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Prince Lyrics

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Prince Lyrics - by Popularity

1 I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
2 18 & Over
3 Adore
4 Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do
5 Diamonds and Pearls
6 Purple Rain
7 Irresistible Bitch
8 Freaks On This Side
9 Hot With U
10 Drive Me Wild
11 Christopher Tracy's Parade
12 Get Some Solo
13 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
14 The Arms Of Orion
15 Little Red Corvette (dance mix)
16 Get Off
17 Controversy
18 This Is My House
19 Raspberry Beret
20 I Wish U Heaven (Part 1,2 & 3)
21 Dig U Better Dead
22 200 Balloons
23 ...Back To The Lotus
24 About Prince And The Revolution - Around The World
25 Just as Long as We're Together
26 She Loves Me 4 Me
27 I Rock, Therefore I Am
28 All the Critics Love U in New York
29 She's Just A Baby
30 About Prince - Dirty Mind
31 I Will
32 Head
33 Pop Life
34 Sister
35 Ice Cream Castles
36 Sometimes It Snows in April
37 I Would Die 4 U
38 The Ladder
39 Your Love Is So Hard
40 Little Red Corvette
41 The Sun, The Moon And Stars
42 The Sarifice Of Victor
43 Hot Wit U (Nasty Girl Remix)
44 Hot Thing
45 I Feel for You
46 Solo
47 Dream Factory
48 4 The Tears In Your Eyes
49 Electric Chair
50 Wednesday Like A River
51 7
52 Beautiful Extended Club Version
53 Mad Sex
54 She Spoke 2 Me
55 The Walk
56 Automatic
57 I'll Be Right There
58 Da Bang
59 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
60 Girl Of My Dreams
61 If I Was Your Girlfriend
62 Glam Slam '91
63 Horny Toad
64 Baby I'm a Star
65 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
66 My Name Is Prince
67 The Most Beautiful Boy In The World
68 Act Of God
69 Darling Nikki
70 Allegiance
71 Johnny
72 When You Were Mine
73 Orgasm
74 An Honest Man
75 All My Dreams
76 I Wonder
77 Gett Off ( Club Mix )
78 Family Name
79 Let's Go Crazy
80 Positivity
81 Minneapolis
82 One Kiss At A Time
83 Race
84 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
85 Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian
86 A Man Called Jesus
87 Thunder
88 Saviour
89 Big Fun
90 Standing At The Altar
91 Batdance
92 Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart
93 The Undertaker
94 Thieves In The Temple Pt 2
95 Dear Mr. Man
96 Space
97 My Summertime Thang
98 About O(+ - The Beautiful Experience
99 Pink Cashmere
100 The Voice
101 Into The Light
102 Make It Through The Storm
103 Splash
104 Count the Days
105 1999
106 Billy Jack Bitch
107 Daddy Pop
108 In This Bed I Screem
109 Make-Up
110 We Can Funk
111 Come Outside And Play
112 Wendy's Parade
113 La, La, La Means I Love You
114 Do Me Baby
115 Push It Up
116 Baby Don't Care
117 Kiss (extended version)
118 Hot Wit U
119 Thieves In The Temple (remix)
120 1999 (Edit)
121 Delirious
122 Beautiful Strange
123 npg operator (III)
124 Do It All Night
125 Hot Thing (Extended Remix)
126 Just As Long As We're Togeather
127 Gett Off
128 In A Large Room With No Light
129 The Dance Electric
130 Scandalous
131 Melody Cool
132 Everybody Get On Up
133 Uptown (Single Version)
134 Nothing Compares 2 U
135 Until U're In My Arms Again
136 Everytime
137 About Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain
138 Let's Go Crazy (special dance mix)
139 Prettyman
