"I Like it There"
Chaos and Disorder, 1996
This crunchy number from Prince's guitar-heavy Chaos and Disorder finds him firmly in pop-rock mode. At the time, it was easy to wonder how much new music would be forthcoming from the prolific artist. The album's liner notes stated that Chaos and Disorder was "the last original material recorded by [File Under Prince] 4 warner brothers records." As a (now out of print) major label kiss-off. tracks like the standout "I Like it There" reminded listeners that in addition to his mastery of dance-centric forms, Prince never lost the ability to craft guitar hooks as sharp as those of, say, the Cars' Ric Ocasek.