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

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)