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Thread started 02/25/20 2:58am

Harps

Your favourite song of each decade

I was giving this some thought the other night, thinking it would be an easy exercise. How wrong was I?

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So what is your Prince favourite song of each decade and why? Here's mine......

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1970s

I'm Yours - that guitar solo just blows my mind and is a precursor of things to come.

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1980s

Crystal Ball - epic, absolute genius. To say this is a one man band recording is phenomenal. To keep this in the vault for 11 years and then only release it on the hodgepodge outtakes album, largely ignored by the public is the crime of the century.

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1990s

Endorphinmachine - this track is just banging! In my opinion this era is the best line up of the NPG and just love how Prince pushes everything to the max with this song.

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2000s

3121 - what a groove, I could listen to this all day. After the somewhat mainstream Musicology, this was back to a more experimental track and hearing this live at the O2 after show in London was a life highlight for me cool

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2010s

Breakdown - in my opinion his best ballad for almost 20 years (since I Hate U). This feels a very reflective song and the lyrics really draw you in. Whilst some strong tracks followed, I see this as his last original masterpiece.

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Reply #1 posted 02/25/20 3:33am

coldcoffeeandc
ocacola

1970s
In love - such a cheery song
Iwbyl- who doesn’t want to dance when they hear this


1980s
Lovesexy - it’s all one long track! I’ve forever adored it.
If we’re not allowed lovesexy, computer blue.
Lovesexy was so creative and computer blue is so driven.

1990s
TMBGITW or Come (title track) cannot choose between the love song of love songs or the most hypnotic prince song ever written

2000s
Judas smile - the solo the solo the solo
She loves me for me - gorgeously pretty


2010s
Wow - 3eg and Prince, absolute magic.
This could be us - so beautiful

OP - your 80s 90s and 10s picks we’re close seconds to mine.
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Reply #2 posted 02/25/20 6:22am

Harps

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

1970s In love - such a cheery song Iwbyl- who doesn’t want to dance when they hear this 1980s Lovesexy - it’s all one long track! I’ve forever adored it. If we’re not allowed lovesexy, computer blue. Lovesexy was so creative and computer blue is so driven. 1990s TMBGITW or Come (title track) cannot choose between the love song of love songs or the most hypnotic prince song ever written 2000s Judas smile - the solo the solo the solo She loves me for me - gorgeously pretty 2010s Wow - 3eg and Prince, absolute magic. This could be us - so beautiful OP - your 80s 90s and 10s picks we’re close seconds to mine.

Computer Blue definitely in my Top 5 80s. That decade was the hardest to choose!

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Judas Smile is an off the wall choice for the 00s. I'll have to revisit that one......

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Reply #3 posted 02/25/20 7:18am

RJOrion

70s - "My Love Is Forever"
"Sexy Dancer"
80s - "1999"
"Sexuality"
"When Doves Cry"
90s - "Love 2 The 9s"
"And God Created Woman"
00s - "My Medallion"
"Kamasutra"
10s - "Clouds"
"Sticky Like Glue"
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Reply #4 posted 02/26/20 9:11am

Dazza

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70s - It’s gonna be lonely (vocals are exquisite)

80s - Good Love (this week anyway)

90s - Joy in Repetition

00s - She Loves Me 4 me (sucker for his less schmaltzy ballads)

10s - Black Muse
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #5 posted 02/26/20 10:31am

lion88

1970s

I Feel For You

1980s

When doves cry

1990s

Gold

2000s

Musicology

2010s

Revelation

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Reply #6 posted 02/26/20 12:19pm

slyjackson

Hi everyone, new here.

