Prince thinks about sex more than a 17-year-old boy. Honestly, we’d be harder pressed to find 10 songs by Prince that aren’t about sex, but some of his tracks are far dirtier than he even gets credit for. So we dug deep to find songs that you’d feel like a creep listening to alone, let alone with your parents or grandparents. Thankfully, Prince’s talent as a guitarist and singer and his seamless knack for a groove still make even some of his most obscene lyrics smooth as purple silk. And that’s why we love him. Here are the 10 best Prince songs to make you feel the most uncomfortable.
10) “Bambi” — “Prince,” 1979
Oh a song about that cute Disney deer whose mom died! WRONG. This is a song that mixes lyrics like “maybe it’s because you’re so young” with “gonna show you what it’s like to be loved by a man.” The reason this song makes the list is because of how deceiving it really is.
9) “Future Baby Mama” — “Planet Earth,” 2007
Oxford English Dictionary defines “Baby Mama” as, “the mother of a man’s child, who is not his wife or (in most cases) his current or exclusive partner.” So when Prince is telling a woman that she will be his “future baby mama,” you know exactly what he’s getting at. But it seems here that Prince has the best of intentions, whatever that may be in this situation.
8) “Head” — “Dirty Mind,” 1980
While this song is obviously a freaky song, the thing that makes it the most creepy is the nonchalant, almost board, voice of the female character. This song would be further down the list if it weren’t for how tame Prince actually is. No vivid imagery, just a slew of weird implications.
7) “Do Me, Baby” — “Controversy,” 1981
The most uncomfortable thing about this song is how damn romantic it is. But then at the end, Prince pulls an M. Night Shaymalan and the song ends with something that neither you nor the narrator expect.
6) “Darling Nikki” — “Purple Rain,” 1984
A song about a stripper is not nearly as dirty as Prince can be. The thing about this song is he gives way too much information about the relationship he has with Nikki. It’s like he’s telling a story to a group of people and just doesn’t know what details to leave out. Then there’s the sleazy, stomping beat that just leaves you feeling dirty.
5) “Batdance” — “Batman” 1989
Only prince could include the sample, “Oh yeah, oh yeah I wanna bust that body” into a song on the “Batman” soundtrack.
4) “Orgasm” — “Come” 1984
Not nearly as awkward as it could have possibly been, given that this is Prince, but still a really and uncomfortable song. And at least it ends with him saying I love you.
3) “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
What an adorable sentiment? Right? Two strangers who are having a bad time, and just need the company of another person to feel better. Yeah. Then you get to the part that’s just a recording of two people moaning for a few minutes.
2) “Jack U Off”
Obviously this is a really creepy song, but here Prince is talking about doing some of these things in very public places. A) That’s weird and illegal. B) It’s all packaged within an innocent sounding pop song.
This song is 1:32 and even more disturbing than you would expect from the title.