Pop-music icon Prince passed away on Thursday. The celebrities and fans around the world have been mourning his death. Prince has left a significant gap in the pop-music world that is too large to fill.
Prince began his journey to pop stardom in 1978 in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he released his first album, For You. He was not your average performer; he could sing, dance, and had an uncanny talent for playing various musical instruments. In fact, he could play 27 different instruments flawlessly. Prince wrote hit songs for famed celebrities and performers such as Chaka Khan, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper. He created his own comic book called Prince and the Power Revolution and wrote the story for the hit movie Purple Rain. Prince was just a jack of all trades.
When it comes to his music videos, he pushed boundaries. He combined his lyrics, with abstract visuals. You never knew what you were in getting into when watching a Prince music video. He maintained creative control to the very end and gave the public some of the most memorable music videos of all time.
You don’t understand what I had to go through to find these videos. It appears the Prince discography including some his music videos are being pulled from the internet, so watch them while you can. [Editor’s Note: Before we even got to edit it, several of them got pulled. Trust that they’re good, though.]
With that said, we’re going to take a look at Prince’s most iconic music videos throughout his career!
Prince’s work on the soundtrack of the first Batman film is unmatched and it remains one of the most memorable music videos of all time. It reflects the tone of the film and features dancers dressed as the Joker, Batman, and Vicky Vale. What’s not to love about this?
‘DIAMONDS AND PEARLS’ (1991)
The title track from the album ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ was a top 10 billboard hit back in the 1990s. The music video for the song showed a softer side to the musician. This is one of his tamer music videos, probably due to the children being present.
PRINCE SUPERBOWL XLI HALF TIME SHOW (2007)
This is not a music video, but one of the best Prince live performances in existence. He rocked the super bowl half-time show in the pouring rain. This shows that not only is Prince a great musician, but an awesome performer.
‘WHEN DOVES CRY’ (1984)
In 1984, Prince scored two American number one hits with “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” The music video for “When Doves Cry” shocked audiences with its sexuality and partial nudity from Prince. The video was played in frequent rotation on MTV. Watch the full video by clicking here.
‘PURPLE RAIN’ (1984)
Also in 1984 is the release of the film Purple Rain which is written by and stars Prince. Now this song does not have a formal video, as it’s just various clips from the film. However, it does capture the mood of the song. Watch the full video here.
Prince will be remembered for his groundbreaking music, innovative music videos, sense of humor, and his sex appeal. Hopefully, fans will continue to honor his memory by blasting his music on repeat, and by watching his music videos. This helps to keep his memory alive.
Rest In Purple Prince
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