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Reply #30 posted 10/25/19 5:49pm

OldFriends4Sal
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The opening to America, how long did people think there was a malfunction to why it sounded like that lol?

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #31 posted 10/25/19 6:01pm

jdcxc

Genesia said:

You wanna talk about insanely good intros? Try Condition of the Heart and When the Lights Go Down.



Perfect Choices.

So many...Pink Cashmere, Da Bang, Irresistible Bitch, Dionne...
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Reply #32 posted 10/26/19 1:44pm

alexzander

*Uptown

*Sexy Dancer

*LadyCab Driver

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #33 posted 10/26/19 3:05pm

42Kristen

Yes. Prince had worked so hard the intro's. That is whatmade the songs' so great. prince

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Reply #34 posted 10/29/19 1:34am

noobman

He is very clever with intros. I like it when it's something that isn't repeated again in the song.

When Doves Cry

Pop Life

17 Days

AnotherLoverHolenyohead

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Reply #35 posted 10/29/19 1:45am

Madhouse6

I’ve always said that to friends who weren’t fans. The way he grabs you from the first note. There aren’t many artists who focussed on that so much. Whether it was his voice or a melody it was spot on (for me anyways) - even the opening chords or Purple Rain.
I suppose it’s like everything else in life that we give some a few seconds to capture our heart, we like or dislike people within the first 20-30 seconds etc - it’s all fascinating stuff and we also link our good memories to these hence the old getting on the dance floor after you hear the first few bites 😁
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Reply #36 posted 10/29/19 3:17am

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On another note, one of his WORST intros imo is Call My Name... That lazy drum sounds puts you to sleep from the very first time you hear it on the intro.

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Reply #37 posted 10/29/19 5:48am

rogifan

RJP1205 said:

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.


My favorite intro along with the opening to Welcome to the Jungle on Appetiite for Destruction.

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #38 posted 10/29/19 6:48am

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RJP1205 said:

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.

THIS! The best.

Honorable mentions:

1999

America

Kiss

Gett Off

Let's Work

Controversy

If I Was Your Girlfriend

[Edited 10/29/19 6:49am]

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #39 posted 10/29/19 11:41am

AnnaSantana

1999 is the most epic intro EVERRRRRRRR.

finger DONALD TRUMP
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Reply #40 posted 10/29/19 1:33pm

Germanegro

For me it's the opposite--slow drum tempo = "sit down girl and let me pour you a big ole' cup of compliment." It sets a mellow and sensuous tone. And it is solid--as in sold! Another one--"Damn U" with its swelling bass and searing cymbals.

*

His energetic ones are riveting also, of course.

thumbs up! cool

feeluupp said:

On another note, one of his WORST intros imo is Call My Name... That lazy drum sounds puts you to sleep from the very first time you hear it on the intro.

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Reply #41 posted 10/29/19 1:35pm

Germanegro

heart

AnnaSantana said:

1999 is the most epic intro EVERRRRRRRR.

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Reply #42 posted 10/29/19 3:28pm

AZStreet

Let's Work is probably the first intro that comes to mind that I make the stank face to. Especially the synth hold after singing "Let's Work". I do the stank face and lift my arms up and drop them down.

My favorite funky intro in his catalgue.

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Reply #43 posted 10/29/19 4:02pm

noobman

Oh, I love the intro to "The Future".

"What are you?" then the drums start... I love it.

Then the segue into Electric Chair... "Think about the future!" is also awesome.

[Edited 10/29/19 16:06pm]

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Reply #44 posted 10/29/19 8:14pm

alexzander

When Doves Cry - The most epic, angular, iconic guitar solo'd opening...EVER. Abruptly stopped, leading into the talk-boxed "yow yow yow" section, followed by the classic synth line. All before the song really kicks into gear. Im still amazed by this.

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #45 posted 10/29/19 8:30pm

rdhull

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alexzander said:

When Doves Cry - The most epic, angular, iconic guitar solo'd opening...EVER. Abruptly stopped, leading into the talk-boxed "yow yow yow" section, followed by the classic synth line. All before the song really kicks into gear. Im still amazed by this.

thumbs up! thumbs up! thumbs up! thumbs up! thumbs up!

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #46 posted 10/29/19 8:39pm

TheTruth123

Also, the endings. Prince was not cheap with a song. The best has got to be the VERY funky one on IWBYL.
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Reply #47 posted 10/30/19 12:28pm

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A L P H A B E T S T R .

"NOOO!!!!!"

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #48 posted 10/30/19 12:28pm

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"...uh"

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #49 posted 10/30/19 12:29pm

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"...uh!"

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #50 posted 10/30/19 12:46pm

Strive

The unreleased intro to Loose was fun.



And now a word from our sponsors....

GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR MOTHERFUCKERRRSSSSSSSSSSSSS

lol

[Edited 10/30/19 12:52pm]

no yesterday or tomorrow, no better remedy for sorrow
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Reply #51 posted 11/05/19 11:44am

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uhhhhh the top 5 coldest wicked intros

COMPUTER BLUE

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #52 posted 11/07/19 7:27pm

donnyenglish

Get it Up intro is epic. It is like drinking from a fire hose. You have to blast it.

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Reply #53 posted 11/08/19 7:18pm

rdhull

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donnyenglish said:

Get it Up intro is epic. It is like drinking from a fire hose. You have to blast it.

This is the best thing you ever said. Agreed. That opening blast of whatever it is:keyboard, keytar or whatever is like a jumpstart.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #54 posted 11/08/19 8:19pm

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Yes n don't forget the great middles n endings also 🙏
Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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