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Prince — Kiss
Album: Parade
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 716









Released: 1986
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Uh!

You don't have to be beautiful to turn me on
I just need your body, baby, from dusk till dawn
You don't need experience to turn me out
You just leave it all up to me, I'm gonna show you what it's all about

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your... kiss

You got to not talk dirty, baby, if you wanna impress me
You can't be too flirty, mama, I know how to undress me (Yeah)
I want to be your fantasy, maybe you could be mine
You just leave it all up to me, we could have a good time

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your... kiss

Yes, oh
I think I wanna dance, uh
Gotta, gotta, oh
Little Girl Wendy's Parade
Gotta, gotta, gotta

Women, not girls, rule my world, I said they rule my world
Act your age, mama, not your shoe size, maybe we could do the twirl
You don't have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude, uh
You just leave it all up to me, my love will be your food (Yeah)

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm compatible with!
I just want your extra time and your kiss
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 tockpeas wrote:

With you on both points.  If you haven't seen it, check out his solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - at the end of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y.  Truly amazing.  Got to feel a tad sorry for the guy who was carrying the lead prior to that ...

 
Thanks for the link... Not a big fan of Prince's music either but WOW what a talent
Sounds like a cat being tortured.  I just don't get princess, talented guitar player but puke performer/songwriter trash.
Her music always sounds thin and wispy like a parody or something.  Time to tune in something else.
(Still better than talk performer leon cohen any day)
 BCarn wrote:
Not a fan but he plays an amazing guitar.

 
With you on both points.  If you haven't seen it, check out his solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - at the end of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y.  Truly amazing.  Got to feel a tad sorry for the guy who was carrying the lead prior to that ...
I can never get enough of this song
 allisonscola wrote:
One of the most incredible songwriters in American history. Hands down. This and Raspberry Beret are absolute classics. An absolute genius.

 
{#Notworthy}
Mmmm... vanilla hypocrite... My favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's.  {#Roflol}

Ulises wrote:

 

The same could be said of your giving Radiohead a lot of 1s for their tracks. Are you saying that you too can be an elitist from time to time or are you just a plain vanilla hypocrite?



 


Not a fan but he plays an amazing guitar.
 copymonkey wrote:
Not conservative. Willfully 'non-commercial' which is kinda sad. If it was a hit, it's can't possibly be cool, in their minds. Such a tired elitist trope. 

Yeah ... tho I'm not sure it's the 'core' of RP listeners, but it's certainly true of some subset thereof.
 Skydog wrote:
 
it does seem to get a bit to "Adult Contemporary" around here sometimes

 
Skydog, You were my first friend to play Prince for me, Dirty Mind I think?


One of those songs I can appreciate without liking all that much.
 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 
                                     E X C R U C I A T I N G 

                                                   3
 

Oh, yeah.
 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 
true.  8
 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 

 

The same could be said of your giving Radiohead a lot of 1s for their tracks. Are you saying that you too can be an elitist from time to time or are you just a plain vanilla hypocrite?


I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.
Classic - so funky and timeless. 
when you think about Picasso, and how he took a drawing, and gradually removed bits of the definition of the object, reducing it a bare minimum - but to the point where you could still tell what it was...

Listen to the minimalism here: the vocal, the simple rhythm track, the weirdly gated drums, the sparse rhythm guitar and minimal backgrounds - but it's all a percolating funk.

Women not girls rule my world.
Act your age not your shoe size.
You don't have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude. 

Can you tell he's just having some fun here?  
  bbryan wrote:
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.

Hannio wrote:


The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.

 
it does seem to get a bit to "Adult Contemporary" around here sometimes
 mread wrote:

According to whom?

Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .
 


 Hannio wrote:

Not conservative. Willfully 'non-commercial' which is kinda sad. If it was a hit, it's can't possibly be cool, in their minds. Such a tired elitist trope.



The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.

 


Sadly, it may have been his work ethic in part, that killed Prince.  I think history will show him to have been an excellent, underrated, very influential artist.
 


phlattop wrote:

There was a stretch in the 80s where he was writing the equivalent of a song a day. Quite the work ethic. The only other musician I can think of that is at it everyday (and probably also has a massive vault of unreleased music) is Eddie Van Halen. Workaholics :-)

One of Prince's bones of contention with Warner was their unwillingness to release music as often as he wanted to. He should've been born 15 years sooner and release 5 albums in 3 years like Dylan in the mid 60s.

 


How is this a 6.3. Damn, y'all are such Pitchfork snobs. This song is pure pleasure. 8.5 easy.
 Jelani wrote:

Thing is, I don't think "he tries so damned hard" which is what makes him brilliant. He just works a lot.

 
There was a stretch in the 80s where he was writing the equivalent of a song a day. Quite the work ethic. The only other musician I can think of that is at it everyday (and probably also has a massive vault of unreleased music) is Eddie Van Halen. Workaholics :-)

One of Prince's bones of contention with Warner was their unwillingness to release music as often as he wanted to. He should've been born 15 years sooner and release 5 albums in 3 years like Dylan in the mid 60s.

