R&B The Best Prince Songs of All Time  

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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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1,024 135
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Purple Rain

2
1,075 147
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Purple Rain

3
797 129
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4
767 161
1999 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999

5
834 142
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Parade

6
718 122
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Around the World in a Day

7
787 170
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Purple Rain

8
680 189
I Would Die for U is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Purple Rain

9
531 115
Sign o' the Times is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sign 'O' the Times

10
545 174
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11
479 132
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madonna50 added The Gold Experience

12
489 196
Diamonds and Pearls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Diamonds and Pearls

13
350 102
Pop Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Around the World in a Day

14
453 137
Cream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Diamonds and Pearls

15
452 160
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Sign 'O' the Times

16
504 202
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Purple Rain

17
524 157
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Purple Rain

18
422 169
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19
375 145
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Controversy

20
347 147
Delirious is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999

21
372 153
Take Me with U is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Purple Rain

22
357 154
Baby I'm a Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Purple Rain

23
240 152
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24
312 87
Thieves in the Temple is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Graffiti Bridge

25
429 177
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Sign 'O' the Times

26
245 73
Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
ferenc added

27
283 78
Lady Cab Driver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

28
270 65
Starfish and Coffee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sign 'O' the Times

29
348 148
I Could Never Take the Place o... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time

30
303 146
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Dirty Mind

31
333 167
7 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Love Symbol Album

32
330 148
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Diamonds and Pearls

33
177 37
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  feel good  song

34
65 10
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Purple Rain

35
235 72
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36
265 132
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Lovesexy

37
221 69
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WarrenMitchell added Parade - Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon

38
313 143
Adore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sign 'O' the Times

39
263 136
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Dirty Mind

40
137 23
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41
267 131
Sexy M. F. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Love Symbol Album

42
260 113
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Purple Rain

43
217 127
Automatic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999, City Lights Remastered And Extended Volume 5: The 1986 U.S. Hit & Run Tour And The Parade World Tour 1986

44
169 54
Scandalous is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
UmadBro990 added Skeletons in My Closet

45
187 69
Housequake is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Sign 'O' the Times, Camille

46
129 17
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47
285 99
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Controversy

48
191 88
D.M.S.R. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
1999

49
208 102
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50
202 57
The Question of U is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Prince Songs of All Time
Graffiti Bridge