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Thread started 04/21/21 1:54pm

2freaky4church
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LA Times rates his 85 singles best to worst.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 04/21/21 1:59pm

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Worst song is Hardrocklover. amen.

next to last is Arms of Orion! No doubt.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/21 2:05pm

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Now I am mad, Peach number 83! Peach is good tune.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #3 posted 04/21/21 2:12pm

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Love the #1. Susan Rogers said releasing it as a single was her idea. She seems to think the world must have not been ready.
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/21 2:25pm

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Supercute was no single?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/21 2:31pm

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I disagree with almost everything on this list. lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/21 2:40pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Supercute was no single?


http://www.princevault.co..._Supercute

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Reply #7 posted 04/21/21 2:46pm

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Genesia said:

I disagree with almost everything on this list. lol


I scrolled till about halfway before my eyes rolled so far back into my head I couldn't read anymore smile

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/21 3:14pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

Genesia said:

I disagree with almost everything on this list. lol


I scrolled till about halfway before my eyes rolled so far back into my head I couldn't read anymore smile


highfive

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/21 3:43pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Supercute was no single?

I had the CD single.

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/21 3:44pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Worst song is Hardrocklover. amen.

next to last is "The Arms of Orion!" No doubt.


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Reply #11 posted 04/21/21 4:15pm

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Hardrock lover is awesome. WIthout looking at the list, I'd say his worst singles were from Emancipation.

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Reply #12 posted 04/21/21 4:21pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

Genesia said:

I disagree with almost everything on this list. lol


I scrolled till about halfway before my eyes rolled so far back into my head I couldn't read anymore smile


My eyes widened at the atrocious opening gif.
I'm not sure I can scroll down any further.

Pure clickbait shit.
One line per song a review does not maketh.


[Edited 4/21/21 16:24pm]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #13 posted 04/21/21 4:31pm

RJOrion

stupid list with stupid rankings
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Reply #14 posted 04/21/21 6:26pm

cooldayla

Well they got #1 right biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/21 6:51pm

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"53. “Dance 4 Me” (2009)
Recycling the iconic drum-machine beat from “When Doves Cry,” Prince addresses a “funky congregation” in this highlight from the throwback-minded “MPLSound,” which he sold exclusively at Target."

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In what way does this song recycle the beat from WDC?

Also, how can they mention Cinnamon Girl with out it's messge, that alone deserves a higher ranking.

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/21 7:37pm

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“If I Was Your Girlfriend” is a great song....but is it really his best single?! LOL

“When Doves Cry” should be at the top of the list.
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Reply #17 posted 04/21/21 8:21pm

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This list is trash. True Prince-ologist know better than to take this list with a grain of salt.

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Reply #18 posted 04/21/21 11:04pm

ForceofNature

Don't agrre with 100 percent of this, but it was an entertaining read and it is all opinions so hey just glad people are still talking Prince

[Edited 4/21/21 23:38pm]

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Reply #19 posted 04/21/21 11:05pm

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joyinrepetition said:

This list is trash. True Prince-ologist know better than to take this list with a grain of salt.

It is just someone having fun talking about Prince subjectively in a list format, it's all good lol

[Edited 4/21/21 23:23pm]

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Reply #20 posted 04/22/21 12:16am

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Genesia said:

LILpoundCAKE said:


I scrolled till about halfway before my eyes rolled so far back into my head I couldn't read anymore smile


highfive


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Reply #21 posted 04/22/21 2:36am

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bonatoc said:



LILpoundCAKE said:




Genesia said:


I disagree with almost everything on this list. lol




I scrolled till about halfway before my eyes rolled so far back into my head I couldn't read anymore smile




My eyes widened at the atrocious opening gif.
I'm not sure I can scroll down any further.

Pure clickbait shit.
One line per song a review does not maketh.


[Edited 4/21/21 16:24pm]


If you're going to put 85 songs in one article, you're going to have to keep it short. Apart from the fact that I think Thieves In the Temple is way too low and Breakfat Can Wait should be #85, I like this list.
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Reply #22 posted 04/22/21 2:54am

fredmagnus

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stupid list with stupid rankings

THIS.

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Reply #23 posted 04/22/21 3:58am

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"53. “Dance 4 Me” (2009)
Recycling the iconic drum-machine beat from “When Doves Cry,” Prince addresses a “funky congregation” in this highlight from the throwback-minded “MPLSound,” which he sold exclusively at Target."

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In what way does this song recycle the beat from WDC?

Also, how can they mention Cinnamon Girl with out it's messge, that alone deserves a higher ranking.

it don't .it's just a usual "hey i'm a journalist and a smart ass bullshit " smile

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Reply #24 posted 04/22/21 5:20am

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TheKid94 said:

"53. “Dance 4 Me” (2009)
Recycling the iconic drum-machine beat from “When Doves Cry,” Prince addresses a “funky congregation” in this highlight from the throwback-minded “MPLSound,” which he sold exclusively at Target."

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In what way does this song recycle the beat from WDC?

Also, how can they mention Cinnamon Girl with out it's messge, that alone deserves a higher ranking.

Chocolate Box has drums that sound veyr similar to WDC.

The writer must be confusing the two songs.

In any case Hardrock Lover is a great song and it is BS to rank it as his worst single.

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Reply #25 posted 04/22/21 7:55am

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That is the worst artwork EVER !

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #26 posted 04/22/21 8:00am

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Uhm,

"Cream" on N°22,

and songs like ''Pink Cashmere'',

The Truth'',

''This COuld B Us'', and

''Insatiable''

somewher at the end (72-76) ?!

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #27 posted 04/22/21 8:08am

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cooldayla said:

Well they got #1 right biggrin


They certainly did.

It's funny that some are complaining that the list is 100% wrong or "If I Was Your Girlfriend" was not his best single, but in the poll here from a few years ago, orgers voted for exactly the same #1 song: https://prince.org/msg/7/440853

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Reply #28 posted 04/22/21 8:19am

Empress

sexton said:

cooldayla said:

Well they got #1 right biggrin


They certainly did.

It's funny that some are complaining that the list is 100% wrong or "If I Was Your Girlfriend" was not his best single, but in the poll here from a few years ago, orgers voted for exactly the same #1 song: https://prince.org/msg/7/440853

Yes, they did get #1 correct, but the rest of the list is a joke.

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Reply #29 posted 04/22/21 11:52am

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Lists like this are just click bait. I mean....define "best". The wisest? The best song on the record? The one with the most commercial appeal? The one that represents the album the best? The one that will bounce in the clubs? The most mainstream?

TBH, I didn't realize he'd released several of the songs on that list as singles so at least that much was interesting but the whole thing reads like one person deciding what songs they like and then arranging them in a way as to generate the most discussion by being controversial and edgy through listing them in some sort of a subjective order.

Pretty dumb. We could do our own list here and everyone would have a different one.

And any list like this that doesn't have "When Doves Cry" number one doesn't understand the nature of singles and what they are (were) for. That track blew up the fucking radio, vaulted Prince to the next level into superstardom and singular status, sold the movie and stopped people in thier fucking tracks. It was the kind of song that made you remember where you were the first time you heard it back when all you had was the radio and night clubs and had the added benefit of a positively killer b-side.

You immediately wanted to hear it again. It carved its way into your soul like a god damned lightning strike.

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