Purple Pick of the Week: “The Beautiful Ones”

Purple Pick of the Week: “The Beautiful Ones”

Purple Pick of the Week features new tracks, exclusives, rarities and more — curated personally by Prince.

This week it’s a blast from the past with “The Beautiful Ones,” the haunting and heart-throbbing love ballad from Prince’s seminal sixth album, Purple Rain (1984).

In a central moment of the iconic film of the same name, Prince sings the song to his love interest Apollonia, begging her to choose him as her lover over his rival Morris Day. Although Apollonia initially runs out of the scene in tears, she then returns to him as he’s unlocking his motorcycle to leave.

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