One of my favorite quirky Prince tracks from the 80's is "Good Love." Insanely funky and light, it is the only pop track I've ever heard that has a shout-out to Gustav Mahler (Gustav!!). It never made it onto a Prince album, but it found a home on the soundtrack to Bright Lights, Big City, a film I've never seen, but happened across last night on TV.
I started watching 3/4 of the way through, so I never saw how they used the Prince song, but I did get to endure a painfully mannered performance from Michael J. Fox as a coke addict hiding from the horrible memories of his mother's (Dianne Wiest) cancer death.
If you can find me a Hollywood actor in the 1980's who was more like my mom than Dianne Wiest, I'll knit you a cock sock. Or bra. So watching her die a painful death wasn't something I cared for much.
At least they could have played the freakin' Prince song to lighten things up. GUSTAV!!!!