"All The Critics Love U In New York" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
You can dance if you want to, all the critics love you in New York
You don't have to keep the beat, they'll still think it's neat, in New York
You can wear what you want to, it doesn't matter, in New York
You could cut off all your hair, I don't think they'd care, in New York

All the critics love you in New York

Why you can play what you want to, all the critics love you in New York
They won't say that you're naive if you play what you believe, in New York
Purple love-amour is all you're headed for, but don't show it
The reason that you're cool
Is 'cause you're from the old school, and they know it

All the critics love you in New York

You can dance if you want to
All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you
All the critics love you
All the critics love you in New York

It's time for a new direction
It's time for jazz to die
Fourth day of November
We need a purple high

Don't give up, I'll still love you

All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you
All the critics love you
All the critics love you in New York

Body don't want to quit, gotta get another hit
Body don't want to quit, gotta get another hit
Body don't want to quit, gotta get another hit
Body don't want to quit, gotta get another hit
Uh-uh, yeah, yeah
(Fuck me over)

All the critics love you
All the critics love you
All the critics love you in New York

What ya lookin' at, punk?
Look out all you hippies, you ain't as sharp as me
It ain't about the trippin', but the sexuality, turn it up

You can dance if you want to

All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you in New York
(Yes, we're certain of it, he's definitely masturbating)

All the critics love you in New York
Take a bath, hippies
All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you in New York
All the critics love you in New York

New York
New York
New York
New York


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"All the Critics Love U in New York" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    General CommentVery underrated deep-cut by Prince - stripped-down New Wave influenced funk. I particularly love the way Prince recorded electric guitar during this part of his career - this song is a good example of that. The electric guitar almost sounds as if it's being played at full volume and distortion......but in a nearby room.

    Some musical sleuthing I've conducted here:
    I actually think Prince's "All The Critics Love U In New York" was influenced by The Talking Heads song "The Great Curve" from their Remain In Light album which was released in 1980 - approximately 2 years prior to Prince's 1999 album. "All The Critics..." is by no means a rip-off of "The Great Curve" but the two songs have things in common. Check out the electric guitar squeals on "The Great Curve" from 1:54-2:30 as well as from 5:30-6:23. The electric guitar on "All The Critics..." sounds very similar to that. Similar sound (almost heavy metal-ish) and particularly similar in the way the guitar was recorded. It's uncanny. Also, both songs have a three note bass-line repeated from start to finish which gives both songs a sense of urgency. And both have a simple rhythmic beat that is repeated for the whole song.
    Again, Prince's ATCLUINY is not a rip-off of TH's "The Great Curve" - but I do believe there was an influence there. At that time, the Talking Heads were a critical New Wave favorite New York band. Prince was listening to a lot of New Wave at that time.
    Rickveeon February 26, 2017   Link
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    General Commentfun song
    rufiohaspanon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has an awesome beat. Very funky
    kamakiriadon March 10, 2008   Link

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