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Thread started 04/21/17 1:24pm

maceoparker007

HELP: My girlfriend says Prince isn't a good singer!!

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.

So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/17 1:31pm

2045RadicalMat
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maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.

So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol

Man.... what are you doing trying to persuade someone about soul and funk when she's listening to LIONEL RITCHIE??


That's like comparing George Clinton and John "Legend"

....smh.... fryingpan

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Reply #2 posted 04/21/17 1:36pm

Mintchip

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Yeah, I don't see a way home from this. She loves Lionel Richie, but hates Prince. Some people just have bad taste. It's kind of charming. Focus on all her other amazing attributes, because I don't think you can save her.

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/17 1:37pm

Atty

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maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.

So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol

Your girlfriend says he isn't a good singer and then ignores the many examples of his good singing? WTF?

"Oh noez, that good singing doesn't count!"

I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Miss maceoparker007 btw razz

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Reply #4 posted 04/21/17 1:41pm

maceoparker007

2045RadicalMattZ said:

maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.

So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol

Man.... what are you doing trying to persuade someone about soul and funk when she's listening to LIONEL RITCHIE??


That's like comparing George Clinton and John "Legend"

....smh.... fryingpan

HAHA...my mission is to find a Prince song she likes vocally. To be fair Prince'ss earlier albums might just please her, 'For You' have some great acapella vocals...and most tracks are fairly pleasing and tame. Although 'I'm Yours' might bit too much to her when it gets to the funky bits...what you reckon ? biggrin

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Reply #5 posted 04/21/17 1:43pm

mtlfan

Your girlfriend isn't looking for you to get defensive or respond with reason/logic; she is - however subconsciously - trying to sniff out weakness. She wants to make sure you keep your composure, maintain that Prince is awesome, and blow her off with a "Pfft." That's all this argument she's making deserves anyway. Play Prince all the time around her. Don't go looking for the ultimate Prince vocal. Play whatever Prince you love, no matter how far out. "Scarlet Pussy" should do the trick.

Had a girlfriend of two years who, when we were close to breaking up, threw a tantrum and told me "Prince isn't good, he isn't funny, he's just stupid." Last year at this time all her favourite celebrities were paying Prince tribute. And years after we broke up, I saw her adding likes to facebook posts about Prince. Found myself a girlfriend who loved Prince and caught the Welcome 2 America tour with her.

Game: blouses.

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Reply #6 posted 04/21/17 1:49pm

maceoparker007

mtlfan said:

Your girlfriend isn't looking for you to get defensive or respond with reason/logic; she is - however subconsciously - trying to sniff out weakness. She wants to make sure you keep your composure, maintain that Prince is awesome, and blow her off with a "Pfft." That's all this argument she's making deserves anyway. Play Prince all the time around her. Don't go looking for the ultimate Prince vocal. Play whatever Prince you love, no matter how far out. "Scarlet Pussy" should do the trick.

Had a girlfriend of two years who, when we were close to breaking up, threw a tantrum and told me "Prince isn't good, he isn't funny, he's just stupid." Last year at this time all her favourite celebrities were paying Prince tribute. And years after we broke up, I saw her adding likes to facebook posts about Prince. Found myself a girlfriend who loved Prince and caught the Welcome 2 America tour with her.

Game: blouses.

True that. I guess I will just keep playing Prince tracks. I think she really loves it really and likes to see me get excited by his music.

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Reply #7 posted 04/21/17 1:53pm

EnDoRpHn

Spare yourself the agony.

Dump her. Now.

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/17 1:59pm

bobgeorge77

2045RadicalMattZ said:

maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.

So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol

Man.... what are you doing trying to persuade someone about soul and funk when she's listening to LIONEL RITCHIE??


That's like comparing George Clinton and John "Legend"

....smh.... fryingpan

"Outrageous!!" i liked Lionel, but come on.... that's just plain silly!

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 2:03pm

maceoparker007

bobgeorge77 said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:

Man.... what are you doing trying to persuade someone about soul and funk when she's listening to LIONEL RITCHIE??


That's like comparing George Clinton and John "Legend"

....smh.... fryingpan

"Outrageous!!" i liked Lionel, but come on.... that's just plain silly!

DAMN RIGHT....

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/17 2:05pm

antonb

yea just dont bother, i went to see Richie this year, and its the same people who love Take That, middle aged mums who love slick safe acts talking about love. It was a fun concert but he could have done that show in his sleep.

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Reply #11 posted 04/21/17 2:09pm

bobgeorge77

maceoparker007 said:



bobgeorge77 said:




2045RadicalMattZ said:



Man.... what are you doing trying to persuade someone about soul and funk when she's listening to LIONEL RITCHIE??


That's like comparing George Clinton and John "Legend"




....smh.... fryingpan



"Outrageous!!" i liked Lionel, but come on.... that's just plain silly!





DAMN RIGHT....


