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The Epic Set List From Prince's Final Show: Two Sets, 40-Plus Songs & Surprising Covers

According to one fan, Prince’s final show was “more like church than a concert.”
Evan Carter

According to one fan, Prince’s final show was “more like church than a concert.”

For nearly four decades, Prince reigned as music’s greatest showman. In the studio, he was a wizard, but onstage, he was a god. The fans who filed into the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 14 couldn’t have known they were witnessing his final show, but in some ways it was a typical Prince marathon: two sets, 40-plus songs (some revisited), surprising covers and to close, “Purple Rain.” At one point, he had to leave the stage to collect himself. “Sometimes,” Prince told the crowd, “you forget how emotional the music is.”

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1. Little Red Corvette/ Dirty Mind
2. Linus & Lucy (Vince Guaraldi "Peanuts" cover)
3. The Beautiful Ones
4. Nothing Compares 2 U
5. Joy in Repetition
6. Muse 2 the Pharaoh
7. U Got the Look
8. Pop Life
9. Elephants & Flowers
10. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
11. A Case of You (Joni Mitchell cover)

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Encore 1

12. I Feel for You
13. Controversy
14. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
15. I Would Die 4 U
16. Baby I'm a Star

Encore 2

17. Heroes (David Bowie cover)
18. Diamonds and Pearls
19. Adore
20. The Beautiful Ones
21. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
22. Do Me, Baby
23. I Wanna Be Your Lover
24. Kiss

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1. When Will We Be Paid (Staple Singers cover)
2. The Max
3. Black Sweat
4. Girl
5. All Day, All Night
6. I Would Die 4 U
7. Baby I'm a Star
8. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
9. Eye Love U, But Eye Don't Trust U Anymore
10. Little Red Corvette/ Dirty Mind
11. Linus & Lucy (Vince Guaraldi "Peanuts" cover)
12. Nothing Compares 2 U

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Encore 1

13. Cream
14. Black Muse
15. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?

Encore 2

16. Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
17. If I Was Your Girlfriend

Encore 3

18. Sometimes It Snows in April
19. Purple Rain/The Beautiful Ones/ Diamonds and Pearls

This article originally appeared in the May 7 issue of Billboard.