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Prince Lyrics - by Popularity

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

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)