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Thread started 12/02/16 10:00am

Dibblekins

Prince Songs with the BEST Introductions!?

My current favourite has to be 'She's Always in My Hair'. That introduction is so funky, so powerful, so bloomin' CATCHY - I just play it over and over again, lol!
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Second favourite: '17 Days' - I know this might sound odd, but the combination of bass and drums - well, it's CHEWY!!! I don't know how else to put it, other than it makes me want to chew on it. eek
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What are your favourites - just a couple - that make your hair stand on end, send prickles down your spine, and make your heart pound?
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Reply #1 posted 12/02/16 10:10am

endiadj

Dibblekins said:

My current favourite has to be 'She's Always in My Hair'. That introduction is so funky, so powerful, so bloomin' CATCHY - I just play it over and over again, lol!
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Second favourite: '17 Days' - I know this might sound odd, but the combination of bass and drums - well, it's CHEWY!!! I don't know how else to put it, other than it makes me want to chew on it. eek
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What are your favourites - just a couple - that make your hair stand on end, send prickles down your spine, and make your heart pound?
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The extended version of 1999

Little Red Corvette

Let's Go Crazy

Extended version of Raspberry Beret

Extended U Got The Look

Kind of like When Doves Cry opening, it's unusual

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Reply #2 posted 12/02/16 10:20am

gandorb

When Doves Cry - the intro is iconic
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Reply #3 posted 12/02/16 10:27am

klick2me

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How about Shhh and Funk n Roll? I'm feelin' it.
klick
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Reply #4 posted 12/02/16 10:28am

NorthC

Even though the words "oh yeah" might be the corniest ever in the history of rock & roll, I still nominate Sign O' the Times.
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #5 posted 12/02/16 10:33am

LBrent

Erotic City gets me every single time.

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Reply #6 posted 12/02/16 11:01am

pah

Lots of mine have already made the list. I'll add:

The Question of U - just so unique and vampy
7 - the a cappella, with all of those interesting harmonies
Gett Off - definitely catches your attention and makes you wonder what's going on

Art Official Cage makes me feel like it's time to run onto a Superbowl field. lol Not sure if that's the effect he was going for!
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Reply #7 posted 12/02/16 11:04am

RodeoSchro

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So many great ones but the one that sticks out to me is "The 1 U Wanna C". Not sure why, but it grabs me.

Dibblekins, I know EXACTLY what you mean by "chewy"! That's how I feel about "Vavoom"!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #8 posted 12/02/16 11:14am

nelcp777

Hello and U Got The Look are on my list.

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Reply #9 posted 12/02/16 11:39am

Dibblekins

RodeoSchro said:

So many great ones but the one that sticks out to me is "The 1 U Wanna C". Not sure why, but it grabs me.

Dibblekins, I know EXACTLY what you mean by "chewy"! That's how I feel about "Vavoom"!


Thanks - I hoped someone would understand! lol

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Reply #10 posted 12/02/16 1:06pm

ldmendes

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Judas smile

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #11 posted 12/02/16 1:58pm

rusty1

Let's go crazy
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #12 posted 12/02/16 2:01pm

ufoclub

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America's tape reel starts.

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Reply #13 posted 12/02/16 2:26pm

RJOrion

Take Me With You

Condition Of The Heart

Annie Christian

Love 2 The 9's

Adore

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Reply #14 posted 12/02/16 2:29pm

Doozer

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Though I can't argue with any others listed here, it's gotta be Kiss for me.

It's just barely more than one second long and is unmistakable.

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Reply #15 posted 12/02/16 2:33pm

Guitarhero

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17 Days

America

Erotic City

Let's Go Crazy

1999 extended

Lady Cab Driver

Computer Blue

Adore

Sign Of The Times

eye Know

The Spooky Electric.
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Reply #16 posted 12/02/16 2:55pm

214

When Doves Cry with not doubt.

