It is the title track from the album of the same name , which in turn is the soundtrack album for the film of the same name starring Prince, and was released as the third single from the album. It reached No. In France, where it originally peaked at No.
Prince was a musician who produced too many masterpieces to count. Although he made numerous great albums, Purple Rain might stand as his most important album. Some Prince songs are easy to interpret. This raises an interesting question: What are the lyrics of the song actually about?
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Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince , released on June 25, , by Warner Bros. The soundtrack to the film of the same name , it is the first album where his band the Revolution is billed. Much of the album had a grandiose, synthesized, and psychedelic sheen to the production and performances. The music on Purple Rain is generally regarded as the most pop -oriented of Prince's career, though a number of elements point towards the more experimental records Prince would release after Purple Rain. The music video for the album's lead single " When Doves Cry " sparked controversy among network executives, who thought its sexual nature was too explicit for television. Purple Rain became Prince's first album to reach number one on the Billboard The album spent 24 consecutive weeks atop on the Billboard and was present on the chart for a total of weeks. Its total sales stand at 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Music critics noted the innovative and experimental aspects of the soundtrack's music, most famously on the spare, bass-less "When Doves Cry".
But what is the meaning behind one of Prince 's finest ever songs? According to Nicks, she received a minute instrumental version of the song from Prince, with a request to write the lyrics, but she felt overwhelmed by the task. She later said: "I listened to it and I just got scared. I called him back and said, 'I can't do it. I wish I could. It's too much for me.