First Hit #1: November 9, 1991
Why does this remind me of Huey Lewis? It’s pretty much typical Prince, a song about sex that doesn’t really pretend it’s about anything else, rendered with a catchy chorus and a funky backing track. The odd thing is Prince himself doesn’t seem particularly engaged in the recording. He sounds bored, like he’s done all this before and wants to do something other than popular music for a while. It can almost be argued that it’s a particular style, but Prince usually sounds a lot more engaged in his recording.
More importantly, I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s a Huey Lewis influence here, or maybe some other similar band. It’s still Prince, but there’s something in the chorus that screams ’80s power pop that I just can’t shake.