Remembering Prince: The Top 5 Songs From The Purple One

As We Lose Another Iconic Artist, We Remember Prince’s Great Works

There was something about Prince that made him unlike anyone else. He mixed elements from David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Michael Jackson to create one of the most memorable characters in pop culture history. I’ve personally seen the film ‘Purple Rain‘ far more than the average 25-year old. The musician/actor/pioneer found a way to influence so many with his artistry. If it was his diva-like attitude or his scandalous persona, almost everyone has a favorite Prince memory. I can guarantee you that everyone has a favorite song from The Purple One.

Sit back and enjoy as we remember the best of Prince’s amazing tunes.

Honorable Mentions:

Little Red Corvette“, “I Wanna Be Your Lover“, “I Would Die 4 U“, “Let’s Go Crazy

5.”Batdance”

A surprise inclusion to many but this song scored Prince his 4th number one hit! Back when soundtracks and their songs were popular, Prince decided to do it better than everyone else…like he always did. Teaming up with Warner Bros. & Tim Burton, The Purple One joined forced with The Dark Knight as Prince created the soundtrack for 1989’s ‘Batman‘ film.

4.1999

When the new millennium was still a thing of the future, Prince was already celebrating like it was here. “1999” can be found on many party playlist; it’s a funky dance song that encapsulates all things that make Prince work. His wacky lyrics and grooving beat helped define his career; the world would never forget him after this.

3. When Doves Cry

This song is epic on every level. The lyrics tell a story, the guitar riffs are memorable, and his vocals are smooth. “When Doves Cry” is possibly one of the most powerful songs ever written; this is when Prince opens up about his twisted family life. This is a signature song for the artist. The music video is just as memorable as the song itself.

2. Kiss

Even people who listen to the most brutal metal music will still crack a smile when “Kiss” comes on. This infectious song is perfect to sing along to with your friends or dance in front of the mirror to. NME magazine even named “Kiss” the 4th greatest song of all time. From the film ‘Under The Cherry Moon‘, I’m sure you’ve been singing the chorus of this song since seeing it on this list.

1. Purple Rain

Could there be anything else? This is the icon at his very peak. “Purple Rain” is the title-track from the soundtrack and film that helped cement Prince as a true force. There is so much passion & emotion in this song. You can hear the pain in his voice as he pours his heart out during each verse. Also, this song reminds everyone that Prince is far more than just a wickedly wonderful singer; the man can shred a guitar like no other.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsRUAoUvP10

What’s your favorite Prince song? Let me know in the comments below!

EJ Moreno
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Who is EJ Moreno? Is he a trained physician? No. Is he a former Miss Universe contestant? Possibly. With a bachelors degree in film and a love of pop culture, he brings an alternative view to the world of pop culture journalism. Follow him on Twitter @EJKhryst and check out his film work at Vimeo.com/ejmoreno

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