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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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886 105
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Purple Rain Purple Rain

3
711 76
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Kiss Parade

4
648 114
1999 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999 1999

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662 92
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592 80
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Raspberry Beret Around the World in a Day

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649 130
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Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain

8
561 135
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
427 77
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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393 84
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madonna50 added The Most Beautiful Girl in the World The Gold Experience

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447 134
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419 153
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Darling Nikki Purple Rain

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414 148
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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279 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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370 115
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U Got the Look Sign 'O' the Times

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371 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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423 114
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The Beautiful Ones Purple Rain

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277 101
Delirious is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Delirious 1999

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332 122
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298 104
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Controversy Controversy

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285 109
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

22
298 114
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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195 105
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181 36
Gold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
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355 134
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If I Was Your Girlfriend Sign 'O' the Times

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248 48
Thieves in the Temple is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Thieves in the Temple Graffiti Bridge

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129 10
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madonna50 added Holyriver   feel good  song

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222 56
Lady Cab Driver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

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272 128
7 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
7 Love Symbol Album

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186 50
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277 113
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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208 106
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Alphabet St. Lovesexy

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247 120
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When You Were Mine Dirty Mind

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270 121
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Gett Off Diamonds and Pearls

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157 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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260 120
Adore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Adore Sign 'O' the Times

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206 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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124 31
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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214 117
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Dirty Mind Dirty Mind

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179 110
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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170 38
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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92 18
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Kent G Givens added Glam Slam Lovesexy

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217 117
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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201 106
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Computer Blue Purple Rain

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162 49
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Joy In Repitition Graffiti Bridge

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176 97
Head is listed (or ranked) 46 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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99 49
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WarrenMitchell added Musicology Musicology

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67 12
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madonna50 added Nothing Compares 2 U

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167 90
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230 94
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Do Me, Baby Controversy