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Ranking the songs on Purple Rain

This is interesting. All the songs on Purple Rain ranked with The Beautiful Ones at the bottom.
https://faroutmagazine.co...anked/amp/
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Reply #1 posted 06/25/20 12:15pm

TheFman

I don't agree with that list, so here's mine from worst to best:

9- I would die 4U

8- Baby I'm a star

7- When Doves Cry

6- Let's Go Crazy
5- Take me With You
4- Computer Blue

3- Darling Nikki
2- Purple Rain
1- The Beautiful Ones

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/20 11:01pm

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"Baby I'm a Star" at #5 above "Darling Nikki", "Computer Blue" and "The Beautiful Ones"?! Who would even bother with the rest of such foolishness... well, I did, and, "Purple Rain" at #1. k. One of the worst lists of all time, I would most definitely put it on that list.

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/20 11:08pm

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My own personal ranking from worst to best:

9. Take Me With U
8. Darling Nikki
7. The Beautiful Ones
6. I Would Die 4 U
5. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy
3. Baby I'm A Star
2. Computer Blue
1. Purple Rain





I mean they are all great though so it isn't like my least favorite is one I dislike - all of these songs are gems IMO

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/20 11:12pm

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9. "Baby I'm a Star" Baby What I R sorry so cheesy, even moreso in the context of the film, this article acts like that enhances it

8. "Purple Rain" zZZzZzZzZZZZZzz

7. "Darling Nikki" I'm sorry Nikki

6. "I Would Di 4U" Love the synth phasey thing wadadaaowoao, probbaly should be higher, 7/6 make me hate my own list but you gotta do what you gotta do.

5. "Take Me with U" People on hate on this because Appolonia... if he had a protege sing on Dorothy Parker you'd all hate it too.

4. "Let's Go Crazy" hits all the marks

3. "Computer Blue" hits all the marks

2. "When Doves Cry" in.cred.a.bool.

1. "The Beautiful Ones" in.cred.a.bool.

[Edited 6/25/20 23:20pm]

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Reply #5 posted 06/26/20 4:08am

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1. When Doves Cry

2. Computer Blue

3. Purple Rain

4. The Beautiful Ones

5. I Would Die 4 U

6. Lets Go Crazy

7. Darling Nikkie

8. Take Me With U

9. Baby I'm A Star

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Reply #6 posted 06/26/20 4:39am

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Very tough task.

9. "Take Me With U": a very pleasant song, and a worthy single. It doesn't completely blow me away like all of the other songs, so it's last here, but by no means is it a bad or even average song. It's just that Purple Rain is a monster.

8. "Darling Nikki": This feels horrible putting it so low given how singular it is in his discography. An awesome song in an album filled with awesome songs.

7. "I Would Die 4 U": Those ebullient, shimmering 16th notes are wonderful. Almost dance-pop.

6. "Baby I'm a Star": Raucous, strutting energy for days. A lightning bolt of fun!

5. "Purple Rain": Harrowingly beautiful even though it's been played 5 zillion times. It's a great introduction for new fans.

4. "When Doves Cry": Unlike any other song ever, full of electricity and raw wonder. One of the most poetic songs he ever released.

3. "The Beautiful Ones": It moves along with swaying seduction, and then the cauldron of desire explodes into magmatic convulsions of awesomeness.

2. "Let's Go Crazy": My initial pull into the album - it is the sound of lightning in a bottle rushing through your body.

1. "Computer Blue": I guess I like my Prince weird! The screams, the pulsing synth blasts, the furious guitars leading into the sorrowful "Father's Song" motif... It just blows me away consistently every time I hear it.

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Reply #7 posted 06/26/20 6:41am

PurpleColossus

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1. Purple Rain

2. I Would Die 4 U

3. Computer Blue

4. The Beautiful Ones

5. Darling Nikki

6. When Doves Cry

7. Let's Go Crazy

8. Take Me With U

9. Baby I'm a Star

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Reply #8 posted 06/26/20 10:24am

Freek99999

Moonbeams list is also mine! just swap Computer Blue with Let's Go Crazy

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Reply #9 posted 06/26/20 12:18pm

soladeo1

I remember reading Duane's book re the Purple Rain Sessions and seeing that Prince spent a TON of time on TAKE ME WITH YOU.

Like several weeks.

Which, for him, is unusual.

And for such a med0level song, in my opinion.

He rarely spent more than a couple of days on songs.

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/20 8:05pm

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1. When Doves Cry

2. Let's Go Crazy

3. Purple Rain

4. The Beautiful Ones

5. I Would Die 4 U

6. Darling Nikki

7. Computer Blue

8. Baby I'm A Star

9. Take Me With U

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #11 posted 06/26/20 9:30pm

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I'm prejudiced

Having heard rehearsals, Dance Benefit live, extended versions etc

I cannot rank the song 'best to worst' there is no worst on this album. there is no bad on this album.

It's all the thing people have to concider when they do these rankings is this album is actually a 'soundtrack' for a story/movie. It's perfect

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Reply #12 posted 06/27/20 7:40am

laytonian

WTH was the writer of the article thinking? Didn't anyone catch the issues in this intro for The Beautiful Ones?
"Origins of who ‘The Beautiful Ones’ has Prince centre on two women. Firstly, the twin sister of Wendy Melvoin, Susannah, whom Prince was trying to woo away from her then-boyfriend. Later in 2015, the other target of Prince’s affections was Denise Matthews, AKA Vanity."

2015? For songs written in 1982/3?
Prince was a genius for sure, but even he couldn't bring back relationships for future storage and write about them years previously.

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Reply #13 posted 06/28/20 1:59pm

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Useless thread #1125

-stop it -OF4$
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Reply #14 posted 06/28/20 2:45pm

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1. Computer Blue
2. The Beautiful Ones
3. When Doves Cry
4. I Would Die 4 U
5. Purple Rain
6. Darling Nikki
7. Let's Go Crazy
8. Baby I'm a Star
9. Take Me With U

soladeo1 said:

I remember reading Duane's book re the Purple Rain Sessions and seeing that Prince spent a TON of time on TAKE ME WITH YOU.

Like several weeks.

Which, for him, is unusual.

And for such a med0level song, in my opinion.

He rarely spent more than a couple of days on songs.


I think you're probably thinking of Computer Blue.
http://princevault.com/in...puter_Blue

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Reply #15 posted 06/29/20 9:18am

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RODSERLING said:

Useless thread #1125

-stop it -OF4$

Why is it useless to bring an article about Prince under the attention of the readers of a Prince forum? And if the readers want to make up their own list, they are free to do so.
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