn't make the cut. It was hard to choose. Take Me With U is fun but the sing-along feel is why I added it to the list. Partyup doesn't feel exactly genuine. My Love Is Forever (game showy feel) and U Got the Look ("sho' nuff do be cookin' in my book") have a bit a cheese that doesn't quite melt.

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Reply #46 posted 11/10/18 9:15pm

MoBettaBliss

if people could stop mentioning life can be so nice in this thread, i'd appreciate it

thanks

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Reply #47 posted 11/11/18 1:32am

iZsaZsa

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Chakradelica said:

U Got the Look ("sho' nuff do be cookin' in my book") have a bit a cheese that doesn't quite melt.


lol

What?
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Reply #48 posted 11/11/18 5:18am

Freek99999

RJOrion said:

Freek99999 said:

did I read that correctly, someone mentioned Paisley Park??? wow...

yep, i never liked that song...and i was just as shocked that my alltime favorite Prince song, "My Love Is Forever" is on MULTIPLE LISTS...WTF???

I also love My Love Is Forever. such a playful breezy summery melody

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Reply #49 posted 11/11/18 11:43pm

thedance

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Sign O' The Times
Purple Rain
Lovesexy
Parade
Around The World In A Day
1999



I can easily mention = choose 6 albums by Prince..


However 6 songs by Prince is totally impossible.. confused wink

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #50 posted 11/11/18 11:45pm

thedance

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Ouch sorry my mistake,


that much for not reading the OP the post number 1 lol

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Reply #51 posted 11/13/18 6:58pm

Bluu

The only Prince song I would EVER skip out of his entire catalog is "Sister", and that's only because I was 12 when I got the Dirty Mind album and I just knew I had no earthly business listening to the lyrics at that age. (I did, however, make sure to first listen to the song enough times to sing along with it and memorize all the lyrics as I started doing with all of his songs then. That was just me being completely head over heels in love with his music. The man just owned me like that.)

6 songs I would have found easy to leave off:

  1. "Sister"
  2. "Gotta Stop Messin' About"
  3. "The Cross"
  4. "Annie Christian"
  5. "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night"
  6. "Baby I'm A Star

All fine songs. But at that age, these were the songs I was connecting with the least.

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Reply #52 posted 11/14/18 4:53am

mediumdry

This may be blasphemy, but I would have to remove a few more than 6 and add some of his other songs in to get it back to 100.

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The 12 to remove (in no particular order of dislike):

with you
do me baby
ronnie talk to russia
gotta stop messin' about
horny toad
free
purple rain
life can be so nice
slow love
hot thing
I could never take the place of your man
the cross

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The 6 to add in to get back to the magic 100:
the stick
a million miles
nasty girl
Violet Blue
High Fashion
The Dance Electric

[Edited 11/14/18 4:53am]

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Reply #53 posted 11/16/18 3:31pm

Cinny

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Moonbeam said:

"So Blue" (I still can't remember how this goes despite having played it probably 100 times. It is remarkably unmemorable)
"Crazy You"
"Baby"
"Still Waiting"
"With You"
"Around the World in a Day"


Holy moly I can't believe "Crazy You" is at the bottom of the list but maybe this task is more challenging than I realize.

This include B-side up until then too, eh?

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Reply #54 posted 11/16/18 3:33pm

Cinny

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mediumdry said:

This may be blasphemy, but I would have to remove a few more than 6 and add some of his other songs in to get it back to 100.

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The 12 to remove (in no particular order of dislike):

with you
do me baby
ronnie talk to russia
gotta stop messin' about
horny toad
free
purple rain
life can be so nice
slow love
hot thing
I could never take the place of your man
the cross

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The 6 to add in to get back to the magic 100:
the stick
a million miles
nasty girl
Violet Blue
High Fashion
The Dance Electric

[Edited 11/14/18 4:53am]


UMMMM lol! I don't think I can even do this if I had to consider his awesome side projects and associated acts. VERY CLEVER THOUGH.



Seriously though, this includes all his b-sides? (ie. the sublime "17 Days"?)

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Reply #55 posted 11/16/18 3:35pm

Cinny

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rdhull said:

joyinrepetition said:

MoBettaBliss said: The guitar work on I'm Yours is also out of this world!

agree with both of you


OKAY but what 6 songs would you ctrl+select+delete out of the official list?

People are gonna hate my list.

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Reply #56 posted 11/16/18 3:56pm

rdhull

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Cinny said:

rdhull said:

agree with both of you


OKAY but what 6 songs would you ctrl+select+delete out of the official list?

People are gonna hate my list.

I cant but you just helped me with something immensely. More to follow.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #57 posted 11/17/18 8:49am

violetcrush

mediumdry said:

This may be blasphemy, but I would have to remove a few more than 6 and add some of his other songs in to get it back to 100.

.

The 12 to remove (in no particular order of dislike):

with you
do me baby
ronnie talk to russia
gotta stop messin' about
horny toad
free
purple rain
life can be so nice
slow love
hot thing
I could never take the place of your man
the cross

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The 6 to add in to get back to the magic 100:
the stick
a million miles
nasty girl
Violet Blue
High Fashion
The Dance Electric

[Edited 11/14/18 4:53am]

NOOOOO!!!!!! I know it's just opnion, but still NOOOOOO!! biggrin

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Reply #58 posted 11/19/18 9:29am

Cinny

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Side B of his debut (4)
Ronnie Talk To Russia
Slow Love

lol

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