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Thread started 03/31/18 10:44am

TKO

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Do you still listen to big hits, classics?

Are you tired of songs like Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Kiss? Do you still listen to them or you avoid them unless you listen to the entire album?

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Reply #1 posted 03/31/18 10:46am

ThatWhiteDude

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Yes.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


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Reply #2 posted 03/31/18 11:55am

206Michelle

TKO said:

Are you tired of songs like Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Kiss? Do you still listen to them or you avoid them unless you listen to the entire album?



No, I listen to all of the above songs. I don’t care which songs were hits, I listen to the songs that I like. I don’t listen as often to I Wanna Be Your Lover, Raspberry Beret, or 1999; I like all of these songs, but they aren’t among my favorites.
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Reply #3 posted 03/31/18 12:21pm

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I never tire of anything Prince

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Reply #4 posted 03/31/18 12:39pm

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I don't go out of my way to listen to them the way I used to. But that's not exclusive to Prince music. Songs like Billie Jean, Dancing In The Dark, Living On A Prayer etc get the same treatment from me as Purple Rain and Kiss. All songs that drew me in to the artists in question but I've heard them so much that their impact is gone. Sign O' The Times came on the radio a few days ago and I changed to another station. And I love SOTT but I've kind of had enough of it now.
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Reply #5 posted 03/31/18 1:32pm

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I still listen somedays however, it depends on my mood. I find myself wanting to hear the ones that aren't always the hits exactly, so at times I tend to skip them more often. That goes with every artist too whose hits are played over and over.

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Reply #6 posted 03/31/18 2:05pm

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when I'm listening to live shows and rehearsals I always do the whole thing ... and when purple rain starts and I'm ready to skip it cuz it's about the 10 millionth time this year he does this one lil different thing and I'm like ... damn it actually IS that good and well ... yes I'm listening to it again

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Reply #7 posted 03/31/18 5:33pm

TrivialPursuit

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I sometimes get tired of them. I think it's okay to say that. There are days I could not stand to hear "When Doves Cry" or "Raspberry Beret" one more damn time.

Then I had a moment with Prince 4Ever, where there was a string of songs in the 2nd half of the 2nd disk that just fit so well and I love playing them.

  • Cream
  • Mountains
  • Girls & Boys
  • If I Was Your Girlfriend
  • U Got The Look
  • I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  • Moonbeam Levels
  • Diamonds and Pearls
  • Gett Off
  • Sexy MF
  • My Name is Prince
  • 7
  • Peach


For whatever reason, I love that sequence. Then I get tired of them again. For me, the leaks in the last two years, plus the extra stuff on Purple Rain deluxe has given a new buffer zone of material to branch out with when I am sick of whatever.

The great thing about Prince's catalog is that there is just so much to listen to, it's kind of hard to truly tire of anything.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #8 posted 04/01/18 12:47am

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Those hits are on a daily rotation on the radio station that gets played at work..I like them in a mix. People may say top 40/hits don't matter but that is really the music that gets remembered out in the wider nonfan culture.

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Reply #9 posted 04/01/18 5:38am

herb4

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Very rarely, unless I'm spinning the whole record.

2nd tier hits like Controversy or If I was Your Girlfriend still have some life left in them but those hit compilation albums are boring to me.

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Reply #10 posted 04/01/18 6:38am

Anthoknee

Sometimes but in demo or live versions, rarely do I listen to say a single edit of something like say 1999 or the short version of Little Red Corvette. I enjoy listening to songs that don't have what I call "Don't Stop Believin" syndrome..when a certain song is completely spent of what attracted you to begin with.

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Reply #11 posted 04/01/18 8:13am

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I think on average I listen to each Prince album/side project maybe once every year or so, probably even less often by now, and I fear it'll be less and less often as time passes.

I know them by heart, I've had some of them for nearly 30 years, I fancy listening to stuff I'm not so familar with.

Now when I do listen to them, I still enjoy them a lot. But I can't listen to them over and over and over again for the rest of my life.

Sometimes I wish I could rediscover the whole catalogue with fresh hears nod

When all is said and done, it's possible that before I die I won't listen to each of those albums again more than a dozen time or so, and when you know how much I cherish them, it's a scary thought. sad

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Reply #12 posted 04/01/18 8:46am

206Michelle

mynameisnotsusan said:

Those hits are on a daily rotation on the radio station that gets played at work..I like them in a mix. People may say top 40/hits don't matter but that is really the music that gets remembered out in the wider nonfan culture.


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Reply #13 posted 04/01/18 8:48am

206Michelle

TrivialPursuit said:

I sometimes get tired of them. I think it's okay to say that. There are days I could not stand to hear "When Doves Cry" or "Raspberry Beret" one more damn time.

