As a child of the '60s whose formative musical years were the '80s I cannot ignore the unexpected passing of Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince the artist formerly known as Symbol formerly known as Prince. We were in awe of this guy! I would have picked a video of one of his own performances but they are woefully thin on the ground on YouTube. It would have been a difficult choice to make if they had been available. Kiss'/'Purple Rain'/'When Doves Cry'/'Little Red Corvette'? Actually this song might have come out on top. It captures a kind of heartache that many of us have experienced sometime in our lives so well.
Perhaps it's fitting that I've had to make do with the Sinead O'Connor version for it's certainly the one that stirs up the most vivid memories. I can't hear this song without recalling a three month period in my twenties. We used to return to a friend's house after being kicked out of the pub at closing time. She'd split up from her boyfriend and as part of the rather long drawn out healing process she insisted on playing this over and over again. Happy Days!!!!!