140 White Mansion
141 Extra Lovable
142 Kiss
143 Love
144 Let's Work (Dance Remix)
145 When U Love Somebody
146 Backwards Message
147 About Prince - The Black Album
148 Uptown
149 When The Lights Go Down
150 Sign O' the Times
151 Lion Of Judah
152 Sweet Baby
153 Girls and Boys
154 Love On A Blue Train
155 Underneath The Cream
156 Wonderful Ass
157 4 The Tears In Your Eyes (Video Version)
158 Chaos And Disorder
159 Sleep Around
160 Red Riding Hood [aka: Can I Play With You]
161 Under the Cherry Moon
162 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
163 Prince - 1999
164 G-Spot
165 The Max
166 Le Grind
167 The Ride
168 4ever
169 A Love Bizarre
170 Bambi
171 Love Like Jazz
172 Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
173 The Second Coming
174 Dinner With Delores
175 Love... Thy Will Be Done
176 Don't Say U Love Me
177 For Love
178 The Love We Make
179 Days Of Wild
180 Ooo She She Wa Wa
181 About Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds
182 Colonized Mind
183 Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)
184 Had U
185 Sex Me Sex Me Not
186 Thieves in the Temple
187 Violet Blue
188 Nothing Compares To You
189 U Got the Look
190 The One U Wanna C
191 Violet The Organ Grinder
192 The Beautiful Ones
193 I Like It There
194 Make Believe
195 She Spoke 2 Me (Ext. Remix)
196 Do Yourself A Favor
197 Segue
198 3 Chains O' Gold
199 2Nite
200 Baby
201 Pearls B4 The Swine
202 Cream
203 Here Eye Come
204 I Guess I'm Crazy
205 I Love U, But I Don? Trust U Anymore
206 I Wanna Be Your Lover
207 On the Couch
208 When Doves Cry
209 Tick, Tick, Bang
210 About Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
211 Annie Christian
212 My Tree
213 America
214 If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life
215 Soul Sanctuary
216 Arrogance
217 Kept Woman
218 4 The Tears In Your Eyes (Video Mix)
219 A Place In Heaven
220 The Cross
221 Same December
222 Everyday Is A Winding Road
223 Thhe Sex Of It
224 Prince - When Doves Cry
225 Take Me With You
226 Electric Intercourse
227 5 Women +
228 Forever in My Life
229 "Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance"
230 Immersion
231 Hon E Man
232 I'm Yours
233 Better With Time
234 Condition Of The Heart
235 Right The Wrong
236 The Daisy Chain
237 Anna Stesia
238 Gigolos Get Lonely Too
239 Calhoun Square
240 Damn U
241 Mustang Mix
242 Elixer
243 House In Order
244 I'll Do Anything
245 If I Was Your Girlfriend (The Hits Mix)
246 Cookie Jar
247 The Same December
248 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Remix)
249 It's About That Walk
250 Jack U Off
251 Noon Rendezvous
252 Movie Star
253 D.M.S.R.
254 About Prince - The Hits: New Songs
255 Slave 2 The System
256 Here
257 Bedtime Story
258 17 Days
259 Baby Knows (With Sheryl Crow)
260 Escape
261 Face Down
262 Let's Work
263 Cloreen Bacon Skin
264 Free
265 However Much U Want
266 My Love Is Forever
267 I Wonder U
268 Bite The Beat
269 Uptown (The Hits Mix)
270 Goldie's Parade
271 Corporate World
272 The Plan
273 La, La, La Means I Love U
274 Private Joy
275 Nothing Compares 2 U (The Hits Live Mix)
276 All The Midnights In The World
277 Chelsea Rodgers
278 2gether
279 Last Heart
280 Insatiable
281 Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful
282 Interesting
283 npg operator (I)
