2) 1980’s (2 of 4)
2) 1980’s (2 of 4)
The 80’s was a larger than life decade for Prince musically.
His album, 1999, was released, which we still hear on the radio today.
It’s unique because multiple generations can sing-a-long to many of these hits and younger generations were inspired by this revolutionary music.
Here are the winners we picked from the 1980’s.
1983 – “Little Red Corvette”
1984 – “Purple Rain,”
“Let’s Go Crazy,”
“When Doves Cry”
1985 – “Kiss,”
1987 – “Sign o’ The Times,”
“If I Was Your Girlfriend,”
“U Got The Look”
“Little Red Corvette” released in 1983, was featured on the 1999 album, and the first song to reach the top 10 in the U.S. peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
It was also the first single that performed better on the pop chart than the R&B chart.
In 2006, Prince made a remix of this song on his compilation album, Ultimate.
Purple Rain was Prince’s sixth album released and has historically been titled as one of the best rock ‘n roll albums of all-time.
The album was from the movie, also titled Purple Rain, where Prince made his film debut. He won an Academy Award for his performance.
The first two singles from Purple Rain, “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” topped the US singles charts and the title track was number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Kiss” was Prince’s 1986 single from the album Parade. The song ranks in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.”
“Raspberry Beret” was the first US single from the 1985 album, Around the World in a Day from Prince and the Revolution.
The sound was noted for being different from any previous track.
It was comprised of sounds from the harmonica, stringed instruments, and sounded more “pop-ish” than previous hits.
“Sign o’ the Times” was on the ninth album by Prince, released in 1987 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. It was Prince’s first solo album following his departure from The Revolution.
“If I Was Your Girlfriend” and “U Got The Look” were also singles off of Prince’s first “solo” album after his departure from the band.
“U Got The Look” became the album’s highest charting song.