The song addresses speculation about Prince at the time such as his sexuality, gender, religion, and racial background, and how he could not understand the curiosity surrounding him.
9. "Little Red Corvette"
Released as a single from the album '1999' in 1983, the song was his biggest hit at the time, and his first to reach the top 10 in the U.S. It was also his first single to perform better on the pop chart than the R&B chart, due to the pop/rock format of the song!
"1999" is the title track from his 1982 album of the same name. The song is one of Prince's best-known, and a defining moment in his rise to superstar status!
7. "Diamonds and Pearls"
6. "Purple Rain"
4. "Let's Go Crazy"
3. "Raspberry Beret"
"Raspberry Beret" is a song by Prince and The Revolution. It was the first US (and second UK) single from their 1985 album, 'Around the World in a Day'. The sound of the song was different from any previous Prince tracks, incorporating Middle Eastern finger cymbals, string instruments and even a harmonica on the extended version.
"Kiss" started as a short acoustic demo, about a minute in length, consisting of a single 12-bar blues verse. Prince gave the song to the funk band Mazarati for their debut album. When Mazarati delivered the finished song to Prince, he was amazed at their work and decided to take back the song for himself. He replaced their lead vocal, added the guitar break in the chorus and edited the song to its present form.
1. "When Doves Cry"