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Thread started 07/23/20 10:26am

EyeSock

Does anybody what their first Prince song they listened to was?

Mine was Cloreen Bacon Skin. Before I became a Prince fan, I was listening to a podcast episode called Worst of Prince where two people went over what they thought were Prince's worst songs, and Cloreen Bacon Skin was the first one they talked about. Even though that was the first one I went out of my way to listen to, the first one I heard was the Happy Feet version of Kiss.

What about you?

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Reply #1 posted 07/23/20 10:41am

jaawwnn

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Well leaving aside what the first Prince I heard (1999 or Raspberry Beret perhaps?) or even remember hearing (Diamonds & Pearls, although I saw the Batman film so something off that I suppose) was...

For You. I kind of made a conscious decision to give him a go and started at the start.

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Reply #2 posted 07/23/20 10:43am

EyeSock

That's really cool that you started at the beginning. 1999 was the first proper Prince song I heard, but Sign "O" the Times was the first album of his I listened to after hearing great things about it.

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Reply #3 posted 07/23/20 11:18am

RJOrion

I Wanna Be Your Lover
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Reply #4 posted 07/23/20 11:42am

Graycap23

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Soft & Wet........I was carrying my boom box on my shoulder when it came on.

The song smacked me in the mouth.

While it was playing, I ran full speed 2 the record shop which was right down the street, asked the shop owner what on Earth was this playing, and purchased it on the spot.

My musical world was never the same.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #5 posted 07/23/20 11:55am

TrivialPursuit

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"I Wanna Be Your Lover" on K-Tel Soundwaves. It was tucked in the middle of side one. I thought I'd heard "Soft and Wet" before that, but at this point I don't think that's true. I still have two copies of Soundwaves on vinyl. It was my introduction to Prince. And because K-Tel is/was a Minneapolis based company, it seems a wee bit cooler than randomly hearing it on the radio in Oklahoma City.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #6 posted 07/23/20 11:56am

Empress

I think mine was Do Me Baby because I remember being at a club back in the early 80's and that song was playing and I was like WTF? Who is THIS? I had to know who was singing such a seductive song and once I found out it was Prince, I've been a fan since.

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Reply #7 posted 07/23/20 12:42pm

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I honestly don't remember what the first song I heard was but it was probably Partyman. I used to watch Batman 89 a lot as a child so that would most likely be my introduction to Prince. Partyman, Trust and Scandalous are all featured prominently in the movie.

Outside of that, and apart from hearing the likes of Kiss and Raspberry Beret on the radio, the first Prince song I actively listened to was Musicology. The album came out about a month before my 14th birthday and my boyfriend at the time was a huge Prince fan. He got the album and brought it around to my house to listen to it with me. I fucking hated it, lol. It wasn't my type of music at all.

The first Prince song I heard that I actually really liked was Fury. Again, my boyfriend's CD. We split up around the summer of 2007 and I found his 3121 album in my room. Put it on and played a random track (Fury) and instantly liked it. Went back and listened to the whole album and loved it. Sometime later, he gave me his entire Prince collection. Everything from For You right up to 20Ten plus all The Time's albums and The Family. I worked my way backwards from 20Ten all the way to the beginning. Some I liked. Some I didn't like. Most I loved. Prince quickly rose to the top of my favourite artists list and it's all thanks to 3121 and the song "Fury".
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Reply #8 posted 07/23/20 12:47pm

emesem

1999. Was watching MTV one afternoon afterschool and was mesmorized by this new band called "Prince". They were so cool looking.

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Reply #9 posted 07/23/20 1:09pm

ThatWhiteDude

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


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Reply #10 posted 07/23/20 1:37pm

SoulAlive

"Still Waiting".My mother had Prince's second album,which she bought mainly for this song.It was her favorite.

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Reply #11 posted 07/23/20 1:40pm

ludwig

Temptation

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Reply #12 posted 07/23/20 1:42pm

BlueShakooo

When Doves Cry
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Reply #13 posted 07/23/20 2:18pm

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I want to be your lover.

But at the time I was not aware it was Prince.
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #14 posted 07/23/20 2:29pm

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Graycap23 said:

Soft & Wet........I was carrying my boom box on my shoulder when it came on.

The song smacked me in the mouth.

While it was playing, I ran full speed 2 the record shop which was right down the street, asked the shop owner what on Earth was this playing, and purchased it on the spot.

