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"Raspberry Beret" Is The Best Pop Song Anyone Ever Did

Everyone has opinions about Prince today, and pretty much all of them are good and right, but let’s take a second to talk about “Raspberry Beret,” which is—I would argue—the single most perfect pop song anyone has ever done, slightly more perfect than the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” or Big Star’s “September Gurls.” (You…

Prince's 1991 MTV Video Awards Performance Is The Maybe The Sexiest Thing Ever Aired On TV

The 1991 MTV Video Music Awards marked a major turning point for the direction of music. Not only did a so-called “alternative” group (R.E.M.) sweep most of the awards, but the other nominees—ranging from Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” to Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”—helped stage the music promotions business for almost a…