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Thread started 05/26/16 6:34pm

GoldStandard

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Which song would you use to introduce a 20yo to Prince?

I'm trying to get my friend into Prince. She's into modern music and isn't really into anything that sounds old or uses unfamiliar sounds (so rule out most of his 80's music). Where do I start?

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Reply #1 posted 05/26/16 10:25pm

jimmy3121

GoldStandard said:

I'm trying to get my friend into Prince. She's into modern music and isn't really into anything that sounds old or uses unfamiliar sounds (so rule out most of his 80's music). Where do I start?

I'd like to know that myself as here in the Philippines they have no clue who Prince is/was.

When I show things to folks here= really no interest.

But they love Elvis Presley and know who Justin Bieber, Miliy Cyrus, Lady Gaga are.

Even Duran Duran sold out shows in Manila.

Sad.

I'm the only purple one on any of these islands.

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Reply #2 posted 05/26/16 10:34pm

jfrost

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Black Sweat has a great modern feel.
Others songs in this category are
2Y2D
1000 X's &O's
Sticky Like Glue
and
Sexy MF.
Enjoy your Xperience.
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Reply #3 posted 05/26/16 10:36pm

HeavenMustBNea
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jimmy3121 said:

GoldStandard said:

I'm trying to get my friend into Prince. She's into modern music and isn't really into anything that sounds old or uses unfamiliar sounds (so rule out most of his 80's music). Where do I start?

I'd like to know that myself as here in the Philippines they have no clue who Prince is/was.

When I show things to folks here= really no interest.

But they love Elvis Presley and know who Justin Bieber, Miliy Cyrus, Lady Gaga are.

Even Duran Duran sold out shows in Manila.

Sad.

I'm the only purple one on any of these islands.

Since you said she is into modern music, why not hip her to his most recent albums? AOA, HIT N RUN, Planet Earth, 3121 ect... They have a beyond modern sound. Way ahead of their time but they sound new. This is an interesting question. If it were me, I would just gage her personality and choose and album that suits her. Almost like matching one of your girlfriends with one of your guy friends. I would also just go with albums I love the most. But since she seems pretty close minded to the old school stuff, start with the new and work your way back.

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/16 1:50am

vladimir

Art Official Cage - track one of the album Art Official Age.

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Reply #5 posted 05/27/16 2:08am

dodger

Most of HitnRun Phase One

Clouds

U Know

FunknRoll

Time

Dance 4 Me

Sticky Like Glue

Laydown

TMBGIW - Mustang Mix

Love Sign

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Reply #6 posted 05/27/16 2:50am

deanm

In my opinion , You either GET Prince or you don't .

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Reply #7 posted 05/27/16 3:00am

FunkiestOne

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If they don't like the 1999 and Purple Rain albums, then they just don't like Prince's sound. You don't need something more recent.

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But if you need one song, I would say "Baby I'm A Star".

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Reply #8 posted 05/27/16 3:23am

CalhounSq

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I could see the children digging "U Know", but they'll probably still deem it tame. I agree w/ the poster who said you either get him or you don't. People are dopey nod

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #9 posted 05/27/16 3:40am

purplestainedt
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deanm said:

In my opinion , You either GET Prince or you don't .



Agreed. Personally I could never pick and choose bits and pieces of Prince to enjoy. He is a genre within himself. She might find herself hooked upon first listen. Good luck!
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Reply #10 posted 05/27/16 4:58am

RJOrion

U Know
Shut This Down
Mr. Nelson
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Reply #11 posted 05/27/16 5:19am

Funkmeimfamous

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I introduced my 16 year old niece (I'm 28) to Prince and she introduced all her friends and they all love him. They were all crying when he died. If this 20 yo doesn't dig vintage Prince... I don't know what to tell you. I don't understand how anyone could prefer newer material over the classics, even if there is a lot to love about the new stuff. Plus I think his 80s work has aged really well so she may surprise you about what she responds to. Hopefully she likes some gateway songs and from there wants to hear more. As someone mentioned earlier, it's about the WHOLE package and not just bits and pieces. The beauty is in the diversity and unpredictability of his work. I fondly remember discovering him for the first time. Magical times 💜
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Baby, that was much too fast... 1958-2016
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Reply #12 posted 05/27/16 5:24am

CuddlyBear

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Girl you need "Pussy Control"
Damn, Christopher, damn!
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Reply #13 posted 05/27/16 5:27am

TooLate

Hey. I'm 20 and I've just got into Prince.

