Song of the Day #1,401: ‘The Beautiful Ones’ – Prince

OK, Seal was one thing, but I find it hard to believe that this is my first time featuring Prince on the blog. But that does indeed seem to be the case.

I’m not a big Prince fan, to be sure, but I respect the man’s talent and have enjoyed his music enough to dedicate a Song of the Day to him. Just didn’t happen. Once again, my thanks go out to Mr. Random iTunes Man.

And keeping up his track record of selecting just the right cut from each album, today’s featured song from the Purple Rain soundtrack is indeed one of my favorite Prince songs. ‘When Doves Cry’ is the deserved classic from that record, but I’ve always loved the melodrama of ‘The Beautiful Ones.’

I’m making a mental note to return to Prince sometime soon, perhaps in a theme week. His Purple Highness deserves it.

As an added treat, here’s a clip of Beyoncé singing a medley of this song and Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire.’ I can’t think of two more apt titles for her to cover.

Baby, baby, baby
Whats it gonna be
Baby, baby, baby
Is it him or is it me?
Dont make me waste my time
Dont make me lose my mind baby

Baby, baby, baby
Cant u stay with me tonight
Oh baby, baby, baby
Dont my kisses please u right
U were so hard 2 find
The beautiful ones, they hurt u everytime

Paint a perfect picture
Bring 2 life a vision in ones mind
The beautiful ones
Always smash the picture
Always everytime

If I told u baby
That I was in love with u
Oh baby, baby, baby
If we got married
Would that be cool?

U make me so confused
The beautiful ones
U always seem 2 lose

Baby, baby,
Baby, baby,
Baby, baby,
Baby,
Whats it gonna be baby?

Do u want him?
Or do u want me?
Cause I want u
Said I want u
Tell me, babe
Do u want me?
I gotta know, I gotta know
Do u want me?
Baby, baby, baby
Listen 2 me
I may not know where Im going (babe)
I said I may not know what I need
One thing, one things 4 certain baby
I know what I want, yeah
And if it please u baby
Please u, baby
Im begging down on my knees
I want u
Yes I do
Baby, baby, baby, baby
I want you

Yes I do

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,401: ‘The Beautiful Ones’ – Prince

  1. Amy says:

    It is rather amazing that you managed to write about 1400 songs, but never once to feature a song by Prince. “Kiss” would be my pick by a mile, as I absolutely adore that song, but there are another dozen just as deserving of a nod.

    This random weekend idea was brilliant!

  2. Dana says:

    And so I see the winner of The Jackson Browne Forgotten Artist Award for 2011 needs to be Prince:)

    While I agree that both “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss” are brilliant, my favorite album remains “Sign of the Times.” Hard for me to pick one favorite Prince song, but it might well come from that album–maybe “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker.”

    Today’s song is a great one as well–it shows off one of the best and most distinguishing aspects of Prince–his ability to embody both the feminine and masculine voice within the same song. This one starts out so sweet and gentle, but ends in a fury of muscular passion.

    I throw my support behind a Prince theme week…and also thank the iPod fairy for bringing this forgotten artist to the forefront today.

  3. Dana says:

    Oh, and as for the bon…uh….us (I know classy!) clip of Beyonce…wow! When are we going to go see that woman in concert?

  4. Dana says:

    Oh, and before you women out there give me grief, you’re all reading that “50 Shades of Gray” anyway, so I don’t want to hear it!

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