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

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)