Prince & the Revolution – “Raspberry Beret” – (1985)

Yeah, this is a hard one to find on YouTube because Prince is notoriously finicky when it comes to his music. The version I linked to sounds very Chipmunk-ish. “Raspberry Beret” was the biggest single from 1985’s Around the World in a Day, and it’s the only one that still gets any significant airplay. I’d like to think that this song made berets really popular but I have no evidence to support this. Although, anyone who wears a raspberry beret must feel quite special.

Prince & the Revolution – “When Doves Cry” – (1984)

This was the biggest song from Purple Rain and the biggest selling single of 1984. It was a #1 all over the world and remains one of Prince’s best known songs. It shows up on a lot of lists of the “Greatest Songs Ever” yet it didn’t even make our countdown of songs of the 80s. After hearing this song countless times, I really don’t know what doves sound like when they cry, despite Prince’s best efforts to inform me. I very much doubt they sound like a drum machine and awesome guitar solos, but what do I know?