Prince was tragically taken from us this week as 2016 (aka the worst year ever) claimed yet another beloved figure. There are millions of cool things to say about this rock icon, but one was that he was very firm about where his music was allowed to reside. As such, his video have never been allowed to be (officially) housed on YouTube. For Prince fans new and old this presents a challenge, as all you want to do when you hear a legendary artist has passed is watch a load of their performances.
Well luckily there is a loophole, as there are videos on YouTube from occasions where he performed at shows (like the the Superbowl). ‘But guys!’ You say, ‘I don’t want to have to trudge through tons of terrible filmed-on-a-potato fake videos to find the real ones!’ Well have no fear, because we have trawled the mighty sea that is You Tube Dot Com in order to find you the best (legit) Prince videos out there. Enjoy:
Prince Completely Owns The Super Bowl Half Time Show
Here the man of the hour performs his seminal hit ‘Purple Rain’ to the absolute delight of the crowd.
Prince & Lenny Kravitz Perform ‘American Woman’
It’s not a Prince song, but the chemistry between the two rock gods is too good to pass up. Not to mention the effortless guitar mastery.
Prince Wows Coachella With This Cover Of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’
It’s a testament to his musical ability that this effortlessly uber-cool icon is able to sell this tune about being a ‘creep’ and a ‘weirdo’.
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others Perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Watch this metric ton of music legends rocked the house with their take on this Beatles classic.
Prince and Cee Lo Green Perform ‘Crazy’
This duet version of the Gnarls Barkley smash hit ‘Crazy’ is everything music should be. ‘Crazy’ already seemed like a near-perfect song, but it turns out it can be even better – all you need is some sweet, sweet guitar solos.
And Here’s Purple Rain Again – Because Of Course
Soak it in, kids. Let it wash over you like … well … like rain.
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