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I_Wanna_Be_Your_Lover_by_Prince_US_vinyl_1979LUMPENPROLETARIATAnd I get discouraged ‘cos you treat me just like just a child…




I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1979) [apologies for the unembedded link, click on ’embed’ link above to access the video] by Prince

I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit) by Prince

I Wanna Be Your Lover” + “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad” (TV appearance) by Prince

I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1979) (posthumous remix) by Prince

Let’s Go Crazy” (SNL 40 Afterparty, live, 2015 bootleg smartphone video) [1] by Prince


[Prince fan dances to “I Wanna Be Your Lover” on London Tube train]

DAILY MAIL—[27 APR 2016] Purple Train: Uplifting – and ever so slightly awkward – moment passengers join in as Prince fan dances to I Wanna Be Your Lover in a London Tube carriage  [see photos and video here]

  • Jackson Flowers busts a series of confident dance moves on the Circle line
  • Three enthusiastic girls join in too, whopping and clapping as they boogie 
by Harriet Mallinson

Most of us on the London tube tend to keep our eyes down, body contact to a minimum and thoughts to ourselves.

This man? Not so much.

A feel-good video has captured him paying tribute to the late singer Prince by dancing enthusiastically on the Circle line train to one of his hit songs and getting his fellow travellers to join in.

Jackson Flowers (Jax) is seen announcing his intentions to the crowd at Blackfriars before using speakers to blast out Prince’s 1979 song I Wanna Be Your Lover.

Within seconds the confident man is busting out a series of dance moves to the amazement of the assorted passengers.

Various girls are particularly excited by the impromptu performance and they clap and cheer in appreciation.

‘I love you Prince!’ Jax cries as he boogies towards the camera, ‘You’re a legend!’

The commuters cannot help but crack up with laughter as the dancer struts his stuff, often using the pole and even sliding to the floor at various points.

He is not alone in his enthusiasm though, as he grabs the hand of a raving blonde girl, believed to be called Laura Ann, to encourage her to also dance with him.

[see photos and video here]


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[1]  This video was recorded by Saturday Night Live alum Tim Kazurinsky on his smartphone whilst “standing on his tiptoes” during the SNL40 after-party at the Plaza Hotel in New York City circa February 2015.  His YouTube video reports the following details:

Published on Apr 22, 2016

“Goodnight, sweet Prince…”
Filmed by SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky (@timkazurinsky) standing on his tiptoes. At the SNL40 After Party at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, Jimmy Fallon coaxed music icon Prince onstage to give what would be a legendary impromptu performance. Here it is in its entirety.

Also featuring Emma Stone on tambourine, HAIM, Donna Grantis, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Bill Murray, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jim Belushi, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock and many more.


[3 MAY 2016]

[Last modified  23:20 PDT  22 JUN 2016]