70's: I Wanna Be Your Lover

80's: When Doves Cry

90's: And God Created Woman

00's: Call My Name

10's: Revelation

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/20 2:03pm

SantanaMaitrey
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1970s: Soft and Wet.
Because this is where it all began, Prince's unique blend of sex 'n soul.
1980s: 1999
Sums up the zeitgeist of the Cold War and the fear of "the bomb" perfectly. It is easy to forget nowadays that the threat of a nuclear war was or at least seemed to be very real back then, so what else can you do but dance your life away?
1990s: Days of Wild
What this decade was all about for Prince musically was figuring out how to deal with hip hop. He got it wrong lots of times (hello, Tony M!), here he got it right.
2000s: 3121
I agree with Harps, this track proved that he could still come up with a monster of a funk groove. Spare me all the preaching and the pseudo jazz, just give up the funk!
2010s: Way Back Home
It had been a long time since he wrote something as deep and personal as that.
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Reply #8 posted 02/26/20 3:07pm

herb4

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70's Bambi
80's Joy In Repetition
90's Days of Wild
00's PFUNK
10's Way Back Home

This list could change for me tomorrow though and I just spitballed it.

Happy to see some love for Judas Smile. Thought I was the only one that liked that song.


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Reply #9 posted 02/26/20 3:19pm

RJOrion

herb4 said:

70's Bambi
80's Joy In Repetition
90's Days of Wild
00's PFUNK
10's Way Back Home

This list could change for me tomorrow though and I just spitballed it.

Happy to see some love for Judas Smile. Thought I was the only one that liked that song.





not the only one at all...Judas Smile is dope...i always liked it too
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Reply #10 posted 02/26/20 3:53pm

VaultCurator

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Answers are subject to change...

70s: I Wanna Be Your Lover
80s: Crucial
90s: Jam Of The Year
00s: When I Lay My Hands On U
10s: N/A

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Reply #11 posted 02/27/20 7:42am

Harps

VaultCurator said:

Answers are subject to change...

70s: I Wanna Be Your Lover
80s: Crucial
90s: Jam Of The Year
00s: When I Lay My Hands On U
10s: N/A


You don't have a favourite song from the 2010s?

Crucial is a great choice! biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 02/27/20 7:44am

Harps

slyjackson said:

Hi everyone, new here.

70's: I Wanna Be Your Lover

80's: When Doves Cry

90's: And God Created Woman

00's: Call My Name

10's: Revelation


Very smooth selection. When Doves Cry sticks out a bit in terms of style, but when it's such a masterpiece, it's understandable lol

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Reply #13 posted 02/27/20 9:40am

coldwinterdewi
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70s: for you. What a way to start the first album of a great career
80s: darling nikki. So unique who else could have done this?
90s: love to the 9s. Great arrangement. And the rap part does reflect the 90s, like it or not. Close call with strange but true
00s: the word. Just love it, the vibe.
10s: way back home. Snif snif. Close call with hard rock lover.
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Reply #14 posted 02/27/20 11:25am

Genesia

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70s
Just As Long As We're Together (That Jelly Jam coda is the bomb. So much promise.)

80s
When You Were Mine (My favorite Prince song of all time.)

90s

Space (The acoustic version - though Universal Love is pretty damn good, too.)

00s

The Dance (This was a tough choice. I don't think it's his best song of this decade, but I like how the two versions "bookend" his relationship with M2. We got to peer into his heart on this one.)

10s

Way Back Home (Like a dagger to my heart.)

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #15 posted 02/27/20 11:46am

PurpleColossus

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70's: Bambi

80's: Little Red Corvette

90's: Joy In Repetition

00's: Beautiful Strange

10's: Revelation

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Reply #16 posted 02/27/20 12:19pm

sirnasstee

70's I Wanna Be Your Lover, this song is still sexy funky and a classic .

80's When Doves Cry(My favorite song from any genre) - no question but Prince has so many 2 choose from .

90's Diamonds and Pearls Ft. Rosie Gaines str8 fire

2000's Call My Name - 1 of the best Slow Jams ever created .

2010's Breakfast Can W8

One the realist of Realz Prince had waaaaay 2 many jams 2 just pick 1 from each decade but that's what U get when rock with Prince as loooooooooong as most of us have .

