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Today's ear X-tacy: Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

The classic Princesong "I Wanna Be Your Lover" was released on August 24, 1979, as the lead single from his second album, Prince. The song was his first major hit single in the US. It was the first Prince song to get a video, and shows him performing the song with a variety of different instruments.

It was later revealed that the song was inspired by a crush Prince had at the time on pianist and singer Patrice Rushen who did some work programming synthesizers on Prince's debut album For You.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org