35 Years Ago Today – Prince Releases ‘Purple Rain’ Soundtrack LP (Watch “Purple Rain” Super Bowl Halftime Show)

35 years ago today (6/25/84), Prince released his sixth LP and what is regarded as his strongest recording – the Purple Rain soundtrack. The first two singles from Purple Rain, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The RIAA lists it as having gone platinum 13 times over. With Prince’s recent shocking death, the songs on the album (already popular) have made a recent resurgence in other artists’ setlists and the soundtrack’s album sales have spiked recurrently. Watch Prince perform the title track during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007.

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