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Thread started 03/31/19 9:46am

Grog

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Prince Songs That Bring You Joy, Smiles or Laughter???

As April approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to spend some time thinking about the joy many Prince songs have brought us over the years. Without fail, "Play in the Sunshine" and "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" put me in a great mood, just to name two of countless others.

Which Prince songs, or even parts of songs, bring you joy, smiles, laughter or lift your spirits in some way?

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Reply #1 posted 03/31/19 1:23pm

kingricefan

Facedown. Kiss. Darling Nikki. Vicki Waiting.

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Reply #2 posted 03/31/19 2:52pm

Genesia

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Alexa de Paris. It makes me happy because it is so obvious he was happy when he recorded it. Everything about that song is joyous - I think it's the sunniest Prince song ever. And I think the album from that time - Parade - is the happiest-sounding album he ever did.

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Reply #3 posted 03/31/19 3:48pm

getwild180

Lovesexy was a very happy album as well. The whole album gives me smiles.
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Reply #4 posted 03/31/19 5:48pm

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Genesia said:

"Alexa de Paris". It makes me happy because it is so obvious he was happy when he recorded it. Everything about that song is joyous - I think it's the sunniest Prince song ever. And I think the album from that time - Parade - is the happiest-sounding album he ever did.


I'd agree. It's such a wonderful song.

Some of mine are, "Endorphinmachine", "Space", "Strange Relationship", "Anotherloverholenyohead", "Venus De Milo", "Jack U Off", "Love Thy Will B Done", "Moonbeam Levels", "All My Dreams"...

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Reply #5 posted 03/31/19 6:05pm

sulls

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Good Love is definitely a happy song
"I like to watch."
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Reply #6 posted 03/31/19 6:32pm

Goddess4Real

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Purple Music, Hot Thing, Electric Chair, Eye No and Mountains music

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #7 posted 03/31/19 6:33pm

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getwild180 said:

Lovesexy was a very happy album as well. The whole album gives me smiles.

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Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #8 posted 03/31/19 8:56pm

Krystalkisses

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"I wanna be your lover" always puts me in a good mood. It has been my favorite Prince song for as long as I can remember. It makes me smile.
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Reply #9 posted 04/01/19 10:00am

oceanblue

There are many of his songs that bring me joy, smiles, and laughter, but I'll go with Kiss, it just makes you want to dance. biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 04/01/19 11:28am

thisisreece

I get the biggest smile watching Prince scat along to the notes on the guitar as he performs All the Critics Love You in New York at Montruex 2009. Just watching him at his absolute best, completely in his element, performing to a level that few artists will ever match.

Studio songs - Adore, International Lover, The Rainbow Children (those chants are infectously joyous), the whole Parade album.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #11 posted 04/01/19 6:27pm

coldasice

why Don’t you wrap your legs around my neck for a little while...and see if I can make you smile. My girlfriends fave P lyric.
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Reply #12 posted 04/02/19 5:20am

robertgeorge

Do yourself a favor

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Reply #13 posted 04/02/19 7:47am

RJOrion

Bob George
Cloreen Baconskin
My Medallion
Count The Days
Kamasutra (song)
1999
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Reply #14 posted 04/02/19 11:09am

coldcoffeeandc
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Anything live with third eye girl

He was refreshed, young and having fun

I will always remember him in his element with those girls - I wish they had all had longer.
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Reply #15 posted 04/02/19 12:06pm

Genesia

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Anything live with third eye girl He was refreshed, young and having fun I will always remember him in his element with those girls - I wish they had all had longer.


