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The ultimate list of Prince songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. With incredible R&B-meets-rock songs that blend into the pop genre, Prince was one of the most prolific artists of the past thirty-five years. Prince loved making music so much that he left his original label, Warner Bros., because they wouldn't let him release as much music as he wanted. Mr. Prince Rogers Nelson truly became an iconic, genre-defying, one-of-a-kind talent before his untimely death in April, 2016. 

This list runs the gamut of this man's prodigious output, covering from "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy" to fan favorites like "Erotic City" and "Call My Name." The best Prince songs from all eras - including the 1990s and 2000s - are worthy of checking out below. If you think we missed an unheralded gem or left a classic too far down the list, add or reorder the list as you see fit. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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When Doves Cry Purple Rain

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875 99
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Purple Rain Purple Rain

3
703 76
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Kiss Parade

4
643 109
1999 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999 1999

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652 92
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583 79
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Raspberry Beret Around the World in a Day

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644 126
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Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain

8
554 131
I Would Die for U is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
I Would Die for U Purple Rain

9
419 76
Sign o' the Times is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sign o' the Times Sign 'O' the Times

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444 129
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386 83
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madonna50 added The Most Beautiful Girl in the World The Gold Experience

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410 144
Diamonds and Pearls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Diamonds and Pearls Diamonds and Pearls

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415 149
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Darling Nikki Purple Rain

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276 67
Pop Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Pop Life Around the World in a Day

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367 115
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U Got the Look Sign 'O' the Times

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368 99
Cream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Cream Diamonds and Pearls

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416 113
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The Beautiful Ones Purple Rain

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275 100
Delirious is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Delirious 1999

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327 121
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292 101
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Controversy Controversy

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281 105
Baby I'm a Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Baby I'm a Star Purple Rain

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297 109
Take Me with U is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Take Me with U Purple Rain

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194 100
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347 132
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If I Was Your Girlfriend Sign 'O' the Times

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175 36
Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
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124 9
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madonna50 added Holyriver   feel good  song

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242 48
Thieves in the Temple is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Thieves in the Temple Graffiti Bridge

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220 55
Lady Cab Driver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

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268 124
7 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
7 Love Symbol Album

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182 48
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271 110
I Could Never Take the Place o... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

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204 105
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Alphabet St. Lovesexy

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243 119
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When You Were Mine Dirty Mind

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265 120
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Gett Off Diamonds and Pearls

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255 119
Adore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Adore Sign 'O' the Times

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150 51
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WarrenMitchell added Sometimes It Snows in April Parade - Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon

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197 47
Starfish and Coffee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Starfish and Coffee Sign 'O' the Times

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119 30
Scandalous is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
UmadBro990 added Scandalous Skeletons in My Closet

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211 117
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Dirty Mind Dirty Mind

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176 110
Automatic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Automatic 1999, City Lights Remastered And Extended Volume 5: The 1986 U.S. Hit & Run Tour And The Parade World Tour 1986

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165 36
The Question of U is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
The Question of U Graffiti Bridge

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214 116
Sexy M. F. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sexy M. F. Love Symbol Album

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87 17
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Kent G Givens added Glam Slam Lovesexy

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199 105
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Computer Blue Purple Rain

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228 93
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Do Me, Baby Controversy

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96 48
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WarrenMitchell added Musicology Musicology

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173 97
Head is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Head Dirty Mind, City Lights Remastered And Extended Volume 5: The 1986 U.S. Hit & Run Tour And The Parade World Tour 1986

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164 90
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157 49
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Joy In Repitition Graffiti Bridge

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144 77
D.M.S.R. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
D.M.S.R. 1999