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Godlike musician imo  : )
ARRRRRRRGG..........  I have the volume cranked for Frank Zappa's Willie the Pimp and then this started.

Oh Bill... that was not nice. 

One of the most incredible songwriters in American history. Hands down. This and Raspberry Beret are absolute classics. An absolute genius.
 dmax wrote:
As musically omnivorous as I am, Prince is the one and only musician that I listen to and giggle at his amazing creativity.

I don't love everything he does, but I love that he tries so damned hard and succeeds so often. 
 
Thing is, I don't think "he tries so damned hard" which is what makes him brilliant. He just works a lot.
As musically omnivorous as I am, Prince is the one and only musician that I listen to and giggle at his amazing creativity.

I don't love everything he does, but I love that he tries so damned hard and succeeds so often. 
 bbryan wrote:
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.

 

The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.
Yeah, yeah, some of you commentariat may not care for Prince, but consider the flow that Bill is developing with the last few songs: World Party gets fairly serious in a positive way, whether an omage to Lennon or not, following it up with Lennon's Mind Games is brilliant, and then Prince comes in to completely lighten things up, but with a positive attitude like a know-nothing version of World Party and with almost irresistible hooks that rhyme in their own way with what drew everyone to Lennon.  Thanks, Bill.  Discuss amongst yourselves...
I have DVD of rock hall of fame performances. Tom Petty and a bunch include Harrison's son doing While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Prince comes out of the shadows at the end and plays a blazing unbeleiveable guitar solo. You can seee Petty et al just smiling  and appreciating his playing. May not like this song but can't argue about his talent
Ick
Whoo-hooo!
For any who doubt the unassailable genius of His Purpleness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvzTYlHpqU

Halter tops for men never did catch on, did they?
Tom Jones' cover of this was icky — sounded like he was passing a gallstone.  Fine, Prince sounds pained here too, but it takes balls to rock a falsetto for an entire song like this (ironically).  Just fun — it's the 'Hey Ya' of the 80s — if you gave it a '1', I can't help you...
Prince again!? Bill, Bill, Bill!!!?
Eager to bestow a 1.
 mread wrote:
Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .

 
ditto

I always laugh at the part where it sounds like he just got kicked in the family jewels. Sounds really painful.
There are better tunes from this guy.  
Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .

I just want your extra time and your . . .
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
One of the best contemporary rock musicians
 

tzzzz...!
Voraciously vomitous.
By and large, I am a Prince fan, but this song is a turd.  REALLY surprised to hear this on RP (and not pleasantly).
WTF???!?! I had to double check and make sure it was still RP I was listening to. {#Puke}
 dewhead wrote:
Awful... just awful. This song sucked when it came out and it still does.
 

I agree, has a nice beat, but is so bad lyrically and musically unimaginative for someone as talented as Prince.
That's how it sounds to sing without balls! Not cool at all, Princie-baby!
Awful... just awful. This song sucked when it came out and it still does.
"Act your age, not your shoe size..." :D
Three words:  unique, risky and risque. {#Cool}
 That_SOB wrote:
This guy sure blew away 'everyone' at the George Harrison memorial concert  . .. this guy can
light that axe up . . . but this {#Rolleyes}

 

that was amazing!!
This guy sure blew away 'everyone' at the George Harrison memorial concert  . .. this guy can
light that axe up . . . but this {#Rolleyes}

I was going to rate this piece of crap a 1 - until I realized I already did
Gotta love the the RP Eclectic format. This is a GREAT song... may not be ideal on a station that plays John Hiatt and thwe Waterboys, but still one of my all time favorites that never fails to make my wife dance.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
I like this but why not this guy's {#Arrowd} version?

Tom Jones
 
agreed.
Seriously, great mix.  Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with.  Good tunes good times up in this joint.
{#Puke}
Doing a little chair dancing at work {#Dancingbanana}

Hard for me to argue with extraordinary talent, even (especially?) when it manifests itself in curious ways.

Please PLEASE play Tom Jones' version next!!! :D
Detestable.
Ah, takes me back to the '80s, when I was single and in my 30s.
Great times and memories—thanks RP!   {#Dancingbanana}


I like this but why not this guy's {#Arrowd} version?

Tom Jones

No matter how much I try, I do not like this song.

I like a lot of his stuff, just not this song.



One of the best contemporary rock musicians
Wow, I have not heard this in ages! Awesome!
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.

A very nice track of one hell of musician / media artist.
...props for playing this on RP...
Coolest android on earth
 kaybee wrote:
I like Prince and glad to hear him on RP, but this is not one of his best.

You are right about that.  He has a lot of better stuff.


 wenatchee wrote:

Station Changer


 
Station Gorilla Glue my man!!!!!!!

Station Changer


 plaice3 wrote:
A little TJ would be a nice kick for RP, too!
Totally agree! 


I like Prince and glad to hear him on RP, but this is not one of his best.
I never really paid much attention to Prince, but he was the musical guest on SNL several years ago and put on a fantastic performance of guitar virtuosity the likes of which I have seldom seen.  He has had my respect ever since.  It used to be on youtube but got pulled along with all the other Prince performances.

I also saw Tom Jones perform this song, and have to agree with others that it was outstanding.

