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Album cover parody of Purple Rain [Vinyl] by Prince
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The Artist When He Was Known As Prince, The Artist Formerly Known As The Idiot Known As Prince


I was sad for numerous reasons when Prince died, but one reason that vied for outranking them all was an opportunity that I supposed he missed. That opportunity was to make one of the most classic headlines in news history. He could have done that by giving a concert in Skopje. The headline would have had to be set in a small font to leave any room on a newspaper for an article below it. But imagine the MONUMENTAL headline: The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Sings To Sellout Crowds In The Republic Formerly Known As The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
Yo Momma so stupid she took an umberella to see Purple Rain.
Submitted by: chrysanthemum
There are additional Prince music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Prince's father himself in an interview with MTV during the premire of Under The Cherry Moon in 1986 (in Wyoming for a contest winner) stated that he had a jazz band originally called Prince. He subsequently gave his son the name, who in turn adopted it for his band. FACT! Submitted by: djm122270
  • Prince Rogers Nelson was the name of the jazz trio his father played in, Nelson being his fathers given name. Submitted by: Jim Gardner

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Roger Nelson. Submitted by: jojo

Also known as: Prince Rogers Nelson. Submitted by: Jaz

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: His Royal Badness. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: His Purple Majesty. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Boy Gregory - This is the son Mayte Garcia and Prince had together. Though it's not known whether his name may have actually been Amiir, as some sources have stated. Boy Gregory is what was said to have been printed on his birth certificate. The little boy died seven days after being born, his cause of death was listed as Pfeiffer Syndrome type 2, a rare but genetic skelital disorder that leads to systematic abnormalities, including skull deformity. Submitted by: Annabelle

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Purple Rain; Under The Cherry Moon"His Purpleness did a good job playing basically himself once--but not twice. - Agrimorfee

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"My Name Is Prince"self explanatory - pickle

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Artist Formerly Known As PrinceWas a real example from 1994-99Gene

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Slurple Rain""Purple Rain"The Boy
"Risk""Kiss"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Hiss""Kiss"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Bliss""Kiss"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Joy In Recitation""Joy In Repetition"D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional Prince new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Batdance,"Real bats do not dance.Odie Garfield
"Raspberry Beret,"Unless it is a very large raspberry...Chewma Pantzov
"Erotic City,"There is no city with this name.Yvette Bristle
"When Doves Cry,"Doves don't really cry, per se.Karen Smith
"Another Lonely Christmas,"Christmas has no emotions, including loneliness.Erika Clarkson

There are additional Prince literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Lie Lie Lie," Joshua Bassett"Joy In Repetition," Prince
"Breakdown," Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers"Let's Go Crazy," Prince
"Do It Again," Steely Dan"Joy In Repetition," Prince
"Hysteria," Def Leppard"Delirious," Prince
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jo In Repetition" originally "Joy In Repetition"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Even" originally "Seven"
Calvin Amari
"I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Ma" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
Adrienne Ramseur
"I Could Never Take The Place Of Our Man" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
"I Could Never Take The Lace Of Your Man" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"

There are additional Prince song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Severn" originally "Seven"
A river in Maryland
K.N. Pepper
"Joey In Repetition" originally "Joy In Repetition"
Jane Farnsworth
"Jody In Repetition" originally "Joy In Repetition"
Jane Farnsworth
"If I Wash Your Girlfriend" originally "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
Candy Welty
"If It Was Your Girlfriend" originally "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
Candy Welty

There are additional Prince song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Sever" originally "Seven"
Rafeal De La Ghetto
"New Positron" originally "New Position"
Positron = + charged antiparticle to electron
Edyth Bowen
"I Would Never Take The Place Of Your Man" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
"Baby, I'm A Stag" originally "Baby, I'm A Star"
Candy Welty
"Purple Cain" originally "Purple Rain"
James Joyce

There are additional Prince song titles with a letter changed available.


Apr 26
a parody of "Little Red Corvette " by Prince
...guess I shudda known by the way your car parked itself... I’ve heard this song for 35. Read a book about self driving songs...out popped this disasterpeace!
Songspace : (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Little Red Corvette""Intercourse With You"Immoral Liberal
"Lets Go Crazy""Lets Go Brandon"WhoAnon
"I Would Die 4 U""Apple Jacks'll Do"Za Tawsch
"Sign o' the Times""Time for a Sign"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"1999""2006"Cactus Impersonator
"Purple Rain""Car Pool Lane"Lionel Mertens
"1999""1983"Erik "Taz" Mokracek
"Let's Go Crazy""Let's Go Crazy - GOOGLE TRANSLATED"Logan the Amazing
"When Doves Cry""When Kim Dies"Logan the Amazing
"My Name Is Prince""My Name Is Jeff (With Infinite Commercials And Chunkiness)"Logan the Amazing

