Prince's music catalog has no shortage of iconic hits. From there, he used his platform as an outrageously attired, unapologetically sexy performer who just so happened to be a virtuoso musician and an innovative studio genius to craft some of the most taboo-cracking, musically forward-thinking hits to every break the mainstream. Sure, he had no trouble stirring up headlines every few months or so with some cryptic or outrageous maneuver, which only added another layer to his volatile mystique.
2. ‘Little Red Corvette’ – 1982
49. Letitgo (1994)
Recording information on songs is not always available, or not accurate enough to state a specific year of recording. This list purposely doesn't include the following categories of songs which are not reputed as having being written or co-written by Prince :. You can find a list of these songs in our Contribution and Cover songs page. A list of only Prince-penned songs that remain unreleased can be found here: Unreleased Songs. Jump to: navigation , search. All Songs known to be written by Prince including songs recorded by Prince in the studio. Category : Songs Lists. Personal tools Log in. Prince : The Rainbow Children.
50. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (1999)
Thu 12 Sep By the end of the 90s, Prince obviously wanted commercial success again. By , Prince was more interested in fighting with his record company than the quality of his releases. Come was evidently thrown together to fulfill his contract. Another thrown-together contractual-obligation album, Chaos and Disorder had a rough charm and immediacy, as evidenced by Dinner With Dolores, a sweet, if slight, song cut from the same pop-rock cloth as Manic Monday. Nor has its largely instrumental first single dated well: it picks up when the vocals come in, but Prince had made umpteen more creative 12in remixes than this. Beloved of Prince diehards, a bit of a schlep for everyone else, the jazz and Jehovah concept album The Rainbow Children underlined that Prince was now more interested in stubborn self-indulgence than commercial success. But it did yield The Work, a relentless, horn-laden James Brown-ish groove that unexpectedly collapses into slowed-down vocals and synth-y ambience. It helped that copies given away with gig tickets counted as sales, but so did the presence of straightforwardly enjoyable songs such as Cinnamon Girl, which you could have imagined him writing circa Around the World in a Day.
He turned his personal treatises on sexual persona, spiritual angst and social unrest into a universal art that spoke to millions, no matter their race, class, or gender. Few pop artists over the past four decades were as universally beloved as Prince. These are some of the best Prince songs that became hits for others. Hot Dance Club Play.