The last Prince shows I saw were at The Myth (in a Minneapolis suburb) with TEG - a dress rehearsal for later dates in 2013. They were great.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #16 posted 04/02/19 12:24pm

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OMG! Can't believe I forgot 'New Power Day'. That's some funny shtuff, right there. "YO, MAN. You oughta let me HAAAAVE fiddy dollahs, man". lol

"I like to watch."
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Reply #17 posted 04/02/19 12:48pm

Grog

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RJOrion said:

Bob George Cloreen Baconskin My Medallion Count The Days Kamasutra (song) 1999

I was listening to Cloreen Baconskin the other day and cracking up. The song goes on forever but it's a playful, joyful tune, unless, of course, you're the "wife" he talks about in the song. Isn't this the tune he played for Morris in the studio to help keep Morris "in the pocket"? He was a nutcase at times and this song is clear evidence!

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Reply #18 posted 04/02/19 12:58pm

PliablyPurple

Free for the joy and warm smiles. Face Down and Style for the laughter.

Among others.

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Reply #19 posted 04/02/19 1:11pm

steakfinger

Jughead and Arms of Orion for laughter.

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Reply #20 posted 04/03/19 8:52am

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Genesia said:



coldcoffeeandcocacola said:


Anything live with third eye girl He was refreshed, young and having fun I will always remember him in his element with those girls - I wish they had all had longer.


The last Prince shows I saw were at The Myth (in a Minneapolis suburb) with TEG - a dress rehearsal for later dates in 2013. They were great.



Yes I last saw him in 2014 with the girls and it was one of my best shows I’ve seen of him and I’ve seen him like many here 50 plus times. Really loved them together. He seemed like he was having more fun than he’d had in a long time. Best way to remember him isn’t it we are so lucky.
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Reply #21 posted 04/03/19 8:53am

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PliablyPurple said:

Free for the joy and warm smiles. Face Down and Style for the laughter.

Among others.




Agree with the smiles! And wedding feast!
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Reply #22 posted 04/03/19 9:51am

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Genesia said:



coldcoffeeandcocacola said:


Anything live with third eye girl He was refreshed, young and having fun I will always remember him in his element with those girls - I wish they had all had longer.


The last Prince shows I saw were at The Myth (in a Minneapolis suburb) with TEG - a dress rehearsal for later dates in 2013. They were great.



I was kinda shocked he played there , when I was looking up past tour dates. I wish I could have saw him with the girls...their video footage was quite impressive. You're lucky!
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Reply #23 posted 04/03/19 10:50am

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OMG! Can't believe I forgot 'New Power Day'. That's some funny shtuff, right there. "YO, MAN. You oughta let me HAAAAVE fiddy dollahs, man". lol



Those segues are gold. Mashed Potato Girl the funniest. The accents and voices he does. 'You eat like a fuckin parakeet...you want some bird or something'
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Reply #24 posted 04/03/19 11:51am

steakfinger

Joy In Repetition brings me joy. Musically, the Rainbow Children makes me smile. Lyrically, the Rainbow Children makes me laugh my ass off. Jughead and Arms of Orion are good for a hearty chuckle, as well.

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Reply #25 posted 04/03/19 12:04pm

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Most every song already mentioned, but the two best for me are La, La, La, Hee, He, He, just for he layers of humour throughout it ("Are you just gonna play that bass? Are you just gonna do the line? GIMMIE THIS!") and it's energy ("Somebody get Grandma a fan!") And the original Databank, with the band taking control from him and not following his cues. The man had a terrific sense of humour, and both songs slap a smile on my face for their entire durations.

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Reply #26 posted 04/03/19 12:47pm

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Krystalkisses said:

Genesia said:


The last Prince shows I saw were at The Myth (in a Minneapolis suburb) with TEG - a dress rehearsal for later dates in 2013. They were great.

I was kinda shocked he played there , when I was looking up past tour dates. I wish I could have saw him with the girls...their video footage was quite impressive. You're lucky!


The funniest thing happened that night. I had only bought a ticket (VIP) to the first show because they were a little spendy. I got in line early and one of his people came out and was handing out a few wristbands for "extra super VIP," which was an extra little corral right at the very front separated by a barrier from the rest of VIP. So I was in the corral and actually had a spot to sit because there was a little ledge on the barrier.

