Album: Parade (1986)
Charted: 6 1
  • Uh

    You don't have to be beautiful
    To turn me on
    I just need your body, baby
    From dusk 'til dawn
    You don't need experience
    To turn me out
    You just leave it all up to me
    I'm gonna show you what it's all about

    You don't have to be rich
    To be my girl
    You don't have to be cool
    To rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign
    I'm more compatible with
    I just want your extra time and your

    Ah, oh-oh

    You got to not talk dirty, baby
    If you wanna impress me (ah)
    You can't be too flirty, mama
    I know how to undress me, yeah
    I want to be your fantasy
    Maybe you could be mine
    You just leave it all up to me
    We could have a good time, uh

    Don't have to be rich
    To be my girl
    You don't have to be cool
    To rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign
    I'm more compatible with
    I just want your extra time and your

    Yes, oh-oh-oh-oh

    I think I wanna dance
    Gotta, gotta, oh
    Little girl Wendy's parade
    Gotta, gotta, gotta

    Women, not girls, rule my world
    I said they rule my world
    Act your age, mama (not your shoe size)
    Not your shoe size
    Maybe we could do the twirl
    You don't have to watch Dynasty
    To have an attitude, uh
    You just leave it all up to me
    My love will be your food

    You don't have to be rich
    To be my girl
    You don't have to be cool
    To rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign
    I'm more compatible with
    I just want your extra time and your

    Kiss Writer/s: Prince Rogers Nelson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Not A Native English Speaker from Switzerland"You don't have to be rich
    To be my girl
    You don't have to be cool
    To rule my world"
    COOL or CRUEL?
    I always thought it was "cruel". Wouldn't it make more sense?
  • Melinda from AustraliaThis song is unique in a lot of ways. I loved it the minute I heard it/saw it on TV in 1986. In fact I drove my house share guy nuts playing it over and over.
    The only few early mistakes Prince made in his early career. Was havin girls on stage in lingerie. It was shocking.
    It was way too confronting. And sexploiting women that way in music video was not ‘politically correct’ by 1986. It jus wasn’t cool anymore.
    And so a lot of people didn’t get it. It was ‘what is he thinkin?’ His music was excellent. But half naked chicks and his weird take on fashion tested our devotion.
    That sorta porno, Duran Duran’s - Girls On Film song and it’s perverse music video, was made in 1981. (Yeah, I know you 80’s guys loved it)
    But by the mid 80’s we’d moved on.
    In fact I cannot believe Prince got away with his sexualised on - stage performances he seemed to love. Seriously, it was so passé.
    But his excellence in music always ensured people really looked forward to his new albums. And forgave the smutty look.
    The words to Kiss define a decade. ‘Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with’ lyric genius. And his cool screaming at one point in the song. Is even more an example of what he could get away with. Cause he was Prince.
  • Marc from -, MdFirst-ever interview with the girl in this video, including what she's doing now and never-published pics:
  • Joe from Miami Beach, FlAlthough it was reworked by Mazarati and David Z. the song came back to Prince....just the way it had to my complete review at
  • Erik from Minneapolis, MnWrong. This song was written by Mazarati. Thats it point blank. Prince took it cause it was too good. He didn't write it, he stole it. This is fact. I know cause I hang w/ Mazarati all the time. Most members still live in Mpls and play together.Their sound guy,Dave is one of my best friends.This is a Mazarati song and it was not given to Prince but taken by him.Sometimes you need to talk to the ones who were there to get the facts.Especially when it comes to Prince facts.BTW,I gotta lot more facts that I'll be posting soon.I record at Matt Finks' studio w/ him so I have access to people who know and were there.
  • Jim from Amsterdam, NetherlandsA story I've heard tells that George Michael and a friend of his were out in a nightclub one night. Kiss was played; it was a nr 1 hit at that time. This friend went on and on about how brilliant he thought this song was: no more than a simple blues, but the hand of the Master, Prince, made it unique and of a brilliance nobody could ever match. He said that he didn't think George M could write a nr 1 hit with only three chords (the basic 1-4-5 blues). George replied he thought he could. They made a bet that George would be on nr 1 with a similar tune within a year and the next day George Michael wrote "Faith". We all know who won that bet, I guess.
  • Tony from Chicago, IlI am in love with this song!!!! absolutely addictive! Incredible guitar! perfect sexy vocals from PRINCE!!
  • Ma_cherie from Little Rock, ArIn Prince's version, he sings what sounds like "I think I wanna dance." In the Tom Jones version with Art of Noise, he sings "I think we better dance now." The line "I think we better dance now" becomes a key point in the movie "Happy Feet" as the whole song is laced throughout points in the movie.
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