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7 Iconic Prince Songs To Remember His Legacy

Today we've lost a legend.

At age 57, iconic pop star Prince has died. He was the voice behind "Purple Rain" and "Let's Go Crazy" singing pop hits to define the generation. Prince was a man of secrecy, pure exclusivity, and always stayed at a firm distance from his fans letting the music only speak for itself. Like the passings of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, Prince will go down in history as another pop legend who died too young.
Prince passed away at 10:07 a.m. CT in his Paisley Park residence this morning. He was found unconscious in an elevator by a man whose name has yet to be released. The man called 911 at 9:43 a.m. and when paramedics arrived, they were unable to revive the legend after attempting CPR. Though cause of death originally claimed to be from a severe flu, new information is slowly pointing to a drug overdose. There are no signs of fowl play.
"The person is dead here. ... And the people are just distraught," the man told the police dispatcher.
Prince's autopsy is set for Friday.
Below I have provided a list of 7 of Prince's greatest hits and the iconic lyrics from each:

1. Purple Rain

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.

2. Let's Go Crazy

Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the after world
In this life
You're on your own.

3. When Doves Cry

This is what it sounds like
When doves cry.

4. Kiss

You don't have to be rich
To be my girl
You don't have to be cool
To rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your
Kiss.

5. Raspberry Beret

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her.

6. Little Red Corvette

Little red Corvette
Baby you're much too fast.

7. 1999

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go 2 fast
But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last
War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight
So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight
Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over,
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.
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some excellent alternative choices - "Mountains" "Another Lonely Christmas" "Glam Slam" <- sorry - my original spelling was all funky thanks to my phone's autocorrect "Get Off" "Vicki Waiting" "If I Was Your Girlfriend" and "Sometimes it Snows in April" are the 7 lesser known Prince tunes that I think show the depth, diversity, and undeniable genius of the "Purple One". Great card. And now his watch has ended... another like him will never be seen again.
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@gabbycalzada - I love your comment! I'm WAY old enough to be your dad - I was your age in 1980... I discovered Prince when I was 12 years old. The album "1999" - no one had EVER heard anything like the music on that album before. It was new - original - fresh - and it instantly hooked in your mind and you'd catch yourself humming the tune or singing the lyrics all day. I saw Prince perform later that year - he wasn't famous yet. 1999 was a hit album and it got people paying attention to his music. But it was his 3rd album. Purple Rain hadn't come out yet - that album launched him into super stardom - He became as famous as Michael Jackson (If you don't know his music - look him up) and Madonna - between Prince, Michael Jackson, and Madonna - you had the first true music mega superstars. There would be no Beyonce, or Kanye West, or Taylor Swift today if it wasn't for what Prince and a few others accomplished 30 years ago. Prince got better with every album - and unlike Michael Jackson - who put out 1 album every 5 to 7 years - Prince had a new hit album with not one or two hit songs - but 3 or 4 - every year for nearly 7 years. He wrote - directed - and starred in his own movies (Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon) and he wrote hit songs for countless other artists. Prince was a music virtuoso - he could play every instrument in his band - every song - all parts - And he was an amazing performer. His shows would last hours - he loved playing music and making people happy. He loved to see people dance at his concerts. He was an advocate for peace - for non-violence - for tolerance of all people. To the people of my generation he was the greatest performer of our generation. He was the first popular "hit" music artist to sing about the AIDS epidemic - and poverty - and at a time when the President of the United States wouldn't comment on AIDS - his song "Sign O the Times" was getting played on the radio across the country every day. If you are learning who music legend are - Eric Clapton - a British songwriter, singer, and guitarist, has long been considered by many to be "The greatest living rock & roll guitarist in the World". From the 1960-1990's his playing style really defined what a great rock guitarist did. He played with Prince at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - in a tribute to the late George Harrison - one of the Beatles - a very famous and influential early Rock and Roll band - and the performance was dominated by Prince - whose guitar playing stood out from ALL of the half dozen famous guitarists on stage with him. YouTube - Prince Rock Hall My Guitar Gently Weeps - The interviewer asked Eric Clapton, "How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock and roll?" Clapton's response. "I don't know - ask Prince."
a year ago·Reply
@JonPatrickHyde hm that's cool. Your lucky you didn't have stupid music like Taylor swift when you were younger
a year ago·Reply
No... we had "Wham!", and Rick Astley. And I should mention Michael Bolton ... then there was Terrance Trent Darby (he was like Kanye - always talking about how amazing he was) - fortunately back then people were disgusted by unbridled arrogance and he disappeared as quickly as he came... too bad people today actually buy into these people's delusional self promotion.
a year ago·Reply
Prince Roger Nelson was MY ultimate bias as young girl. Can't believe it's been 6 months since his death. Hearing about him passing away was like hearing an old friend had passed away. I cried. My sister even texted me to ask if I was okay. She knew of my love for Prince. His music is timeless. I will always be thinking of him dancing and singing in the clouds (Mountains).
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