By using exclusive airplay data from music licensing company PPL , the official chart of of the Most Played Prince Tracks of the 21st Century has been released to celebrate the life and work of the singer.
This chart is comprised of the songs which have been most played in public as well as broadcast on television and radio since the year 2000.
The top 10 songs to make the list are:
10. Let’s Go Crazy: released in 1984 and taken from the album Purple Rain, and spent 24 weeks at number one in America. It was used as the opening song from the film also titled Purple Rain.
9. U Got the Look: taken from the album Sign “☮” the Times and the song became the album’s highest charting single.
8. Diamonds and Pearls: released in 1991, and taken from the album of the same title, the song peaked at number one in the US R&B chart, reaching number 25 in the UK.
7. Purple Rain: further down the list than probably expecting, this is one of Prince’s best known hits – once again coming from the film of the same name. In the UK charts it reached number 8, while in the US it reached number 2.
6. Little Red Corvette: taken from the album 1999, the single was released in 1983 and was his first single to reach the top 10 in the US and reached number 2 in the UK.
5. Raspberry Beret: the song was released in 1985 and taken from the album Around the World in a Day.
4. When Doves Cry: this was the singer’s first American number one single, topping the charts when it was released in 1984.
3. Kiss: most famously sung by Julia Roberts in a bathroom scene in the film Pretty Woman, this 1986 song was named by NME as that year’s Best Single of 1986.
2. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: the lead single from Prince’s 1995 album The Gold Experience reached number one in five countries including the UK.
1. 1999: this is one of the singer’s most instantly recognisable songs. It was taken from the album of the same name and was originally released in 1982 and re-released in 1998.