284 The Line
285 Dance With The Devil
286 Animal Kingdom
287 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
288 Train
289 My Computer
290 New Power Soul
291 She Gave Her Angels
292 All Because Of You
293 Soft and Wet
294 Jughead
295 Tricky
296 Mo' Better
297 Thieves In The Temple (Pt. II)
298 Fantasia Erotica
299 The Rest Of My Life
300 Witness 4 The Prosecution
301 Sexy M.F.
302 NPG Bum Rush The Ship
303 International Lover
304 Get Your Groove On
305 All Day, All Night
306 Rock 'n' Roll Is Alive (And It Lives In Minneapoli
307 Mountains
308 Sometimes I Get Lonely
309 Chocolate Box
310 Blue Limousine
311 Deconstruction
312 Moonbeam Levels
313 I No
314 Bob George
315 New Position
316 Money Don't Matter 2 Night
317 Oilcan
318 Digital Garden
319 God
320 Feel Good
321 Love U, But Dont Trust U Anymore
322 The Continental
323 Rebirth Of The Flesh
324 The Morning After
325 Lady Cab Driver
326 Shy
327 Erotic City
328 Break My Heart
329 Don't Play Me
330 Little Red Corvet
331 Papa
332 Go On (Witcha Bad Self)
333 Dead On It
334 Have A Heart
335 If I Love U 2 Night
336 Hallucination Rain
337 Girl 6
338 Space (Acoustic Remix)
339 Gotta Stop (Messin' Around)
340 Love's No Fun
341 Style
342 You
343 Crimson & Clover
344 Crystal Ball
345 Oobey Doop
346 Resolution
347 Gett Off (Extended Remix)
348 The Good Life
349 Here On Earth
350 Laydown
351 River Run Dry
352 If I Love U 2night (Spanish)
353 High (short version)
354 1999 (The Hits Mix)
355 Girls & Boys
356 Push It Up!
357 Things Have Gotta Change
358 Space (Funky Stuff Dub)
359 Jaguar
360 Peace
361 Can I Play With U?
362 Last December
363 Time
364 Damned If I Do
365 (There'll Never B) Another Like Me
366 segue (X)
367 Man In A Uniform
368 The Question Of U
369 Vibrator
370 The Song of the Heart
371 My Drawers
372 When I lay my hands on you
373 Scarlet Pussy
374 The Human Body
375 Come On
376 Sexy Motherfucker
377 Somewhere Here On Earth
378 Minneapolis Reprise
379 Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife
380 Rockhard In A Funky Place
381 The Good Life (Big City Remix)
382 Objects In The Mirror
383 Future Soul Song
384 Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive
385 If I Love U 2 Nite
386 About Prince - The Hits Mixes
387 Cloreen Baconskin
388 Space (Funky Stuff Remix)
389 About Prince - Batman
390 Jerk Out
391 Poom Poom
392 Carmen On Top
393 Mellow
394 Elephants & Flowers
395 Take Me With U
396 Affirmation III
397 Get Yo Groove On
398 The Stick
399 Cinnamon Girl
400 Mad
401 Down A Long Lonely Road
402 One Of Your Tears
403 Undisputed
404 I Hate You
405 My Man
406 Fun
407 Pussy Control
408 When 2 R In Love
409 Sexy Mother Fucker
410 Open Book
411 He's So Dull
412 4 The Tears In Your Eyes (USA for Africa version)
413 2020
414 Superfunkycalifraagisexy
415 About Prince - For You
416 One Nite Alone
417 Lavaux
418 Call The Law
419 Romance 1600
420 Wall Of Berlin
421 If The Kid Can't Make You Come
422 A Million Miles (I Love You)
423 Adore (The Hits Mix)
424 Nasty Girl
425 It's Gonna Be Lonely
426 Ain't Gonna Miss U When U're Gone
427 Space (Universal Love Remix)
428 Pheremone
429 Privat Joy
430 Children Of The Sun
431 Muse 2 The Pharaoh
432 Breakfast Can Wait
433 I Can't Make U Love Me
434 Black Sweat
435 The Other Side Of The Pillow
436 We Can Work It Out
437 For The Tears In Your Eyes (USA for Africa version)
438 Funky
439 Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive (And It Lives In Minneapolis)
