On Episode 98 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner and I dive into the heck-a-slammin’ hit single from the Sign o’ the Times album, “U Got the Look.” This fun, silly, pop-rock smash featured Sheena Easton on co-vocals, Sheila E’s timbales, and a memorably humorous music video, but what are the lines from this song that everyone seems to recall all these years later? Listen to find out!
“Color you peach and black, color me takin’ aback. Crucial, I think I want ya.”
This song was a last-minute addition to the Sign o’ the Times tracklisting, not being part of any Dream Factory or Crystal Ball iteration ever documented. Considering it was recorded in December of 1986 after Crystal Ball was submitted to Warner Bros and was requested to be pared down to a double album, Prince must have decided the album needed another pop hit. His instincts were right, as “U Got the Look” was an MTV staple and the biggest pop hit.
The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:
- Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
- Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
- If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics
Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!