Folks in VIP got free drinks, but (as usually happened with GA shows), the folks who ended up at the front (but behind the barrier) didn't want to leave to get drinks because they'd lose their spots. So I actually made a couple of runs over to the bar during times when Prince wasn't playing to get bottles of water for the people behind me. I must've raised my karma a couple notches doing that, for reasons that will soon become apparent.

Late in the show, I decided I wanted to stay for the second. So I ran to the back and bought a ticket (non-VIP). But they had to find a way to make sure the first show people who were doing the second show got in again without having to go to the back of the line. So they took us out another door in the back of the venue and gave everyone wristbands. Now, all the wristbands denoted VIP, which I wasn't. I was very upfront with the wristband guy that I hadn't bought VIP for the second show, but he clearly didn't want to bother with getting me around the building to where the rest of the "cheap SRO" folks were. So he just slapped a VIP wristband on me and left me where I was.

And that, children, is how I ended up right in front for TWO Prince shows that night. lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #27 posted 04/03/19 2:18pm

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Genesia said:



Krystalkisses said:


Genesia said:



The last Prince shows I saw were at The Myth (in a Minneapolis suburb) with TEG - a dress rehearsal for later dates in 2013. They were great.



I was kinda shocked he played there , when I was looking up past tour dates. I wish I could have saw him with the girls...their video footage was quite impressive. You're lucky!


The funniest thing happened that night. I had only bought a ticket (VIP) to the first show because they were a little spendy. I got in line early and one of his people came out and was handing out a few wristbands for "extra super VIP," which was an extra little corral right at the very front separated by a barrier from the rest of VIP. So I was in the corral and actually had a spot to sit because there was a little ledge on the barrier.

Folks in VIP got free drinks, but (as usually happened with GA shows), the folks who ended up at the front (but behind the barrier) didn't want to leave to get drinks because they'd lose their spots. So I actually made a couple of runs over to the bar during times when Prince wasn't playing to get bottles of water for the people behind me. I must've raised my karma a couple notches doing that, for reasons that will soon become apparent.

Late in the show, I decided I wanted to stay for the second. So I ran to the back and bought a ticket (non-VIP). But they had to find a way to make sure the first show people who were doing the second show got in again without having to go to the back of the line. So they took us out another door in the back of the venue and gave everyone wristbands. Now, all the wristbands denoted VIP, which I wasn't. I was very upfront with the wristband guy that I hadn't bought VIP for the second show, but he clearly didn't want to bother with getting me around the building to where the rest of the "cheap SRO" folks were. So he just slapped a VIP wristband on me and left me where I was.

And that, children, is how I ended up right in front for TWO Prince shows that night. lol



Wow. That is awesome. Thanks for sharing:)
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Reply #28 posted 04/03/19 2:32pm

Grog

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Groovy Potential

Roadhouse Garden

We Can Funk/We Can Love/We Can F***

DMSR

She's Always in My Hair

Raspberry Beret

Do U Lie? (yes, I know it's about deception and crying, but it's such a bouncy littlle ditty about deception and crying)

Hot Thank

She's a Peach

I Like it When You Dance for Me

Sexy MF (pay close attention to the background singers--their level of seriousness about such a hormone-driven song always cracks me up)

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Reply #29 posted 04/03/19 2:38pm

coldcoffeeandc
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Grog said:

Groovy Potential


Roadhouse Garden


We Can Funk/We Can Love/We Can F***


DMSR


She's Always in My Hair


Raspberry Beret


Do U Lie? (yes, I know it's about deception and crying, but it's such a bouncy littlle ditty about deception and crying)


Hot Thank


She's a Peach


I Like it When You Dance for Me


Sexy MF (pay close attention to the background singers--their level of seriousness about such a hormone-driven song always cracks me up)



Groovy potential! Does that track make anyone else sad? I love it but when I heard it for the first time I felt this wave of sadness. Anyone else?
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