I had a different topic planned for today, but the death of Prince has me reeling. So here are my top five Prince songs that I can think of right now. And by that I mean, I love many of Prince’s songs (his catalog is extensive), but these are the five on my mind today.
1. You Got the Look (w/Sheena Easton)
I love this song. I heard someone listening to it while I was driving home a little while ago and immediately found the radio station so I could listen as well. So good.
2. Diamonds and Pearls
I already posted a link to this on Facebook, but I really do have great memories attached to this song. When I was in dance, we had a routine to it. So whenever I hear the opening chords, I immediately flash back.
This guy I was friends with loved this song. I mean, LOVED. I had never really paid it much attention until he said he wanted it played at his wedding.
“You don’t have to be beautiful / to be my girl” and “You don’t have to be experienced / to turn me out” are lyrics to live by. I am not kidding.
5. Gett Off
This song came out when I was in 7th grade. I loved it. There is probably not a more inappropriate song for a 7th grader to love. And yet.
So that’s my right now list, which doesn’t even include the songs he wrote for other people like “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Sinead O’Connor), “How Come You Don’t Call Me” (Alicia Keys), “Round and Round” (Tevin Campbell) or “Glamorous Life” (Sheila E.). Or “Purple Rain,” which I have many feelings about. So you know. Prince. He was pretty great.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for S.
4 thoughts on “R is for RIP Prince”
My heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeart, keenai. MY HEART.
Great tribute to the artist. So sad that it happened.
Such incredibly sad news. We’ve lost far too many legends this year, and he was only 57. But he leaves an incredible legacy of music that will last long into the future.
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No words. We’ve been grieving here, too. Last night I stayed up late and watched as many of his videos as I could find. The ’91 MTV awards with Gett Off was hilarious to see. I had completely forgotten about those pants and the utter shock of the young audience. It was good to laugh after all the crying.