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Thread started 02/11/19 9:12am

domainator2010

TWENTY-FIVE years of Most Beautiful Girl coming up!

Yes, on Feb. 24, it will be a quarter of a CENTURY since the song was released!

Your thoughts?

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Reply #1 posted 02/11/19 9:20am

IstenSzek

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apart from feeling as old as dirt, you mean?


smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 02/11/19 9:26am

Empress

Lovely song. I remember I was in Hawaii on vacation when this came out and I purchased it while there. I was so excited!

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Reply #3 posted 02/11/19 9:32am

pinkcashmere23

It's been a favorite of mine since it's release. Sweet and beautiful

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Reply #4 posted 02/11/19 10:41am

dodger

IstenSzek said:

apart from feeling as old as dirt, you mean?


smile



Yes, that does make me feel old.
I remember buying the CD single from HMV on release day and preferring Beautiful to the original
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Reply #5 posted 02/11/19 11:44am

darkroman

One of Prince's most greatest and wonderful moments!

Simply beautiful!


lol lol

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Reply #6 posted 02/11/19 1:14pm

ChickenMcNugge
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Probably the first Prince song I knew about, as a kid in 2000-ish. Still such a beautiful track and video.

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Reply #7 posted 02/11/19 3:48pm

GiggityGoo

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Ah, this song... my "theme song" of sorts for a long-lost love. That was a great summer...

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This will probably upset a lot of rabid fans, but... the sound effects have not aged well. ALL his songs with sound effects, actually, sound kind of cheap to me now. At the time they were playful, and maybe even a nice flourish, but after the tenth listen, they started to grate on me, even when the songs were new. "Most Beautiful Girl", "Peach", and so many others... the modern-day-me Prince fan wishes the sound effects weren't there.

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Reply #8 posted 02/11/19 4:06pm

poppys

He sings the ever-lovin daylights out of that song! Never grows old. sexy

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Reply #9 posted 02/11/19 7:29pm

sro100

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I remember the build up to it quite well.

First the mysterious ad, "Eligible bachelor seeks most beautiful girl in the world."

Then the big ad with the quote from Quincy Jones about prince

Then the remixes etc. all on sale from the NPG store.

it's was such a huge buildup.

I also have a souvenir from the NPG store, a huge butterfly promoting the single.

prince was certainly putting his all into making it a hit.

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Reply #10 posted 02/12/19 2:42am

milesb

25 years! Oh Lordy

My password is what
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Reply #11 posted 02/12/19 8:37am

Dangelus

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Very fond memories of the song. It's such a shame that's it's being erased from his legacy due to the legal wranglings and new people discovering his music don't have easy access to it ... sad

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Reply #12 posted 02/12/19 8:43am

NorthC

GiggityGoo said:

Ah, this song... my "theme song" of sorts for a long-lost love. That was a great summer...


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This will probably upset a lot of rabid fans, but... the sound effects have not aged well. ALL his songs with sound effects, actually, sound kind of cheap to me now. At the time they were playful, and maybe even a nice flourish, but after the tenth listen, they started to grate on me, even when the songs were new. "Most Beautiful Girl", "Peach", and so many others... the modern-day-me Prince fan wishes the sound effects weren't there.


Doesn't upset me at all, you're completely right! I really don't need the sound of water dripping when he sings about tears. It's silly and it doesn't add anything to the song.
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Reply #13 posted 02/12/19 7:57pm

PennyPurple

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Can't believe it's been 25 years. Time flies!

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Reply #14 posted 02/12/19 9:11pm

alandail

I love this song. I played it for the first dance when I got married. How is it that the first song he release outside of WB while he was fighting for ownership of his music from WB is one of the few songs the estate apparently doesn't have the rights to?

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Reply #15 posted 02/13/19 1:05am

paddypurple

Nostalgia... music
I can't think of a good signature.
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Reply #16 posted 02/13/19 10:17am

CynicKill

Love this song.

But wasn't this the one that he was sued over for copyright?

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Reply #17 posted 02/13/19 4:08pm

42Kristen

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

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Reply #18 posted 02/13/19 4:59pm

poppys

42Kristen said:

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

What a shame.

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Reply #19 posted 02/13/19 9:15pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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42Kristen said:

Heard it last year. Did not understand what Prince was singing.

Hahhaaa.

Wayment.



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Reply #20 posted 02/22/19 3:09pm

darkroman

Amazon have the reissue listed as being released on 15th March 2019.

