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Thread started 03/28/19 12:18pm

lurker316

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songs you changed your mind about

Are there any songs you hated when you were younger, but today you love? Or vice versa: Are there any songs you loved in your youth but now you cringe when you hear them?

I'll start with some examples:

I hated Gett Off for the longest time. I thought Prince was trying to imitate Bell Biv Devoe. But somewhere along the line I changed my mind and decided it's a funk masterpiece.

On the flip side, back in the '80s I loved Good Love from the Bright Lights, Big City soundtrack. I thought it was very catchy. But I don't think it's aged well. When I hear it now it sounds like generic '80s bubblegum pop. It reminds me of Mmmbop by Hansen.

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Reply #1 posted 03/28/19 1:18pm

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I don't hate any of his jams. I will say that when I have heard certain songs that don't do it for me; months later turn out to be a masterpiece. I think it was Levi Searcy Jr who once said something to the effect of hearing new music from P and thinking, "ok, that was alright". Six months later he would then realize, man, this is some really good music. Prince's music has always done that with certain songs.
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Reply #2 posted 03/28/19 1:27pm

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I didn't mention what music; Jughead, The Arms of Orion, The Flow, The Marrying Kind and songs like that were not at the top of my list when listening to his music. All of those songs I really dig now but not initially. I have to admit that Purple Rain was a turn off for me during his live shows. That was until he died and now I get emotional like a little girl when I hear it. I miss him dearly.
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Reply #3 posted 03/28/19 1:49pm

rdhull

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Jughead

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #4 posted 03/28/19 2:23pm

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Actually no, most songs that I liked back in the day are still songs that I like a lot, and those that I never liked are still songs that I dislike. lol

If anything, I´ve grown to like some old songs that I always liked even more now.

And I like some songs that many people here usually dislike (such as Strays of the World, Lion of Judah, Family Name, Strollin´....to name a few).

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Reply #5 posted 03/28/19 4:19pm

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rdhull said:

Jughead


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Reply #6 posted 03/28/19 4:29pm

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I like Hit N' Run Phase II more. It was more of the internet songs on it that I liked.

Sometimes, I do get tired of the Top 40 stuff. I love 'em and all, but there periods where I couldn't care less to hear "When Doves Cry" or "Kiss" etc again. Last year or two, since the remaster vinyl, I've tried to warm up to For You more. I love what is referred to as Yacht Rock, but it isn't quite in that category (as much as Prince would be). I'll still listen to the Top 40 stuff if it comes on, but it's not a go-to.

I don't think I'll ever change my mind on Goldnigga, Musicology, The Rainbow Children, or most of the post-2000 stuff. It's 50/50, probably always will be. Even the Anthology that was released could have had better choices.

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Reply #7 posted 03/28/19 4:36pm

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3121 was the first Prince album I ever heard. I liked or loved every song apart from The Dance, which I always skipped. But now it's my favourite song on the album.

On the other side of that, the song Raspberry Beret was one of my favourite songs when I first started listening to Prince. Now, I can't stand it.
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Reply #8 posted 03/28/19 4:49pm

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EmmaMcG said:

3121 was the first Prince album I ever heard. I liked or loved every song apart from The Dance, which I always skipped. But now it's my favourite song on the album.

The beginning is so dramatic.

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #9 posted 03/28/19 6:01pm

LovePaisley

Something in the Water. Could care less about it on the album, but live...
music

Sadly, I only heard the live versions after 4/21 and it all came flooding out. Still, there's joy there.
[Edited 3/28/19 18:02pm]
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Reply #10 posted 03/29/19 6:49am

RJOrion

Controversy
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Musicology


i didnt like any of them at first, now theyre among my favorite Prince joints
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Reply #11 posted 03/29/19 9:55am

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LovePaisley said:

Something in the Water. Could care less about it on the album, but live...
:music:

Sadly, I only heard the live versions after 4/21 and it all came flooding out. Still, there's joy there.
[Edited 3/28/19 18:02pm]


Do you mean you "couldn't care less about it"?
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Reply #12 posted 03/29/19 12:14pm

ThePersian

I really hated:
I wish u heaven when it came out but now I got a lot of love for both versions.
All the critics love u in NY always used to get a skip but now I think it’s awesome.
It’s a great feeling when they grow on you.

Too many tracks that I hated and couldn’t bear to listen to, and still feel the same about them now. But Life Can Be So Nice and Silly Game are vying for pole position on that list.

Strangely there are none that I used to love but don’t anymore.
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Reply #13 posted 03/29/19 12:26pm

TrivialPursuit

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ThePersian said:

"All the critics love u in NY" always used to get a skip but now I think it’s awesome. It’s a great feeling when they grow on you. Too many tracks that I hated and couldn’t bear to listen to, and still feel the same about them now. But "Life Can Be So Nice" and Silly Game are vying for pole position on that list. Strangely there are none that I used to love but don’t anymore.


I used to always skip "All the Critics...". It was just too weird for me when I was younger. Now though - it's a must-play. I used to skip things like "Sexuality", too. Now I love it, of course.

I still ain't tryin' to fuck with "Life Can Be So Nice" or "Shy". I'll listen to LCBSN, but I took "Shy" out of my digital files and re-segued the files on either side.

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Reply #14 posted 03/29/19 3:16pm

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What a great topic!

UNfortunately, I'm drawing a blank at the moment but I know there are several.

I didn't get "Girl" when it came out but now I think it's brilliant. "$" I like now but didn't used to.

There's also a few I liked and now don't. Raspberry Beret doesn't float my boat much anymore but maybe becuase it's overplayed. I'll post more when my memory decides to cooperate.

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Reply #15 posted 03/29/19 4:38pm

onlyforaminute

Take Me With U.

I have loved Apples, never had any animosity towards her, but that song used to be like nails on a chalk board to me. I can bop my head to it now.

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Reply #16 posted 03/29/19 6:02pm

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The reason why I listen to whole albums is that most songs eventually grow on me after a while. Even the songs that did nothing for me at first would usually get my attention after a while.
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Reply #17 posted 03/29/19 6:32pm

LovePaisley

EmmaMcG said:

LovePaisley said:

Something in the Water. Could care less about it on the album, but live...
:music:

Sadly, I only heard the live versions after 4/21 and it all came flooding out. Still, there's joy there.
[Edited 3/28/19 18:02pm]


Do you mean you "couldn't care less about it"?


Precisely! Ironically, I write for a living. So off hours are freeing and I write like shit. But if you want correct grammar, I'd be happy to bill 'ya.


lol
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