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Reply #17 posted 02/27/20 12:20pm

slyjackson

Harps said:

slyjackson said:

Hi everyone, new here.

70's: I Wanna Be Your Lover

80's: When Doves Cry

90's: And God Created Woman

00's: Call My Name

10's: Revelation


Very smooth selection. When Doves Cry sticks out a bit in terms of style, but when it's such a masterpiece, it's understandable lol

I've got good taste u know. lol

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Reply #18 posted 02/27/20 12:58pm

emesem

Great thread

70s - Just as Long as We're Together

80's Ballad of DP

90's (tough one) Endorphinemachine

00's PFUNK

10's Future Soul Song

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Reply #19 posted 02/27/20 1:55pm

ChickenMcNugge
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'70s: In Love

'80s: When Doves Cry

'90s: TMBGITW

'00s: Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance

'10s: Breakdown

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Reply #20 posted 02/27/20 6:47pm

fen

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herb4 said:

70's Bambi
80's Joy In Repetition
90's Days of Wild
00's PFUNK
10's Way Back Home

This list could change for me tomorrow though and I just spitballed it.

Happy to see some love for Judas Smile. Thought I was the only one that liked that song.


I'm not even going to attempt to single out a favourite song from the 80s but man, the opening drum machine part on the full version sends chills down my spine every time.

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Reply #21 posted 02/28/20 11:13am

jfenster

70's...when were dancin

80's....sign

90's....love we make

00's....family name

10's...black muse

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Reply #22 posted 02/28/20 2:17pm

danysmith4

60's - Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

70's - Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

80's - Under Pressure by Queen

90's - Black by Pearl Jam

00's - Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

10's - Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys

visit snaptube telegram web vidmate for more songs

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Reply #23 posted 02/28/20 2:47pm

Welcome2daRevo
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70s. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

80s. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

90s. Endorphin Machine

00s. A Million Days

10s. Stare

CALL ME A DREAMER 2!
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Reply #24 posted 02/28/20 4:10pm

slyjackson

danysmith4 said:

60's - Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

70's - Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

80's - Under Pressure by Queen

90's - Black by Pearl Jam

00's - Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

10's - Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys

Favorite Prince song honey.

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Reply #25 posted 02/29/20 1:27am

spacedolphin

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70s - eye Feel 4 U

80s - When doves cry

90s - boxed

2000s - Last December

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music I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. music
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Reply #26 posted 02/29/20 4:01pm

fortuneandsere
ndipity

1970s

Soft and Wet

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1980s

If the Kid Can't Make You Come (that or Sugar Walls)

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1990s

Orgasm

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2000s

Underneath The Cream

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2010s

Sticky Like Glue

cool

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Reply #27 posted 02/29/20 6:46pm

herb4

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danysmith4 said:

60's - Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

70's - Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

80's - Under Pressure by Queen

90's - Black by Pearl Jam

00's - Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

10's - Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys

visit snaptube telegram web vidmate for more songs

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Oh, we doin this now?

60's: Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
70's: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
80's: Crosseyed and Painless - Talking Heads
90's: Days of Wild - Prince
00's: Turn It Again - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
10's: Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Shit...I dunno

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Reply #28 posted 03/01/20 6:34am

gandorb

slyjackson said:

Hi everyone, new here.

70's: I Wanna Be Your Lover

80's: When Doves Cry

90's: And God Created Woman

00's: Call My Name

10's: Revelation

Love your choice of Revelation. I was stunned that it didn't rank high in Moonbeam's song poll. A stunner that sounds like no other Prince song. It was one of the late in life songs that suggested that the 2010s had the potential to be a special era for him.

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Reply #29 posted 03/01/20 6:43am

gandorb

Was a bit resistent to this just because it is near impossible to pick just one from the 80s but here it goes.

1970s I Wanna Be Your Lover

1980s When Doves Cry (best song but not one I am into as much now due to over-exposure)

1990s Beautiful Strange

2000s When I Lay My Hands on You

2010s Way Back Home

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