My musical world was never the same.


love this cool

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #15 posted 07/23/20 3:09pm

kingricefan

I'm sure it was I Wanna Be Your Lover from the radio back in the day but it didn't really register with me at the time so I'm gonna go with Controversy at the dance club.

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Reply #16 posted 07/23/20 3:51pm

SPYZFAN1

"I Wanna Be Your Lover".....I knew who P was when his first album came out, but R&B radio out here never played "Soft And Wet". "Lover" (the short version) was played on the pop stations and the long version was played heavily on the R&B stations. Not too long after that, I saw him on "Bandstand".

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Reply #17 posted 07/23/20 3:59pm

Michael7

I was 13 years old when "I Wanna Be Your Lover" played on the radio, but it was the "Little Red Corvette" video (much later, of course) that peaked my interest in Prince. The song "When Doves Cry" sealed the deal.

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Reply #18 posted 07/23/20 4:07pm

Transformed1

Either Little Red Corvette or 1999. I'm pretty sure it was LRC music video.

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Reply #19 posted 07/23/20 5:11pm

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"Do Me Baby" I was veeery young but my older cousin loved the song and the innuendos he suggested, so it stood out to me. For a long time I didn't realize it was a man singing. I Didn't become a fan until LRC.
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Reply #20 posted 07/23/20 6:18pm

looby

I think it was International Lover.

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Reply #21 posted 07/23/20 7:28pm

BobGeorge4000

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I remember hearing Kiss and Purple Rain on the radio a couple times when I was younger. 1999 was the first song I made an effort to listen to and that's what got me to eventually check out the rest of his stuff.

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Reply #22 posted 07/23/20 7:28pm

homesquid

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MTV either "Little Red Corvette" or "1999"

Interestingly, it didn't make me a fan. Then "When Doves Cry" came out so I got "Purple Rain". It was great but I really didn't consider myself a fan.

Then I bought "Dirty Mind" and "Prince". Became a HUGE FAN and the rest is history!

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Reply #23 posted 07/23/20 8:00pm

Rev

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"I wanna be your lover" 1978. It was my first vynil record. 45 in. Single 😎

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Reply #24 posted 07/23/20 8:04pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

"I Wanna Be Your Lover" on K-Tel Soundwaves. It was tucked in the middle of side one. I thought I'd heard "Soft and Wet" before that, but at this point I don't think that's true. I still have two copies of Soundwaves on vinyl. It was my introduction to Prince. And because K-Tel is/was a Minneapolis based company, it seems a wee bit cooler than randomly hearing it on the radio in Oklahoma City.


I'm east coast and I loved K-tel records late 70's 😎

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Reply #25 posted 07/23/20 8:07pm

Graycap23

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IstenSzek said:

Graycap23 said:

Soft & Wet........I was carrying my boom box on my shoulder when it came on.

The song smacked me in the mouth.

While it was playing, I ran full speed 2 the record shop which was right down the street, asked the shop owner what on Earth was this playing, and purchased it on the spot.

My musical world was never the same.


love this cool

I stared at that record like it was from the moon.

Musically it rewired my brain.

Great day 4 the music in me.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #26 posted 07/23/20 9:14pm

EyeSock

Wow, all of these replies are interesting. The most common answer seems to be I Wanna Be Your Lover. It's cool to see how many people got to get into Prince when he was just starting. I never had that experience. I only got into his music in 2020.

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Reply #27 posted 07/23/20 10:56pm

TrivialPursuit

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Rev said:

TrivialPursuit said:

"I Wanna Be Your Lover" on K-Tel Soundwaves. It was tucked in the middle of side one. I thought I'd heard "Soft and Wet" before that, but at this point I don't think that's true. I still have two copies of Soundwaves on vinyl. It was my introduction to Prince. And because K-Tel is/was a Minneapolis based company, it seems a wee bit cooler than randomly hearing it on the radio in Oklahoma City.


I'm east coast and I loved K-tel records late 70's 😎


Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #28 posted 07/24/20 12:15am

IAdoreWeronika

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1999. Does anybody what their first prince song they listened to was? Can you change the title to english please.

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Reply #29 posted 07/24/20 8:37am

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The first Prince song I heard was 1999.

Our 6th Grade music teacher in 1983 had us sing that song in our school talent show.

I distinctly remember some of the kids who labeled as "burnouts" wanting to sing Photograph by Def Leppard and calling Prince pretty much every name in the book. But, 1999 won out and we all sang it.

Boys first, then all girls, then everyone on the opening lines. I'm sure it was horrible but it was a lot of fun.

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