Then I had a moment with Prince 4Ever, where there was a string of songs in the 2nd half of the 2nd disk that just fit so well and I love playing them.


  • Cream

  • Mountains

  • Girls & Boys

  • If I Was Your Girlfriend

  • U Got The Look

  • I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

  • Moonbeam Levels

  • Diamonds and Pearls

  • Gett Off

  • Sexy MF

  • My Name is Prince

  • 7

  • Peach



For whatever reason, I love that sequence. Then I get tired of them again. For me, the leaks in the last two years, plus the extra stuff on Purple Rain deluxe has given a new buffer zone of material to branch out with when I am sick of whatever.

The great thing about Prince's catalog is that there is just so much to listen to, it's kind of hard to truly tire of anything.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #14 posted 04/01/18 9:00am

Telecaster5

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I guess the only big hit I don´t listen to anymore is Purple Rain. I think I haven´t listened to it for more than 10 years.

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Reply #15 posted 04/01/18 9:36am

Empress

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I never tire of anything Prince


Ditto!
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Reply #16 posted 04/01/18 10:15am

SoulAlive

I still listen to "When Doves Cry" all the time.I don't think I'll ever get tired of that song music

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Reply #17 posted 04/01/18 11:22pm

sexton

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I only listen to albums in its entirety without skipping tracks. I wouldn't say I'm tired of the songs that I heard a lot on radio stations/video channels years ago. Then again, I don't listen to Prince now as much as many orgers apparently do. My iTunes log says I haven't played any Prince in three months.

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Reply #18 posted 04/02/18 3:53am

maceoparker007

Telecaster5 said:

I guess the only big hit I don´t listen to anymore is Purple Rain. I think I haven´t listened to it for more than 10 years.


There are so many versions of Purple Rain especially bootlegs I never tire listening to it. Each one is different in its own way. Its an eternal song

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Reply #19 posted 04/02/18 9:19am

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I never the get tired of the classics and listen to them every now and then smile
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Reply #20 posted 04/02/18 1:31pm

RJOrion

Prince classics that NEVER get old:

1999
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Something In The Water
Batdance
Uptown
Gett Off

Prince classics im tired of (or never was a big fan of):

Purple Rain
Kiss
Soft & Wet
Lets Go Crazy
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Sign O The Times
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Reply #21 posted 04/02/18 2:05pm

Genesia

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Really? You people are telling me that if Purple Rain came on the radio, you'd change the channel? disbelief

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Reply #22 posted 04/02/18 2:41pm

RJOrion

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Really? You people are telling me that if Purple Rain came on the radio, you'd change the channel? disbelief

i only really enjoyed the song Purple Rain while watching the movie...i cant think of too many other times ive willingly played the song...but if it comes on the radio/tv i dont really jump up and change channels or anything...

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Reply #23 posted 04/02/18 3:45pm

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Genesia said:

Really? You people are telling me that if Purple Rain came on the radio, you'd change the channel? disbelief



Yes. I can't speak for anyone else but I have changed channel on Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, SOTT, Kiss, Raspberry Beret etc. It doesn't matter to me how good a song is or who the artist is, if I've heard the song too much, I have very little interest in hearing it again.
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Reply #24 posted 04/02/18 4:07pm

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I rarely did before he passed. I probably hadn't heard the official release Purple Rain intentionally for 20+ years. I didn't skip it in shows, but I didn't dig in, either.

But, like everything you take for granted, my appreciation for those songs has been magically and tragically enhanced like they were new again.

I never stopped listening to 12" versions, but rarely put on the album versions.

And there is one big hit I just can't love, never have and still don't.. It's Prince blasphemy I know, but I have never liked Starfish & Coffee. I will absolutely skip over it now and always did.

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Reply #25 posted 04/02/18 10:10pm

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Genesia said:

Really? You people are telling me that if Purple Rain came on the radio, you'd change the channel? disbelief

I love that song, never tired of it.

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Reply #26 posted 04/03/18 11:19am

lynx

I never for years but now my kids love them

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Reply #27 posted 04/03/18 12:17pm

morningsong

Genesia said:

Really? You people are telling me that if Purple Rain came on the radio, you'd change the channel? disbelief




There are times I would. It was a snob thing. I did NOT jump on the bandwagon because of PR. Hmphf. Silly really but I've done it.
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Reply #28 posted 04/03/18 5:45pm

SquirrelMeat

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I generally skip the hits, unless I'm listening to a specific album as a whole.

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Reply #29 posted 04/04/18 10:02am

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Sure. Because several of his big hits are among his very best songs.

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