Common knowledge has long held that Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" was written for Susannah Melvoin. He begged to differ.
365 Prince Songs
Prince recorded the Rolling Stones' hit for a 1993 album that never got released.
Writing songs for a superhero blockbuster didn't seem like the type of thing Prince would be interested in, but he made an exception in 1989.
A relentless beat, guitar histrionics and a falsetto voice singing about wanting sex. Sound familiar?
"The Ladder" was one of a handful of songs Prince wrote with his father in the '80s.
Although he was quite capable of dazzling lyrical innuendo, with 'Wonderful Ass' Prince clearly decided to throw any sense of subtlety out the window.
The main melody for the 'Purple Rain' outtake "Father's Song" was written by John Nelson, Prince's father.
Prince's 'Baby I'm a Star' appeared on 1984's 'Purple Rain,' but actually dates back to a period when he was still trying to break through.
Prince summoned the rhythm section from his New Power Generation band in the early hours of June 14, 1993 for what became an impromptu power-trio record.
"Condition of the Heart" spoke with emotion and specificity to Prince's need to be seen as he was, not as we'd like to see him.