It's Prince's Birthday: What's Your Favorite Song?

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As my Mixmaster companion Jamie Laughlin and I were driving to lunch today, Prince's "Purple Rain" came on the radio. We both looked at each other and threw up a fist when the breakdown came, that part when Prince starts ecstatically screeching like only he can. And there is the beauty of a Prince song.

Fans often like to break up his career into "early" Prince and "later" Prince, but his catalog never really had a definite before and after to me. I recently went back to his 1987 LP, Sign "O" the Times, and found it to be a solid R&B album. I'd almost forgotten songs like "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" and "Housequake" among the hits like "U Got the Look."

Prince Rogers Nelson turns 54 today, and I would like to personally thank him for stirring a sexual awakening in me with the video for "Gett Off" and giving me the confidence (well, him and booze) to engage in a particularly suggestive performance of "When Doves Cry" at an Austin karaoke bar I'm not sure I'm allowed back to.

What's your favorite Prince song? Leave it in the comments.

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TLS
TLS

Love - Baby I'm a Star Hate - Raspberry Beret Tolerate - When Doves Cry

Jlr
Jlr

It's on the most underrated prince album "Gold Experience"

Jlr
Jlr

Pussy Control

Joel Teague
Joel Teague

My favorie fast song by him is DMSR, then favorite ballad is Insatiable.

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