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

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)