80’s Medley

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80’s Medley


  • First appeared on: n/a
  • About the song: As the name indicates, the 80’s Medley is not a true song, but rather a two-part medley of songs, mostly from the eighties era. It was played by Prince and his band on some shows (regular or after-shows) during the Lovesexy Tour in 1988. The medley was not given a title as such and is commonly referred to as 80’s Medley or Eighties Medley.

This fast-paced segment starts with a medley that includes horn riffs from I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself), Let’s Work, Cold Sweat, The Glamorous Life, a horn line from the 1986 live performance of Controversy and the 1987-1988 live versions of Kiss and other songs. The second part is cued by Prince yelling ‘‘Eighties’’ and contains horn riffs and sometimes sung parts from several songs released as singles by multiple artists :

A chant from Terence Trent D’Arby’s If You Let Me Stay was also occasionnaly included.

It is not known if (but unlikely that) a studio recording of this medley was ever made.

  • Composed by: see above or individual songs for details

Performed by Prince

 11 November 1988 (a.m.): Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Played live in: 1988