June 07, 2012

DID THEY PUT YR MILLION DOLLAR CHECK IN SOMEONE ELSE'S BOX?

In honor of Prince's birthday, my top 6 favorite Prince songs, in whatever versions were Youtubeable. In relative order:


I came to this late, skipped it's brilliance and revisited about 10 years ago when Travis Morrison told me it was his favorite Prince song. Or maybe his favorite song. It's Prince at his most sublime, perhaps.


How fucking immaculate and vulnerable. Really.


I used to play all, like, 7 minutes of Erotic City when I dj'd. The super long intro makes the choruses pay off that much more.


I can even handle this song in it's Vegasized version. The original is brutal.


Just epic.


I used to listen to Sign O' the Times on my walkman while I mowed the lawn when I was about 11 or 12, and this song is the one I would rewind and repeat trying to figure out what the fuck it meant. Also, this song was the first song that made me have the idea that there was weirder music in the world and I wanted to hear it. Also, whenever I think of Sign O' The Times, I think of a manual pushmower.

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