Good morning. In 1985, Prince released his psychedelic LP Around The World In A Day. It features ‘Raspberry Beret’ which was originally recorded in 1982. It stands as one of the finest examples of his Minneapolis sound, blending his groove with some unconventional arrangements incl. finger-cymbals, a string section and a harmonica. Who can ever get tired of that chorus?
Madonna came up with ‘Borderline’ with R&B writer-producer Reggie Lucas while apartment-sitting for artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. She was connected, ambitious and clearly across the pop zeitgeist. The song would feature on her eponymous debut LP and would kickstart the metamorphosis from boho punk to global superstar. It still is her best song, if not her best singing.