440 Beautiful
441 Cherry, Cherry
442 Funky Music
443 Get On The Boat
444 Get Loose
445 Others Here With Us
446 You Will Be Moved
447 Hey, Louie Louie
448 1-800-New Funk Ad
449 20th Century Express
450 319
451 Raspberry Beret (Extended 12 Version)
452 Schoolyard
453 Another Lonely Christmas
454 Controversy (The Hits Mix)
455 Groovy Potential
456 Walk Don't Walk
457 S.T.
458 Jungle Love
459 Props n Pounds
460 Chili Sauce
461 Rainbow Children
462 Graffiti Bridge
463 Jekajo (feat. Jay'major)
464 In This Bed I Scream
465 Satisfied
466 Dreamland
467 The Truth
468 Sex In The Summer
469 Moviestar
470 it about that walk
471 Get It Up
472 East
473 Goodbye
474 P Control (House Mix)
475 Another Boy
476 High Fashion
477 2045 Radical Man
478 2 Whom It May Concern
479 Crazy You
480 U're Gonna C Me
481 I Wanna B Ur Lover
482 Sex Shooter
483 Ol' Skool Company
484 I Hate U (extended remix)
485 Anotherloverholenyohead
486 Delirious (The Hits Mix)
487 Sexy Dancer
488 Da Bourgeoisie
489 Willing and Able
490 Step To The Mic
491 Lolita
492 Feel U Up
493 Just A Little Lovin'
494 Rock Hard In a Funky Place
495 Come Home
496 I Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
497 Baby Knows
498 Baltimore
499 Jam Of The Year
500 Supercute
501 Welcome 2 The Dawn
502 Dorothy Parker
503 Welcome 2 The Rat Race
504 You Got The Look
505 Neon Telephone
506 Musicology
507 Get Off / The Lubricated Lady
508 Superfunkycalifragisexy
509 And God Created Women
510 Flutestramental
511 DJ Gets Jumped
512 Newpower Soul
513 Beautiful Loved And Blessed
514 Hide The Bone
515 Peach
516 Hold Me
517 Alexa De Paris
518 Dolphin
519 For You
520 Young And Beautiful
521 4 the Tears in Your Eyes (Live)
522 No More Candy 4 U
523 Around The World In A Day
524 I Hear Your Voice
525 My Medallion (short version)
526 Diamonds And Pearls (The Hits Mix)
527 Still Waiting
528 The Breakdown
529 The Ball
530 Reflection
531 I Love U in Me
532 Kain't Turn Back
533 The Everlasting Now
534 Joy In Repetition
535 Million $ Show
536 Mr. Happy
537 Manic Monday
538 Alphabet St.
539 The Holy River
540 Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar
541 Live Out Loud
542 Get On Up
543 Love Sign (Shock G's Silky Remix)
544 Blue Light
545 Mustang Instrumental
546 DJ Seduces Sonny
547 U're Gonna C Me
548 Interactive
549 Player
550 And God Created Woman
551 777-9311
552 Endorphinmachine
553 About Prince And The Revolution - Parade / Under T
554 Sign 'O' The Times (Single Version)
555 Do Your Dance
556 Shockadelica
557 NPG Operator Intro
558 Do Me, Baby (The Hits Mix)
559 The Screams of Passion
560 When We're Dancing Close and Slow
561 Art Official Cage
562 Dirty Mind
563 The Belle Of St. Mark
564 Incense And Candles
565 Lemon Crush
566 segue (III)
567 Computer Blue
568 The Sensual Everafter
569 Loveleft, Loveright
570 Shut This Down
571 Right Back Here In My Arms
572 The Marrying Kind
573 Me Touch Myself
574 Empty Room
575 Extraordinary
576 Housequake
577 Da, Da, Da
578 Wet Dream
579 Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
580 No Call U
581 Call My Name
582 Boyfriend Demo
583 Get Wild
584 Shoo-Bed-Ooh
585 Te Amo Corazon
586 Love Sign (Shock G' SIlky Remix)
587 Plrfc-Updates
588 9 Lives
589 Gold
590 In Love
591 Eye No
592 Gangster Glam
593 Sister Fate
594 Valentina
595 Girl
596 Baby, You're A Trip
597 Black M.F. In The House
598 Why You Wanna Treat Me so Bad?
599 Clouds
600 The Bird
601 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold - Radio Edit
602 Partyman
603 Koo Koo
604 segue (II)