As always, time will tell, if this is real.


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Reply #21 posted 02/23/19 9:50am

violetcrush

GiggityGoo said:

Ah, this song... my "theme song" of sorts for a long-lost love. That was a great summer...

.

This will probably upset a lot of rabid fans, but... the sound effects have not aged well. ALL his songs with sound effects, actually, sound kind of cheap to me now. At the time they were playful, and maybe even a nice flourish, but after the tenth listen, they started to grate on me, even when the songs were new. "Most Beautiful Girl", "Peach", and so many others... the modern-day-me Prince fan wishes the sound effects weren't there.

He did go a bit crazy with sound effects and "noises" on songs in the 90's, but he always used those to one extent or another beginning in the 80's. Sort of his thing smile

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Funny how as I got older I realized the main message of this song was really more about a shy woman whose inner beauty is what made her the most beautiful girl - not her physical beauty.

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'cause baby, this kind of beauty has got no reason 2 ever be shy
'cause honey this kind of beauty is the kind that comes from inside

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Reply #22 posted 02/23/19 9:27pm

Krystalkisses

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sro100 said:

I remember the build up to it quite well.



First the mysterious ad, "Eligible bachelor seeks most beautiful girl in the world."



Then the big ad with the quote from Quincy Jones about prince



Then the remixes etc. all on sale from the NPG store.



it's was such a huge buildup.



I also have a souvenir from the NPG store, a huge butterfly promoting the single.



prince was certainly putting his all into making it a hit.





I remember that ad in a magazine too at the time.
[Edited 2/23/19 21:28pm]
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Reply #23 posted 02/24/19 2:16am

Feelgood

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To me, The Most Beauttiful Girl In The World is his "I just called to say I love you".

Just like Stevie, Prince is a great artist, who should NOT be remembered by such a shitty song (but this is just my personal opinion)

biggrin

Doc.

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Reply #24 posted 02/24/19 2:50am

robertgeorge

This song was a big hit, after all of the talk of Prince being done and having label troubles. I remember first hearing it on a radio show where you heard two songs, and voted for which would be the song of the night. It stayed on for a nights too! I was highly impressed by the song, the remix ep the beautiful experience which had lovely packaging. Always disliked the version that was on the gold experience. 25 years, it seems like yesterday.

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Reply #25 posted 02/24/19 2:50am

robertgeorge

Double post

[Edited 2/24/19 2:51am]

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Reply #26 posted 02/25/19 12:03am

hyperpessimist

Feelgood said:

To me, The Most Beauttiful Girl In The World is his "I just called to say I love you".

+1

Feelgood, you nailed it with the "I just called" equivalent!

I could never warm up to TMBGITW, IMHO the melody feels very basic and is just repeated ad nauseam... And the arrangements are just too... "flowery", or something

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Reply #27 posted 02/25/19 12:30am

thedance

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cloud9 love

A Prince classic, such a beautiful song for Mayte.

Also TMBGITW, this was Prince's first no. 1 hit in the UK <

(yes very strange about When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Kiss & Raspberry Beret = these weren't at no. 1 there??)


Still early 1994, this was a great moment in Prince History. nod

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #28 posted 02/26/19 3:15am

scififilmnerd

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thedance said:

such a beautiful song for Mayte.


Maybe. Or maybe it was for Vanessa Marcil or Nona Gaye or Ninety-9 or Carmen Electra or whoever else were in prince's harem at the time. Who knows? shrug

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rainbow woot! FREE THE 29 MAY 1993 COME CONFIGURATION! woot! rainbow
rainbow woot! FREE THE 1994 CHAOS AND DISORDER CONFIGURATION woot! rainbow
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Reply #29 posted 02/26/19 10:43am

violetcrush

scififilmnerd said:



thedance said:


such a beautiful song for Mayte.





Maybe. Or maybe it was for Vanessa Marcil or Nona Gaye or Ninety-9 or Carmen Electra or whoever else were in prince's harem at the time. Who knows? shrug

[Edited 2/26/19 3:29am]


Exactly. My guess is the subject could also have been Kim Basinger. He wrote Acknowledge Me during that time, which is most likely about her based on the lyrics, and she was also extremely shy and suffered from Agoraphobia around that time. They were hot and heavy when she picked up and left MN while Prince was not there. Then again, Susannah has just discussed him asking to see her in '93 and crying in her arms and telling her he's going to come back for her.
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See how pinpointing song inspirations is very difficult for this time period??!! biggrin
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