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hhhhdmt

Lesser known Prince songs that would appeal to casual fans

I am a die hard fan Prince myself (like most on this forum) but i was wondering how many lesser known Prince songs would appeal to casual fans or people who aren't familiar with Prince's work

My picks:

Love Sign- catchy chorus

I wonder- ditto, this should have been released on the radio

All day all night- like the above

I'm Yours- i love the melody here, has the real potential to be a smash pop hit

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Reply #1 posted 07/07/20 2:27pm

Poplife88

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Anna Stesia

and God Created Woman

Space

Endorphinmachine

When the Lights Go Down (this one gets good comments everytime it comes up on shuffle when friends are over)

The Last December

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #2 posted 07/07/20 2:51pm

hhhhdmt

Poplife88 said:

Anna Stesia

and God Created Woman

Space

Endorphinmachine

When the Lights Go Down (this one gets good comments everytime it comes up on shuffle when friends are over)

The Last December

agreed with Endorphinmachine, thats an amazing rocker.

Anna Stesia and And God Created Woman are masterpieces but i feel they appeal more to dieheards like us.

When the lights go down is another great one

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Reply #3 posted 07/07/20 3:07pm

ForbiddenFruit

Endorphinmachine

She's Always In My Hair

Starfish & Coffee

I Wish U Heaven

The Cross

She Loves Me 4 Me

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Reply #4 posted 07/07/20 3:28pm

emesem

Futuresoulsong

Movie Star

Count The Days

She Loves me for Me

Covers:

Do Yourself A Favor

What If

Anotherlove

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Reply #5 posted 07/07/20 3:57pm

KoolEaze

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The Undertaker session.....whether it´s the whole video or just the audio, most of my non-Prince fan friends are always surprised and amazed to hear it and can´t believe it´s Prince. With just Mike B. and Sonny T. wink

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Open Book....many friends who´ve heard this song like it immediately.

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Power Fantastic.

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She´s Always In My Hair.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #6 posted 07/07/20 4:23pm

sro100

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P Control.

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Reply #7 posted 07/07/20 4:37pm

Moonbeam

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One that jumps to mind is "So Far, So Pleased". It feels like a lost hit.

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Reply #8 posted 07/07/20 5:00pm

dm3857

Controversy
Something in the water (does not compute)
She’s always in my hair
The cross
If I was ur girlfriend
Dark
Bambi
Girls and boys
Adore
3121
Erotic city
The beautiful ones


This playlist usually does the trick
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Reply #9 posted 07/07/20 5:30pm

TrivialPursuit

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hhhhdmt said:

I am a die hard fan Prince myself (like most on this forum) but i was wondering how many lesser known Prince songs would appeal to casual fans or people who aren't familiar with Prince's work


I Feel For You - wasn't known it was a P song until Chaka, but most casual fans still haven't heard the original, most likely.
Nothing Compares 2 U - The Family cuz - we know.
She's Always In My Hair - catchy
17 Days - it's the other b-side that should've made it to a-side status on radio like "Erotic City" did.
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - see above
Strange Relationship - should've been a single anyway
Anna Stasia - the next "Purple Rain" or "The Ladder"
Free - see above
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

Crazy You - yacht rock goodness

Space

Damned If I Do

It's About That Walk

My Computer

One Kiss At a Time

Saviour

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #10 posted 07/08/20 9:21am

Strive

Get Blue

I was always surprised that Prince never released that one. So damn sexy and bizarrely Prince.

Free the music, fire Michael Howe

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #11 posted 07/08/20 9:51am

nayroo2002

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Xs FACE!!!

(& "U Know")

[Edited 7/8/20 9:52am]

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 07/08/20 9:57am

ShockMyWire

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Moonbeam levels
Baby go-go
Just my imagination
Dance with the devil
Cuz baby you shock my wire with sexual electricity extraordinaire
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Reply #13 posted 07/08/20 10:58am

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When We're Dancing Close & Slow
I'm Yours

It's Gonna Be Lonely

Desire

All The Critics Love U in New York

Anotherloverholenyohead

Tangerine

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER


What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your milli
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Reply #14 posted 07/08/20 12:14pm

hhhhdmt

Strive said:

Get Blue

I was always surprised that Prince never released that one. So damn sexy and bizarrely Prince.

I almost forgot about this one. This is GREAT track, great pick.

Get Blue should have been on Diamonds and Pearls

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Reply #15 posted 07/08/20 12:21pm

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Just trying to think of the ones that helped to turn *me* from a casual into a hardcore fan:

Lust U Always (problematic lyrically obviously, but so mega-catchy)

Shockadelica

The Max

Pink Cashmere

Pope

Power Fantastic

Come (Beautiful Experience version)

Love Sign

Shhh

Joint 2 Joint

Interactive

Get on the Boat

Clouds

Gold Standard

Like a Mack

1000 X's & O's

Xtralovable

Groovy Potential

I haven't bothered listing much pre-Love Symbol stuff, as I think (unpopular opinion alert) almost all of the Prince songs before then that most casual fans would be hooked by were hits, TBH.