There are additional Prince song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Purple RainPurple Umbrellasprince-ss
Darling NikkiCondomsLuvULongTime
Sometimes It Snows In AprilWD40/ De-icerMax
KissHershey's Kissescarla bisagni
When Doves CryVeterinarianGarrison
There are additional Prince commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Sign 'O' The TimesFox NewsMichael Flynn
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?Women's RefugeShane
Gett OffBrothelThe Invisible Man
I Would Die 4 UCity MorgueMax
HousequakeProperty Underpinning ServicesMax
There are additional Prince on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
All She Wants Is
   Duran Duran
Diamonds and Pearls
All She Wants Is Diamonds and Pearls
Somebody's got expensive taste!
Jacynthia Maries
Lady In Red
   Chris DeBurgh
Little Red Corvette
Lady In A Little Red Corvette
If You Could Read My Mind
   Gordon Lightfoot
Dirty Mind
If You Could Read My Dirty Mind
You'd probably slap my face.
Opie M.
And She Was
   Talking Heads
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
And She Was The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
There are additional Prince duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

John Prince
John Prine combined with Prince
How I initially misread the first performer's name. Also, if we had add-letter for performer names, this would be a perfect example!
Submitted By: Orville Beddenrocker
Lloyd Prince
Lloyd Price combined with Prince
If we had add-letter for performer names, this would be an example for the first performer.
Submitted By: Gus
The Prince and the Lauper
Prince combined with Cyndi Lauper
One letter off from the title of a classic Mark Twain novel.
Submitted By: Joe
Prince Michael Jackson
Prince combined with Michael Jackson
The name of Michael Jackson's son!
Submitted By: Rachel

There are additional Prince Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"When Doves Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't make me taste you
Original Lyrics:
Don't make me chase you
"Sign O' the Times"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now he's doing whores
Original Lyrics:
Now he's doing horse
Misheard Lyrics:
Count your blessing
Original Lyrics:
"Little Red Corvette"
Misheard Lyrics:
Girl, you got an ass like Andre Agassi
Original Lyrics:
Girl, you got an ass like I've never seen
There are additional Prince misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Count your blessing
Original Lyrics:

Story about this misheard lyric by: Shadow

One of the nieces of someone that I used to date was asking me if I had heard the song by Prince called Count Your Blessing. Confused by it, asked her to sing some of it for me. She was so proud, and she stated that she really liked the song. Once she started singing an opening line, I knew then where she made her mistake. When I corrected her, I remember her looking at me with a confused and disappointed look. I almost felt bad that I told her.

There are additional Prince misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Let's Go Crazy"
Better Lyrics:
One day I called the NRA
Wanted 2 be heard
Guy picked up the phone
Talked about murders
(Nuts! Nuts!) is all I heard

"Only a finger can pull a trigger"
Was a let-down
No (talk of) gun show loopholes!

Gun nuts crazy
F' arms buffs
They abuse the 2nd Amendment
When is "Enough!"... Enough??? STOP FLOW! Dammit!
Original Lyrics:
see I called my old lady
4 a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
(Sex, sex) is all I heard

Are we gonna let de-elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let's Go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Better Lyrics:
Deficit keeps adding triple zeros spending's over,
Prez crossed the line
But this year we're gonna party cuz Obama's out of time!
Original Lyrics:
Cuz they say two thousand zero-zero party over,
Oops, out of time
So tonight Im gonna party like its 1999
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Purple Rain"
Better Lyrics:
It's meant to cause you severe pain and sorrow
To be used over and over again
It leaves you breathless, blinded, and gasping
The Police laughing at gross misuse of that damn pepper spray

