Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Prince Songs

See how his hits stack up against one another

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4. "Sign o' the Times"

Prince addressed the reigning issues of the mid-to-late Eighties on the introspective "Sign o' the Times," though many of the struggles he describes during the song still resonate. Complimented by a more delicate funk than his past singles, Prince reflected on drug abuse, AIDs, gang violence and poverty with precision, empathy and his consistently compelling way of telling stories.

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