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500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Prince, 'Sign 'O' The Times'


Prince, 'Sign 'O' The Times'
304/500

Writer: Prince
Producer: Prince
Released: March '87, Paisley Park
14 weeks; No. 3

When Prince broke with his longtime group the Revolution, he aborted an ambitious, 18-song project called Dream Factory. One of the songs from those sessions served as the title track for Sign 'O' the Times. A stark socio-political talking blues written by Prince using the pre-programmed sounds on his synth, it brought Sly Stone-like realism to Eighties pop radio.

Appears on: Sign 'O' the Times (Warner Bros.)

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