Black Music Month: My Top 5 Prince Songs

Prince Rogers Nelson would have been 59 years old today.

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By: Patrick Waring


Prince Rogers Nelson had been on record saying that he didn’t celebrate his birthday. The artist, born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, would have turned 59 years old today.  Prince probably would not have celebrated if he was alive, but today is a day that his fans can appreciate what he contributed to the world of music. While Prince was a very private person and went about his business in a different way than most, you couldn’t deny his talent. Hit after hit was delivered from the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer.

In honor of his birthday, I put together a list of my top five Prince songs. My list wasn’t based on charts, just simply what I have in my personal music rotation.


5. “Adore”
Album: Sign O’ The Times
Release Date: March 1987


4. “Purple Rain”
Album: Purple Rain
Release Date: June 1984


3. “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
Album: Sign O’ The Times
Release Date: March 1987


2. “Le Grind”
Album: The Black Album
Release Date: November 1994
(Was originally set to be released December 1987, but was canceled at Prince’s request.)


1. “I Would Die 4 U”
Album: Purple Rain
Release Date: June 1984



Happy Prince Day!


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Hi! I’m Patrick Waring, and I live in Southern Maryland. I am best described as a “homer” when it comes to sports. My favorite teams are the Georgetown Hoyas, Nationals, Redskins and Wizards. I’m a season ticket holder for the Hoyas, and I try to attend other games when possible. I’m very passionate about sports, and I’m always up for a conversation or debate about the greatest players and teams.

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