This article includes the singles discography of Prince. See Prince albums discography for his albums. Estimates of the actual number of songs written by Prince released and unreleased range anywhere from to well over 1, He has released 97 singles, 34 promotional singles, 21 internet singles, and eight internet downloads.
2. ‘Little Red Corvette’ – 1982
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. The Gold Experience was a better album than its relatively lukewarm reception suggested.
1. ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ – 1979
To celebrate the music of Prince, we asked for your favorite songs. We tabulated them and now we're counting them down. Tune in April 22 from noon to p. Top 89 Prince Songs To celebrate the music of Prince, we asked for your favorite songs. Listen Live 1.
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. But what truly touched the world was his music — songs that moved us emotionally, sensually, intellectually or just plain locomotive-ally. Here, just a sampling of some of his best. This list was originally published April Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Log In.