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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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Purple Rain Purple Rain

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Kiss Parade

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

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Raspberry Beret Around the World in a Day

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Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain

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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

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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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Darling Nikki Purple Rain

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Diamonds and Pearls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Diamonds and Pearls Diamonds and Pearls

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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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Cream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Cream Diamonds and Pearls

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U Got the Look Sign 'O' the Times

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The Beautiful Ones Purple Rain

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

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Controversy Controversy

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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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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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If I Was Your Girlfriend Sign 'O' the Times

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Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

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Holyriver   feel good  song

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

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

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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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Alphabet St. Lovesexy

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When You Were Mine Dirty Mind

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Gett Off Diamonds and Pearls

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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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Sometimes It Snows in April Parade - Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon

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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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Dirty Mind Dirty Mind

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Scandalous is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Scandalous Skeletons in My Closet

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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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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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Glam Slam Lovesexy

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Sexy M. F. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sexy M. F. Love Symbol Album

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Computer Blue Purple Rain

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Musicology Musicology

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Do Me, Baby Controversy

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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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Joy In Repitition Graffiti Bridge

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International Lover is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time