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Thread started 11/12/18 4:06am

HamsterHuey

Playlist help wanted; Prince songs with a social/political aspect

I sure love my thematic purple playlists. My latest is a playlist with Prince's social views/political songs.

Not his utopia songs, where he merely wishes for enlightenment, which I neatly put on my Songs 4 Sunday-playlist, which has songs like The Cross and God.

No, his songs that take a stance on the world around him, like Sign "O" The Times and Dear Mr Man.

But also the songs where he tells people to Make Your Mama Happy, where he sees the values of an education.

I compiled a playlist on Deezer, which I'll post underneath, but my question is;
which am I missing?


America

Animal Kingdom

Annie Christian

Controversy

Avalanche

Baltimore

Colonized Mind

Controversy
Dance On

Dear Mr. Man

Don't Play Me

The Truth

Dream Factory

Dreamer
Family Name

FIXURLIFEUP

Free

The Future

Live 4 Love
Love Sign

Make Your Mama Happy
Money Don't Matter 2 Night

Moonbeam LevelsJ
New Power Generation
New World

One Song

Papa

Party Up

Peace

Planet Earth

Pop Life
Positivity
Race

Resolution

Right the Wrong

Ronnie, Talk To Russia
S.S.T./ Brand New Orleans (Come 2gether As 1 Mix)

Sign "O" The TimesThe Truth

Walk Don't Walk

We March

The Word

[Edited 11/12/18 7:27am]

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Reply #1 posted 11/12/18 4:10am

HamsterHuey

And it's a bit of a work in progress, as I've included Crystal Ball and Moonbeam Levels, which have more of an abstract angst-theme than socio/political theme. But they fit the mood.

I have themes on sexuality, racial division, education, history, ecology. Some of these lyrics are sooooo good.
I think the title of the playlist will be STAND!

OOH! Deezer has People Without online (weirdly enough) but that will fit in nicely.

[Edited 11/12/18 4:30am]

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Reply #2 posted 11/12/18 4:23am

darkroman

United States Of Division
Cinnamon Girl


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Reply #3 posted 11/12/18 4:27am

HamsterHuey

darkroman said:

United States Of Division
Cinnamon Girl


wink

Oooh, good ones!Thanks!

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Reply #4 posted 11/12/18 4:43am

HamsterHuey

I forgot Dreamer.

D'oh.

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Reply #5 posted 11/12/18 5:30am

fabriziovenera
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Family Name?

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Reply #6 posted 11/12/18 5:33am

jdcxc

The War
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Reply #7 posted 11/12/18 5:34am

Chastity

"Days of Wild" which is a comment on the political environment that created the gangs. Make love not war is the message.

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Reply #8 posted 11/12/18 5:36am

HamsterHuey

Ooh, both Family Name and The War fit the bill!

Thanks!

Too bad The War is not on streaming services. Not are the seperate Lovesexy tracks or One Song

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Reply #9 posted 11/12/18 5:39am

HamsterHuey

Chastity said:

"Days of Wild" which is a comment on the political environment that created the gangs. Make love not war is the message.

That one AND Pussy Control actually fit the theme as well, P Control commenting on feminism.

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Reply #10 posted 11/12/18 5:42am

HamsterHuey

Some messages are brought somewhat more elegantly, though. (grin)
P Control and Days of Wild are rather wild, cuss-wise and detract a bit of what I want to emphasise.

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Reply #11 posted 11/12/18 7:26am

HamsterHuey

Papa
Race
Love Sign

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Reply #12 posted 11/12/18 7:39am

HamsterHuey

Would In A Large Room With No Light fit, you think?

hmmm

[Edited 11/12/18 7:40am]

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Reply #13 posted 11/12/18 3:17pm

kingricefan

The end of the song 1999......

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Reply #14 posted 11/12/18 4:07pm

onlyforaminute

The Last December?
3rd eye?

Year of Return 2019
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Reply #15 posted 11/12/18 4:35pm

steakfinger

Why anyone would want a playlist full of Prince's poorly-formed and very naive political ideas is beyond me.

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Reply #16 posted 11/12/18 5:35pm

LovePaisley

Dolphin?

Reincarnation aside, more than a little animal-activism there.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #17 posted 11/13/18 12:12am

BlueShakooo

steakfinger said:

Why anyone would want a playlist full of Prince's poorly-formed and very naive political ideas is beyond me.

yeahthat

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Reply #18 posted 11/13/18 10:13pm

Bluu

Here is more for your consideration, though most of these may only have 1-2 lines that are of a political nature or can be categorized as social commentary:

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Mountains
Lady Cab Driver
Sexuality
Paisley Park
The Sacrifice of Victor
Loose!
Chaos & Disorder
Chelsea Rogers
Ol' Skool Company
Compassion
Act of God
Art Official Cage
Marz
Black Muse
Deliverance
Free Urself
Rich Friends

2045 Radical Man

Silicon

Golden Parachute

Judas Smile

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Honorable mention: "Koo Koo" - writing credited to Sheila E. but according to Princevault, he co-wrote it.

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Reply #19 posted 11/14/18 3:16am

prb

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HamsterHuey said:

I forgot Dreamer.

D'oh.


I LOVE Dreamer!!
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #20 posted 11/14/18 3:17am

prb

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1999?

War is all around us my mind says prepare to fight
[Edited 11/14/18 3:19am]
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #21 posted 11/14/18 5:53am

CatB

Wall of Berlin cool (just kidding)
"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #22 posted 11/14/18 9:55am

databank

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Some songs given to others:

Super Hero

Uncle Sam

Paris 56170whatever

Born 2 BREED

Yo Mister

Black MF In The House

Color

Sticky Wicked

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home

I apologize for every time I offended someone when debates got "heated". Love y'all yes
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