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Raymans Song of the Day-Purple Rain by Prince [VIDEO]

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After Prince released his 1999 album in 1982, he toured in many of the same cities Bob Seger did. Prince was amazed at how crowds connected with Seger’s songs which were slow songs that told stories people could relate to. Prince decided to write a song in that style, and “Purple Rain” was the result.

The album was actually the soundtrack to the first movie Prince made. Purple Rain won Prince an Oscar for Best Original Song Score.

Prince provided one of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime moments when he performed this song in the rain at the 2007 game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. After blasting through bits several songs, he slowed things down for a sensuous rendition of “Purple Rain.” The stadium turned dark, and purple lights glistened through raindrops as Prince enraptured the crowd with a silhouetted guitar solo that produced a stunning visual. Colts fans will remember the game, but for the rest of us, Prince’s performance on the field was the highlight.

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Stevie Nicks told Mojomagazine December 2013 that she was asked by Prince to help work on this song. However, she suspects that the Purple maestro asked her to contribute as he wanted more than just her voice. “I’ve still got it [the demo cassette] – with the whole instrumental track and a little bit of Prince singing, ‘Can’t get over that feeling,’ or something,” the Fleetwood Mac singer recalled. “I told him, ‘Prince, I’ve listened to this a hundred times but I wouldn’t know where to start. It’s a movie, it’s epic.”She added: “The olive branch of him giving me that cassette was huge, but I think he would have liked a romance with me, too.”http://youtu.be/r5WQ2qcbzgo

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