Song of the Day #2,791: ‘Slow Love’ – Prince

pricne_sign_o_the_timesI’m not sure how I’ve posted seven and a half years worth of Songs of the Day and managed to never feature a track from Prince’s 1987 masterpiece Sign O’ the Times. Today’s Random iTunes Selection remedies that oversight.

I admire Prince’s talent but I’m a casual fan, if that. I own only a few of his albums and rarely listen to them. But Sign O’ the Times is a straight-up classic, with every track across its two discs scoring in its own unique way.

This is the album that features the funky freaky ‘Housequake,’ the stylishly sexy ‘Ballad of Dorothy Parker’ and the downright cute ‘Starfish and Coffee.’ And those are the tracks most people have never heard of.

On Side Three alone, you have a hitfest with ‘U Got the Look,’ ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend,’ ‘Strange Relationship’ and ‘I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.’ And elsewhere you have glorious slow jams like ‘Adore’ and today’s SOTD.

No wonder it was an easy winner of that year’s Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll.

Stylistically, it’s all over the map and yet it feels like a cohesive musical statement. That statement: “Prince is a badass.”

[Verse 1]
Young is the night
It feels so right
Now that you are mine
Let’s take our time
The man in the moon is smiling
For he knows what I’m dreaming of
Tonight is the night for making slow love
The gentle breeze
It blows with ease
Let’s make IT slow
Just like the wind blows
Let’s make IT last forever
For a hundred times won’t be enough
Tonight is the night for making slow love

[Chorus]
Slow love
So much better when we take it easy
Slow love
So much better when we take our time

[Verse 2]
Love’s in your eyes (in your eyes)
Eyes never lie
Don’t rush the feeling
You’ve got me reeling
You can see through race car drivers
Let me show you what I’m made of
Tonight is the night for making slow love

[Chorus]
Slow love
So much better when we take it easy
Slow love
So much better when we take our time

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,791: ‘Slow Love’ – Prince

  1. Dana says:

    The iTunes Fairy must have wanted to get you in the mood for Daniel’s performance of “Purple Rain” tonight.😄 I’ve always loved this song and the album from which it came. Prince is indeed a badass!

  2. peg says:

    I was just thinking the same thing, what a coincidence that we should have a Prince song today! Break a leg Daniel 😉

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