Prince's shockingly un-funky new Minnesota Vikings fight song: Hear it here!

r u ready 4 some football?

Prince is. The above, according to Fox 9 in the Twin Cities, is a fight song the Purple One went home and penned after watching his hometown Minnesota Vikings rather easily dispatch the Dallas Cowboys in last weekend’s NFC divisional playoff. So inspired was The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, it seems, that he whipped out the Casio keyboard, called in the women who I envision are always sexily (but also very devoutly in a Jehovah’s Witness kind of way) hanging out in his Paisley Park living room, and used a high school alma mater template to honor his freshly beloved Purple and Gold. It doesn’t sound good, but maybe he just wanted to make sure Brett Favre could handle the tune. My favorite part of the video is actually the shot of Prince at the game, and the big yellow circle the Fox broadcasters draw around him on the screen already labeled “Prince,” just in case he’s too hard to spot with the naked eye.

What do you think, Mixers? If you’re a Vikings fan, are you ready to belt this out at pep rallies? What artists should write songs for other teams? (I’d suggest someone for my Houston Texans, but I wouldn’t wish that ongoing life of disappointment on anyone.) And am I the only one who never made the connection between the color fetishes of Prince and the Vikings until just this very moment?

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  • JACK HART

    thumbs down on this… i’m a prince fan way before purple rain, etc., i love his rock stuff more than this crapola

    • MultiPass

      This is the worst thing I have ever heard. Prince, it is time to hang up the purple and GO AWAY. You have just destroyed the tiny thread of credibility you had left. I am deeply saddened.

  • Chris

    I have been a died in the wool Prince fan since For You came out in 1978, and I have to say this may be the worst song ever written.

    • Old Prince lover

      The Jehovah’s Witnesses has instilled all kinds of nonsense in his head.Why do our celebrities get mixed up in theses apocalyptic cults?

      • John Anderson

        The Jehovah’s witness comment had to come from a complete idiot.

      • Reality checker

        Jehovah’s Witnesses are a total cult as bad or worse than Scientology

      • maddy

        that comment about witnesses is laughable- how ignorant can you get?
        do you know what a cult is? witnesses do everything according to the bible, not made up traditions or beliefs like other religions

    • Robert Bittner

      Chris: That should be “dyed in the wool”. . . unless you’re a dead sheep.

  • Chichi

    I actually burst into laughter as soon as I pressed play.

  • orville

    Wow, that’s just exceedingly awful. It almost sounds more like a dour church hymn rather than a fight song.

  • rhonda

    this is the most horrible song ever! is he supposed to be a fan if he did this ????

  • Sarah

    Hey Whitney, the Houston Texans had a great end to the season! I’d like to hear local boys Blue October pen something for us.

    • Whitney Pastorek

      Sarah, that is true. Still, they tanked waaaaay too many games this year for me to approve. Waaaaaaaaaay too many.

      • Sarah

        We can blame a lot of those on Kris Brown.

    • Ceballos

      I hear ya…they actually managed to finish 9-7 instead of their customary 8-8! (Oh well…baby steps, I suppose.)

  • Brittany

    This is bad…like real bad! If the Vikings listen to this to get them pumped up, the Saints will have a field day! WHO DAT?!?!?

  • Kacey

    I love both Prince and the Vikings and this…..is painfully awful.

  • Hillary

    I’m not a Prince fan, but I am a Viking fan. Prince’s song is awful, and will *never* replace the “Skol Vikings!” song that fills the Metrodome at each game.

  • crispy

    MY EARS!!! Somebody get me a box cutter… I never want to hear that again

  • geoage

    The Vikings are now hexed by the “Prince Purple & Gold Crappy Song” curse.

  • Lumberg

    It’s bad and sucks cause I love me some Prince. Yet, it doesn’t touch the ‘ya boi!’ homerun song of the Tampa Bay Rays in the ’08 playoffs. They are actually saying ‘feel the heat’ but i swear i can’t hear it. Gonna be really tough to beat that one.

    • Ceballos

      Ewww!

      I actually went to a Rays playoff game during their playoff run and I HAD blocked this from my long term memory. Thanks for making all that awfulness rush back. Jerk! :)

      That being said, I have to say this Prince song is MUCH worse, considering that it’s, you know, Prince.

  • JH

    I had read about that in the Mpls. paper but hadn’t heard it yet. I have to say, I was expecting something completely different. Boy, that was awful. I agree with Hillary, the ‘Skol Vikings’ song is all we need! (Though Favre leading the team in ‘Pants on the Ground’ was pretty great.) :)

  • BC

    This Sucks Bigtime!

  • Robert Bittner

    I’m a huge Prince fan. But this is not only “shockingly un-funky,” it’s shockingly bad. Knowing how talented Prince is, I’m amazed that this is what he produced (and that he was even willing to distribute it).

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