25 Essential Prince Songs

The best of the Purple One's world-changing, genre-defying hits

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"U Got the Look" (1987)

In his sped-up, androgynous "Camille" voice, Prince introduces this hard-slamming funk number as the ultimate battle of the sexes: "Boy versus girl in the World Series of love." The girl was Sheena Easton, who recalls that he'd already finished the track before contacting her. "He said, 'Do you want to just come in and sing some backup vocals on the choruses?'" according to Easton. "So I went into the studio, and because I didn't know I was singing against him... I was all over the place – and he said he kind of liked that, so he expanded it into a duet." The boy, of course, was Prince himself, cooing with self-assured, flirtatious aplomb.

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