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With the nation on #PrinceWatch, Tom Robinson invites you to help create an unmissable Prince-inspired playlist.

His Royal Purpleness has been keeping UK fans on their toes - by announcing a spate of last-minute Third Eye Girl guerrilla gigs via Twitter, sending the online world into a frenzy.

Throw in the gigs’ intimate settings and an even more intimate press conference (in the front room of his musician pal Lianne La Havas), together with a much-hyped BRIT Awards appearance AND fresh rumours of a Glastonbury headline slot this summer…a special playlist in honour of this inimitable music icon is The Law.

Is it any wonder #Prince, #PrinceWatch and #PrinceArmy have been trending? Purple ‘Reign’, indeed.

So where to start when compiling a playlist dedicated to the man that once was LITERALLY (remember Squiggle?), and now not so literally, an icon?

With a genre-spanning back catalogue that encompasses rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, blues, new wave, jazz, disco, electronica, psychedelia and pop, his music acknowledges a host of influences, and, he has in turn influenced a host of acts since the release of his naughtily-named 1978 debut single.

You could pick:

This list is endless. Get your song suggestions - and all important-reasons WHY - into us by tweeting #Prince6Music, comment on the Now Playing facebook page, here on the blog, email nowplaying@6music.co.uk or drag tracks onto our Spotify and rdio playlists.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Big A

    on 23 Feb 2014 18:29

    Best Prince cover - "When Doves Cry" by the Be Good Tanyas

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Jackster

    on 23 Feb 2014 18:28

    Went last night blew my mind three hours of funky rock guitar soul perfection.
    Controversy has to feature it out funks anything in its path and some.
    Jackster

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Gazzamatazzzz

    on 23 Feb 2014 12:04

    My introduction to The Purple One was by way of the countless songs he's both written for, and that have been covered by, other artists. I had been listening to Prince's music for years without even realising it, from Tom Jones/Art of Noise to The Bangles, Martika, Sinead O'Connor, Chaka Khan, the list goes on. Of all these covers Alicia Keys' version of 'How Come U Don't Call Me' sent me on a trail back to the original and now, as a huge (albeit latecomer) Prince fan, that song is still my favourite ever Prince track. Please include it, in its fade-out entirety, as the great man almost never plays it live and it is quite simply sublime. #Prince6Music

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Tracey small

    on 23 Feb 2014 09:53

    One Prince song that has to be added to the Prince playlist is 'Free', listening to him play it live, just him and the piano, reduced me to tears x

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by El-Dred

    on 22 Feb 2014 19:24

    Forever in my life / Don't play me / When the lights go down / Colonized mind / Anna Stesia. The reason why; play them, then u will know :-)

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by Suzy Six

    on 22 Feb 2014 14:41

    Groovy Potential
    Somewhere Here On Earth
    The Love We Make
    Screwdriver
    Space
    Family Name
    Avalanche
    Pearls B4 Swine
    The Word
    The Work Pt.1

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Savage

    on 22 Feb 2014 09:48

    She loves me for me from the rainbow children. Our wedding song. Thank u

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Savage

    on 22 Feb 2014 09:45

    Calhoun square from crystal ball album

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Savage

    on 22 Feb 2014 09:37

    Temptation from around the world in a day album

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Savage

    on 22 Feb 2014 09:30

    The love we make from the emancipation album please

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