Yeah!! Dancing on the ceiling! Maybe Lionel will do a cover of nothing compares 2 u! That would be the definitive version...then u and ur girlfriend can enjoy the music together!
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/17 2:28pm

TheEnglishGent

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Sounds like your girlfriend is broken, you may need a new one! wink

RIP sad
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Reply #13 posted 04/21/17 2:35pm

RJOrion

who's your girlfriend?... Rick James?...

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Reply #14 posted 04/21/17 2:37pm

DaveT

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In all the many many hours of live footage of Prince I've seen, plus live shows I've been to, I never once heard the man sing a bump note, never once out of tune.

IMO his voice is his most over looked quality ... he was an amazing singer!

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/17 2:40pm

paradise000

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TheEnglishGent said:

Sounds like your girlfriend is broken, you may need a new one! wink

lol

'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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Reply #16 posted 04/21/17 2:52pm

ldmendes

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Keep trying..eventually she'll be under the Prince spell..if not..dump her!

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #17 posted 04/21/17 3:03pm

PurpleDiamonds
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Agree with everyone that said Dump her...
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Reply #18 posted 04/21/17 4:07pm

LBrent

paradise000 said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Sounds like your girlfriend is broken, you may need a new one! wink

lol

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

But technically, she does have a P connection by liking Lionel Ritchie cuz his adopted daughter, Nicole, is biologically SheilaE's neice, sooo...

If your girlfriend can accept that fact of 6 degrees of purpleness there might be hope for her yet...Otherwise, run away hard and fast before you fall in love, marry, and have children with her...and we all know what Tricky says about that in UTCM..."Don't beleive me? Follow a stupid person home..."

Just sayin

lol

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Reply #19 posted 04/21/17 4:22pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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Let her listen to Dreaming About U and Damn U if she still doesn't think he can sing. Dump her ass! hammer

"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/17 4:25pm

Leslita

About 100 years ago, when I was approximately 16, I had a boyfriend who listened to Yes and Tangerine Dream all the time. I didn't dig it. But after spending a whole summer hanging out in his bedroom with him, it had grown on me. Just keep playing Prince. She'll learn to love him. After all, as the man himself said: there's joy in repetition. That's an idea, while she's asleep just play that chorus to her over and over and over and over. And in the morning she might wake up and say, hey, I LOVE PRINCE!

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Reply #21 posted 04/21/17 4:28pm

morningsong

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Leslita said:

About 100 years ago, when I was approximately 16, I had a boyfriend who listened to Yes and Tangerine Dream all the time. I didn't dig it. But after spending a whole summer hanging out in his bedroom with him, it had grown on me. Just keep playing Prince. She'll learn to love him. After all, as the man himself said: there's joy in repetition. That's an idea, while she's asleep just play that chorus to her over and over and over and over. And in the morning she might wake up and say, hey, I LOVE PRINCE!



Hypnoparadise.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #22 posted 04/21/17 4:42pm

Empress

maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.



So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol


Prince's falsetto is one of the best IMO. It sends shivers down my spine! The cool thing is he sings in different ranges, so there any number of songs you could play for her that are not sung in falsetto. But, try Extraordinary or Somewhere Here On Earth. Just beautiful.
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Reply #23 posted 04/21/17 5:20pm

paradise000

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Play 'Pink Cashmere' for your girlfriend and she will change her mind.

His vocals are extraordinary in that song.

Let us know how it went biggrin

'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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Reply #24 posted 04/21/17 5:21pm

sharpieheartz

maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.



So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol



Damn U (showcases his range)
Baby (falsetto but wide vocals and runs)
Future Soul Song (his voice is sultry in this one)
Revelation
TIME
Walk In Sand
Here
Te Amo Corazon
Satisfied
If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life
5 Women
17 Days
Dark
Soul Sanctuary
[Edited 4/21/17 17:23pm]
hold me, kiss me, ravage me on moonlit floors ~
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Reply #25 posted 04/21/17 5:23pm

oliviacamron

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maceoparker007 said:

To be fair she has not heard many Prince songs. She doesn't like his screams (e.g in Kiss) or his falsetto.



So can anyone here recommend some Prince songs that really show of his vocals/singing voice that doesn't have the above. She probably prefers old school singing as one of her favourite artists is Lionel Richie lol


Dump her
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #26 posted 04/21/17 6:19pm

bluegangsta

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Some people like things that are different to what you like. And that's okay.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #27 posted 04/21/17 7:30pm

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bluegangsta said:

Some people like things that are different to what you like. And that's okay.

This. Trying to force her to like Prince is unlikely to go well for you. Let it go man. Let it go. biggrin

I imagine myself inside your bedroom; oh, I imagine myself in your sky.
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Reply #28 posted 04/21/17 8:00pm

trc1

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Tell her to listen to "Dirty Mind" - "buttahoney"!
"I don't make the rules. I just play"
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Reply #29 posted 04/21/17 8:10pm

klick2me

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Dump her!!!!.... I'm just kidding. You mentioned old school and Mr Richie... hmmm, how about you play Extralovable or Clouds? Those two jams have an "old school" feel. Too bad she didn't see him live. That would make her take notice. Seriously!

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