Top 10 Prince Songs

I’m probably the 10 millionth blogger to write up their favourite Prince songs today, but I couldn’t help but stick my oar in too. So, farewell our Purple Prince. Thank you for leaving us with the most wonderful music.

10. Manic Monday by the Bangles

Album: Different Light

Year: 1986

Chart Position: 2

Whoa, so the first track I choose isn’t actually performed by Prince? It’s a Prince song nonetheless, written under the pseudonym Christopher.

9. Take Me With You

Album: Purple Rain

Year: 1985

Chart Position: 7

8. Diamonds & Pearls

Album: Diamonds & Pearls

Year: 1991

Chart Position: 25

7. 7

Album: Love Symbol Album

Year: 1992

Chart Position: 27

6. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

Album: Diamonds & Pearls

Year: 1992

Chart Position: 19

5. Sometimes it Snows in April

Album: Parade

Year: 1986

Chart Position: 193 (it didn’t chart in the UK until after his death in 2016)

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4. Little Red Corvette

Album: 1999

Year: 1983

Chart Position: 2

3. Raspberry Beret

Album: Around the World in a Day

Year: 1985

Chart Position: 25

2. When Doves Cry

Album: Purple Rain

Year: 1984

Chart Position: 4

1. Purple Rain

I think you have probably worked out what is my number one is, but just in case, at the top for me is the outstanding Purple Rain. In fact it is one of my all time favourite songs. I can sing this song word-perfect and I think most of you can too (especially after a few shandies- amirite?). It also won the Oscar for best original song score in 1985. It’s another one of his more emotive tracks and there is something about it that makes me feel emotional no matter what mood I am in. That there, is talent. I’ll leave you with these lyrics from Purple Rain:

“If you know what I’m singing about up here
C’mon raise your hand
Purple rain, Purple rain”

(You’re singing it now, aren’t you?)

Album: Purple Rain

Year: 1984

Chart Position: 6

The one that almost made the list: his version of Nothing Compares 2 U

Please let me know in the comment section below which is your favourite Prince song.

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23 comments

  1. A Girl and Her Passport · April 2, 2017

    I had no idea Magic Monday was written by Prince. I love that song and now I know why!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shelleywilson72 · April 2, 2017

    My heart is still broken following this loss! I saw Prince in concert on three occasions and loved his work so much. I still get a tear in my eye when I hear the opening lines of Let’s Go Crazy. 😭

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    • thebeasley · April 2, 2017

      Oh my God you saw him live! Three times! I am so unbelievably jealous 🎸💜

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      • Traci York · April 2, 2017

        I’m totally jealous too, Shelley! “Purple Rain” (the movie and the song) are tied up with some amazing memories in the 80s, and I still can’t believe he’s gone. Amazing song list, Hayley – thanks for making my ears happy!

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      • thebeasley · April 2, 2017

        Ah good. Glad you like it. Thank you Traci.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Gay Stepdad · April 2, 2017

    6 o’clock already I was just in the middle of a dream….I was kissing Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream!….aaahhh The Bangles

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  4. Circle of Daydreams · April 2, 2017

    I still cry when I listen to ‘When Doves Cry’. Sigh. He was a true superstar in my opinion.

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 2, 2017

      He really was. A superstar in his own right. There was nobody else like him. 🎸💜

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  5. Jeremy@ThirstyDaddy · April 2, 2017

    Purple Rain is such a fantastic song. So many to choose from, this would be a hard list to make

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 2, 2017

      I know, it’s one of those where I could’ve actually done a much longer list. Cheers.

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  6. lilhiddentreasures · April 2, 2017

    I didn’t know about Manic Monday! That was interesting!

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  7. music2commute2 · May 2, 2017

    Too many to choose from, but a great list! I am not sure I would put Purple Rain at the top. I did know about Manic Monday, but I know far too much about Prince for my own good!

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    • thebeasley · May 3, 2017

      I know, lots of people disagree with my no.1, but I had to be honest with myself- it is genuinely my favourite. There are far too many great tunes to choose from- you’re right. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. thebeasley · June 7

    Reblogged this on Just Another Blog From a Woman and commented:

    In honour of what would have been Prince’s 60th Birthday today, here’s a list of his top 10 songs.

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  9. Matthew Williams · June 7

    When Doves Cry. So many amazing songs, so much talent, so missed!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Daphne DuMariner. · June 7

    Favourite? Favourite? Where to start?
    Sign of the Times. Darling Nikki. Let’s Go Crazy. The man was an incredible musician and iconic artist. His guitar playing is second to know. I miss knowing he’s in the world somewhere just being Prince like no one else can.

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    • thebeasley · June 8

      It’s easy to use the word “legend”, but he really was. So much talent and a real visionary.

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  11. Phil Taylor · June 8

    What a great idea for a post! I can’t believe that he would have been 60! He just seemed like someone that would never be older. Such a sad passing.

    Liked by 1 person

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