RIP Prince: A look back at 10 of his greatest hits

Prince performs during his Diamonds And Pearls Tour at the Earl's Court Arena in London on June 15, 1992.
Prince performs during his Diamonds And Pearls Tour at the Earl's Court Arena in London on June 15, 1992. PHOTO: REUTERS

Fourty-seven entries on the Billboard Hot 100, 19 in the top 10 and five that shot all the way to the top.

 

An illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years saw Prince sell 100 million records while pushing the boundaries of music as a bona fide superstar of the industry in the 1980s and 1990s.

The 57-year-old's sudden departure on Thursday (April 21) was mourned by many, but his music lives on.

And what better way to celebrate his life than to revisit his greatest hits?

Here's 10 of the best.

1. Purple Rain, 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8BMm6Jn6oU

2. Kiss, 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPsgmDexno

3. When Doves Cry, 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYVOrzv61Yg

4. 1999, 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8qoTE5AULM

5. Little Red Corvette, 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEHCNMuX-64

6. Let's Go Crazy, 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDuGjMwsow

7. Batdance, 1989

8. Cream, 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oBAK8qTUBU

9. Sign O' the Times, 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7JEtpdBNIU

10. Sometimes It Snows In April, 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaL4DCseY4Y
 
 

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