Prince's breakthrough song was a brilliant fusion of rock and dance.
Plus a whole lot of attitude: the girl-as-corvette metaphor recounts the subject of wild weekend escapades.
Not only an evocative storyteller, Prince showed he was also a pretty decent guitarist too.
And since it was 1983, the synths and drum machines are alive and well. Stir in a few timely guitar solos into the mix and voilà: "Little Red Corvette" is a perfect example of post-disco pop. And a hint of what was yet to come from the king of leisure.
A well-known fact: Stevie Nicks borrowed the tune's melody for "Stand Back".
A close #2 fave Prince tune tune would this catchy slice of psychedelia: