Song Lyric Sunday | “Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince and the Revolution

Song Lyric Sunday_new

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Crazy.

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Many thanks to my oldest son, David, visiting for the holidays from Phoenix, AZ for choosing this selection for SLS.

The opening song of Prince’s legendary film, Purple Rain, sets the tone for the entire movie.

Let’s Go Crazy was one of Prince’s most popular songs, and was a staple for concert performances, often segueing into other hits. When released as a single, the song became Prince’s second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the two component charts, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts, as well as becoming a UK Top 10 hit.

The lyrics are about getting through life and the battle against evil, Satan being the de-elevator. We are encouraged to not allow the devil to break us down and instead to turn to God to help us by going crazy and punching a higher floor (God).

 

FUN FACTS

  • The beginning of Let’s Go Crazy is one of the most famous spoken intros in pop history. Prince takes the persona of a preacher and is joined by a church organ as he gives what amounts to a sermon, reminding us that we should enjoy this life, knowing that we can look forward to a world of never-ending happiness when we die.
  • Let’s Go Crazy is also the opening song on the Purple Rain soundtrack which was a huge hit, spending 24 weeks at #1 in the U.S.
  • Following Prince’s death, Let’s Go Crazy re-charted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at number 39 and rose to number 25 by the week of May 14, 2016. As of April 30, 2016, it has sold 964,403 copies in the United States.
  • Much of Purple Rain takes place at a club where Prince performs – the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, where Prince really was a regular player.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Let’s Go Crazy

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

24 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince and the Revolution

  1. Prince was revolutionary and legendary. I knew someone would pick this song when I saw the prompt of the week. “Let’s Go Crazy” is a great song! Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます。

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