{#Frustrated}
Excellent!!  And, I agree, the Tom Jones version of this song also is outstanding.  A little TJ would be a nice kick for RP, too!
tell me when its over plz

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
awesome (9—-Housequake would be a 10).  Very nice to hear some Prince (is he that now?  I get confused). Man, how can you argue with the way the guy plays his guitar?  Such a funkmeister!!

 

No doubt. I just heard Purple Rain album reviewed on sound opinions (podcast), and I had to go back and listen to that album. I've always loved Prince - and Darling Nicki is one of my favs.
Why must you torture your audience with this!
{#Dancingbanana_2}
OH GAWD THIS SUCKS! I hate this as much, maybe even more than David Bryne! How can Bill think of playing this dogsh*t on RP?
Enjoying the diversity....
please, kill me now! {#Crashcomp}
 Geecheeboy wrote:
...and a great basketball player.
 

Wearing a blouse...
agnes wrote:
HELL YES.

hell no.


Lovelovelove the segue from Jana Kirschner to Prince!  Both wonderfully groovy! 


...and a great basketball player.
changing chan
...and then he served us pancakes.
Yeah, pancakes.
blä

 LongGoneDaddy wrote:


AGREED!  And for all the musically deficient nay-sayers on this post:  Act your age not your show size!

 
{#High-five}

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
{#Cool} Women not girls rule my world... said they rule my world{#Dancingbanana}
 

AGREED!  And for all the musically deficient nay-sayers on this post:  Act your age not your show size!

 Middleton wrote:
I love when RP surprises the hell out of me.  This is fabulous!!!!!!!!   {#Heartkiss}
 
Yep, even though personally I can't stand Prince's music, the variety and the surprizes are what keep me listening!

{#Cool} Women not girls rule my world... said they rule my world{#Dancingbanana}
 Middleton wrote:
I love when RP surprises the hell out of me.  This is fabulous!!!!!!!!   {#Heartkiss}
 
Me, too.  Enjoying the ride, this morning....

way to make me smile and dance around like a fool!!
awesome (9—-Housequake would be a 10).  Very nice to hear some Prince (is he that now?  I get confused). Man, how can you argue with the way the guy plays his guitar?  Such a funkmeister!!

I love when RP surprises the hell out of me.  This is fabulous!!!!!!!!   {#Heartkiss}
Unbelievably bad.  How did this ever get on RP?
now that MJ finaly is gone... why do we have to listen to princè?

Bruce Springstein, Madonna, and Prince are three of the biggest artists to come out of the 80's that leave me wondering "wtf'?"
 agnes wrote:
HELL YES.
 
  OOHHH HELL YES.  

  Out of my chair for this one! Yeeha! 

He went off the boil years ago but for a brief period (around 85 - 90) Prince produced some amazing music. This one has what is still probably my favourite guitar break of all time - only ten seconds, but pure genius.



Some of the best rock has been produced  / performed by Prince...one of my personal fav artists :)
Wow. Love hearing this on RP.

 
Oh my!  I just caught myself bobbing my head to this song!  OH NO!!!!!!

Bop bop bop.... 
HELL YES.
Prince was in front of me in line for the metal detector at an airport. He was wearing gold high heeled boots, with a golden cane and was about 4 feet tall.
How could this be anything less than a 10?  Fantastic and fabulous Prince!!!  {#Whipit}
YES!  YES!  YES!

And if Prince is an insect, it's a stick insect, because he is sex on a...
 Peace_tode wrote:


I agree. I actually saw Tom Jones perform this live once. {#Embarassed} I told everybody I was going for the opening act Tower of Power. That was true enough but I must say, I was pretty impressed with Tom Jone's pipes and band. New found respect. Wait, the very first 45 I ever bought (about 8 yrs old?) was What's New Pussycat on Parrot records. Maybe not so new respect.
Tom Jones is great... It's said he was the only vocalist feared by Elvis! I just don't feel he quite captures the energy of this particular number as well as Prince does.
Prince is pretty cool. I find about 60% of his music uninteresting, but the rest is interesting and inventive. He gets kudos from odd places- was listening to a Victor Wooten interview, talking about influential bass players and bass tracks. He called out Prince's bass work on one of his songs (forget which one) as something notable. Prince is one of those people who matches his personal weirdness with real talent. 

 n4ku wrote:
I prefer the Tom Jones cover of this, but the original doesn't suck.

7.

 

I agree. I actually saw Tom Jones perform this live once. {#Embarassed} I told everybody I was going for the opening act Tower of Power. That was true enough but I must say, I was pretty impressed with Tom Jone's pipes and band. New found respect. Wait, the very first 45 I ever bought (about 8 yrs old?) was What's New Pussycat on Parrot records. Maybe not so new respect.
I give it an 8 to match the temperature outside.{#Music}
 fredriley wrote:
I far prefer Tom Jones' cover of this, not least because he's got a better voice and is plain sexy. Prince sounds like a castrato and that scream of his goes through my brain like a knife through butter, and IMO he's got the sex appeal of a stick insect although I understand that the grrlz like him (no accounting for taste). 4 for Prince, 8 for Tom Jones.
 
Yikes!