Purple Reign: Prince's Biggest Eighties Hits

Prince, Live, 1985
Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It came from Minneapolis: A short-statured, dirty-minded, monstrously talented funk-rocker named Prince. Throughout the 1980s, he'd wink and strut his way to worldwide fame, thanks to a string of outrageous party anthems and searing slow-jams. Here are the most memorable early tunes from Prince's controversy-prone early years.