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Parade turns 35!

Parade by Prince and the Revolution was released on March 31, 1986. It was the eighth album from Prince and the third and last album where he shared billing with The Revolution. The record went platinum and went to #3 on the album charts.

While it may have sold a good deal less than his last several albums, it did contain one of his biggest hits. Kiss was a smash hit that went to #1 and the accompanying music video became an instant MTV classic. If you are a serious fan, where does this album fall on your best to worst list from Prince?

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Around the World in a Day by Prince & the Revolution.

On April 22, 1985, Prince and The Revolution released Around the World in a Day. This record was the follow up to the massively successful album, Purple Rain, which was released in 1984. While not selling as many copies as Purple Rain, the album did reach #1 and went on to sell seven million copies.

Two top ten singles did come out of the record. Raspberry Beret went to #2 and Pop Life landed at #7. In the video for Raspberry Beret, the young blond lady who hands Prince his guitar was actress Jackie Swanson, who went on to play the girlfriend and later wife of Woody Harrelson’s character on Cheers.

Click image to stream Around the World in a Day via Amazon.