Music lovers around the world are mourning the loss of one of the greatest performers of all time: Prince Rodgers Nelson. In this article, 10 very excellent modern artists call out their favorite songs. For Boston’s Kon. It is “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”
Prince, Prince, Prince…. with a catalogue as deep as Prince Rogers Nelson where does one even start ?
Instead of trying to out nerd myself and Prince fans alike, I chose the anthemic ” I Wanna Be Your Lover ” as my pick.
The year was 1979 and my Mother was the reigning Queen of Disco, a true diva. At the time I was 7 years old and on Saturday nights she would take me along with her to the club on the infamous Landsdowne St. here in Boston, to a venue known as “Spinoff”.
I was the only little boy in the club on Saturday nights and having a Mom as cool as mine was, we never waited in the line that wrapped down the stairs and around the block…Mom had the juice to get me in. I was in awe of it all, the magic of the music and the atmosphere that forever shaped my taste, that venue was my Paradise Garage.
The DJ would drop jam after jam, so many timeless songs from this era: The Crusaders, Foxy, and of course Michael Jackson was ruling with “Off The Wall”.
What I loved most about this song was the change up that happens about midway after the hook. A total breakdown on the groove, it just rides out with the bass and the synth jamming together… and for that reason it always stuck with me.
The power of this song and the memories I have that are forever connected to it are the reason why my top pick is ” I Wanna Be Your Lover”
For more iconic artists, including Seven Davis Junior, Andres, and Dam Funk, talking about Prince, visit the Vinyl Factory.
RIP to a great one. Maybe The Greatest of All Time.
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Official Video) by Prince-Official