605 The Work Pt. 1
606 Love Machine
607 I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore
608 Ain t About 2 Stop
609 Somebody's Somebody
610 Gotta Stop
611 Mia Bocca
612 Empty Room (#2)
613 Dance On
614 Emancipation
615 Why
616 Life 'o' the Party
617 That Girl Thang
618 Girl O' My Dreams
619 What's My Name
620 I Wanna Melt With U
621 Sexy Staxaphone And Guitar
622 Halluctination Rain
623 The One
624 Compassion
625 Pltt Updates
626 Something U Already Know
627 House Of Brick (Brick House)
628 Cybersingle
629 Eye Hate U
630 Do U Lie?
631 She's Always In My Hair (12'' Version)
632 Hello
633 npg operator (II)
634 Sign O The Times (The Hits Mix)
635 Deuce & A Quarter
636 Breakdown
637 Gotta Broken Heart Again
638 Dont Know
639 La, La, La, He, He, Hee
640 segue (IV)
641 Cool
642 Wedding Feast
643 Man O War
644 Like A Mack
645 We Gets Up
646 Thrill You Or Kill You
647 Zannalee
648 Mindbells
649 The Morning Papers
650 My Little Pill
651 Wild And Loose
652 A Million Days
653 Screwdriver
654 Girl Power
655 Love 2 the 9's
656 Staxowax
657 Mashed Potato Girl Intro
658 Beginning Endlessly
659 Ripopgodazippa
660 Pope
661 Dinner With Dolores
662 After Hi School
663 Now
664 United States Of Division
665 Horny Pony
666 Snow Man
667 Dreamer
668 Paisley Park
669 In A Spanish Villa
670 npg operator (IV)
671 The Gold Standard
672 The Glamorous Life
673 Ballad of Dorothy Parker
674 Sex
675 segue (VII)
676 3rd Eye
677 New Power Generation
678 This Could B Us
679 Toy Box
680 So Far, So Pleased (With Gwen Stefani)
681 Come
682 Miss Understood
683 Sarah
684 Glam Slam
685 It
686 With You
687 Breakfast Can Wait (Single)
688 Morning Papers
689 New Power Day
690 Wasted Kisses
691 Future Love Song
692 Sexual Suicide
693 Possessed
694 Home
695 I Am The DJ
696 Elephants and Flowers
697 Ain't No Place Like U
698 NPG Operator
699 So Blue
700 I Would Die 4 U (LP Version)
701 Soft And Wet (#2)
702 Bliss
703 When Doves Cry (The Hits Mix)
704 Goldnigga Pt.1
705 U Know
706 Partyup
707 segue (VI)
708 New Power Generation (Pt. II)
709 Fallinlove2nite
710 Curious Child
711 Undisputed (With Chuck D)
712 Dark
713 Miss You
714 The Sacrifice of Victor
715 Faded Photographs
716 There Is Lonely
717 Good Love
718 Witness
719 Things Have Got To Change
720 Ronnie, Talk to Russia
721 Oh, Baby
722 Future Baby Mama
723 A Woman's Gotta Have It
724 Goangster Glam
725 PoomPoom
726 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton
727 Sticky Like Glue
728 Power Fantastic
729 All This Love
730 How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
731 I Can't Stop
732 Forever In My Live
733 P Control
734 Life Can Be so Nice
735 S.S.T.
736 Some Kind Of Lover
737 Dance 4 Me
738 Intro
739 npg operator (VI)
740 Blood Is Thicker Than Time
741 1+1+1 Is 3
742 Goldnigga Pt. 2
743 This Could Be Us
744 Wanna Melt With U
745 The Future
746 Lisa
747 segue (V)
748 Data Bank
749 Circle Of Amour
750 Release It
751 Silly Game
752 X s Face
753 Dreamin' About U
754 What Do U Want Me 2 Do?
755 Letitgo
756 I Know
757 Play in the Sunshine
758 New World
759 Alphabet St. (LP Version)
760 Sexuality
761 Old Friends 4 Sale
762 Oliver's House
763 Guitar
764 Color
765 Go Go Dancer
766 A Case Of U
767 Lavau%
768 So Dark
769 Pride And The Passion
770 Controversy (LP Version)
771 Live 4 Love
772 She's Always in My Hair
773 In Your Gracious Name
774 npg operator (V)
775 Goldnigga Pt. 3
776 What It Feels Like
777 The Old Songs
778 Fury
779 Trust
780 segue (XIII)
