Merge Records multitasker Britt Daniel has had a busy career, fronting Austin, TX all-stars Spoon and most recently releasing an album as Divine Fits alongside Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade; Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) last month. Amidst his own projects and producing albums from Interpol to White Rabbits, his musical ear is truly golden, drawing influence from his upbringing and artistic explorations from his first bands as a student.

For today’s #ThrowbackThursday, Britt Daniel has sent us a list of essential songs by Prince from his albums released in the 1980’s, including classic tracks from “Purple Rain,” “Parade” and more below.

Listen to Divine Fits “A Thing Called Divine Fits and our new Merge Records Premium Channel, featuring songs both Britt projects alongside his labelmates Arcade Fire, Superchunk and more.

AN 80’s PRINCE PLAYLIST
by Britt Daniel of Divine Fits; Spoon

Song: Pop Life
Album: Around The World In A Day

Song: Under The Cherry Moon
Album: Parade

Song: New Position
Album: Parade

Song: Sister
Album: Dirty Mind

Song: I Wonder U
Album: Parade

Song: Tamborine
Album: Around The World In A Day

Song: Starfish And Coffee
Album: Sign O’ The Times

Song: Take Me With U
Album: Purple Rain

Song: Around The World In A Day
Album: Around The World In A Day

Song: The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Album: Sign O’ The Times

Song: If I Was Your Girlfriend
Album: Sign O’ The Times

Song: All The Critics Love U In New York
Album: 1999

Song: Sometimes It Snows In April
Album: Parade

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