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Celebrating Prince: Day 12 Delirious

Have you ever heard a song and you hated, then suddenly you didn't hate it quite so much anymore?

It's funny because when I first heard this song, I did not like it at all. Couldn't stand it actually. It is no secret that Prince drew creative inspiration from various performers before him. It is no secret that he was inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and more. But not many know that Prince also drew inspiration from Elvis Presley.

I was never a fan of Elvis Presley, and I knew instantly that this was an ode to Elvis. I knew that Prince was a music connoisseur, but bleh, I could not get over this track.

However, with a lack of technology and no ability to just skip past the track like we can now, the more I heard it, the more I began to enjoy the song. Plus, all that hip thrusting and twisting during performances may have helped just a bit.

Because of all of this, "Delirious" makes the list, despite my earlier reservations upon first hearing the song.


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