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Militant

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Songs that stand alone in Prince's catalog.

I was thinking about songs that are utterly unique in Prince's catalog - ie in their production style, or arrangement, or just their overall vibe.

To me, "I Love U In Me" has always stood alone in it's vibe. It really doesn't sound like much or anything else he ever did. Obviously with some of the sounds you can determine the era even if you didn't know, but other than that it is a really unique vibe.


What comes to mind for you guys?

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Reply #1 posted 05/09/17 6:13am

ForbiddenFruit

Girls & Boys

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Reply #2 posted 05/09/17 6:33am

mediumdry

Do You Lie, Bambi and, thankfully, Wedding Feast. cool

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Reply #3 posted 05/09/17 6:44am

bobgeorge77

Dreamin' About U! This is so different for Prince... I loved it from the first time I heard it... it is in my top 5 Prince songs!!
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/17 6:53am

TheEnglishGent

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Solo

RIP sad
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Reply #5 posted 05/09/17 7:12am

Genesia

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Poem #1

There are elements in it that came (no pun intended) from other songs, and elements that were used in still other songs, but as a whole, it's definitely unique in his canon.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #6 posted 05/09/17 7:27am

Se7en

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Mountains

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Reply #7 posted 05/09/17 7:33am

tbokris

ForbiddenFruit said:

Girls & Boys

Sounds very similar to Sexual Suicide

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Reply #8 posted 05/09/17 7:35am

ludwig

Batdance

Condition of the Heart

Joy in Repetition


Question of U

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Reply #9 posted 05/09/17 2:01pm

Telecaster5

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5 women

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Reply #10 posted 05/09/17 2:16pm

eightiesbrat

Positivity
We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #11 posted 05/09/17 2:38pm

lrn36

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Annie Christian

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Reply #12 posted 05/09/17 2:42pm

214

Off the top of my head i would say Others Here With Us, Dance With The Devil and In A Large Room.

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Reply #13 posted 05/09/17 2:45pm

lion88

Sign 'O' The Times
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Reply #14 posted 05/09/17 3:28pm

Pgeishirt

Blue Light. I want more reggae.
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Reply #15 posted 05/09/17 3:34pm

Moonbeam

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Not sure he ever went as full-on electronic as in "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)". That song stands out as among his most original, IMO. He has had many other songs that serve as a polemic and a love song simultaneously (starting with "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"), but that tortured world created in "Something in the Water" stands alone. It's as if Prince painted a brand new color with that song, and all versions, whether studio or live, diverse as they are, all function in service of that color.
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Reply #16 posted 05/09/17 3:47pm

214

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Not sure he ever went as full-on electronic as in "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)". That song stands out as among his most original, IMO. He has had many other songs that serve as a polemic and a love song simultaneously (starting with "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"), but that tortured world created in "Something in the Water" stands alone. It's as if Prince painted a brand new color with that song, and all versions, whether studio or live, diverse as they are, all function in service of that color.

SITWDC is something else.

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Reply #17 posted 05/09/17 3:51pm

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Nothing was created more sunshine-y and colorful from Prince than Good Love. There might as well had been a psychedelic cartoon to go with it. It's very gay, fun, sexual, weird, loud and rambunctious...boisterous. "you know what to do....don't cha??" LOL. I just love his voice in this tune. Sped up, slowed down, dog barks, Susannah and Jill giving shade in the studio. This song just wins with me.

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Reply #18 posted 05/09/17 5:20pm

Lovejunky

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Strollin.....

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #19 posted 05/09/17 5:52pm

bobgeorge77

If they count as songs, but Affirmation I, II, and III were a big departure from anything he had done b4! music music

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Reply #20 posted 05/09/17 6:43pm

rdhull

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One Song

The Russians killed Prince and he also had alzheimers (and worshipped da debil)-The Org
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Reply #21 posted 05/09/17 7:10pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

Solo



Definitely...I remember hearing that 1st as a B-Side to the "Letitgo" single in '94. Haunting, timeless.
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Reply #22 posted 05/09/17 7:21pm

rebelenterpris
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To answer the question, I would say my top 3 other than "Solo" & another track that's already been mentioned "Annie Christian" would be "Splash", "The Digital Garden" + "Tambourine".
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Reply #23 posted 05/09/17 7:22pm

TXfan

Had U
Has to be the shortest song he made but that song has so much going on
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Reply #24 posted 05/09/17 7:23pm

Lovejunky

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rdhull said:

One Song

yeahthat

BUT

I think we can conclude that Prince has more then ONE SONG that stands alone lol lol lol

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #25 posted 05/09/17 10:12pm

mediumdry

214 said:

Moonbeam said:

Not sure he ever went as full-on electronic as in "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)". That song stands out as among his most original, IMO. He has had many other songs that serve as a polemic and a love song simultaneously (starting with "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"), but that tortured world created in "Something in the Water" stands alone. It's as if Prince painted a brand new color with that song, and all versions, whether studio or live, diverse as they are, all function in service of that color.

SITWDC is something else.

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yeah, like Annie Christian! smile

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Reply #26 posted 05/10/17 3:17am

monkeytennis

The strange and weirdly sad song,

My little pill
Grits and gravy, cheese eggs and jam...
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine and a side order of ham.
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Reply #27 posted 05/10/17 3:24am

pdiddy2011

Love 2 the 9s. Absolutely unique and a great example of "Prince, being Prince".

Strange Relationship. Another unique song with clever lyrics and a great hook.

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Reply #28 posted 05/10/17 3:46am

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Strange But True

East

Loose!

Xpedition

Cuts

The Truth

Pearls B4 the Swine

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Reply #29 posted 05/10/17 3:47am

monkeytennis

The unreleased song '1,2'

With the repeated lyrics..."1,2"
And what sounds like bubbles been blown through a straw into a glass of lemonade.

It doesn't even sound like a Prince song. More like one of the weird things my brother makes on GarageBand.
Grits and gravy, cheese eggs and jam...
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine and a side order of ham.
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