Yesterday was not like any other Tuesday of the week. If things hadn’t been as they were on April 21, then June 7th would have been Prince’s 58th birthday. The legendary singer is not among us anymore, and we hate to admit that June 7, 2016, will be the first birthday of Prince after his death. But, millions of his fans celebrated yesterday for Prince’s 58th birthday, listening to the combined song list from all of his albums. You, too, can say to the late pop star “Happy Birthday, Prince” by checking out our list of the top five best songs of Prince, right below.
5 Best Songs of Prince
This is the best Prince song of all time. “Purple Rain” was the title track of Prince’s 1984 album and film which went by the same name. For the legendary artist, the overflowing success of “Purple Rain” made him confident of how years of hard work pays off in the end. As a clear-cut ballad by Prince, the Purple Rain album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 in November 17, 1984. Thanks to this “Purple Rain” track, penned as one of the best songs of the ’80s, Prince started off on his journey to become the legend we all will keep remembering.
“Let’s Go Crazy”
This song will always be on list of five best songs of Prince. “Let’s Go Crazy” is another hit song from the Purple Rain album. “Let’s Go Crazy” showed how Prince’s album didn’t just have one hit but multiple hits. Opening with a sort of eulogy, “Let’s Go Crazy” is not really what one expects reading the title; it is all about rising from the temptation of buying things for happiness.
“Little Red Corvette”
The legendary singer and his band, The Revolution, made it pretty easy for us to keep this track in our song list of the five best songs of Prince. What a song to celebrate Prince’s 58th birthday! As we all know, the late singer was one of the most appealing men of his time. “Little Red Corvette” is about a one-night stand Prince had in the past. Being a hit from his groundbreaking album 1999, “Little Red Corvette” made Prince the next big thing after Michael Jackson.
“Kiss” secures the fourth spot on our list of the five best songs of Prince. “Kiss” is a song that literally came out of nowhere and shot Prince to super stardom. Not just that, the history behind this song has revealed that Prince was almost going to lose this song to another band. “Kiss” was initially made for Prince’s side project, Mazarati, but instead, it made him one of the most credible solo artists of all time.
“When Doves Cry”
Prince wrote this song to inspire others of what love really means. “When Doves Cry” is about Prince’s relationship with Susan Moonsie from Vanity 6. Another hit from the Purple Rain album, “When Doves Cry” is a true tribute for Prince’s 58th birthday. The song does not have a bass guitar or a synthesizer, which were Prince’s iconic instruments, but is still a really beautiful song to make it to the list of the five best songs by Prince and The Revolution.