Pepper spray, pepper spray
Pepper spray, pepper spray
Pepper spray, pepper spray
Original Lyrics:
I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow
I never meant 2 cause u any pain
I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing
I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional Prince parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Pop Life"
The Funny Lyrics:
What you puttin' in your nose, is that where all your money goes?
Why They're Funny:
I've never been a Prince fan (can't stand him) but this line in this song has always made me laugh. The fact that the sound of his voice is electronically altered just makes it even funnier. Cocaine reference obviously. But seriously don't do drugs people!
Submitted by: Edward
"Little Red Corvette"
The Funny Lyrics:
Guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways
that it wouldn't last.
Why They're Funny:
Here, Prince is talking figuratively about a love that didn't last. However, if you think about it literally, and you see someone park sideways....Hmm I think this is the right one for me would not be my first thought.
Submitted by: Jim Raveling
There are additional Prince Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Joy In Repetition"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
holding someone is truly believing there's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
She said love me, love me, what she say?
she say love me, love me.
Joy, why don't u love me baby, joy, why can't u love me baby
joy, come on and love me baby, joy in repetition
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy, all my wishes add up to one
Love me, joy, Love me, joy, Love me, joy Love me, Love me, joy, joy, joy in repetition
joy, joy in repetition, joy, joy (love me) in repetition,
Love me, love, joy, joy, joy in repetition
joy, and I'm gonna say it again, joy, joy, and I'm gonna say it again,
joy, I'd like 2 go way up high and say, Love me, joy
I'll say Love me, joy
Joy, joy in repetition, joy in repetition
There's joy in repetition
Why They're Repetitive:
There may be joy in repitition, but I think you'll find that theres only so much joy and/or repitition that anyone can handle... there is no need for this much. It's repetitive because it's repeated ALOT
Submitted by: Dave
"Purple Rain"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Purple rain, purple rain
Why They're Repetitive:
That's 99% of the chorus right there!
Submitted by: holly

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Let's Go Crazy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's an electric word, life
It means forever, and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you,
There's something else: the afterworld
Why They're Nonsensical:
If life is forever, then when do you get to the afterworld?
Submitted by: Nickster
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I got a lion in my pocket, and baby, he's ready to roar!
Why They're Nonsensical:
One cannot carry a lion in his or her pocket, because a lion (even a cub) is too big to fit in one's pocket.
Submitted by: Michael S.
There are additional Prince nonsensical lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"When Doves Cry"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Don't make me chase you
even doves have pride
Why They're Insulting:
If you had any pride at all you wouldn't chase after someone who's, obviously, not interested.
Submitted by: Celeste

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"If I Was Your Girlfriend"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
If I was your girlfriend Would U remember 2 tell me all the things U forgot When I was your man?
Why They're Inappropriate:
Is it me or is prince trying to tell us he wants a sex change for one of 2 reasons A: he wishes to be a lesbian wit this girl or B:he likes to go shopping and play dollies with real people hence the lyrics ' Would U let me dress ui mean, help U pick out your clothes '
Submitted by: drama_queen
"My name is Prince"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
'My name is Prince, and I am funky'
Why They're Inappropriate:
Uh, I'll decide whether you're funky or not...
Submitted by: Claire
There are additional Prince inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

The Dated Lyrics:
'Cause they say
2000, zero-zero, party over, oops, out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Why They're Dated:
Both the years 1999 and 2000 have been over for a long time.
Submitted by: Tarzan
The Dated Lyrics:
You don't have to watch Dynasty
To have an attitude
Why They're Dated:
Dynasty is no longer on regular tv
Submitted by: karen
There are additional Prince dated lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Scarlet Pussy"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She can make you crazy if you're too close to her heat,
She can make you sad when you're as happy as can be.
She can make you shoot your ego all over your sheets,
All is hers in love and war, my little Scarlet Pussy.
Why They're Dirty:
"Shooting your ego all over your sheets" may refer to having a wet dream, plus the name "Scarlet Pussy"... well, that doesn't much bear thinking about. The rest of the lyrics are fairly self-explanatory.
Submitted by: A Stranger
"Darling Nikki"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She had so many devices. Everything that money could buy
Why They're Dirty:
What devices-
Submitted by: rhys
There are additional Prince dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Cindy C."
The Lyrics:
This song's about a high class model
Over in Paris, France (Oh Cindy C.)
Who They Mention:
Cindy Crawford
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Cindy C."
The Lyrics:
This song's about a high class model
Over in Paris, France (Oh, Cindy C.)
Who They Mention:
Cindy Crawford
Submitted by: Tarzan
There are additional Prince celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Little Red Corvette"
The Lyrics:
Little Red Corvette
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet Corvette
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"Cindy C."
The Lyrics:
I'll give you seven sips of
Elderberry wine (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven)
Product Brand Name:
Elderberry wine
Submitted by: Tarzan
There are additional Prince product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Little Red Corvette"
The Song Lyrics:
I'm gonna try to tame your little red love machine
Song They Mention:
"Love Machine", first sung by The Miracles and then later covered by Wham!
Submitted by: Isac

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Alphabet St."
Opening Lines:
No! I'm going down 2 Alphabet Street.
The "St" in the title stands for "street".
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Opening Lines:
Baby, what are we gonna do?
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Prince spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

The Made Up Words:
This song has bits of sound from the 1989 film "Batman."
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Space Change:

"Le Tit Go" originally "Letitgo"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Pincer Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
PC Erin Submitted by: Tattoo Head & The Crack Whore

Song Title Anagrams:

"Moby Bade" originally "Do Me, Baby"
Bade is a past tense of bid.
Submitted by: Bob
"Conserved...Why?" originally "When Doves Cry"
Because conserving helps the environment!
Submitted by: Bob Oldhart
"I Rise Loud" originally "Delirious"
Submitted by: Ed
"Evens" originally "Seven"
As opposed to odds.
Submitted by: Bob Oldhart
"Titled Cover Letter" originally "Little Red Corvette"
How'd this one get missed?
Submitted by: Joe

There are additional Prince Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version)" Length: 10:15
The 12" version was essentially a studio jam session of this Prince classic. It ran for 30 minutes, but the 12" had only the first 10 minutes of it. Thankfully the more-common 12" release had the regular song.
Submitted by: Aaron
"America" Length: 21:36
The 12" version is a studio jam session for Prince and The Revolution, jamming until the tape ran out. They, of course applied a fade-out at the very end.
Submitted by: Aaron
"Do Me, Baby" Length: 7:43
Submitted by: dxman
"Controversy" Length: 7:15
Submitted by: dxman
"Purple Rain" Length: 8:45
one of his longer songs
Submitted by: redsimba

Song Title Acrostics:

BIAS: "Baby, I'm A Star"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
SAW: "Soft And Wet"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Diamonds Panned Earls" originally "Diamonds And Pearls"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"Gets Crow Lazy" originally "Let's Go Crazy"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"I Could Never Take The Mace Of Your Plan" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
Submitted by: Amber Malone
"I Could Never Make The Place Of Your Tan" originally "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
Submitted by: Amber Malone

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

The Lyrics:
Today all seven will die.
Today all Devon will sigh.
Submitted by: Lucinda Blair

Performers with Handicaps:

He says he was teased and bullied for this in school, maybe that and the fact that at wintertime the "Minneapple" is a refrigerator (I've been there) and that his parents were both musicians led to Prince learning how to play several instruments as well as the ropes in studio work.
Submitted by: Baby I'm a Star

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"'Planet Earth' album"
The cover of the CD uses an optical illusion. you can see Prince himself pondering over planet Earth (in a red-tinted outer space) and if you hold the CD casing package, the image shifts to the 'Love Symbol' he released albums under from 1993-2000,
Submitted by: Astronaut of Love
"'Planet Earth' album"
The 'Planet Earth' does NOT list the track names anywhere on the CD or the digipack. You have to go to the Internet to find the track listing yourself.
Submitted by: Astronaut of Love

Backwards Messages:

"Darling Nikki"
At the end of Darling Nikki, there is a message that says Hello How Are You Doing? The Lord is coming.
Submitted by: Tim Hall

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"musical genre-spanning genius"
On Thursday April 21, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away. I heard this news on CD 102.5 which is an 'alternative rock' radio station in Columbus, Ohio. They've played his music before - esp. the experimental and 'left-of-center' stuff he's done. Soon enough, ALL the radio stations across the FM dial were playing Prince's music from his vast catalog exclusively for the rest of the week. That included 99.7 'The Blitz' which specializes in heavy metal + punk + grunge, 'Sunny 95' ('adult contemporary'), EVERYONE. Pundits categorize Prince as a 'funk' or 'R & B' superstar but his music spans in range from hard rock, jazz, folk, punk, heavy metal, orchestral, gospel, new wave, and more and everything he did has a very strong psychedelic edge to it. He is a musical icon of my generation of my generation and beyond and perhaps that's why the whole FM dial played this tribute.
Submitted by: RIP P.R.N. : ...(
"'Lovesexy' album cover"
Oh my! Prince is NUDE, sitting on a flower! However he's got one leg propped up enough so you don't see his privates (whew! The morals of America are SAVED once again. LOL).
Submitted by: Astronaut of Love
"Continuous Track Sequeing"
The CD version of the 'Lovesexy' album, at least the original 1988 issue - has all the tracks sequenced into one long continuous 'mefley' track, sort of like the Stars On 45 albums of the early 80s were made.
Submitted by: Astronaut of Love
"Changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol"
In 1993, Prince changed his name to what's known as the Love Symbol and started to be referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince". Reportedly, he did it as a way of getting out of his contract with Warner Bros because they owned the rights to his name. (How does that happen?)
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Prince Spaghetti
It would be his day, too.
Submitted by: Soul
Prince tennis equipment
Submitted by: Soul

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
U don't have 2 watch Dynasty
2 have an attitude
Submitted by: Votum

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