I used to "dislike" him and I couldn't see why so many people thought he was a genius. However, as years passed by I felt more and more attracted to him and his music. So, i started a couple of years ago by listening to some of his song on Spotify (when some of his albums were still available here) and the first one I really liked was "FallinInLove2nite". It's really modern so I think your friend might like it. Also, Art Official Age as a whole could be great.

The problem is that if she's not really into 80s music it might get difficult to get into his music. However, tell her she should really try. We have this weird feeling at first that Prince's music is not accessible but it's not true. It just takes time to understand his work. Since his death, I'm listening to his albums in chronological order and it's just so amazing to see how he evolved.

The only way for to get into his music is too really want it. The fact that he has so many albums can be overwhelming but it's a chance.

So yes start with the new and then go to the old. Or maybe make her listen to some of his big hits There must be at least one song from the 80s that she likes (Little Red Corvette? ...).

This is off topic but I must say i'm glad I found this forum. I'm learning something new about Prince everyday and falling more and more in love with him. It makes me really mad that it took his death to makes me want to discover his whole discography. Maybe, I just had to wait to be ready to understand the genius.

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Reply #14 posted 05/27/16 5:45am

Funkmeimfamous

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TooLate said:

Hey. I'm 20 and I've just got into Prince.


I used to "dislike" him and I couldn't see why so many people thought he was a genius. However, as years passed by I felt more and more attracted to him and his music. So, i started a couple of years ago by listening to some of his song on Spotify (when some of his albums were still available here) and the first one I really liked was "FallinInLove2nite". It's really modern so I think your friend might like it. Also, Art Official Age as a whole could be great.


The problem is that if she's not really into 80s music it might get difficult to get into his music. However, tell her she should really try. We have this weird feeling at first that Prince's music is not accessible but it's not true. It just takes time to understand his work. Since his death, I'm listening to his albums in chronological order and it's just so amazing to see how he evolved.



The only way for to get into his music is too really want it. The fact that he has so many albums can be overwhelming but it's a chance.



So yes start with the new and then go to the old. Or maybe make her listen to some of his big hits There must be at least one song from the 80s that she likes (Little Red Corvette? ...).




This is off topic but I must say i'm glad I found this forum. I'm learning something new about Prince everyday and falling more and more in love with him. It makes me really mad that it took his death to makes me want to discover his whole discography. Maybe, I just had to wait to be ready to understand the genius.


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Despite your name, it's never too late wink Welcome 2 the Dawn..
Baby, that was much too fast... 1958-2016
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Reply #15 posted 05/27/16 12:09pm

StudioA1992

Violet the organ grinder
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Reply #16 posted 05/27/16 12:13pm

TheDigitalGard
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A 20 year old? Well, 18 & Over of course.

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Reply #17 posted 05/27/16 12:19pm

RJOrion

Jack U Off

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Reply #18 posted 05/27/16 12:19pm

Guitarhero

Sister razz And if she don't like the 80's music whats the point.

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Reply #19 posted 05/27/16 12:22pm

Graycap23

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Prince has made just about every style of music you can think of.

Pick one that fits the style they like.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #20 posted 05/27/16 2:10pm

Cloreen

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Guitarhero said:

Sister razz

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That really is the answer.

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The song is Prince -- wild, shocking, funny, danceable.

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If you don't tap your foot and laugh at "Sister" then what's the point of going forward listening to any more of his music? Plus it's only like a minute and a half long. I'd hate it if someone forced me to listen to a 14 minute song from "N.E.W.S" as my first Prince song.

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Reply #21 posted 05/27/16 2:19pm

MrCrabtree

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If I Was Your Girlfriend

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Reply #22 posted 05/27/16 2:36pm

RJOrion

Bob George

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Reply #23 posted 05/28/16 9:32pm

maplesyrupnjam

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Begin at Dirty Mind. They'll be hooked. Read a great quote from someone reviewing DM years ago.

'Every maternity hospital should present a brand, spanking new vinyl copy of Dirty Mind to every new born on their way out the door' biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 05/29/16 3:06am

mk456

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i also think Hit n Run Phase ONE might be a good album to start with..

God Bless Prince
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Reply #25 posted 05/29/16 3:15am

purpleshadow

can't go wrong with Purple Rain of course and 3121 was a pretty good commercial release

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