Prince: Recalling His Best Songs On 4th Death Anniversary
The only man who could take your woman while wearing her heels.
It’s now 4 years since Prince passed away, and we still haven’t gotten over it. The rock star had the most unique identity among the rock and roll community. And his death shattered the entire world of music. But, it did spread awareness about the perils of fentanyl, which is a lethal drug.
Yes, it’s the same drug that Hasan Minhaj did an episode on. Prince died because of an overdose of a fake Vicodin laced with fentanyl. Therefore, we’ll be remembering him through his most iconic songs that still ring in our ears. That’s what he deserves.
How popular was Prince?
Born Prince Rogers Nelson, he took the world by storm with his biggest album Purple Rain, which was the soundtrack to the movie of the same name. The album was such a success, that it sold 22 million copies. For a moment, Prince had the number one song, movie, and album in the United States. Before him, only the Beatles were able to achieve this with A Hard Day’s Night.
And more than that, he was known for his flamboyant dressing. As a famous comment on YouTube once said, He was the only man who could take your woman while wearing her heels. Prince’s dressing and heels were widely known and appreciated, and he pulled them off like no other.
But, since everyone in the world is living in quarantine, here are some of his best songs that you should listen to. After all, this can be a great chance for some young music lovers who’re broadening their taste in music. And for them, Prince is one of the first artists to listen to. Here’s my list:
1. Purple Rain
Every person to whom I’ve recommended this song simply loves it. There is no parallel to this song. The music, the apocalyptic scenery, the lyrics, everything is unmatched. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this song while walking in the rain, praying that the sky turns purple. Purple Rain is when the world recognized Prince’s talent, and it’s about time you listened to it too.
By the way, did you know Prince asked Stevie Nicks to write the lyrics to this song for him? But, she declined that offer, saying it was too much of a task for her. Well, I guess we can’t thank Stevie Nicks enough for it. If you want to give the song a go, here’s the link:
U don’t have 2 be rich
2 be my girl
U don’t have 2 be cool
2 rule my world
Sounds familiar, right? We’ve all heard a variation of these lyrics somewhere and that’s what Prince was great at. His songs were catchy and were etched on our memories for all times to come. Here’s a link to the song!
3. When Doves Cry
It was also released in Purple Rain, and it just goes to show how Prince showcased in talent in that album. As expected, the music was very creative, and we all know how good he was with his lyrics. So much so that he ended up writing 600 songs, even more than The Beatles! Here’s the song:
4. Raspberry Berret
This song pretty much describes Prince. Dressed as fabulously as possible, surrounded by girls and doing what he does best – singing!
Prince rocked the world with his album 1999 right at the turn of the Millenium. The main song of the album is a perfect way to celebrate the last moments of the century (even though it’s been 20 years).
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince went full high pitched with this one, and he did not disappoint. He showcased the variation in his voice with this song, and it speaks volumes of his talent.
These are some of the great songs that any rock and roll fan must listen to! Prince was a style and singing icon for a reason and the world still mourns his loss.