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Prince Performs at 2013 Billboard Music Awards…Makes History, Receives Icon Music Award

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During the 2013 Billboard Music Awards broadcast on May 19th, Prince  received the Billboard Icon Award – the magazine’s highest honor for creative achievement.  The Rock ‘n Roll legend performed a medley of “Let’s Go Crazy” and “FixUrLifeUp”, electrifying the crowd.  Thoroughly rocked by his show at  the Billboard  Awards this year, we could not help but think up our own list of the Top 8 hits we’d love to see at any Prince performance!

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8.  “I Would Die 4 U”

From Prince’s most successful album that would spawn several hits, I Would Die 4 U entered the charts in December of 1984. Topping out at the 8th spot.

7.  “Purple Rain”

Prince simultaneously held the spots #1 film, #1 single and #1 album in the U.S. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain.

6.  “Raspberry Beret”

The Video for Raspberry Beret (Prince’s first since his short-lived “ban” on music videos) was released when the album Around the World in a Day stalled in the charts, pushing the song to the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

5.  ” Kiss”

Despite Warner Bros. not wanting it released as a single,  Kiss became Prince’s third number-one U.S. Hit.

Prince with Guitar

4.  “Let’s Go Crazy”

Let’s Go Crazy in one of Prince’s most popular songs, and is almost always a staple for concert performances.

3.  “1999″

The Synthesizer chords inspired Phil Collin’s song Sussudio as well as Marillion’s Incommunicado. 

2.  “Little Red Corvette”

Rolling Stone ranked Little Red Corvette #108 on their list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1.  “When Doves Cry”

When Doves Cry was a worldwide hit and Prince’s first American number one single.

 

Whether it’s something from his vast existing catalog of hits or something brand new, we can all look forward to the surprises that await us during what is sure to be a Funktacular and memorable Prince performance!

 

 

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  1. Many thanks for using free time in order to create “Prince Performs at
    2013 Billboard Music Awards…Makes History,
    Receives Icon Music Reward | Sonifly Music Beyond Listening Blog”.
    Thank you so much again -Cedric

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