Six Songs Prince (Probably) Won't Play in Tempe (But We Wish He Would)

[Ed. note: Before this week's Prince-mania comes to a close after Wednesday night's show at the Marquee Theatre, I asked Up on the Sun's writers -- hereafter The Revolution -- to let me know exactly what they were looking for in a Prince concert. Chris24 Hassiotis came through with this list of six songs Prince probably won't play in Tempe, even though we wish he would.]

1. Another Lonely Christmas

There's absolutely no reason Prince would play this song now -- it's an obscure, seasonal, one-off piano tune about a lost lover. It's a B-side to 1984's "I Would Die 4 U" single recorded during the Purple Rain / 1999 era. But it's also Prince at his most idiosyncratic -- vampy, maudlin, hugely tuneful, and plain weird (check the reference to banana daiquiris.)

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Christopher Hassiotis