Our Gift For Prince’s Birthday: An Alphabetical List Of Our Favorite Songs

Happy birthday, Prince! His Purple Highness, who turns 55 today, has graced us with one of the most brilliant and extensive musical catalogs ever.

With more than 30 years in the game, Prince has had notable career highs and lows, but many fans still find themselves going back to songs from his heyday in the ’80s. And his more passionate devotees are constantly sifting through Prince’s seemingly endless vault for rare and unreleased tracks.

Given that there’s so much to choose from, we compiled an alphabetical list of funky hits, forgotten favorites, and even some lesser-known gems. Note Prince’s unique fashion choices as you browse through the set, and check out our Spotify playlist to feel the full force of his genius output.

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A. “Alphabet Street”
Album: Lovesexy
Year: 1988

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B. “The Beautiful Ones”
Album: Purple Rain (Soundtrack From the Motion Picture)
Year: 1984

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C. “Controversy”
Album: Controversy
Year: 1981

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D. “D.M.S.R.”
Album: 1999
Year: 1982

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E. “Erotic City”
Album: “Let’s Go Crazy” single, B-side
Year: 1984

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F. “The Future”
Album: Batman
Year: 1989

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G. “Gett Off”
Album: Diamonds and Pearls
Year: 1991

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H. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”
Album: “1999” single, B-side
Year: 1982

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I. “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
Album: Sign ’O’ the Times
Year: 1987

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J. “Just As Long As We’re Together”
Album: For You
Year: 1978

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K. “Kiss”
Album: Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon
Year: 1986

L. “Let’s Work”
Album: Controversy
Year: 1981

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M. “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”
Album: Diamonds and Pearls
Year: 1991

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N. “New Power Generation”
Album: Graffiti Bridge
Year: 1990

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O. “On the Couch”
Album: Musicology
Year: 2004

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P. “Pop Life”
Album: Around the World In a Day
Year: 1985

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Q. “The Question of U”
Album: Graffiti Bridge
Year: 1990

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R. “Raspberry Beret”
Album: Around the World In a Day
Year: 1985

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S. “Something In the Water (Does Not Compute)”
Album: 1999
Year: 1982

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T. “Take Me With U”
Album: Purple Rain (Soundtrack From the Motion Picture)
Year: 1985

U. “U Got the Look”
Album: Sign ’O’ the Times
Year: 1987

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V. “Venus de Milo”
Album: Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon
Year: 1986

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W. “When You Were Mine”
Album: Dirty Mind
Year: 1980

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X. “Xenophobia”
Album: One Nite Alone…Live!
Year: 2002

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Y. “Young and Beautiful”
Album: One Nite Alone
Year: 2002

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Z. “Zannalee”
Album: Chaos and Disorder
Year: 1996

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