781 Dear Michaelangelo
782 Comeback
783 Round And Round
784 So Far, So Pleased
785 Hardrocklover
786 Emale
787 Ts Immortals
788 Xenophobia
789 Loose!
790 U Make My Sun Shine
791 Fantastic
792 One Of Us
793 Witness 4 The Prosecution (#2)
794 Purple Rain (LP Version)
795 2morrow
796 Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody
797 Hollywood
798 Good Judy Girlfriend
799 Make Your Mama Happy
800 Outro
801 Arboretum
802 Walk In Sand
803 Strays Of The World
804 Purple Music
805 From The Lotus...
806 Irresistable Bitch
807 I Don't Wanna Leave You
808 Shhh
809 Don't Talk 2 Strangers
810 F.U.N.K.
811 Soul Psychodelicide
812 (There'll Never B) Another Like Me
813 Tamborine
814 Boy's Club
815 Affirmation I & II
816 The Purple Medley
817 The Everlasting Now (Vamp)
818 Vicki Waiting
819 segue (XII)
820 Desire
821 Dionne
822 Shake!
823 Strange But True
824 Mr. Nelson
825 Joint 2 Joint
826 Turn It Up
827 3121
828 MPLS
829 Alphabet Street
830 I Wish U Heaven
831 Slow Love
832 Slave
833 Acknowledge Me
834 The Word
835 One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine)
836 Mr.Goodnight
837 If I Love U 2night
838 Good Man
839 Cindy C.
840 Return Of The Bump Squad
841 Avalanche
842 Sea Of Everything
843 Tell Me How U Wanna B Done
844 If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)
845 Good Life
846 Shake
847 Push
848 Soul Psychodelicide (#2)
849 $
850 Temptation
851 One Kiss At The Time
852 Everywhere
853 About Prince - Graffiti Bridge
854 Way Back Home
855 Betcha By Golly Wow!
856 The Rhythm Of Your Heart
857 Something In The Water
858 Love Or Money
859 segue (XIV)
860 Disclaimer
861 Still Would Stand All Time
862 Tangerine
863 1000 X S & 0 S
864 Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife
865 U Gotta Shake Something
866 Murph Drag
867 Undisputed (The Moneyapolis Mix)
868 Feel You Up
869 Lovesexy
870 Starfish and Coffee
871 Yellow
872 Party Up
873 Crucial
874 On Your Own
875 Planet Earth
876 Love Sign
877 Anotherloverholenyohead (Extended Version)
878 The Flow
879 The Exodus Has Begun
880 Everybody Loves Me
881 Tell Me How U Want 2 B Done
882 Boom
883 Let's Pretend We're Married
884 All That
885 We March
886 Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis)
887 Strollin'
888 77 Beverly Park
889 One Song
890 Broken
891 Brother With A Purpose
892 FunkNRoll
893 Courtin' Time
894 The Scandelous Sex Suite
895 segue (XI)
896 Donna
897 Fascination
898 The Latest Fashion
899 June
900 Let's Have A Baby
901 Uh-Huh!
902 Pheromone
903 Mutiny
904 Venus De Milo
905 Fell U Up
906 Most Beautiful Girl In The World
907 Strange Relationship

Prince Bio

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958) is an American musician. He performs under the mononymous name of Prince, but has also been known by various other names, among them an unpronounceable symbol (usually spelled out as O(+>) which he used as his name between 1993 and 2000, during which time he was usually referred to as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

Prince is a prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and with other artists. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible in 2004. In 2004, he was named the top male pop artist of the past 25 years by ARC Rock on the Net, and Rolling Stone ranked Prince #28 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

From his early material, rooted in R&B, soul and funk, Prince has expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including pop, rock, jazz, new wave, psychedelia and hip hop. Some of his primary influences include Sly Stone, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic and Carlos Santana. The distinctive characteristics of his early-to-mid 1980s work, such as sparse and industrial-sounding drum machine arrangements and the use of synthesizer riffs to serve the role traditionally occupied by horn riffs in earlier R&B, funk and soul music, were called the "Minneapolis sound" and have proved very influential.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)