Favorite songs by Prince (tracks 50-41)

Here are tracks 50-41. Several of the below are lesser known songs, and if you're wondering about the hits, those will feature as I move forward in the top 50. To be clear, I'm only including officially released tracks. The unreleased bootlegs are for a separate list

41 Lets Pretend We’re Married (From 1982’s 1999)
(Danceable song. Only reason it isn't higher up is the somewhat average chorus: "Ooh-we-sha-sha-coo-coo-yeah" )

42 Power Fantastic (From 1993’s The Hits/The B-Sides)
(B-side that won me over, simple and powerful. Could listen to this one all day)

43 Lady Cab Driver (From 1982’s 1999) 
(Takes you on a journey, it's also quite sexually explicit. Not for kids)

44 The Holy River (From 1996’s Emancipation) 
(He was getting into spirituality at this point in his career, and it showed in his music. Prince would probably claim he always was spritual)

45 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (From 1995’s The Gold Experience) 
( I'm not crazy about his vocal here, but it has grown on me, and a track that I feel deserves to be represented in the top 50)

46 Sexuality (From 1981's Controversy)
(Thanks to Steven from Surrender to the Void for the recommendation!)

47 Somewhere Here On Earth (From 2007’s Planet Earth) 
(A slow burner. If you like jazz)

48 Kiss (From 1986's Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon)
(One of Prince's signature tunes so needs to be here)

49 Fixurlifeup (From 2014’s PlectrumElectrum) 
(All I can say is, YOU NEED TO FIX YOUR LIFE UP!!! )

50 God (From 1993’s The Hits/The B-Sides) 
(Amazing vocal performance. The B-side to Purple Rain single)

Be sure to stop by next time for tracks 40-31 as I continue the countdown! Which are your favorite lesser known Prince songs? As always, comments are welcome. I talked about the albums here


  1. I feel like I should like Prince's music given I live in MN, ha..ha.. Alas his music isn't really my cup of tea. I appreciate that he pretty much marches to the beat of his own drums tho, that's a sign [pardon the pun] of a true artist.

    1. @Ruth: Yep, Prince is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s always changing and experimenting, which sometimes results in music that’s far from the mainstream(Rainbow Children concept album I disliked and could be his weirdest release)

  2. Could you be... the most beautiful girl in the world! I love that song as I also love "Let's Pretend We're Married" and "Lady Cab Driver". I hope the list includes "Do Me", "Dirty Mind", "Uptown", and of course, "Sexuality". The video for that song is... oh boy... not for children.

    1. @thevoid99: Glad you approve of those choices! “Dirty Mind” is a lock, love that song.
      Thanks for mentioning those other tracks. I’ve decided to replace “Musicology” with “Sexuality”, I somehow overlooked the latter.

  3. Johnny-come-lately, here. I'm a big Prince fan, myself. I love The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. That's my face of this batch. Let's Pretend We're Married isn't far behind, though.

    Going to read through the rest of this series before I give my faves.

  4. @Wendell Ottley: I love Let's Pretend We're Married, in fact I think rated it too low in the final top 50.

    Thanks man for checking out the series on Prince, cool to get comments from a fan of his music.


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