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Reply #16 posted 07/09/20 6:53am

Krid

I always thought "The One U Wanna C" would have been a huge hit if released and slightly remixed. Maybe as a duet with Sherryl Crow...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3f97c62qUM

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Reply #17 posted 07/10/20 7:19pm

slyjackson

ChickenMcNuggets said:

Just trying to think of the ones that helped to turn *me* from a casual into a hardcore fan:

Lust U Always (problematic lyrically obviously, but so mega-catchy)

Shockadelica

The Max

Pink Cashmere

Pope

Power Fantastic

Come (Beautiful Experience version)

Love Sign

Shhh

Joint 2 Joint

Interactive

Get on the Boat

Clouds

Gold Standard

Like a Mack

1000 X's & O's

Xtralovable

Groovy Potential

I haven't bothered listing much pre-Love Symbol stuff, as I think (unpopular opinion alert) almost all of the Prince songs before then that most casual fans would be hooked by were hits, TBH.

As much as I love Shockadelica, I don't think would appeal to casual listeners, it would sound weird.

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Reply #18 posted 07/10/20 8:33pm

DoctorMambo

I always felt that Blue Light would have been a great pick for a single and would have had mass appeal with a radio audience and definitely casual fans.
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Reply #19 posted 07/10/20 11:37pm

hhhhdmt

DoctorMambo said:

I always felt that Blue Light would have been a great pick for a single and would have had mass appeal with a radio audience and definitely casual fans.

good pick, complete forgot about that song

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Reply #20 posted 07/11/20 3:33am

Dazza

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Sticky like glue
Mutiny
She loves me 4 me
Man O war
Love
The sacrifice of victor
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #21 posted 07/11/20 3:50am

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slyjackson said:

ChickenMcNuggets said:

Just trying to think of the ones that helped to turn *me* from a casual into a hardcore fan:

Lust U Always (problematic lyrically obviously, but so mega-catchy)

Shockadelica

The Max

Pink Cashmere

Pope

Power Fantastic

Come (Beautiful Experience version)

Love Sign

Shhh

Joint 2 Joint

Interactive

Get on the Boat

Clouds

Gold Standard

Like a Mack

1000 X's & O's

Xtralovable

Groovy Potential

I haven't bothered listing much pre-Love Symbol stuff, as I think (unpopular opinion alert) almost all of the Prince songs before then that most casual fans would be hooked by were hits, TBH.

As much as I love Shockadelica, I don't think would appeal to casual listeners, it would sound weird.

Yeah, I was a bit less sure about that one. It was one of the first '80s B-sides I was properly into though, lol.

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Reply #22 posted 07/11/20 4:28am

RJOrion

Walk Dont Walk
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Reply #23 posted 07/11/20 12:13pm

icecreamcastle
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All of these tight here...

Wonderful A ( A radio friendly cut)
Lady Cab Driver ( radio friendly cut)
Head
Uptown
Anastasia
The Beautiful Ones
Sticky Like Glue
Le Grind
Continental
We can Funk
Space
She's always In My Hair
17 Days
Girl
Last Heart
Here
You're gonna c me
Free yourself
Hide The Bone
Good Love
LetItGo
Friend lover Sister Mother Wife
Push It Up
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yes yes
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Reply #24 posted 07/11/20 12:37pm

RJOrion

icecreamcastle777 said:

All of these tight here...

Wonderful A ( A radio friendly cut)
Lady Cab Driver ( radio friendly cut)
Head
Uptown
Anastasia
The Beautiful Ones
Sticky Like Glue
Le Grind
Continental
We can Funk
Space
She's always In My Hair
17 Days
Girl
Last Heart
Here
You're gonna c me
Free yourself
Hide The Bone
Good Love
LetItGo
Friend lover Sister Mother Wife
Push It Up
.
yes yes
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several of those arent "lesser known" though
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Reply #25 posted 07/11/20 12:53pm

pdiddy2011

Love 2 The 9s

Erotic City

Wonderful A$$

Pink Cashmere

Money Don't Matter 2Nite

Strange Relationship

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Reply #26 posted 07/11/20 1:19pm

icecreamcastle
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RJOrion said:

icecreamcastle777 said:

All of these tight here...

Wonderful A ( A radio friendly cut)
Lady Cab Driver ( radio friendly cut)
Head
Uptown
Anastasia
The Beautiful Ones
Sticky Like Glue
Le Grind
Continental
We can Funk
Space
She's always In My Hair
17 Days
Girl
Last Heart
Here
You're gonna c me
Free yourself
Hide The Bone
Good Love
LetItGo
Friend lover Sister Mother Wife
Push It Up
.
yes yes
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several of those arent "lesser known" though


I don't think any of the ones I listed are truly really known and heard enough by casual fans. I could be wrong but I doubt it.
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Reply #27 posted 07/11/20 2:52pm

slyjackson

icecreamcastle777 said:

RJOrion said:
several of those arent "lesser known" though
I don't think any of the ones I listed are truly really known and heard enough by casual fans. I could be wrong but I doubt it.

And you're right.

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Reply #28 posted 07/12/20 2:55pm

PurpleCreme

As a former casual fan, these were some lesser-known songs that bridged the gap:

Crazy You

My Love is Forever

She's Always in my Hair

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

Head

If I Was Your Girlfriend

Gigolos Get Lonely Too

Erotic City

17 Days

DMSR

When We're Dancing Close and Slow

1000 Xs and Os

Breakfast Can Wait

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[Edited 7/12/20 14:58pm]

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Reply #29 posted 07/12/20 6:43pm

icecreamcastle
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pdiddy2011 said:

Love 2 The 9s


Erotic City


Wonderful A$$


Pink Cashmere


Money Don't Matter 2Nite


Strange Relationship



I like your list except for Pink Cashmere, lol. A lot of fans like that song, it just never really appealed to me. Wonderful A$$ would have been a huge hit.
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