Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince recently aired in CBS. This special tribute concert was filmed just before the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns and featured several artists like H.E.R., The Foo Fighters, Miguel, Chris Martin, John Legend, The Revolution, Usher and Earth, Wind & Fire to name a few. Shot a couple of nights after the Grammys, the concert was scheduled to appear on April 21st, which marked the 4th anniversary of the superstar’s demise.
The show was an instant hit! And CBS has hastily decided to re-broadcast the show on Saturday, 25th April, 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2016 – Prince was one of the best-selling music artists of all time with sales of over 100 million records worldwide. In his lifetime he has won seven Grammy Awards, seven Brit Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
Here’s our very own tribute to the legend with some of his greatest hits ever.
The title track from Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain” is a power ballad that undoubtedly features one of best guitar solos of all times. This heartbreak hit follows a friendship that began innocently, transformed into something deeper, then crashed.
When Doves Cry
This 1984 track ruled the Hot 100’s top spot for for five weeks and was his longest running No. 1 on the charts. The song talks about a rough parental dynamic and a dangerously passionate love relationship.
This 1986 hit that talked about maturity and “women not girls” stayed at the top of the Hot 100 for two weeks.
A sexy video with soft guitar strums shows Prince leading his cool army against hatred. This one made its way to No. 7 in the Hot 100.
Diamonds And Pearls
This 1991 ballad from the album of the same name talks about the love he has to offer. It made to No. 3 in the Hot 100.
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
This single cherishing the gorgeous woman in his life was one of Prince’s best Hot 100 showings of the ’90s and peaked at No. 3.
Let’s Go Crazy
Another 1984 single that spent 2 weeks at No. 1 in Hot 100 where Prince asks “Are we going to let the elevator bring us down?” It’s got some amazing guitar riffs.
Another one of his No. 1 in Hot 100, this 1989 song ended the 80s for him on a high note. The genre-defining key song from the blockbuster “Batman” crossed many genres from rock to funk to hip-hop and featured sounds of Batman and The Joker.
This naughty, sexy 1991 mid-tempo song earned two weeks at No. 1 in Hot 100.
Peaked at No. 2, this 1985 song talks about “working part time in a five-and-dime”.
Thieves in the Temple
This 1990 single from “Graffiti Bridge” soundtrack talks about his need to protect his love from villains. It earned the No. 6 spot in Hot 100.
The list can really go on and on. With several hits over the years, the ones mentioned above are just some of the very, very best as per the Musical Ninja team. We will be back with another volume of Prince’s greatest hits at a later time. In the meantime, if there are some you would like us to surely add to the next one, please feel free to drop them in our comments section.