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  2. Purple Rain (song) " Purple Rain " is a song by American musician Prince and his backing band the Revolution. It is the title track from the 1984 album of the same name, which in turn is the soundtrack album for the 1984 film of the same name starring Prince, and was released as the third single from the album.

    • Composition

      "Purple Rain" was originally written as a country song and...

    • Recording

      The song was recorded during a benefit concert for the...

    • Performances

      The song was a staple of Prince's live performances. He...

    • As a single

      For release as a single, the song was edited down from 8:41...

    • Reception and legacy

      The song ranked number 18 on the Rolling Stone list of the...

  3. "Purple Rain" is a pop and rock song by the musician Prince. The song is from the 1984 album of the same name. It was the third single off that album. On the Billboard Hot 100, the album reached #2 for two weeks. It was certified as Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. [1] One million copies were shipped in the United States.

  4. Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released on June 25, 1984, by Warner Bros. Records and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name.

    • Prince and the Revolution
    • June 25, 1984
    • July 1983, August 1983 – March 1984
    • Pop, rock, R&B
    • Composition
    • Recording
    • Performances
    • as A Single
    • Reception and Legacy
    • Personnel
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    "Pur­ple Rain" was orig­i­nally writ­ten as a coun­try song and in­tended to be a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ste­vie Nicks. Ac­cord­ing to Nicks, she re­ceived a 10-minute in­stru­men­tal ver­sion of the song from Prince with a re­quest to write the lyrics, but felt over­whelmed. She said: "I lis­tened to it and I just got scared. I called him back and...

    The song was recorded dur­ing a ben­e­fit con­cert for the Min­nesota Dance The­atre at the First Av­enue night­club in Min­neapo­lis on Au­gust 3, 1983. The per­for­mance was gui­tarist Wendy Melvoin's live debut with The Rev­o­lu­tion, at the age of 19. City Pages de­scribed the 70-minute per­for­mance as Prince's "sweati­est and most soul­ful ho...

    The song was a sta­ple of Prince's live per­for­mances. He played it on nearly every tour since 1984, ex­cept for a pe­riod after his name changewhen he avoided his older hits for a few years. At Super Bowl XLI's half­time show, in which he was the fea­tured per­former, "Pur­ple Rain" was fea­tured as the last song of Prince's set and was, ap­pro­p...

    For re­lease as a sin­gle, the song was edited down from 8:41 to 4:05. The B-side, "God", is a much more overtly re­li­gious num­ber (Prince's most re­li­gious), re­call­ing the book of Gen­e­sis. The song also fea­tures ex­ten­sive vocal ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. To­wards the end, Prince men­tions "The Dance Elec­tric", which was a song given to for­m...

    The song ranked num­ber 144 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Great­est Songs of All Time. Q mag­a­zine placed it at num­ber 40 in its list of the 100 Great­est Gui­tar Tracks, and Pitch­forknamed it the best song of the 1980s. The song is also in­cluded in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


    1. A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02 2. B. "God" – 3:59


    1. A. "Purple Rain" – 8:45 2. B. "God" – 3:59

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    1. A. "Purple Rain" (long version) – 7:05 2. B1. "God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)" (instrumental) – 7:54 3. B2. "God" (vocal) – 3:59

  5. Purple Rain (canción) «Purple Rain» (en español: «Lluvia púrpura») es una canción catalogada dentro del género power ballad, que conjuga los estilos rock, pop y gospel. Fue compuesta por el músico estadounidense Prince y su banda The Revolution, perteneciente al álbum homónimo, que fue producido como banda sonora de la película del ...

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