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Reply #17 posted 12/02/16 3:02pm

IstenSzek

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'excuse me but i need a mouth like yours to help me forget the girl that just walked out of my door'

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oh wait, i thought this was about introductory lines, like in the first lyric doh!

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #18 posted 12/02/16 3:06pm

AnnaStesia91

LBrent said:

Erotic City gets me every single time.



My mom was laughing at me because we were leaving the casino and all I had to hear was that first sound in Erotic City and I lost it. Knew what it was without question lol
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Reply #19 posted 12/02/16 3:11pm

NoSwan

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klick2me said:

How about Shhh and Funk n Roll? I'm feelin' it.

FUNKNROLL: Every single time it starts, it grows! Joyfully out of control! Let the souls in the room melt in One Soul! Definitely one of His finest tune ever. Really.

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Reply #20 posted 12/02/16 3:44pm

klick2me

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NoSwan said:



klick2me said:


How about Shhh and Funk n Roll? I'm feelin' it.


FUNKNROLL: Every single time it starts, it grows! Joyfully out of control! Let the souls in the room melt in One Soul! Definitely one of His finest tune ever. Really.




U have a good ear, grasshoppa
klick
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Reply #21 posted 12/02/16 3:45pm

DarlingKris

America

Erotic City

I Would Die 4 U

The Question Of U

Joy In Repetition

Raspberry Beret 12"

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #22 posted 12/02/16 5:09pm

Dibblekins

At the risk of being cheeky, I'd love to know WHY you have chosen the intros that you have...What is it about them that gets you?
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Thanks so much in advance - I'm going through each of them, to establish if they have a similar effect on me, you see! The learning never stops, you know... wink

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Reply #23 posted 12/02/16 5:53pm

bobgeorge77

So many amazing introductions!! I have to agree with a number of the posts above... I could listen to the introductions for Little Red Corvette and Erotic City all day on repeat!! (and I have often hit the rewind/ back button on both songs just for that reason!) Also love Raspberry Beret extended (especially the cough on..). I usually think of Affirmation I & II as the introduction to Way Back Home (and that intro is so beautiful and mind-blowing at the same time). I also really love the introduction to New Power Generation ("Lay Down Ur Funky Weapon").

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Reply #24 posted 12/02/16 5:54pm

bobgeorge77

Oh yeah, also the start and stop of Irresistible Bitch! I also like to think of For You as not only the introduction to the album, but to Prince's whole career...so that would probably be my answer for the all time BEST intro!! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 12/02/16 5:56pm

Genesia

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Condition of the Heart and When the Lights Go Down.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #26 posted 12/02/16 5:59pm

lemoncrush19

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oh my gosh one of the most unanswerable questions ever.

nearly every tune he ever wrote falls into that category 4 me.

prince is the unchallenged master of foreplay *ahem* introduction whistling

beside the obvious and the already listed the come 2 my mind ...

the ride
the cross
right the wrong
forever in my life
the word
golden parachute
the daisy chain
sticky like glue
jack u off
the future
cream
DMSR
welcome to the dawn
the truth
crucial
u got the look
pheremone
thieves in the temple
te amo corazon
incense and candles
colonized mind
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never forget violet!

WHY? because prince is the unchallenged master of foreplay lol
distinctive ... enganging ... I'm into it b4 he even started ... he simply knows how to get u


the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #27 posted 12/02/16 7:06pm

Xarina

I had a few come to mind right away. biggrin Take Me With U, Undisputed, and Kamasutra.

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Reply #28 posted 12/03/16 7:18am

AnnaStesia91

bobgeorge77 said:

Oh yeah, also the start and stop of Irresistible Bitch! I also like to think of For You as not only the introduction to the album, but to Prince's whole career...so that would probably be my answer for the all time BEST intro!! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin




Oooo good point about For You...
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Reply #29 posted 12/03/16 10:53am

purpleemotions

Acknowledge me makes my ears jump for excitement lol Shockadelica, Hello and Horny Toad have great intros to me.

[Edited 12/3/16 10:57am]

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